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Moleskine celebrates the life and work of David Bowie - a singer-songwriter, thinker and visionary whose creative output and continuous reinvention was and is an inspiration for millions around the world. Always one step ahead, Bowie took his own inspiration from a mix of literature, music history and the arts - using himself as a canvas onto which he projected evolving characters, stories and ideas.

This David Bowie Limited Edition Collection maps some of those changes, paying homage to his keen sense of stagecraft. Bowie's uniquely intense gaze features across the collection which takes us on a journey from Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane and, finally, to his 25th and final studio album, Blackstar.

The theme continues on the endpapers and notebook paper band, which features a join-the-dots Aladdin Sane lightning bolt to complete, color and keep.

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- Black Hard Cover with David Bowie, Blackstar Limited Edition Theme

- Rounded corners

- Elastic closure

- Moleskine Ivory Paper

- Matching bookmark ribbon

- Paper: 70 g/m², acid-free, ivory

- 240 ruled pages

- Themed stickers

- Expandable inner pocket in the back

- "In case of loss" printed on the flyleaf

- Reusable themed paper band B-Side featuring additional printed tools

- Lies flat, opens at 180°

- The history of Moleskine is inside

- Dimensions: 5" x 8.25"

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Moleskine srl. creates and sells FSCr-certified products

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Rock `n' Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music's thunderous, rumbly bottom end-the bass-in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection

In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music's foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy's trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddy's extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Geddy's long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rush's sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the world's top bassists and collectors.

A musician and guitar freak, Geddy has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the world's greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970s-the golden age of guitar making.

Suffused with Geddy's intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is also an entertaining look at a legend's career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Geddy shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players who've influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fans' appreciation of his beloved instrument.

About the Author:

Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums sold by a rock band, and has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone as among the top bassists of all-time, Rush's energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Geddy lives in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design
  • Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar
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Face It

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A multilayered memoir from a multifaceted artist.

As a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of Debbie Harry's impact on our culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life. Through it all-while being acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women in the world, prized by a galaxy of leading photographers and fashion designers, beloved by legions of fans for her relentless, high-octane performances, selling 50 million albums or being painted by Andy Warhol-Debbie Harry has infused her perennial Blondie persona with a heady mix of raw sexuality and sophisticated punk cool.

In Face It, Debbie Harry invites us into the complexity of who she is and how her life and career have played out over the last seven decades. Upending the standard music memoir, with a cutting-edge style keeping with the distinctive qualities of her multi-disciplined artistry, Face It includes a thoughtful introduction by Chris Stein, rare personal photos, original illustrations, fan artwork installations, and more.

Peppered with colorful characters, Face It features everyone from bands Blondie came up with on the 1970s music scene-The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie-to artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovic and H.R. Giger of Alien fame. It explores her successful acting career (she has starred in over 30 film roles including David Cronenberg's Videodrome and John Waters' Hairspray), her weekends with William S. Burroughs and her attempted abduction by serial killer Ted Bundy. Ranging from the hardscrabble grit and grime of the early New York City years to times of glorious commercial success, interrupted by a plunge into heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy and Blondie's break up as a band, an amazing solo career and then a stunning return with Blondie, this is a cinematic story of an artist who has always set her own path.

Inspirational, entertaining, shocking, humorous and eye-opening, Face It is a memoir as dynamic as its subject.

About the Author:

Debbie Harry

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Dey Street Books
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
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A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itselfby band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam ADROCK Horovitz and Michael Mike D Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Illand the albums messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam, their move to Los Angeles, and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Pauls Boutique, their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam MCA Yauch, and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, BEASTIE BOYS BOOK upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative are rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.

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  • Color illustrations throughout
  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Acid for the Children: A Memoir [Book]

Book: $31.01 UNAVAILABLE

The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an L.A. street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Note: We aren't able to ship this out of the U.S. unless arrangements are made for an additional shipping charge.

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The most "sweeping" and "comprehensive" (Kirkus Reviews, Best Nonfiction Books of 2017) history of LGBT music ever compiled, encompassing a century of music by and for the LGBT community

From Sia to Elton John, from Billie Holiday to David Bowie, LGBT musicians have changed the course of modern music. But before their music-and the messages behind it-gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would follow them? David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community.

