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Your favorite band is killing me : what pop music rivalries reveal about the meaning of life

Author: Steven Hyden
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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What do your musical choices say about you? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Hyden focuses on pop music rivalries, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Along the way he explores burning out and fading away, gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young-- and just may prompt you to give your least  Read more...
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Hyden, Steven, 1977-
Your favorite band is killing me.
New York : Back Bay Books, 2016
(DLC) 2015952965
(OCoLC)921166249
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hyden
ISBN: 9780316259149 0316259144
OCLC Number: 949930843
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Contents: Don't believe the truth (Oasis vs. Blur) --
Bruce dreams (Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam) --
A quirky theory about quirk theory (Prince vs. Michael Jackson) --
Gorilla meets gorilla (White Stripes vs. Black Keys) --
We crash into each other just so we can feel something (Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West) --
We finally talk about Beatles vs. Stones --
Right to the ways and the rules of the world (Eric Clapton vs. Jimi Hendrix) --
The Pope > Robin Thicke (Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus) --
Competing with yourself and losing (Roger Waters vs. the rest of Pink Floyd) --
Why does the thunder pass me by? (A short history of unfought celebrity boxing matches, starring Axl Rose and Vince Neil with cameos by Scott Stapp, Fred Durst, Kid Rock, Tommy Lee, Kurt Cobain, DMX, and George Zimmerman) --
Geek USA (Smashing Pumpkins vs. Pavement) --
A tour of three ultimatum prison cells (Dr. Dre vs. Eazy-E; Dave Mustaine vs. Metallica; David Lee Roth vs. the Van Halen brothers) --
Everyone must stand alone (Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper and Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera) --
Heritage, not hate (Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd) --
You're nobody (till somebody kills you) (Biggie vs. Tupac) --
Actual otter (Toby Keith vs. the Dixie Chicks).
Responsibility: Steven Hyden.

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What do your musical choices say about you? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Hyden focuses on pop music rivalries, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Along the way he explores burning out and fading away, gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young-- and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.

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