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I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig

By: Beau Phillips,Sammy Hagar - introduction
Narrated by: Beau Phillips
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Publisher's summary

I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig is an all-access behind-the-scenes VIP tour of when rock was great, courtesy of Beau Phillips, a respected radio programmer and former head of marketing at MTV.

Phillips was an insider and occasional accomplice who witnessed the legends of classic rock in their heyday and takes listeners inside the dressing rooms, hotel suites, and private planes of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and dozens more to enjoy funny, decadent, and never-been-told stories of sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

The book's foreword was written by Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen. He and Phillips met in the late 1970s, early in Hagar's career. Sammy wrote, "Beau has seen all of the rock and roll craziness - and his book is loaded with amazing stories."

©2016 Beau Phillips (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Questionable Credibility

Artimus Pyle is not dead. He is alive and well, and has a band! Poor fact checking on Mr. Phillips part.

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Disappointing

Beau Phillips celebrates the dubious heroism of self entitled rock stars with drug-fuzzy brains throwing TVs out of hotel rooms and insulting disabled fans, all admiringly described by the author in the words of a pubertal boy. If you are 15 years old and aspire to these kind of stunts, then this book may hold some inspirations for you. Everybody else will probably not get past the first chapter.

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Stories are not worth putting in a book

I only got through about half, The anecdotes are not good and he gets things wrong. Dylan didn’t write Stage Fright for one.

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false information

Artimus Pyle ,the drummer from Lynyrd Skynyrd is not dead, he's still alive and well.

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Great listen for rock music aficionados.

Those of us that love rock music and the players that play it will enjoy this book. The chapters are in easy to listen to and enjoyable segments.

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enjoyed this

interesting behind the scenes look at rock bands promoters DJs and how they all work together.

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Clever, eclectic, beautifully written memoirs.

This book was a great find. Clever writing and story telling. Encapsulates a lot succinctly so one can really capture the spirit of each vignette. The memories selected were very well crafted. The vignette of Paul McCartney was especially touching and certainly shared a lot of Beau Phillips kindness. I loved the Rolling Stones vignette, I laughed so hard, my eyes teared up.
Thanks for a lovely memoir and helping fans live vicariously, which is what entertainment is all about.

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Nothing New Here

Amazing that Phillips takes mostly well known rock stories, adds his involvement, and acts like they are all such groundbreaking bits of rock lore info. If you have watched even a few Behind the Musics or other rock bios, you know all these stories. If Phillips' personal involvement had any depth or insight whatsoever, this might be a decent book, but he doesn't. Kind of "I was there, I sat next to Keith Richards, he was nice." kind of thing. Granted, I only made it about an hour, as it was boring and I already knew the story behind Tears of Heaven, as Phillips recited almost verbatim from news articles, interviews, and Clapton's biography. I have better rock stories than this guy and I wasn't even in the business as long. But I actually worked on creating something with artists instead of being radio station management. But everyone wants in on the bandwagon of rock bios now.

The author narrates his own book, and although he is not as bad as some, he mostly sounds like a failed DJ, overhyping these old, well-known stories. Excitedly monotone, he wears on the ears.

If you are a well rounded rock fan, then there will be little here for you and nothing under the surface. I've read groupie memoirs that were more insightful and revealing. There's no dirt (not that there should be, but...), no inside revelations, and a huge lack of descriptive powers. There are a thousand better rock and music bios out there. The best that can be said is that he gets right to the meat of things. Easy to read or comprehend, it's probably on a 3rd grade reading level.

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The Author captures an era

His anecdote stories were sanitized. Not written well and could have used a co- writer

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A very interesting look at what has happened to radio

Having hosted radio shows during this time it was nostalgic to say the least. Good anecdotes well read by the author. Would I recommend it , no problem. Ciao Bronwyn

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