Darryl W. Bullock reveals the stories of both famous and lesser-known LGBT musicians, whose perseverance against the threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil-including two world wars, Stonewall, and the AIDS crisis-has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Bullock chronicles these struggles through new interviews and archival reports, dating from the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock `n' roll years, Swinging Sixties, and disco days of the '70s, right up to modern pop, electronica, and reggae. An entertaining treasure-trove of untold history for all music lovers, David Bowie Made Me Gay is an inspiring, nostalgic, and provocative story of right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight.

About the Author:

Darryl W. Bullock is a publisher, editor, and writer specializing in numerous areas including music and the arts. He is the author of The World's Worst Records and posts weekly on his popular blog, The World's Worst Records. Bullock helped launch We Are Family, the UK's first magazine for LGBT families and their friends. He is the author of David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music and Florence Foster Jenkins: A Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • Social Science / Lgbt Studies
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Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir

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The Incredible Story of a Country Music Legend

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie's world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more.

Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond.

Charlie Daniels presents a life lesson for all of us regardless of profession: "Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it all out there every show. You're concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn't. So give them a show and.Never look at the empty seats!"

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Charlie Daniels career spans 50+ years, including selling more than 20 million albums and receiving a Grammy in 1979 for his Charlie Daniels Band signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." In 2016 alone, Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, performed over 100 concerts, and had his 80th birthday "Volunteer Jam" in front of 15,000 people in Nashville, marking the year as one of the most important of his career.

Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy, seldom seen without his signature bull-rider hat and belt. It's not so much the style of music, but the values consistently reflected in the varying genres that connect Charlie Daniels with his millions of fans.

"It's been a rewarding life; an exciting life and I would do it all over again in the twinkling of an eye. It's been a great ride gang, and we're still in the saddle and it ain't over by a long shot. Bring it on." - Charlie Daniels

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  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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With a rich history and featuring more than 110,000 vinyl records covering some 60 years of rock, pop, alternative, jazz and country, Goldmine Record Album Price Guide is the only identification and price guide on the market dedicated to collecting record albums.

Whether you're new to the scene or an experienced collector, Goldmine Record Album Price Guide, 10th edition, is your vinyl answer. Featuring more than 110,000 albums covering 60 years of music history, the catalog is your best and most trusted resource for buying, selling or simply enjoying a record collection.+

Historian and pricing expert Dave Thompson heads a team of vinyl pros dedicated to bringing you the finest resource available to a treasure trove of American-released albums.

As it has for more than two decades, this completely vetted reference features:An easy-to-use format for effortless discovery and fun

  • Current values and key identification information including artist name, record label, catalog number, format details, release date and more.
  • Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues and more
  • Listings for Various Artists Collections, Soundtracks and Original Cast Recordings
  • The venerable Goldmine Grading Guide, the most widely used source for determining album condition in the hobby today.

About the Author:

Dave Thompson serves as researcher and pricing expert for an array of Krause Publications vinyl record guides, including the Standard Catalog of American Records, Goldmine Album Price Guide, Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records and Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide. Thompson is also the author of Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting.

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  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Krause
  • Antiques & Collectibles / Records
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Biography of legendary singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, spanning his nomadic youth and early recording career to his substance abuse, final album, and posthumous Grammy Awards

As is the case with so many musicians, the life of Warren Zevon was blessed with talent and opportunity yet also beset by tragedy and setbacks. Raised mostly by his mother with an occasional cameo from his gangster father, Warren had an affinity and talent for music at an early age. Taking to the piano and guitar almost instantly, he began imitating and soon creating songs at every opportunity. After an impromptu performance in the right place at the right time, a record deal landed on the lap of a teenager who was eager to set out on his own and make a name for himself. But of course, where fame is concerned, things are never quite so simple.

Drawing on original interviews with those closest to Zevon, including Crystal Zevon, Jackson Browne, Mitch Albom, Danny Goldberg, Barney Hoskyns, and Merle Ginsberg, Nothing's Bad Luck tells the story of one of rock's greatest talents. Journalist C.M. Kushins not only examines Zevon's troubled personal life and sophisticated, ever-changing musical style, but emphasizes the moments in which the two are inseparable, and ultimately paints Zevon as a hot-headed, literary, compelling, musical genius worthy of the same tier as that of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

In Nothing's Bad Luck, Kushins at last gives Warren Zevon the serious, in-depth biographical treatment he deserves, making the life of this complex subject accessible to fans old and new for the very first time.

About the Author:

C. M. Kushins has been a freelance journalist for over fifteen years. After graduating from SUNY Empire State College with a degree in communications he worked for MTV and the NAACP. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including High Times and Creative Nonfiction. A musician himself, Nothing's Bad Luck is his first book. He lives in New York.

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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from an equally wide range of influences. Impossible to pin down and constantly evolving, Dylan represents something different to everyone.

Whether a song, poem or literary project, it all starts with a pen and the blank pages of a notebook. Record a moment, capture a feeling and allow your ideas to come into sharper focus on paper. Let Dylan influence and inspire your own handwritten message.

Each notebook in the collection features themed stickers and a Bob Dylan paperband B-Side. The purple notebook and its paperband B-Side feature the iconic The Times They Are A-Changin'.

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- Hard Cover with Bob Dylan Limited Edition Theme

- Rounded corners

- Elastic closure

- Moleskine Ivory Paper

- Matching bookmark ribbon

- Paper: 70 gsm, acid-free, ivory

- Themed stickers

- Expandable inner pocket in the back

- "In case of loss" printed on the flyleaf

- Reusable themed paperband B-SIDE featuring additional printed tools

- Lies flat, opens at 180°

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Moleskine srl. creates and sells FSCr-certified products

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  • Publisher: - Moleskine
  • Non-Classifiable
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Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were u

Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the

About the Author:

Philippe Margotin has written numerous books on music, including biographies of U2 and Radiohead, as well as All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release; Bob Dylan All the Songs; and The Rolling Stones All the Songs. He lives in Paris.

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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An insightful look at the unprecedented rise of America's musical obsession: gangster rap

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

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Soren Baker has written thousands of articles about music and culture for such outlets as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone, among others. He is currently producing a script he wrote for Snoop Dogg. He lives in Southern California.

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  • Trade Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams Image
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rap & Hip Hop
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The Biggest Little Record!

The 45 RPM record was first introduced in 1949, but it wasn't until the advent of rock 'n' roll that they became part of the scene. Elvis and his Sun Records releases changed everything and when Beatlemania washed ashore in the 1960s the 45 was a part of almost every American home with a teenager, every radio station and every bar with a jukebox.

Today 45s ride a new wave of vinyl interest.

With an easy-to-use format organized alphabetically by artists and featuring 80,000 records and labels covering nearly 70 years of music that changed the world forever, Goldmine 45 RPM Records Price Guide is the only identification and price guide on the market dedicated to "the little record with the big hole."

About the Author:

Dave Thompson serves as vinyl record researcher and pricing expert for Krause Publications. His work serves as the backbone for such industry standards as Goldmine Album Price Guide, Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide and the Standard Catalog of American Records.

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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Antiques & Collectibles / Records
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The candid and brutally honest, fully illustrated autobiography by the founding member of the Ramones.

Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that would characterize his persona both on and off stage. Through it all, Johnny kept the band focused and moving forward, ultimately securing their place in music history by inventing punk rock. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002-two years later, Johnny died of cancer, having outlived two other founding members. Revealing, inspiring, and told on his own terms, this highly designed memoir also features Johnny's assessment of the Ramones' albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published.

Praise for Commando:"Amazing book . . . dense and throbbing with character-enough to bring this departed New York icon barking back to life." -New York Daily News

"Johnny's delightful, sadly posthumous autobiography, Commando, is just like its author-as punk as it gets." -Wall Street Journal"Ramone memoir reveals charming, grumpy punk icon." -Reuters"There's no grand confessional to end Commando, just a nod of gratitude toward family, friends, and fans. Its characteristic succinctness rings genuine." -Austin Chronicle

About the Author

John Cummings (1948-2004), aka Johnny Ramone, was ranked by Rolling Stone as #16 on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." In Time's rating of the "10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players," he was named, in a fit of appropriate rebellion, #11.

