ALIEN ROCK : THE ROCK 'N' ROLL EXTRATERRESTRIAL CONNECTION
Michael C. Luckman
VH1 / Pocket Books, 2005
ABOUT THE BOOK
ALIEN ROCK : THE ROCK 'N' ROLL EXTRATERRESTRIAL CONNECTION (VH1 / Pocket
Books; July 2005; $13.95) by Michael C. Luckman is the most unusual book on rock
'n' roll ever written and the most intriguing book on UFOs ever revealed! ALIEN
ROCK explores the inside stories of rock stars obsessions and experiences with
UFOs - from Elvis Presley and David Bowie to Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger,
Blondie and the Foo Fighters, who record on Roswell Records.
Elvis considered his many UFO sightings to be signs from gods. Michael Jackson,
whom many believe to be an alien, is so obsessed by the possibility of life on
other planets that he wants to pack up his show and take it to outer space and
perform the Moonwalk on the Moon. And along the way, Elton John and David Bowie
created Rocketman and Ziggy Stardust, and Sammy Hagar, Rick Wakeman, Dave Davies
and Nina Hagen have experienced classic UFO abductions. Is it all coincidence?
From Elvis to the Beatles, from Jerry Garcia to Marilyn Manson, rock stars claim
to have seen, communed with, been inspired by, and sometimes even descended from
extraterrestrials. ALIEN ROCK is an irreverent, illuminating, all-access pass to
the stars' unearthly encounters - some friendly, some frightening, and some
frankly bizarre, including:
The birth of Elvis was marked by the appearance of a mysterious blue light over
In August 1974, John Lennon spied a UFO from the window of the penthouse he
shared with then-girlfriend, May Pang.
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful encountered a luminous cigar-shaped mothership
while camping in the English countryside in 1968.
Jimi Hendrix told a friend, "I am a spiritual messenger, sent here from another
Whether you're a UFO skeptic or a true believer, ALIEN ROCK provides a
fascinating new perspective on the long, strange trip that is rock 'n' roll
history, and suggests that, wherever the road takes us, we may not be travelling
Michael Luckman is director of the New York Center for
Extraterrestrial Research and founder of the Cosmic Majority, an organization
that seeks to advance the views of the majority of people living on planet Earth
who believe in UFOs, life on other planets throughout the Universe, the
paranormal, the New Age and the sanctity of the environment.
He taught the nation's first college course on rock music at the New School for
Social Research in New York City in 1971. Luckman's freewheeling "Underground
Tonight Show" live on cable television in New York City paved the way for
popular television programs like "Saturday Night Live." He also produced several
major UFO conventions in New York featuring rock and folk musicians and is the
visionary behind the Signal to Space Concerts, a historic event that will beam
live rock and pop music to Mars, the Moon and other locations in this Solar
System and beyond in the hope of making contact with extraterrestrials.
In his role with the New York Center for Extraterrestrial Research, Luckman
announced the discovery of two human-like faces on Mars photographed by NASA's
Global Surveyor, was the first investigator to expose television's infamous
"Alien Autopsy" footage as a hoax, and broke the story of a special initiative
by billionaire philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller to open the government's