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Chris Heath

Chris Heath

Chris Heath is a British writer who was a regular contributor to the popular English music magazine Smash Hits in the '80s and early '90s. In the late '80s, he travelled with Pet Shop Boys on their first ever world tour and the result was the book entitled Literally, released in 1990. In 1993, he published Pet Shop Boys Versus America which was written as he accompanied them on a US tour. He wrote the liner notes to the 2001 reissues of the band's first six albums, and assisted in the compilation of additional songs for inclusion. Alongside Pet Shop Boys, he contributed to the commentary track on the 2003 PopArt DVD. He writes and edits the Pet Shop Boys' fan club magazine, also called Literally, and conducts an interview for each of their tour programmes. He has been a staff writer at Details, Rolling Stoneand most recently, American GQ,for which he has interviewed and written profiles of many celebrities. He is also the author of the best-selling biography of Robbie Williams, Feel (2004), and its follow-up, Reveal (2017).

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A-ha: A Day in the Life of A-ha

Report and Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 1 January 1986

Fireworks, gold discs, spots, a lot of snogging, an interview in a pub, a TV-am film crew and two very nosey people from Smash Hits... ...

Elvis Costello, Lash Lariat & the Long Riders, The Pogues: The Pogues, Elvis Costello, The Swamps, Lash Lariat & the Long Riders: The Clarendon, London

Live Review by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 11 April 1985

They're of Irish descent! They play hectic punk-folk music! They leave no table unturned! ...

Michael Jackson: The Bubbles Story!

Profile by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 24 February 1988

Michael Jackson, eh listeners? He's a bit of a rum dude who never talks to anybody in his weeny, whisperish "voice". Except, that is, to ...

Marilyn Manson: The Love Song of Marilyn Manson

Special Feature by Chris Heath, Rolling Stone, 15 October 1998

In which our hero, trapped in the hills of Los Angeles, finds a girl, discovers his emotions and consumes copious amounts of drugs ...

Spice Girls: Too Hot to Handle

Interview by Chris Heath, Rolling Stone, 10 July 1997

How five British pop tarts built their own world empire ...

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