It's a must-have for anyone mystified by what young people today are most interested in. "Son of Disco", Alon Shulman's Style Bible warns: "No longer a counter-culture movement, today's youth culture is now the movement ... their style becomes everyone's style to one degree or another". His book, to be published by Methuen next autumn contains 1,000 definitions, from hip-hop to posh totty.
They have been round the world and now they are getting into rock. The Rough Guide to Rock is an up-to-date and positive guide to 1,056 bands. "It`s not written by your average music hack who's been there, done that," said Richard Trillo, associate director.