Up Close With Rock’s Coolest Stars
See intimate photos and read their words
Why does writing music make Fiona Apple think of going to the bathroom? How did Pearl Jam inspire Julian Casablancas to pick up a mic? What pissed off Karen O so much that she felt compelled to form the Yeah Yeah Yeahs?
In his new book and documentary, Music, Andrew Zuckerman gets some of rock's most interesting stars to write long-form essays about their creative process, their earliest musical memories, and why rock 'n' roll is more important than ever.
The book (out November 1 from Abrams) is illustrated with striking photos of everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Sinéad O'Connor to Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.
"My intention is to create a neutral playing field," says Zuckerman. "No one's photographed in a mansion or on a stage. There's no environment. I'm interested in the essential portrait." Click through to see a selection of images from the book and head here to see the trailer for the movie.(Pictured above: Julian Casablancas, Fiona Apple, Jim James, Karen O -- clockwise from top left)