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New Tell-All Book THE WORST GIG: FROM PSYCHO FANS TO STAGE RIOTS Chronicles Terrible Live Show Moments
Published: September 12, 2013 - 6:41pm
Sometimes the worst shows inspire the best stories. After hundreds of interviews with national headliners and beloved indie acts alike, entertainment journalist Jon Niccum has crafted a collection that chronicles the most embarrassing, most hilarious and most insane live show moments ever.
Veteran music writer and critic Jon Niccum has collected the best of the worst stories in his upcoming book, The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All.
Whether it’s playing a set in front of Gene Simmons and a room full of drunk corporate suits at a RCA conference in Spain or being forced offstage at gunpoint by the Malaysian army, every band and musician has a story about the worst gig they’ve ever played.
Find out who…
· Was involved in a scuffle with Richard Simmons’s dancercise record producer after walking out on playing a guitar session
· Suffered a broken nose when a bandmate head-butted him onstage in Osaka, Japan
· Mistook the crowd’s chants as “Rubbish” and stormed off the stage
· And much more!
Niccum has included worst gig stories from decades of interviews with a wide range of musicians including Alice Cooper, Rush, Flaming Lips, Wilco, Fitz and the Tantrums, Garbage, Wynton Marsalis, Jane's Addiction, Fishbone, Peter Frampton, Tori Amos and The Sex Pistols.
ON-SALE: October 1, 2013