A new edition as part of the Faber Social Greatest Hits – books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century. In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, he offers intimate portraits that are unimaginable in the world of today’s market driven music business.
In 2002 Nick Kent was presented with the NME ‘God Like Genius’ award for his 30-year career as a rock writer. He is a contributor to the Guardian, The Times, Liberation, Mojo and GQ.