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  • The Rock Star Autobiography Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast for music lovers by music's two biggest fans, Christian and Martha. Join them as they review autobiographies by the greatest and most famous musicians in history, and hear them share their candid insights into the musicians behind them.
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  • May 2 2022

    The meaning of life?  Easy.  But the Meaning of Mariah?  That's heavy lifting.  The Guinness Book of World records refers to Mariah Carey as the Songbird Supreme.  She has a five-octave range and can sing into the seventh octave.  Her "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the 11th best-selling single in modern music, and only The Beatles have more number one hits.  She's also performed for a Libyan dictator, been arrested in her own home, barely escaped the sinister walls of Tommy Mottola's labyrinth prison, and is probably Marilyn Monroe reincarnated.  Become Lambily with Martha and Christian and follow the trail to Mariah--if you get lost, just keep your eyes on the glitter.  

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    1 hr and 36 mins
  • Apr 14 2022

    Ingredients for the Slash cocktail: gallons of vodka, heroin, STDs, one top hat, and lots and lots of snakes.  Stir, pour over ice, and then plug in your defibrillator!

    You know you've made it big in the world or rock and roll when you no longer need a last name: Sting, Prince, Madonna.  Add to that list Slash, lead guitarist of Guns n Roses.  The readers of Total Guitar voted the opening riff of "Sweet Child O'Mine" as the greatest opening riff of all time, and Guns n Roses' last tour netted 584 million in cash.  But who is the man under that infamous hat?  What keeps that mass of snake-like hair going?  The answer is, literally, state-of-the art technology (turns out that heroin isn't actually a vitamin).  Tag along with Martha and Christian as they step into Slash's sweaty leather pants, shoplift their way through L.A., sleep around town, and live in fear of Axl Rose. 

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    2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Dec 21 2021

    Arriving like a splash of neon paint, Cyndi Lauper announced to the 80s that Girls, apparently, "Just Want to Have Fun."  Sure there was the A-Team, Silver Spoons, and Knight Rider.  But what's the 80s without She-Bop?  Without Cyndi Lauper in a wrestling ring?  Without The Goonies???  In this episode Martha and Christian learn the true colors of the woman behind that hiccup, why she partnered up with the WWF, and what kinds of herbs it takes to cook a squirrel. 

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    1 hr and 40 mins

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Not what I expected

This was an audible suggestion, and I was excited. I love music and biographies of musicians. I thought this would be a real treat, a podcast with musicians talking about their biographies. Wrong. The lady, Martha, is good. But the guy is really hard to like.
I picked the Chrissy Hynde episode to start off, because I love the Pretenders and was interested in her story. Ten minutes in I realized my assumption was wrong, there would be no involvement from Ms. Hynde. Instead, I listened to this snarky, obnoxious guy saying whatever he could to insult and denigrate her and her book. Even the music. Its dated, it's amateurish, its just not good. Martha asks him what records he listened to in order to form this opinion. Oh, none. But the music is really bad, just trust me. He trashed the music several times, and then repeated that he didn't even listen to a record. And that wasn't the worst of it. According to this ridiculous dude, she is a terrible human being. In fact, she has done so many bad things, she doesn't even deserve to be around anymore. Wait a minute, what did he say? I had to rewind and listen again. Sure enough he actually said, "she doesn't deserve to be around anymore." In other words, she deserves to be dead. Alrighty then. If you want to try this podcast, I suggest trying the Chrissy Hynde episode first. If you want a mean spirited, nasty, extremely judgemental person ripping apart musicians biographies (and music), this podcast is for you. For me, it was one and done. And it was a struggle to make it all the way through that one episode.

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the male podcaster is pompous.. the Book is great.

It is obvious this man has no idea about the appeal of Foo Fighters how they and Dave respects their fans. also, there are many beautiful melodic songs. open your mind and listen to deep cuts. the tattoos are not done symbolic ethereal connection
the male on this podcast has zero cool.

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Love me some Galaxie 500!

I can totally relate! Been a fan for about 2 years now. I have their albums and am obsessed with their performance in Copenhagen of Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste.