X’s John Doe pens personal history book of L.A. punk scene

Under The Big Black Sun is expected in spring 2016

John Doe (co-founder of seminal punk band, X) and Tom DeSavia (Head of Creative Services at SONGS Music Publishing) have landed a deal to co-write a book about the birth of L.A.’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s.

Entitled Under The Big Black Sun, the book will be a personal history straight from the mouths of the scenes’ insiders and is being published by Da Capo Press. The authors, who are longtime friends, will tap into relationships cultivated through the years for insights, stories, and other behind the curtain happenings in the nascent punk rock scene. Under The Big Black Sun, which is also the name of one of X’s most acclaimed albums, is expected to hit stores in the spring of 2016.

The deal was made by literary agent Lynn Johnston to executive editor Ben Schafer at Da Capo Press. Founded in 1964, Da Capo Press counts a wide ranging and respected collection of mostly non-fiction books among its releases.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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