Punk Oral History 'Please Kill Me' Marks 20th Anniversary With L.A. Show
July 28, 2016 at 12:25 PM (PT)
GILLIAN McCAIN and LEGS McNEIL, authors of "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of PUNK," will be appearing UPSTAIRS at the ACE HOTEL in LOS ANGELES on AUGUST 1st as part of their nationwide tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of their book.
The book includes first-hand accounts from the famous and infamous who lent their voices to chronicle a musical revolution and social history, including DAVID BOWIE, DEBBIE HARRY, IGGY POP, DEE and JOEY RAMONE, LOU REED, PATTI SMITH and others. From its origins in ANDY WARHOL's NEW YORK to its last gasps as '80s corporate rock, punk is analyzed, criticized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there, and who made it happen.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary are two one-hour radio documentaries entitled "please kill me: voices from the archives," with content drawn from the original interview recordings, currently being played on NPR stations across the nation.