"Mansion On The Hill" Chronicles Rock And Roll Business

Jan. 30 [10:00 EST] -- Neil Young, who's said to be about to sign on as the headliner ("Hey Hey, My My" live, Quicktime, 650k) for next summer's H.O.R.D.E. tour, turns up next to many other stars and behind-the-scenes music-biz denizens in a must-read new book about the business of rock & roll called "The Mansion On The Hill."

Veteran music reporter Fred Goodman examines the way in which rock inherited the mantle of meaningfulness from folk music in the 1960s, and then threw it away, or sold it down the river, in the 70s and 80s.

This is not a screed, and Goodman clearly likes many of the stars he writes about, but Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, mogul David Geffen, and manager Jon Landau are among the many folks who probably won't be inviting him over for brunch anytime soon.