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By Allan Jones

Allan Jones introduced Uncut journal in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a well-liked per thirty days column known as cease Me If you have Heard This One earlier than, in response to his studies as a song journalist within the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the track press.

By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and strong, the cease Me...stories accumulated right here comprise encounters with a few of rock's such a lot iconic stars, together with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil younger, Elvis Costello, The intercourse Pistols, The conflict, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. From behind the curtain brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, megastar punch-ups, resort room confessionals and travel bus lunacy, those are tales from the insanity of a tune scene now lengthy gone.

Allan Jones is an award-winning British song journalist and editor. In 1974, he utilized for a role at the UK's best-selling song paper as a junior reporter, signing off his program with "Melody Maker wishes a bullet up the arse. i am the gun, pull the trigger†?. He used to be editor of Melody Maker from 1984 to 1997 and till 2014 editor of track and movie per 30 days Uncut.

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