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‘Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me’

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 18, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Steven Hyden released his new book, Your Favorite Band is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life, this week.

    Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually–what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us?

    Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in Your Favorite Band is Killing Me focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing.

    I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heard really good things and have always enjoyed Steven’s writing.

  2. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    This sounds very interesting
  3. chhholly123

    i’ve been meaning to tell you

    I feel like I've been waiting to read this forever. He was one of my favorite Grantland writers for sure. Just read a GQ article about the book and it sounds like he's got a lot of interesting stuff in there!
  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    My copy showed up yesterday. Excited to give it a read this weekend or next.
  5. Steve_JustAGuy


    He's got the Celebration Rock podcast too. I can't find it in me to really listen to that anymore, but if you enjoy his writing it may work for you.
  6. travisred

    Trusted Supporter

    Currently a few chapters in and it's pretty enjoyable so far.
  7. Derek Wright

    Regular Prestigious

    Just downloaded this on Audible. Stoked to dive in.
  8. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    This sounds like the most amazing thing I've ever heard of in my life and I need to read it
    FTank and Jason Tate like this.
  9. Butinsmallsteps


    The Blessthefall and Escape the Fate rivalry better be in there!
  10. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Right? I need to get my hands on this