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B16 said in giugno 3rd, 2010 at 14:51

ANIMA PERDUTA N.1

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch is set to release a documentary about legendary Beat writer William S Burroughs and you can see a trailer for it by scrolling down.

Entitled William S Burroughs: A Man Within, the Yony Leyser film features the likes of Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo.

Released by Yauch’s production company Oscilloscope, the documentary will be shown in cinemas and on TV in the US, followed by a DVD release, reports IndieWire.com.

Burroughs, who died in 1997, was most famous for his 1959 novel The Naked Lunch, although as a spoken word performer worked with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain on the 1992 EP ‘The “Priest” They Called Him’ and even appeared in U2’s 1997 video for ‘Last Night On Earth’.

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B16 said in giugno 3rd, 2010 at 14:52

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Veteran music journalist Nick Kent has reiterated that his role in the writing of Keith Richards’ autobiography is minimal, after parts of his recent talk at the Hay Festival were taken out of context.

Kent told NME that he was interviewed for the book once by the co-writer James Fox and is not working with the guitarist on the volume.

“I’ve not been in direct contact with any of The Rolling Stones for well over a decade,” Kent explained. “Three years ago, I gave a single interview to James Fox – the book’s real co-writer – specifically about the guitarist’s exploits during the post-‘Exile [On Main Street]’ ’70s.”

He added: “But I’m only one of many people James has interviewed and my input in the work ended there. According to James, the guitarist has an excellent memory – particularly about his childhood and the ’60s – and is using other peoples’ reminiscences to contrast with his own, rather than fill in any inconvenient memory gaps. I’ve not read the finished tome either, although I learned recently it’ll be called Life and become available in October 2010.”

Richards recently said he is waiting to sign off the proofs of the book.

P.S. e ce ne fossero di anime perdute cosi’…

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