Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7895


'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.

Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911600275

Category:

Page: 512

View: 2547


More than 12 years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a ground-breaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to fame. Since that time, Robbie has released six solo albums, reunited with his old band Take That, andmreturned to the stage with a sold-out run at Wembley Stadium. In Reveal, author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family, and music. It is a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, and is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.

Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath,Robbie Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911274919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 5422


A vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty, the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before

Pet Shop Boys, Literally

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575699

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 1355


The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most successful and unusual bands of the last five decades. They are the pop duo that proves pop music can be modern, ecstatic and playful as well as serious and intelligent, winning them legions of devoted fans throughout the world. In 1989, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe invited journalist Chris Heath and photographer Lawrence Watson to shadow them around Hong Kong, Japan and the UK as they embarked on their first-ever tour. This book is the result: an immersive portrait giving access into the duo’s inner sanctum, showing them in brilliantly observed detail as they work, relax, gossip, argue and occasionally try to make sense of what they do. ‘As clear a picture as could be wished for of the seething mass of elegant contradictions that is the Pet Shop Boys’ on-the-road experience.’ Independent on Sunday ‘This superbly reported book transcends tired rock journalism cliché. It’s about what it means to be a pop star, what it means to be a Pet Shop Boy... how to love pop, hold it to a higher standard and subvert its expectations.’ Laura Snapes

Pet Shop Boys versus America

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575680

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 3251


No other pop group in recent history has faced fame with such intelligence, humour and shrewdness as the Pet Shop Boys. In 1991, the band toured North America for the first time shadowed by journalist Chris Heath and legendary rock photographer Pennie Smith. They visited fourteen cities in one month, confronting the American music industry and colliding with the likes of Liza Minnelli, Steven Spielberg and Axl Rose. This is more than a documentary of a tour; it is an unusually intimate portrait of two maverick British musicians always reluctant to compromise. ‘There was a time when the Pet Shop Boys seemed to exist entirely on radio, television and in magazines. This is the other world of the Pet Shop Boys in concert, travel and backstage, as they bring their art and glamour to America. It’s funny too.’ Johnny Marr ‘A brilliant book, to be read over and over again. How could anyone not love these men?’ NME

Robbie and Gary

Author: Paul Scott

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7865


Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow - together and apart, these two men have dominated the charts for the best part of twenty years. And it is their fractured 'bromance' that has shaped the history of one of the world's most successful bands. Based on years of in-depth research, this authoritative biography uncovers the truth about their tortured relationship. It reveals why sixteen-year-old Robbie idolised the older and more talented Gary when, as unknowns, they were put together in the newly formed Take That. We see how the stresses brought on by fame and money destroyed their fragile friendship and resulted in Robbie trying to take Gary's position as front man. We also discover how far they'd go to hurt each other during a feud that lasted fifteen years and continued to shape their solo careers. Explaining why the two men finally reconciled in 2010, and analysing how their reunion is coping with the stresses of touring once more, Robbie and Gary offers a unique insight into the lives of these much loved stars.

Robbie

Author: Sean Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 085720002X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3811


Robert Peter Williams was a sixteen-year-old selling double glazing when he auditioned for a new boy band which became Take That. Twenty years later he is one of the most popular entertainers Britain has ever produced: he has recorded eight number one albums in the UK and he sold 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour in a day. The most successful artist in the history of The Brits, Robbie was given a Lifetime Achievement Award one day before his 36thbirthday in 2010. The UK's leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith has followed Robbie's remarkable journey from the unpromising streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the millionaire's playground of Beverly Hills and discovered a vulnerable, funny, gifted and deeply complex man. Using new research and interviews, Sean Smith reveals there is far more to being Rob than just being Robbie Williams, superstar. Robbie's roller coaster story will astonish you. Sean Smith's heart-warming account of his life is the unmissable show business book of the year.

Chilling Out

Author: Blackman, Shane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335200726

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8106


The author critically examines the assumptions underlying drug prohibition and explores the contradictions of drug prevention policies.