Illustrator Josh Hunter and I spent three and a half years researching, writing, concepting, publishing, and promoting “The 27s—The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll.” In the end, what started out as a flurry of ideas jotted down on a napkin in a Chicago bar turned into a 300-plus page book that as of today has made its rounds on CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, the Washington Post and beyond. It was a long haul and it would’ve never happened without the amazing creative partnership that we’ve developed over the years.
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Animated promo video with Josh Hunter’s art and Eric Segalstad’s music.
“As much as this book is about The 27s, it is about music; about America; about the art and perils of the music industry; about the mystique behind death at age 27; and finally about history itself. The 27s is a must read for anyone interested in knowing more about the greatest musicians of modern times. It’s presented like a resonance of sound in the clearest grain of a violin. Well done!” —Ian Halperin, NY Times bestselling author/filmmaker, Director of The film The Cobain Case, Author of Who Killed Kurt Cobain and Love and Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain
“The deaths of these rock stars at the age of 27 really changed the way we look at rock music.” —Robert Smith, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
“Despite never focusing on a single person for long, it’s clear that they fully understand the essence of each subject’s artistry.” —Performing Songwriter