Barry Fey:Backstage Past
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Barry Fey wouldn’t have lasted a second in today’s politically correct work environment, but then again, the legendary promoter would have never had the chance in today’s corporate promoter environment.
For 30 years, Fey ruled the concert industry in Colorado, back when, as he puts it, it was the music business. Today, he says it’s the business of music. Fey pulls no punches in the book, which includes a list of “pricks” in the business and the infamous story of he and Axl Rose, which he discusses in detail in the section “Axl and my .357.”
Forwards are provided by Pete Townshend and Ozzy Osbourne, another indicator of how important Fey’s independent reign was.