Showing posts with label EAT LIKE A ROCK STAR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EAT LIKE A ROCK STAR. Show all posts

Friday, December 08, 2017



BEGO TIMES --- Author Mark Bego, currently riding high with his Top Ten Amazon-bestseller Eat Like A Rock Star (Skyhorse) was back in New York yesterday for two interviews with Magda Katz and journalist Brad Balfour. Katz’s interview took place at The Lambs; America’s First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874 and was a terrific locale as we were on the scene. Bego talked on video about his early career and what led him to become the author of 62 books. Among his book highlights were his 1984 tome on Michael Jackson (which sold in the millions) and subsequent hit tiles on Cher, Elton John, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt, Debbie Gibson, Micky Dolenz and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. Bego also worked for the late-great Cue Magazine as their nightlife reviewer as well as a brief stint with the legendary publicist Howard Bloom.

Good ‘n Screwed’s Joanna Bonaro showed up, as she was Katz’s next interview, and she revealed to Bego that she had cooked two dishes from his book and that they were both major successes. Bonaro’s TV-pilot unspools tonight in Brooklyn Heights with a special showing and cast-members Robert Funaro and Armen Garo slated to attend.

From The Lambs, I rode downtown with Bego, and his PR-man David Salidor, to the great Italian-eatery Aleo restaurant on 20th street for a chat with Balfour. Balfour has just started his own podcast after a successful run as a major NY-journalist and Bego was to be among his initial subjects. Both Bego and Balfour have known each other’s for decades and their camaraderie was apparent.

Bego, who sees Barry Manilow (an early book subject as well) Thursday night in Long Island, has two in-store signings this weekend; Saturday at the Riverside Square Mall in Hackensack, N. J. (1:00PM-3:00PM) and Sunday at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack (12:00PM-3:00PM).

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Eat Like A Rock Star

May Pang With Mary Wilson And Mark Bego

Author Mark Bego’s bash at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room recently was a singular success. There to officially launch his Eat Like A Rock Star (Skyhorse Publishing), which contains more than 100 recipes from rock stars: from Richie Sambora, to Bill Wyman, Boz Scaggs, Joey Fatone, Ray Parker, Jr., Micky Dolenz and Michael McDonald, the book is lavishly produced, with photos and bios for each chef, from Bego. With 62 rock-bios to his credit, Bego said that invariably the topic of food would come up during his interviews and often, the stars themselves would prepare their favorite dish for Bego. “I well remember interviewing Bill Wyman, of the Rolling Stones, and though he said he didn’t cook at first, he eventually opened up and gave me a terrific recipe (Lamb Chops with Endive Salad).”

Mary Wilson With Mark Bego And Marie Sacino Hanlon

Seen amongst the crowd, which was served a special white Sangria that the author himself prepared, were Gene Cornish from The Rascals; Cory Daye from The Savannah Band; Paul Antonelli from Animotion; songsmith Mike Greenly (“My Fire”); Imaginary Friends’ Beth Wernick; Randy Jones and Will Grega; Lou Christie; Marie Sacino Hanlon; Donnie Dacus; Bego’s longtime PR-pasha David Salidor with fellow PR-man Randy Alexander; and the group The Hit Men with Lee Shapiro. 

With the book currently on amazon’s best Selling Cookbooks list, a sequel is definitely in the offing.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


More Than 100 Recipes from Rock & Roll’s Greatest

By Mark Bego

Introduction by Mary Wilson of The Supremes

Eat Like A Rock Star

Who knew that Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones) makes an amazing Lamb Chops with Endive and Blue Cheese Salad, that Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) loves Pasta with Ham and Parmesan Cheese, or that Boz Scaggs eats Tuscan Grilled Chicken?

With more than a hundred recipes from seven decades of rock & roll, pop, country, R&B, and disco, Mark Bego, along with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Featuring each rock star’s biography, their favorite recipe, and other fun facts, Eat Like a Rock Star is a must-have for every die-hard rocker-at-heart who loves to eat.

Mark Bego 'Eat Like A Rock Star'

There is nowhere else you will find Ray Parker Jr.’s Salmon and Eggs, Joey Fatone’s (‘N SYNC) Rice Balls, Micky Dolenz’s (The Monkees) Micky ‘D’ Cocktail, and Angela Bowie’s (David Bowie’s ex-wife’s) Rosti Hash Brown Potatoes all in one book. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert, learn to cook:

• Michelle Phillips’s (The Mamas & The Papas) Organic Lemon Chicken

• Lou Christie’s Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

• Marilyn McCoo’s (The 5th Dimension) Leg of Lamb

• Glen Campbell’s Favorite Mexican Chicken Casserole

• Sarah Dash’s (Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) Peach Cobbler

With a section on head-spinning cocktails, full menu suggestions, as well as author Mark Bego’s own culinary concoctions such as Spicy Szechuan Sesame Noodles and Boozy Banana Cream Pie, look no further for the all-in-one cooking and rock & roll companion. As Martha Reeves says about her Smoked Turkey Necks & Lima Beans, “Honey, this is real soul food!”

About Mark Bego

Mark Bego is a New York Times bestselling author of sixty-two books on rock & roll, country music, and show business. Heralded in Publishers Weekly as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” his biographies have covered Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Billy Joel, with eleven million copies of his books in print. Bego lives in Tucson, Arizona.

 About Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson founded The Supremes with her high school friends Diana Ross and Florence Ballard in the early 1960s. They have since become the most successful girl group in the history of recorded music. She has written two bestselling memoirs, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Photos Courtesy Of: Mark Bego