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This book is fascinating from a musical point of view. Don't go into it expecting massive and scandalous details about a celebrity and his life, this is strictly music! It tracks Dave from his earliest roots through, Scream, Nirvana and on in to foo's territory and beyond. It gives insightful and interesting commentary on the albums and music produced during that time while tying everything together with some nice and insightful looks into the mind of the hardest working guy in rock. If any flaws exist i would say they are in the bias that Martin James gives to his feelings about the music the band have produced. However since these reviews are basically his critical opinion I think he could be forgiven for that view, and maybe the jarring i felt was simply because in some instances i disagreed with him on his take on things, but hey life would be boring if we all thought the same. All in all i would say this is a great read that kept me captivated right from the start, and i found it best to read it while the tracks the James is describing played in the background, it enabled me to hear things in the music that i hadn't considered before and gave me a much greater appreciation of the music as a whole. Just don't go looking for Dave's biography and details on his personal life, you'll be disappointed.