In other words:

On writing songs with Benjamin for The Lace: “I kept hearing this song coming upstairs from the studio and one day he said, ‘Hey, do you want to try writing lyrics with this song?’ and I said, ‘Sure.’ And I said, ‘How will you know whether it’s going to work or not?’ and he said, ‘I’ll know immediately. If it works, it works.’ So we wrote ‘Stay The Night’ and it came very easily, and it was smooth, and he seemed to like my work, so we continued on from there and we wrote eleven songs.” — Diane Grey Page, “Rock Of The World” interview with host Phil Harvey, 1986

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  1. Another curiosity…. why do you think Elliott Easton did not contribute ? He and Benjamin surely appeared to have a special rapport on stage. I can understand Rick not participating but it was disappointing I thought not to have any of Elliott Easton’s thoughts.

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    1. I’m not sure… maybe just a privacy issue? Maybe he was unsure how Joe would present Ben’s life, since Joe was a fairly unknown writer? Hard to say. I, too, wish Elliot would have shared his perspective.


  2. Honestly, I was disappointed that so many people who said they knew Benjamin so well basically did not say anything. 2 wives, 2 fiances, 1 mother of his child and lots of bandmates, including those that seemed more like brothers. It is almost like they are all hiding some dark secret. I do not think anyone expected nor wanted sordid stories but just speaking for myself really wondering why almost universal silence.

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      1. That sounds great. Benjamin did seem like he was a genuinely nice, decent guy, and of course people are entitled to all the privacy they want. I just know something is strange because throughout the entire book I almost know less than I did before reading the book. I am also really disappointed in Benjamin’s bandmates for not participating. I think there are a lot more fractured relationships that people did not want to expose (their reason are their own).

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