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  • Format Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson offers an inside look at life in one of the biggest heavy-metal bands of all time.

In this follow-up to his 2013 memoir My Life With Deth, Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson carries on where he left off, charting his mid-2000s departure from Megadeth through his triumphant return in 2010, and offering an inside look at the continuing saga of one of the world's biggest and most enduring heavy-metal bands.

Co-written with his business partner, Thom Hazaert - a celebrated music-industry figure, radio personality, and music journalist - More Life With Deth chronicles Megadeth's record-shattering `BIG 4' shows alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, and the release of their Grammy-winning Dystopia - their highest-charting record in over twenty-five years - and the massive two-year world tour supporting it.

Far more than your typical rock star tell-all, More Life with Deth also delves deeper into the origins of Megadeth and David's roots in rural Minnesota, and tells the stories behind the creation of his hugely successful EMP Label Group, Ellefson Coffee Co., and the relaunch of the famed metal label Combat Records, as well as his continued personal journey of spirituality and sobriety.

Told through the words of Ellefson, Hazaert, and friends including Alice Cooper, Brian `Head' Welch (Korn), Kristian Nairn (Game Of Thrones), Mark Tremonti, K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God, Megadeth), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), and many more, More Life With Deth is an insightful and personal look at one of the most revered rock musicians - and preeminent heavy-metal entrepreneurs - of our time.

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From humble farm roots in Jackson, Minnesota, David Ellefson went on to become the bassist and co-founder of Grammy-winning thrash titans Megadeth, a member of the metal collective known as the BIG 4, alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Megadeth have sold over thirty million albums worldwide during their storied thirty-five-year career. Ellefson is also an accomplished author, producer, clinician, music-business lecturer, and entrepreneur, presiding over a global brand portfolio, including his own record labels EMP Label Group and Combat Records, as well as his global coffee shingle, Ellefson Coffee Co. His literary works include the music-business self-help guide Making Music Your Business . A Guide for Young Musicians (Hal Leonard) and My Life With Deth (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster), which was co-written with Bass Player editor Joel McIver.

Born in 1975 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Thom Hazaert is a celebrated music journalist, radio personality, music and film producer, artist manager, and A&R and marketing executive, known for his pioneering work in the world of lifestyle hard-rock marketing for gold and platinum artists including Limp Bizkit, Staind, Coal Chamber, Static-X, Incubus, and many more, as well as his own record labels, Corporate Punishment Records and THC Music, which have released music from artists including Primer 55, American Head Charge, Chuck Mosley, Malfunkshun, Ghost Machine, Switched, and more. In 2015, Hazaert became the head of A&R and operations for David Ellefson's fledgling EMP Label Group, later spearheading the relaunch of storied metal label Combat Records. Hazaert is also a partner in Ellefson's hugely successful coffee brand, Ellefson Coffee Co., and the marketing brawn behind Ellefson's powerhouse umbrella of international brands.

Joel McIver is the bestselling author of Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica, which has been translated into 9 languages, and several other books. He has written for Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and he is the occasional guest on BBC. Classic Rock magazine has called him "by some distance Britain's most prolific hard rock/metal author." He wrote the official biography of the world's biggest death metal band, Cannibal Corpse and co-wrote Megadeath's bio from bass player David Ellefson.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Pres
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Heavy Metal
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BTS Army Handbook

Book: $16.96 UNAVAILABLE

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There are few who have made a mark on 2018 quite like BTS, the seven member Korean K-Pop group that is singlehandedly reviving the Age of the Boyband with their electric tracks, explosive dance routines and unnervingly perfect hair. BTS may have been catapulted to international acclaim this year, but there's still a whole world of facts and stories from the six years it took for them to become the first K-Pop act to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Become a fully-fledged ARMY and learn about the members, the songs, and all of the stages along their journey from pre-debut training to global stardom.

