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Louder In The Regions: BARNEY HOSKYNS in conversation, SHEFFIELD
Tue 9 May 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
We’re delighted to welcome Louder’s great friend Barney Hoskyns to our Louder in the Regions roster.
Barney is the co-founder and editorial director of online rock-journalism library Rock's Backpages (www.rocksbackpages.com), and author of a number of critically acclaimed books including Across the Great Divide: The Band & America (1993), Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, & the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters & Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2005), Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (2009), Trampled Under Foot: an oral history of Led Zeppelin (2012) and Small Town Talk (2016), his history of the music scene in Woodstock between 1963 and 1986). A former US correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns writes for Uncut and other UK publications, and has contributed to Vogue, Rolling Stone and GQ.
In his most recent publication and three decades after quitting Class A drugs, Never Enough (2017) sees Barney looking back – in sorrow rather than anger – at the addiction that gripped him for five years of his life.
Seeking to understand the forces that pushed him to destroy himself in his early twenties – and quoting from his journal entries during and after those years – Hoskyns tells the story of his drug use and its denouement: a slow journey out of darkness towards emotional and spiritual health. Central to the narrative is his account of an obsessive love affair that drove him to seek oblivion through heroin and cocaine.
In conversation with Louder’s John Robb, our evening with Barney will cover personal insights, reflections, anecdotes and more on decadence, indulgence, dependency, popular culture, obsessions, the music industry and key characters with perspectives and experience from both sides of the pond.
C’mon – Gazump the Google and join us to get a bit Louder in the Regions with the best in the business.