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I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig is an all-access behind-the-scenes VIP tour of when rock was great, courtesy of Beau Phillips, a respected radio programmer and former head of marketing at MTV.

Phillips was an insider and occasional accomplice who witnessed the legends of classic rock in their heyday and takes listeners inside the dressing rooms, hotel suites, and private planes of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and dozens more to enjoy funny, decadent, and never-been-told stories of sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

The book's foreword was written by Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen. He and Phillips met in the late 1970s, early in Hagar's career. Sammy wrote, "Beau has seen all of the rock and roll craziness - and his book is loaded with amazing stories."

©2016 Beau Phillips (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-2017

Questionable Credibility

Artimus Pyle is not dead. He is alive and well, and has a band! Poor fact checking on Mr. Phillips part.

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  • Mike
  • 16-11-2017

Disappointing

Beau Phillips celebrates the dubious heroism of self entitled rock stars with drug-fuzzy brains throwing TVs out of hotel rooms and insulting disabled fans, all admiringly described by the author in the words of a pubertal boy. If you are 15 years old and aspire to these kind of stunts, then this book may hold some inspirations for you. Everybody else will probably not get past the first chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-2021

Great listen for rock music aficionados.

Those of us that love rock music and the players that play it will enjoy this book. The chapters are in easy to listen to and enjoyable segments.

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  • Bruce Neilson
  • 26-12-2020

Stories are not worth putting in a book

I only got through about half, The anecdotes are not good and he gets things wrong. Dylan didn’t write Stage Fright for one.

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  • brian m bishop
  • 07-08-2020

enjoyed this

interesting behind the scenes look at rock bands promoters DJs and how they all work together.

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  • Sara Cannon
  • 26-06-2020

Clever, eclectic, beautifully written memoirs.

This book was a great find. Clever writing and story telling. Encapsulates a lot succinctly so one can really capture the spirit of each vignette. The memories selected were very well crafted. The vignette of Paul McCartney was especially touching and certainly shared a lot of Beau Phillips kindness. I loved the Rolling Stones vignette, I laughed so hard, my eyes teared up.
Thanks for a lovely memoir and helping fans live vicariously, which is what entertainment is all about.

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  • Anonymice
  • 17-04-2020

Nothing New Here

Amazing that Phillips takes mostly well known rock stories, adds his involvement, and acts like they are all such groundbreaking bits of rock lore info. If you have watched even a few Behind the Musics or other rock bios, you know all these stories. If Phillips' personal involvement had any depth or insight whatsoever, this might be a decent book, but he doesn't. Kind of "I was there, I sat next to Keith Richards, he was nice." kind of thing. Granted, I only made it about an hour, as it was boring and I already knew the story behind Tears of Heaven, as Phillips recited almost verbatim from news articles, interviews, and Clapton's biography. I have better rock stories than this guy and I wasn't even in the business as long. But I actually worked on creating something with artists instead of being radio station management. But everyone wants in on the bandwagon of rock bios now.

The author narrates his own book, and although he is not as bad as some, he mostly sounds like a failed DJ, overhyping these old, well-known stories. Excitedly monotone, he wears on the ears.

If you are a well rounded rock fan, then there will be little here for you and nothing under the surface. I've read groupie memoirs that were more insightful and revealing. There's no dirt (not that there should be, but...), no inside revelations, and a huge lack of descriptive powers. There are a thousand better rock and music bios out there. The best that can be said is that he gets right to the meat of things. Easy to read or comprehend, it's probably on a 3rd grade reading level.

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  • Katie
  • 03-08-2021

We’re Worthwhile

I am not a real R & R fan but many of the bands he speaks of I have listened to and some I like. Hearing the backstage stories are interesting. Hopefully Mr. Phillips will decide to write others

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  • Steve Kris
  • 02-08-2021

outstanding book well done interesting loved it,

kept my interest every moment I was more interesting then the next enjoyment remembering most everything great story

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  • P. Smith
  • 31-07-2021

This book is fun!!

I’d say this is like a 7/10. Very entertaining. The narrator is great, but a couple of the stories fell flat. But I highly recommend this title. Give it a listen!

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  • Sally
  • 10-08-2021

the narrator ruined it for me

sorry, I know that it was free but the narrator ruined it for me. I really couldn't listen beyond the pink Floyd episode. someone else might have told these stories and made them interesting, but not this monotones bore. I have deleted it from my library

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  • Aaron Searescue
  • 10-08-2021

Good But...

Whoever edited this book didn't do a great job - it's full of factual errors and incorrect dates - basic stuff that should be checked. Some of the anecdotes are cringeworthy but others extremely funny, and the Paul McCartney one is quite moving. Beau certainly has had a colourful life, and I'm glad however, that he chose to share some of his stories.

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