Author(s): Lisa Robinson
Lisa Robinson has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Bono to Patti Smith, Eminem to Lady Gaga to Jay-Z and Kanye West. She's talked nail polish with a 12-year-old Michael Jackson, hosted The Clash at Studio 54, and introduced Lou Reed to David Bowie over filet mignon in a Manhattan restaurant. She helped Elvis Costello and The Clash get their record deals and was there for the punk scene at CBGBs. She was on a private plane with the Rolling Stones during a storm and with Led Zepplin when their manager pulled out a gun. The story of rock and roll from the last 40 years.
"Sparkling with dry-yet-gossipy wit... leave[s] readers wanting more... whets the appetite for a continuation of Robinson's analyses of a business she not only witnessed, but affected." - "BUST" "[A] compulsively readable spring book ... an all-access pass to rock 'n' roll history." - ""Departures"" "Filled with candid stories about the women (and men) who make the rock world go round, by... one of the few female journalists along for the ride." - "Elle", featured in the April 2014 "Must-Do Checklist" "A lifetime of memories from classic rock's heyday by one of the finest rock journalists of her generation....It's a fantastic collection of stories, partially due to the fact that Robinson is a top-notch writer and partly since she enjoyed completely unfettered access and the genuine friendship of figures ranging from John Lennon to Phil Spector....The scope of Robinson's memoir lends it an extraordinary spirit." - "Kirkus "(starred) "Fascinating...Plenty of music fans will be more than ready for this...genial and opinionated walk on the wild side." - "Booklist" "It is Robinson's voice, straightforward and intimate, that makes this work stand out from the pack....A particularly entertaining rock and roll memoir that will appeal to a wide audience." - "Library Journal"
Lisa Robinson is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair," where she has produced music issues and written many major profiles over the past fourteen years. Prior to that, she was a longtime columnist for the "New York Post," was syndicated by the "New York Times" Syndicate, and was an editor of several rock magazines. She was born in New York City, where she still resides.