Reach for the Stars: 1996–2006: Fame, Fallout and Pop’s Final Party
Nine Eight Books
This hilarious oral history is a gossipy treat for anyone who’s ever blu-tac’d a ‘Smash Hits’ spread on their bedroom wall.
What’s most striking is how Machiavellian the era was, but also how ordinary people, who were offered up as sacrifice to the 5 minutes of fame, made it through.
“A terrific piece of social history that charts the highs and lows of the music industry at the turn of the millennium” - The Guardian