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  • Series: BTS
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Books
  • Young Adult Nonfiction / Music
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BTS: K-Pop's International Superstars

Book: $13.96 UNAVAILABLE

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BTS: K-Pop's International Superstars is the must-have celebration of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook, who have won over fans across the globe with hits like "DNA" and "MIC Drop."

With dozens of stunning full-color photographs, this volume offers an extensive look at the guys behind the incredible voices, verses, and dance moves-from their early days as bandmates, to worldwide tours, to their relationship with their passionate and quickly-growing community of fans.

This commemorative collection also looks back at the Bangtan Boys' evolving musical sound, explores what makes each member of the group so memorable, and has fun with their friendship and social media presence. Also featuring a look ahead at what is sure to be an even brighter future, this is the ultimate book for ARMYs as well as new K-pop fans everywhere.

About the Author

Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
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Art & Vinyl

Book: $76.01 UNAVAILABLE

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Art for music: the album cover as medium

Art & Vinyl is an exhilarating new look into the history of the vinyl record as a medium for modern and contemporary visual art. This beautifully designed and printed publication is the first book to focus in-depth on works of art created specifically for an album, composer or musician.

With reproductions of more than 200 LPs from the mid-20th century to the present, Art & Vinyl traces the trajectory of how the record album has been considered by artists as material for a work of art. The book begins with Pablo Picasso's 1949 depiction of the dove of peace, printed directly on an audio disc. Significantly, the recording was Paul Robeson's Chante Pour La Paix (Singing for Peace). Art & Vinyl also includes works by artists as disparate and wide-ranging as Ed Ruscha, Marlene Dumas, Cy Twombly, Yoko Ono, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Sophie Calle and Andy Warhol.

Highlights include Gerhard Richter's extraordinary oil painting made directly on a recording of Glenn Gould's Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1984), as well as Allan Kaprow's LP How to Make a Happening (1966). Also featured are albums of original recordings by Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Jean Dubuffet, Christian Marclay and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others. Some of the better-known artists' covers for rock, pop and jazz albums featured here are Jann Haworth and Peter Blake's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Jim Dine's cover for The Best of Cream; Lee Friedlander's portrait of Miles Davis for In a Silent Way; Warhol's cover for Sticky Fingers and Robert Frank's Exile on Main Street; Mapplethorpe's classic Patti Smith portrait for Horses; Robert Longo's cover for Glenn Branca's The Ascension; Fischli/Weiss's Liliput; and Alec Soth's cover for Dolorean's The Unfazed.

Art & Vinyl has been assembled over the course of nearly a decade by curator and collector Antoine de Beaupré, author of Total Records and founder of Librarie Galerie 213 in Paris.

About the Author:

by Jeffrey Fraenkel (Editor), Antoine De Beaupré (Editor)

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery/Editions Antoine de Beaupré
  • Collections, Music (Books)
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The Vinyl Manual is the 21st century companion for anyone who is bringing their vinyl music collection back to life or discovering the joys of vinyl for the first time.

How to get the best from your vinyl records and kit.

The Vinyl Manual is the 21st century companion for anyone who is bringing their vinyl music collection back to life or discovering the joys of vinyl for the first time.

With chapters on turntables and audio kit, it is a step-by-step guide to getting the most from your vinyl collection and understanding the technology behind it. We explain how vinyl delivers the unique sound so loved by audio enthusiasts and its evolution over 100 years, from the 78s of the late 19th century to today's advanced electronic formats.

As well as expert insight into setting up your system correctly and guides to choosing the right hardware for your music, the Haynes experts take you behind the scenes of the vinyl industry, including the super-clubs of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We tell you the best way to build and curate your collection, from dance to rock to classical, and provide tips from the world's most respected professionals.

Whether you are collecting, recording or just playing, the Vinyl Manual is the essential companion for any vinyl enthusiast.

About the Author:

Matt Anniss is a freelance writer and has built his career around his passion for electronic music and club culture. He's been involved in the music industry in some capacity - as a DJ, mix-maker, event promoter, journalist, A&R consultant, occasional producer and even record label owner - since his student days in the late '90s. He confesses to be a vinyl obsessive and owns many more records than any sane person should.

