This book deals with stories about people in the Rock & Roll music industry. Big names and small alike seem to accumulate "fables" about their activities and life styles, many of which seem to be handed down from one performer to the next as careers wind down and others arise. These stories generally have one thing in common - they're not true. They are either wholesale inventions or revisions of the truth that have moved farther and farther from the facts with time. Another common element is that these stories have all been told to us "by a friend, who heard it from a friend." And no doubt that friend heard it from a "friend of a friend" as well. There is no solid basis for most of these stories, but they sure do make for interesting reading.
The gauntlet of great rock and roll myths is covered in this hilarious review of publicity stunts, malicious rumors, and urban legends.