For the purpose of this book, Life In The Stocks: Veracious Conversations with Musicians & Creatives Volume Two, Matt collected highlights from the first eighteen months of the podcast, and presented the anecdotes, musings, and observations in a new format, to tell new stories and tie them together in a way that takes the reader on an emotional journey--from early childhood memories to the dizzying heights of fame, via creative enterprises, experimentation with mind-altering substances, battles with mental health, spiritual contemplations, the meaning of life, death, and a whole lot more.
Full of inspirational, entertaining, shocking, tragic, heart-warming, and hilarious tales, Life In The Stocks: Volume Two is much more than just a collection of interview transcripts: it is an insight into the minds of some of America's most enduring underground artists and an exploration of the history of alternative culture in the US, filtered via the perspective of someone from the UK. In short, it's a unique and special cultural commentary, and one you will not want to put down.
Author: Matt Stocks
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d
About the Author
Matt Stocks is a UK-based, radio and TV presenter, journalist and filmmaker with ten years' industry experience. He hosted the evening show on Kerrang! Radio for three years and was nominated for the Best Specialist Show of the Year at 2013 Arqvia Radio Awards―he lost out to Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.
After leaving Kerrang!, he did a year's stint on the breakfast show at Team Rock Radio, where he also hosted a punk show and a talk show called Soundtrack Apocalypse. He then moved over to television, presenting on the Sony-owned UK channel Scuzz TV for three years, whilst writing regular features and reviews for Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine. He also wrote, produced and directed a feature-length documentary on Australian hard rock band Airbourne called It's All For Rock 'N' Roll, which has had over 130,000 views on the band's YouTube channel.
In 2017, Matt launched his own podcast: Life in the Stocks. The show has over 150 episodes and features in-depth, candid conversations with a wide range of musicians, actors, comedians, filmmakers, and photographers. It's had over 500,000 worldwide downloads to date.