Written with the band's co-operation, Steve Malins' biography throws light on this private, frequently misunderstood group and their lives, which have been bizarre, hilarious, extreme and destructive through three decades of success and excessive celebration. Now fully updated and expanded, this new edition will coincide with the release of the band's 13th album in 2013.
Steve Malins has worked as a freelance journalist for Q magazine, Time Out and The Sunday Times. He has also written books on Gary Numan and Paul Weller. In 2000 he became a director at Circus Records. Since leaving Circus he has worked with various new bands and set up his own PR company.