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Dave Grohl: Times Like His: Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Other Misadventures Paperback – Import, 1 October 2015

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"Foo Fighters fans and aficionados of rock music in general will relish this book." --Library Journal, 3/15/2016

"Fascinating." --Guardian

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Martin James has contributed to the Independent and has also written for the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, Mojo, Uncut, Dazed and Confused and many others. He is the author of biographies on Moby, The Prodigy, and Fatboy Slim.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Music Press Books (1 October 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1784187550
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1784187552
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.29 x 20.32 cm
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I am Professor of Music Industries at Solent University (Southampton), where I am currently Post-Graduate Coordinator.

Prior to becoming a lecturer in 2004, I was an internationally published music critic and worked on the editorial teams of some of the UK’s leading music magazines, including Melody Maker and Vox. I also regularly contributed numerous music and lifestyle magazine throughout the world, and UK daily broadsheet newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent &amp; The Independent on Sunday. I have written several critically acclaimed books about music, including French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery (Sanctuary Publishing, 2003), State of Bass: Jungle – The Story So Far (Boxtree, 1997).

My areas of specialist interest include music and cultural cities, music journalism and the UK &amp; US music press, music memoir, social media and identity, late twentieth-century alternative music, specifically punk, post punk and electronic music.

I co-authored Understanding the Music Industries (Sage, 2103) and have contributed articles to publications including Popular Music and Celebrity Studies. I have also contributed chapters to Oblique Music (Continuum 2016) and The Clash and Authenticity (Manchester: Manchester University Press, in press). My doctoral thesis entitled ‘Versioning Histories and Genres’ was an investigation of my definitive work on drum &amp; bass and French Touch.

The first band I saw was Pink Floyd – I was bored. Soon after I saw the Sex Pistols – I was inspired to form a band, start writing for a fanzine and follow the Clash. I was 14.

Legendary DJ Annie Nightingale MBE once described me as: “… one of the most conscientious, outspoken and honest writers working in music today — and he’s not afraid to cry!” Who am I to argue!

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