Next month, the new 700-page biography of The Smiths by music writer Tony Fletcher finally comes out in the U.S. — the book, which promises “the complete story” of the iconic band, hit stores in the U.K. in early September — and publisher Crown Archetype has given us a dozen copies to give away to Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Due out Dec. 4, Fletcher’s “A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths” chronicles the rise and abrupt end of The Smiths, based on new interviews with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke as well as scores of contemporary sources, including short-lived second guitarist Craig Gannon and producers Stephen Street and John Porter.
TO ENTER: Simply drop a comment below naming your favorite rock bio or other music-related book, and give us a few words on why you think it’s such a great read.
RULES: This contest is only open to entrants in the U.S. (sorry, publisher’s rule), and we’ll take entries until 12 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 23. After that point, we’ll select 12 winners at random and contact them via e-mail — so please remember to use legit addresses when you enter. And if any winners don’t respond after one full week, we’ll select a new one. One entry per person, please.
UPDATE (11/23/12): The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified via e-mail.