EX-EDITOR OF SMASH HITS and Q magazines, midwife to MOJO and subsequently its Editor-In-Chief, Mark Ellen (pictured above, on duty at Smash Hits in the ’80s) has seen a thing or two of the sublime works and ridiculous ways of rock’s elite. And after roughly a billion years of writing, editing, presenting, broadcasting and contributing on the subject, he unveils a predictably entertaining memoir, entitled Rock Stars Stole My Life! – A Big Bad Love Affair With Music.
A rip-roaring tale that doubles as a social history of pop fandom from the ’60s to now, it’s glowingly reviewed in the latest MOJO magazine. As a toothsome appetiser, enjoy choice cuts from 10 of Mark’s most memorable encounters with rock and pop royalty.
Warning: Meat Loaf’s undercrackers are involved.
These tales appear at greater length in Mark Ellen's warm and eventful memoir: Rock Stars Stole My Life! – A Big Bad Love Affair With Music. It’s in hardback, audio and eBook formats from May 8, published by Hodder.