Rock & Roll Nightmares: True Stories, Volume 1: Fascinating Facts & Disturbing Details About Famous Rock Stars

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Welcome To Your Nightmare

Kurt Cobain. GG Allin. Wendy O. Williams. Duane Allman. Travis Barker. Jimmy Page. Janis Joplin. Ozzy Osbourne. Chrissie Hynde. Dee Dee Ramone. Chris Cornell. Marc Bolan. Tommy Lee. Amy Winehouse. Jimi Hendrix. What do these artists all have in common? They’re rowdy rock stars whose over-the-top lifestyles spun out of control, landing them deep in Rock & Roll Nightmare territory.

You will read about:
The ill-fated 27 Club and how the whole thing got startedRock ‘n’ roll suicides taken out by guns, pills, and boozeShocking deaths ranging from plane crashes to spider bitesBands beset by tragedy, from Badfinger to The Bee GeesAlarming antics covering everyone from Keith Moon to Keith RichardsBizarre curses and strange, unexplained incidentsLove, loss, murder, death by drowning, freak fires, and more!
Rock & Roll Nightmares: True Stories, Volume 1 is a meticulously-researched, up-to-date, entertaining, and shocking book that rounds up the tragic tales from the 1960s to the present day.
There is a full bibliography included.

Volume 2 continues in a separate book and covers the awful incidents at Altamont, underage groupies, Satanic panic, the murder of John Lennon, musicians who’ve died on stage, rock stars who lived on borrowed time, and more.

Be sure to check out all of the books in the Rock & Roll Nightmares series!

About the Author: Staci Layne Wilson has been writing professionally about rock music for decades and is the director of the multi-award-winning documentary, The Ventures: Stars on Guitars. Staci Layne Wilson is an award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker specializing in rock music history. In the course of her work, she has interviewed David Crosby, John Fogerty, Jimmy Page, Joni Mitchell, Rob Zombie, Cherie Currie, and Gene Simmons, to name a few. She is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book series to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (a 501c3 nonprofit charity).


Staci Layne Wilson is the Nellie Bly of the rock & roll asylum!—Guitar Girl

[The Rock & Roll Nightmares books are] MTV’s Headbangers Ball meets Tales from the Crypt—perfect entertainment for anyone who’s ever played Stairway to Heaven backward to hear the mumbled phrase “Here’s to my sweet Satan.” —Variety

There’s gallows humor galore but it’s tempered with Wilson’s empathy, ability to see several sides of a situation, and her obvious love of classic rock music and the people who created it. —On the Rock Block

“I loved this book and couldn’t put it down once I started. Staci Wilson has a wonderful writing style, lean and expressive.” —5-star Amazon review

“I really, really thought going into this book I’d know most of the stories. Not even close! I learned something new every page if not every paragraph about the mad excesses, personal tragedies or just bad luck that legendarily befalls musicians.” —5-star Amazon review

Wilson’s extensive research sifts the facts from hearsay. I don’t care how much you know about rock gossip. You’ll be surprised and shocked by some of the anecdotes. —Rock Bottom Reviews

For fans of rock ‘n roll – and the macabre – it doesn’t get much better than this book. Yes, the information is out there but the way this author puts it all together is most unique and entertaining. —5-star GoodReads review

Rock & Roll Nightmares Book Awards:

• OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best of True Crime — Notable Non-Fiction Award

From the Publisher

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Everything you always wanted to know about music’s wildest stories but were afraid to ask! ROCK & ROLL NIGHTMARES: TRUE STORIES, VOLUME 1 covers the 27 Club, rock ‘n’ roll suicides, plane crashes, the bizarre Buddy Holly curse, famous rocker’s last words, domestic disputes, drug arrests, the crazy lifestyles of rock star’s kids, and much, much more!

Get Rock & Roll Nightmares: True Stories, Volume 1 in Three Formats







ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09ZN99XT6
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Excessive Nuance (May 4, 2022)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 4, 2022
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 1426 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 323 pages

List Price: $4.99

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