Derek & Dave Philpott

Derek and Dave Philpott are the masterminds behind an international social media network that is mainly engaged in bothering so-called pop stars. This week it’s their turn to give us three books which influenced the book they’re currently promoting. Find out more at the end of the article…

I don’t care about your book! Instead tell me about three books which influenced your book…

Delete This At Your Peril by Neil Forsyth


A rambling madman engaging far too personally with Nigerian scammers is a joy, as he leads them on, entangling them with absurd demands in a web of wasted time and effort, goading them into an unfulfilled belief that via their compliance and reluctant patience he will eventually furnish them with his elusive bank details

Rough Notes by Bruce Thomas


Having already more than established his literary credentials through the definitive Bruce Lee biography ‘Fighting Spirit’, the legendary Attractions’ bassist surpasses himself with a memoir melding the glamour of stardom with the mundanity and soul-numbing boredom of life on tour, and on the promotional treadmill. Unbeatable.

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice


Rice’s demonic and literally immortal Rock Star is the ultimate exaggeration of the chasm gouged out by the Vaudevillian theatrics of Alice Cooper and Kiss, whereby the perception of the real by their fans, and the actuality, markedly and profoundly differ. Downside – spawned an entire genre of terribly written utter bollocks.

Oh, ok – tell me about your book then…

Dear Mr. Pop Star by Derek and Dave Philpott


Deliberately deranged and overfamiliar letters to 60s-90s rock icons about their songs, with genuine and hilarious in-on-the-joke replies from the artists themselves. A subliminal amalgamation of all the above books.

Take a look at Dear Mr. Pop Star on Good Reads or pre-order from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles or Hive. The book will be released in hardback on 20th September 2018.

Here’s the promo video Rabbit Island created for Derek and Dave…