An exclusive Authorlink AUDIO and VIDEO Interview with Steve Knopper
Rolling Stones Journalist
January 2009

Appetite for Self-Destruction,
The Spectacular Crash of the Record
Industry in the Digital Age,
by Steve Knopper

(Free Press 2009)
ISBN: 978-1-4165-5216-4





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Rolling Stones journalist Steve Knopper talks to Authorlink about
his latest book on the music industry, and the similarities to the book publishing industry

Appetite for Self Destruction is a detailed first-time account of of the rise and fall of the recording industry. Author Steve Knopper draws unforgettable portraits of the music world's mighty and formerly mighty. In this AUDIO interview he talks about the industry, the development of the book, and about the parallels between the music and book publishing industry.

Steve Knopper is a Rolling Stone contributing editor who has covered the music business since 2002. A freelancer since January 1996, he has written for such publications as Wired, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and Details. He also has written and edited four books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band and Moon Colorado. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and daughter.

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