Saturday, December 18th, 2010
Greg Prato, the author of ‘A devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other: the story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon’ has two new books for sale: ‘MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video’ and ‘The Eric Carr Story.’ Greg Prato interviewed a lot of renowned rockers for both books. These two new books are released via the same print-on-demand company as the Shannon/Blind Melon book was, Lulu.com.
Until 12/31/2010, get 10% off your purchase at checkout by simply entering in the code PEARTREE
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
The DRB has interviewed Greg Prato about his book “A devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other: The story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon. Click here.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
“…As you may have noticed, I recently did an article about a forthcoming Blind Melon/Shannon Hoon documentary for the Rolling Stone site - for which I interviewed one of the group’s guitarists, Christopher Thorn. Well, there was quite a lot of quotes/info that couldn’t fit into the article, so here are the leftovers - enjoy!…”
Greg Prato, 03/10/2010 on his myspace page
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
On January 8, 1994 Jason Patric hosted Saturday Night Live along with musical guest Blind Melon. Chris Farley was dressed up in a bee costume as Jason Patric introduced the band.
This “partnership” on SNL was not the band’s and Shannon Hoon’s only encounter with Mr. Farley. Chris Farley went to see the band performing live a few weeks later at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and also in August at the Woodstock festival.
Check this article out.
Many thanks to Greg Prato for the tip. - Picture above taken from “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other”
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Greg Prato recently interviewed Christopher Thorn for RollingStone.com about the forthcoming Shannon Hoon / Blind Melon documentary.
The still-untitled DVD is being directed by Colleen Hennessy and developed through Danny Clinch’s production company, Three on the Tree. While it will feature footage from several sources, the main focus of the film is the hours of footage Shannon Hoon shot himself over the years.
“…It’s one thing to read somebody’s writing, but when somebody looks into the camera, and you see the fear, the sadness, or the happiness. I would say it’s even more intimate… “ says Christopher Thorn. “…People are going to be absolutely blown away…” he adds.
Read the whole interview here.
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Greg Prato recently put out a new book that collects most of the magazine articles he wrote for UK mags from 2003-2008, and it’s titled ‘No Schlock…Just Rock!’ In the book is the Blind Melon article done for Classic Rock Magazine back in October 2004 (titled ‘Gala Performance’), which served as a precursor for what would eventually become ‘An Angel on One Shoulder and a Devil on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon.’
Also, another one of his books came out on April 1st, ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,’ for which he interviewed members of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc…