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[May 2010] 'Roadie: My Life With Coldplay' by Matt McGinn


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Matt's book is due to be published on 1 May 2009 by Portico. Thanks to a-chan for this post and ColdplayBirdsFly for the excerpt from Amazon.co.uk


Product Description

If it's true that behind every great man there is a great woman, then behind every great band, there's a similarly skilled road crew...This book is the backstage 'on the road' account of Matt McGinn's life as a roadie touring with a band at the pinnacle of their success. The book charts the life and duties of a rock and roll roadie for the band Coldplay, who has been with them right from the start of their career (as well as his)."ROADIE" is stuffed with insightful and authoritative rock 'n' roll tour stories about daily roadie duties; the job; the road; the gigs, the band; the relationships; the fame; the failing equipment and the cold beers after a great show - as well as humorous and engaging anecdotes about Matt's relationship with Coldplay as they travel the world and become the biggest band on it.The book will have mass appeal to young musicians and bands as well as the upcoming technical staff who want to read about the duties and life of a roadie for one of the biggest bands in the world. The book also promises a foreword by Chris Martin as well exclusive never-before-seen photography of the band. "ROADIE" will be the first, and only, biography and book of the band approved by Coldplay. It is an authoritative, engaging account of a roadie's life and duty to the biggest band in the world. It is an insightful and entertaining look at the rock and roll touring industry. This the first and only book blessed by Coldplay. It includes a foreword by Chris Martin (Coldplay), along with exclusive photography.


About the Author

Matt is the only full time backline technician employed by the band and the key member of its touring force. He was present during the recording of the last two albums, has circled the globe over a dozen times, and during the last six years, Matt has risen to the top of the roadie ranks. This is his first book.










Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay (Paperback)

by Matt McGinn (Author)

Price: £8.99


Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Portico (1 May 2009)

Language English

ISBN-10: 1906032653

ISBN-13: 978-1906032654


[ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roadie-My-Life-Road-Coldplay/dp/1906032653/]Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay: Matt McGinn: Amazon.co.uk: Books[/ame]




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yay! i can't wait to read it :nice:


on a bit of a random note, is it true that debs is writing a coldplay book, or was that just a rumor?


EDIT: just preordered from amazon.co.uk :dance: the shipping to the US cost just about as much as the book, but i don't know if this would really show up in the US store, so i just went with preordering it from the UK :P. if it does show up for cheaper, i'll just cancel the UK order and order it from the US store :P

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