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Bandalism: The Rock Group Survival Guide

Authors: Ridgway, Julian
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO004000, MUS004000, PER014000
ISBN: 9780061980275, Related ISBNs: 0061980277, 9780061645594, 9780061980275
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Bandalism [ban-d?l-i-z?m] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or damage to, the fabric of a rock/pop/indie group brought about by one or more of its members

Axl Rose's monumental meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The long history of platinum-selling überband implosions is more dramatic than a Russian novel. But even local cover bands can suffer the ill effects of the limelight.

Multi-rock-band veteran Julian Ridgway's Bandalism is a can't-miss guide to rock 'n' roll survival, offering sage advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can doom your group. Here's how to:

  • Find nonpsycho band members
  • Craft the perfect band image
  • Choose a name that doesn't suck

And much more, including the handy Healthy Band Checklist, an ideal MySpace profile generator, and the Second Album Venn Diagram.

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