Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told.
--Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. Hotel California brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell's house; the Eagles' backstage fistfights after the success of Hotel California; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.A. music scene; and more.
About the Author
British journalist Barney Hoskyns has spent much of his professional life in Los Angeles as a correspondent for England's "New Musical Express" and "Mojo." He has contributed to "Rolling Stone," "GQ," "Harper's Bazaar," "Interview," "British Vogue," and "Spin." His other books include "Across the Great Divide: The Band and America and Led Zeppelin IV." He is the cofounder and editorial director of the acclaimed online library "Rock's Backpages" at www.rocksbackpages.com.