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July 31, 2018

Diary of a Rock `n’ Roll Star

Ian Hunter

New chapter and epilogue by Ian Hunter
Foreword by Johnny Depp
New and exclusive photos
Published 27th September
Paperback, price £18.99
ISBN: 9781785588525
Pre-order: HERE

“It may look flashy, but it’s over and you are finished before you know it – if you aren’t already broken by one thing it will be another… the rock business is a dirty business, full stop.”
Ian Hunter

The original version of Ian Hunter’s Diary of a Rock `n’ Roll Star was a five week tour diary of Mott The Hoople’s US tour in November and December 1972. Published in June 1974, the book immediately received a litany of plaudits and went on to be declared a cult classic that set the gold standard for rock writing.

This updated version – published on September 27th by Omnibus Press – contains bonus content from Hunter in the form of a Japanese diary, a new 3 page foreword from diehard Ian Hunter fan Johnny Depp, exclusive new photos, and an introduction to writing the diary by official biographer Campbell Devine.

A brutally honest chronicle of touring life in the Seventies and a classic of the rock writing genre, in 1996 Q magazine declared Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star as ‘the best rock book ever’. The Guardian has since described it as ‘an enduring crystallization of the rock musician’s lot, and a quietly glorious period piece’.

This new updated version is set to tell the story in all its glory once again to fans old and new.

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