To Late To Stop Now has more than 40 stories from the glory days of rock’n’roll, featuring Lou Reed, Elton John, Sting, The Clash, and many more. Long nights of booze, drugs and unguarded conversations which include anecdotes, experiences and extravagant behaviour….such as….

– A band’s aftershow party in San Francisco being gatecrashed by cocaine-hungry Hells Angels
– Chrissie Hynde on how rock’n’roll killed The Pretenders
– What happened when Nick Lowe and 20 of his mates flew off to Texas to join the Confederate Air Force
– John Cale on his dark alliance with Lou Reed

Allan Jones brings stories – many previously unpublished – from the golden days of music reporting. He remembers a world that once was – one of dark excess and excitement, outrageous deeds and extraordinary talent, featuring legends at both the beginnings and ends of their careers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Are We Rolling?

Elton John
Roy Harper
Chris Farlowe
Screaming Lord Sutch
Little Feat
Loudon Wainwright III
Peter Gabriel
Ian Anderson
Lou Reed
Wreckless Eric
The Damned
Peter Cook
Guy Clark
Joe Cocker
Joe Ely
Juke Box Jury
Sting | The Police
Bryan Ferry
Jerry Dammers
Joe ‘King’ Carrasco
Jon Anderson
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nick Lowe And The Confederate Air Force
The Blasters
The Rolling Stones
Captain Sensible
John Cale
Nick Lowe
Dr Feelgood
Elmore Leonard
Elvis Costello
Bob Geldof
John Carpenter
Oliver Stone
Chrissie Hynde
Robert Plant
John Cale
Wilko Johnson
The Clash
The 101’ers

The Aftershow

Available from Bloomsbury.

Allan Jones is an award-winning British music journalist and editor. He was editor of Melody Maker from 1984 to 1997 then launched Uncut magazine and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a prosperous time for the music press. His book, Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, was the Sunday Times’ Music Book of the Year 2017.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.