In Other Words: Artists Talk about Life and Work

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In Other Words collects the most intimate and revealing interviews by Anthony DeCurtis, who, in the course of a distinguished 25-year career, has earned a reputation for approaching his craft with depth, seriousness and sensitivity. His many subjects - music legends, movie directors, artistic provocateurs, up-and-coming talents, visionary songwriters - all speak with rare candor about the meanings within and the motivations behind their best work. Many of these interviews - which originally appeared in Rolling ...
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In Other Words collects the most intimate and revealing interviews by Anthony DeCurtis, who, in the course of a distinguished 25-year career, has earned a reputation for approaching his craft with depth, seriousness and sensitivity. His many subjects - music legends, movie directors, artistic provocateurs, up-and-coming talents, visionary songwriters - all speak with rare candor about the meanings within and the motivations behind their best work. Many of these interviews - which originally appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times and other publications - have been significantly expanded. DeCurtis has also written new introductions that tell the story behind these stories, transforming this collection into an episodic memoir of a life on the front lines of cultural journalism. These gripping conversations will make readers feel that they are sitting, as DeCurtis did, at a dinner table or in a quiet room alone, learning everything they want to know about some of the most revered artists of our time.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780634066559
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Cash Family Values 1
Johnny Cash 2
June Carter Cash 20
Rosanne Cash 28
Trent Reznor on "Hurt" 36
Tom Petty on the Death of a Friend 40
Bono on the Meaning of Johnny Cash 45
Meet the Beatles 49
Paul McCartney, 1987 55
George Harrison 65
Paul McCartney, 2001 72
Phil Spector on John Lennon 80
Songwriters 87
Van Morrison 88
Bruce Springsteen 100
Paul Simon 115
Billy Joel and Elton John 135
Lucinda Williams 150
Sting 155
Director's Cut 163
Woody Allen 165
Jonathan Demme 181
Robert Redford 195
Al Pacino 210
Beyond Irony 223
David Byrne 225
Bryan Ferry 235
Iggy Pop 246
David Bowie 257
The Spiritual Life 269
Robert Fripp 272
Bono 279
Marilyn Manson 284
In Transition 291
Eminem 293
Rufus Wainwright 298
Trey Anastasio 315
Retrospectives 329
Jackson Browne on Music and Politics 331
The Eagles on the '70s 342
Nile Rodgers on Disco 358
Jeff Tweedy Remembers Uncle Tupelo 366
Pete Townshend on a Year in the Life 378
Michael Stipe on Not Looking Back 389
Styles of Masculine Will 397
Keith Richards 400
Don DeLillo 421
Martin Scorsese 444
Index 473
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