'Finally, a book about the music industry that tells the truth. Anyone with any interest in the real stories behind the music they love should devour this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.' - FRANK TURNER
Money, freedom, adoring fans: professional musicians seem to have it all. But beneath the surface lies a frightening truth: for years the music industry has tolerated death, addiction and exploitation in the name of entertainment.
In Bodies, Ian Winwood explores the industry's reluctance to confront its many failures in a far-reaching story which features first-hand access to artists such as Foo Fighters, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Pearl Jam. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the tale of his own mental-health collapse following the shocking death of his father. Written with warmth, humour and bracing honesty, Bodies is a deeply personal story and essential reading for musicians and fans alike.
Ian Winwood is a music journalist whose work has appeared in the Telegraph, the Guardian, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Mojo, NME, Q and the BBC. His most recent book, Smash!, was published in 2019.