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The Rock Star Biography 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.

The Rock Star Biography Podcas‪t‬ Hosts: Christian Overfield, Martha Guzman

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The Rock Star Biography 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.

    Willie Nelson: It's a Long Story: My Life | Season 2: Ep. 6

    Willie Nelson: It's a Long Story: My Life | Season 2: Ep. 6

    Few musicians can say they grow more beloved with each decade, but Willie Nelson can.  His bandana is eternal; his braids are mystic.  Even if you don't know his music, you know that Willie smokes his weed, never stops touring, and is an American icon....

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Patti Smith: Just Kids | Season 2: Ep.5

    Patti Smith: Just Kids | Season 2: Ep.5

    Well done, Patti Lee.  You were best friends with Robert Mapplethorpe.  You dated Sam Shepard while living in the Chelsea Hotel, the counter-culture mecca of the 60s.  Morrissey, Michael Stipe, and The Library of Congress revere your debut album Horses...

    • 53 min
    Dean Wareham: Black Postcards: A Memoir | Season 2: Ep. 4

    Dean Wareham: Black Postcards: A Memoir | Season 2: Ep. 4

    Galaxie 500.  Luna.  If you've never heard of these bands, don't worry, you're just most people.  But to a small segment of the population, very little compares to the acquired taste of Dean Wareham's two bands and his guitar playing in particular. ...

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Billy Idol: Dancing with Myself | Season 2: Ep.3

    Billy Idol: Dancing with Myself | Season 2: Ep.3

    Audience members routinely spat  on Billy Idol as a member of Generation X.  Gross?  Yes.  Punk?  Even more so.  Orgies in the studio, near-death motorcycle rides, and combustible relationships--no one can deny that Billy Idol ate the Punk-Rock Kool-Aid...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Peter Hook: Substance: New Order | Season 2: Ep. 2

    Peter Hook: Substance: New Order | Season 2: Ep. 2

    Peter Hook was bass player for New Order and Joy Division.  And apparently he took copious notes along the way.  But does his book have "Substance"?  Listen as Christian and Martha get their trousers wet, wading through over 700 pages of Hooky's dive...

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Bernard Sumner: Chapter and Verse-New Order, Joy Division, and Me | Season 2:Ep.1

    Bernard Sumner: Chapter and Verse-New Order, Joy Division, and Me | Season 2:Ep.1

    Joy Division's tragic demise should have permanently snuffed out its band members' careers.  But Bernard Sumner, armed with drum loops, programmed beats, and a Blue Monday, emerged from those ashes to create an upbeat New Order, sell millions of...

    • 1 hr 18 min

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