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Win ‘The Story Of Shannon Hoon & Blind Melon’

Auto Date Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Enter this contest before Friday 6th March and win a copy of ‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon’ by Greg Prato.

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Greg Prato new book

Auto Date Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Greg Prato, the author of “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon” wrote a new book “Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story”. Tommy Bolin played guitar with the James Gang and Deep Purple in the ’70s - as well as putting out his own solo albums and a classic jazz-fusion release with Billy Cobham, before tragically dying in 1976 from a drug overdose. Check it out.

Nel Hoon’s feedback about Shannon & Blind Melon book

Auto Date Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Greg Prato the author of “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon” received a very nice letter from Nel Hoon recently, discussing what she thought of the book. Click here to read the letter.

The Blind Melon Forum radio interviews Greg Prato

Auto Date Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This week’s Blind Melon Forum radio show features a one hour long interview that Matt did with Greg Prato, the author of “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon”.

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Update: Greg’s going to be interviewed by the Rockford, Illinois radio station ‘WXRX - The Rock Station 104.9 The X’ on Wednesday 1st October (at 5:20pm central time) on the ‘Stone and Double T’ show. Listen to a live stream of the show here.

The story of Shannon Hoon & Blind Melon is finally ready for purchase!

Auto Date Thursday, September 18th, 2008

“A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other” is the very first book to tell Blind Melon’s story. The author is Greg Prato, a New York-based music journalist who writes for a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide,, and Classic Rock magazine among others.
Greg Prato is also a Blind Melon fan and knows personnaly the Blind Melon guys since the early days.
He has interviewed over 50 people for this book (including the surviving members, members of bands they toured with, producers, friends, family members, etc…).
The book is 344 pages long and contains quite a few never-seen-before Blind Melon pics. It is available for purchase at for $19.99 only. Samples of the book can also be read at

If you have any questions/comments about the book - feel free to email Greg Prato at

Blind Melon book

Auto Date Monday, June 30th, 2008

Chris Thorn, Rogers Stevens, Greg Prato and Brad Smith

“… I now have all the signed interview releases for the book, and all the members of the band ok’d the book after reading the manuscript. I’m just waiting for a few more pictures that photographers are going to contribute for the book. I think i’m going to go with a ‘print on demand’ company to put out the book (which means, people can buy it online, and each copy is printed per each person that buys a copy, so there’s no overstock or anything). By doing it that way, I should be able to get the book out much sooner, and will also be able to have much more of a say in how the book turns out. I’m hoping (fingers crossed) to have the book totally done and ready for purchase by the end of the summer. The title of the book is now ‘A devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other: the story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon’ (it’s a phrase that Rogers once said to describe Shannon)…”
~ Greg Prato (29th June 2008)

tip: The book was originally titled ‘Caramel Cake Covered Christmas’.

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