Randy Bachman (CBC)
The stories Randy Bachman shares with his Vinyl Tap radio listeners now have a whole new audience. The Canadian rocker has just come out with a book based on his popular CBC Radio show.
On his weekly show, Bachman spins a curated lineup of tracks and also serves as storyteller. He entertains listeners with personal tales, describes interesting encounters or shares quirky tidbits about the songs or artists he plays -- all gleaned from his decades-long career in music. Now you can read those tales for yourself in Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories, published by Penguin.
"After thousands of fan requests for the stories behind the songs, I'm thrilled to be able to put out this book," the Manitoba-born, B.C.-based Bachman said in a statement.
"These are some of my favourite personal stories and they make the songs much more real and precious."
Bachman, known for his talents as a songwriter, guitarist and producer, has earned more than 120 gold and platinum awards. He co-founded The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Randy Bachman and Fred Turner were inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame during Canadian Music Week in March.