An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES
, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones"
, by Stuart Berman
will be released by ECW Press
The book's official description: "DANKO JONES
may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots in many different music communities — the North American indie-rock scene, the Scandinavian garage-rock scene, the European metal scene — but belong to none of them. They're the only band that's toured with both Blonde Redhead and Nickelback, and they're the only band whose biography could attract a cast of characters that includes Lemmy Kilmister
, Elijah Wood
, Ralph Macchio
, Dizzy Reed
of GUNS N' ROSES
, Damian Abraham
of FUCKED UP
, Jello Biafra
of the DEAD KENNEDYS
, George Stroumboulopoulous
, Alan Cross
, Mike Watt
and many others.
"'Too Much Trouble'
is about more than just DANKO JONES
' history — it's an exploration of the rigid politics that govern both underground and mainstream music, and how a band can succeed without pandering to either.
"This is a 15-year saga that goes from college-radio DJ booths to corporate boardrooms, from dingy after-hours boozecans to the biggest festival stages in Europe, marked by encounters with everyone from D.C. riot grrrls to Dublin riot police, from death-metal deities to Hollywood celebrities. And if all this sounds somewhat preposterous, well, as Danko
himself would say: this book ain't boastin', it's truthin'."
For more information, visit ECWPress.com