I have just finished 'Rock Stars stole my Life' by Mark Ellen (formerly - take a deep breath - Record Mirror, NME, New Musical News, the Old Grey Whistle Test, Smash Hits, Q, Select, Mojo, The Word, John Peel stand-in, Live Aid presenter, bassist in 'Ugly Rumours' with a certain Tony Blair on vocals). A warm-hearted and un-snobby love of all kinds of music and some great anecdotes. His dad's despairing response to the Kinks (then Frank Zappa), the disastrous Jimmy Page/Roy Harper interview and the very funny press mutiny aboard Rihanna's jumbo jet.
Oh, and his first band was called Ian Bentley's Rectal Prolapse. Schoolboys, eh?