Album artwork for Bodies: Life and Death in Music by Ian Winwood

"Finally, a book about the music industry that tells the truth ... a visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music." -- FRANK TURNER

Money, freedom, adoring fans: professional musicians seem to have it all. But beneath the surface lies a frightening truth: for years the music industry has tolerated death, addiction and exploitation in the name of entertainment.

In Bodies, Ian Winwood explores the industry's reluctance to confront its many failures in a far-reaching story which features first-hand access to artists such as Foo Fighters, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Pearl Jam. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the tale of his own mental-health collapse following the shocking death of his father. Written with warmth, humour and bracing honesty, Bodies is a deeply personal story and essential reading for musicians and fans alike.

Ian Winwood

Bodies: Life and Death in Music

Faber & Faber
Album artwork for Bodies: Life and Death in Music by Ian Winwood
Paperback

$21.95

Released 02/09/2023Catalog Number

9780571364183

Ian Winwood

Bodies: Life and Death in Music

Faber & Faber
Album artwork for Bodies: Life and Death in Music by Ian Winwood
Paperback

$21.95

Released 02/09/2023Catalog Number

9780571364183

"Finally, a book about the music industry that tells the truth ... a visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music." -- FRANK TURNER

Money, freedom, adoring fans: professional musicians seem to have it all. But beneath the surface lies a frightening truth: for years the music industry has tolerated death, addiction and exploitation in the name of entertainment.

In Bodies, Ian Winwood explores the industry's reluctance to confront its many failures in a far-reaching story which features first-hand access to artists such as Foo Fighters, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Pearl Jam. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the tale of his own mental-health collapse following the shocking death of his father. Written with warmth, humour and bracing honesty, Bodies is a deeply personal story and essential reading for musicians and fans alike.