A smart, scathing look at the most hell-bent performers of our time: Here are profiles of everyone you'd expect (and a few you wouldn't)-Brian Wilson, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sid Vicious, and Kurt Cobain. Kent matters because he wrote about rock better than anyone before or since. -Tony Parsons, The Daily Telegraph
Nick Kent has written for New Musical Express, Spin, and Details and played with the Sex Pistols and the Subterraneans. He lives in England.