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Fan Lowdown

by (author) Karen Bliss

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2008
Rock, Individual Composer & Musician, Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Inside Music Books is pleased to introduce the Fan Lowdown series by music journalist Karen Bliss. These books offer the fan an enhanced experience. Bliss solicits stories from fans via the artist’s message board and mailing list: concert or road trip stories; meeting the artist; making cookies for the band; a song they fell in love to; a lyric that helped get them through a tough time. Bliss has interviewed the band members, sharing her most interesting submissions and getting the bands thoughts and their own memories. The result is a unique look at the artists career, remembered from both sides of the stage. Scattered throughout are photos, ticket stubs, set lists, posters, backstage passes and other mementos that add a sense of time and place. Hedleys eponymous debut album went platinum in Canada, received five Juno nominations and the Much Music Video Award for Best Pop Video for Gunnin. Their sophomore album, Famous Last Words, was released in 2007, and the band toured the U.S. and Canada, headlining as well as supporting Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Simple Plan and Three Days Grace.

About the author

Karen Bliss is an established music journalist whose work has appeared in print and online for, MSN, AOL, Elle Canada, Billboard, Toronto Star, and dozens of other publications. Along the way, she has interviewed Kurt Cobain, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jimmy Page, Avril Lavigne, Lenny Kravitz, Britney Spears, and thousands more. She also operates her own online magazine,, and has just released an animated, anti-racism PSA, The Girl With Pinhead Parents, on YouTube, voiced by Nelly Furtado, Chris Bosh and others, based on her kids picture book of the same name. She is also creator of the Fan Lowdown book series, which launched with the multi-platinum-selling rock band Hedley. Bliss is co-author of Music from Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards.

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