Rebel Heart by Bebe Buell
An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey

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How does a girl get from a Catholic school in Virginia to Mick Jagger's hotel room in two short years? In the early '70s, when rock stars were becoming the new royalty and models were their consorts and muses, Bebe Buell hit New York hard. One of Eileen Ford's most promising new faces, Bebe worked with the best of them (Scavullo, Avedon), and flowered in a city that was home to her first and enduring passion:rock music. Max's Kansas City was her stage, and Bebe was the star meeting everyone from Warhol to Dali, and captivating a generation of rock's greatest talents. Her relationships ranged from wunderkind Todd Rundgren to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, from Jagger to rock's wordsmith Elvis Costello. Not to mention the fun she had with everyone from Rod Stewart to Ron Wood, David Bowie to Jack Nicholson. Rabel Heart drops readers right back into rock's heyday and is full of detail that deepens even the most ardent fan's understanding of the '70s and '80s rock scene.
 

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Buell is a former model who performs with her band across the country and in New York, where she lives. John Cale has led an extraordinary, often hilarious life at the cutting edge. A volatile personality, an innovative thinker and an expressive storyteller, he has wrestled with drugs, alcohol, and fame, yet is now at the peak of health and artistic achievement. He lives in New York City. Victor Bockris, a veteran chronicler of the Beats and the Factory, has worked closely with Cale to produce what will undoubtedly become one of the most vivid and revealing insights into the heart of the rock world.
 
Published August 13, 2001 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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I wasn’t black and I wasn’t weird”), Jimmy Page (“When he kissed me, he loved to spew his saliva into my mouth”), Rod Stewart (“We really liked each other sexually and had a real fondness for one another”), Elvis Costello (“unbridled and mutually satisfying passion”), and Jack Nicholson (“I was h...

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High-spirited teenager Bebe Buell didn't want to stay home in Virginia in the early 1970s; she knew she was destined for a faster paced life. After graduating from high school, she ran away to

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Bebe's raucous life amid glam rockers and glitterati sure sounds fun, but her story adds little to what has already been documented about these times.

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Book Reporter

She writes about them all, and at least one of those pairings intersected in a bizarre way: although Liv is Buell's child by Steven Tyler, she was raised to believe that Rundgren was her father, something Buell also told the outside world, as Tyler's heavy drug use at the time hardly made him a f...

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Entertainment Weekly

''I have an ego the size of Asia,'' admits Bebe Buell, a former model who fancies herself a rock-star muse.

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Austin Chronicle

Her adventures and misadventures are documented in Rebel Heart, where no Stone is left unturned, no Rods left reeling, no Elvis is left in the building when Buell gets done spinning her tale.

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