ROCK LEGENDS AT ROCKFIELD - out Sept 15th
ROCK LEGENDS AT ROCKFIELD by Jeff Collins out September 15th.
Pre-orders now available from Amazon and all good booksellers including WHSmith, Waterstones, Tesco, Wal-Mart etc etc.
Rockfield is a recording studio that literally lives up to its name. Over the past thirty years, this rural Monmouthshire locale has played host to a bevy of British musical legends—from Robert Plant, Queen, and Black Sabbath to Oasis, the Stone Roses, Simple Minds to present day acts like The Darkness and Kasabian—as its unique acoustics have helped to define the sounds of many of rock’s most classic albums. A rich narrative history packed with previously unheard behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Rock Legends at Rockfield features recent interviews with legendary artists who tell the bizarre tales behind the recording of modern classics like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Oasis’s “Live Forever.” Some accounts are from the musicians themselves, including Lemmy from Motorhead and Robert Plant, while others are told by those a step or two removed—the roadies, producers, photographers, and hangers-on that helped to coax the strange happenings that accompanied the otherwise mundane routine of day-to-day recording. Along the way, author Jeff Collins examines how this dilapidated set of farm buildings and their solid-stone studios rose to become one of the most famous brands in recording history—and a stage for musical excess and excellence.
Printed by University of Wales press in Europe
University of Chicago Press in the USA