One of the most tragic stories of the 1990's rock world was that of singer Shannon Hoon, and his band, Blind Melon. Despite scoring one of the decade's most enduring singles and videos, "No Rain,"and a quadruple platinum hit with their 1992 self-titled debut album (in addition to touring alongside rock's biggest names), Hoon could not overcome a dangerous drug addiction. Only two records into a promising career, Hoon was dead from an overdose at the age of 28. 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other' is the first book to tell the group's story-culled from over 50 exclusive interviews (including the surviving band members and those closest to the band) and featuring many never-before-seen photos. "I am honored that Greg has painstakingly accounted for what the hell happened during those crazy times. He has summed up all the chaos, jubilation, and paranoia that is Blind Melon." -Brad Smith, Blind Melon bassist
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BM is the most underrated band ever. Shannon had an incredible voice & was so talented! Addiction is a terrible thing! Sad that he let the addiction get the best of him!
Excellent writing. Loved every page.
A Devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other
You really get a glimpse of how a addicts mind works. You see the struggle on the daily bases to stay clean. You also get a feel for the way the group Blind Melon came about. The history around the songs.