Guest Lists: Ben Vendetta’s 10 best albums of 2015 Dec15

Guest Lists: Ben Vendetta’s 10 best albums of 2015...

Acclaimed American author Ben Vendetta shares ten of his favourite records of 2015.

Heartworm – the Novel Nov12

Heartworm – the Novel...

We have three copies of Ben Vendetta’s fantastic second novel ‘Heartworm’ to give away. Ben was in Dublin recently to launch the book at the Garage Bar on what proved to be a wonderful evening.  To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the novel, leave a comment below.  It can be a few thoughts on the album ‘Heartworm’ by Whipping Boy; any recollections or anecdotes relating to the album, abuse or praise, your favourite song from the record, anything you like. The authors of our three favourite comments will receive a signed paperback copy of the book. Closing date is 9pm GMT Monday 16 November 2015. Winners will be notified by email, so make sure you leave a valid email address. More about Ben Vendetta Ben Vendetta has been writing about rock and roll for his entire adult life for a number of publications, including The Big Takeover and Skyscraper. He published Vendetta Magazine from 1995 to 2002 and was the director of publicity at Dionysus Records before co-founding independent record label, Elephant Stone Records, with his wife Arabella Proffer-Vendetta. He’s also a serious Masters Division runner. He has written two novels: Wivenhoe Park (Cooperative Trade, 2013) and Heartworm (Cooperative Trade, Oct. 2015). The Novel ‘Heartworm’ Britpop, booze, cults, and a questionable Chinese restaurant bar? It’s 1995 and small-time music critic Drew has a desire for destruction. While championing an underdog Irish band, Whipping Boy, he embarks on a voyage of sex and drugs from Boston to Belfast while burying memories of his estranged wife – who is now in danger. His life was once saved by rock ‘n’ roll, but it may be too late for redemption in the last days of the music industry before the bubble bursts. Whether dropped by your record label or...