Patrick Fuller is a former journalist and editor who spent 20 years working with market-leading media brands such as What Car?, Autocar, PistonHeads, Stuff and What Hi-Fi? His extensive vinyl collection went missing shortly after he left home in 1987, only to turn up 15 years later in his brother's friend's attic, complete with 1,000 rock, pop, classical and dance records the Fuller family had mislaid over the years. Patrick created the Haynes Vinyl Manual with his brilliant co-author Matt Anniss and now plays his records on the beloved Technics SL1210s given to him by his wife Louise. His six children have given up complaining.

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  • Series: Haynes Manuals
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • Music / Recording & Reproduction

The Vinyl Manual: How to get the best from your vinyl records and kit

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An intimately photographed and elegantly designed tribute to the artist known as Prince from the celebrated photographer who collaborated with him for a quarter of a century.

For twenty-five years, Randee St. Nicholas, one of Hollywood's most acclaimed photographers, worked closely with the enigmatic Prince, capturing some of his most intimate and revealing moments both on and off stage. My Name Is Prince is an up-close, intimate look at the artist as he has seldom been seen before. Discover the many moods of the brilliant award-winning icon in hundreds of stunning black-and-white and color photographs taken at his home, on tour, and on his many adventures around the world. Accompanying the images are behind-the-scenes stories, and St. Nicholas's touching, humorous, and illuminating personal insights on the big and small moments she shared with Prince.

Prince and St. Nicholas made plans to collaborate on this book after working on their first collaborative book 21 Nights. As stunning and unforgettable as the icon himself, My Name Is Prince serves as a continuation of his legacy and pays homage to the man, the star, and his "profound" impact on music and pop culture.

About the Author

Randee St. Nicholas is an acclaimed photographer, director and clothing designer, based in Los Angeles, California. She is known worldwide for her collaborations with iconic musicians and actors including Prince, Britney Spears, Diana Ross, Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Christina Aguilera, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Whitney Houston and P Diddy, to name a few.

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad
  • Photography / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity
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High School

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From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings

High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara's points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.

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During the course of their twenty-year career, Tegan Quin and Sara Quin have sold well over one million records and released eight studio albums. They have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award. They have performed on some of the world's biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. Outspoken advocates for equality, in 2016 Tegan and Sara created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. The sisters currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, and split their time between there and Los Angeles, California. Visit them at www.teganandsara.com or connect with them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @TeganandSara.

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  • Series: Dork Diaries
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MCD
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Conversations with McCartney

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The intimate portrayal of one of the most famous men in music, more than half of which is in McCartney's own words

For over thirty-five years, noted music writer Paul Du Noyer had unprecedented access to Paul McCartney and has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer. Conversations with McCartney is the result of Du Noyer's long association with McCartney and his music. In the most comprehensive firsthand account of McCartney ever published, Du Noyer presents an honest, humorous, and unique perspective of the former Beatle: "Until Paul McCartney writes his own memoir . . . Paul Du Noyer has set the bar and you won't need any other volume on your shelf" (London Weekly News).

Coupling McCartney's candid thoughts with Du Noyer's observations and analysis, Conversations with McCartney is beautifully written-the sensitive, shrewd depiction of one of the most accomplished artists of our time.

About the Author

Paul Du Noyer is a top music journalist with more than 30 years' experience writing about the subject. His interviewees range from Madonna to Pavarotti, David Bowie to Mick Jagger and nearly everyone with a strong connection to The Beatles, not least Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. He began his career on the staff of Britain's legendary music weekly paper NME, and later joined Q magazine and became its editor. Du Noyer also launched MOJO as its founding editor, for which the British Society of Magazine Editors awarded him the title "Editor of the Year."

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  • With both black & white and color images
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Back in 1961 it was still possible to know a few of America's original country musicians from the '20s and '30s. Renowned and celebrated musician and artist John Cohen came of age at the confluence of old time and early bluegrass music, the historic intersection of traditional and folk music. Cohen traveled the country playing music, recording, and documenting what was to be a generation of musicians who would influence American music and culture for decades to come.

Traveling between the Union Grove fiddlers' convention to the Grand Ole Opry to a coal celebration in Hazard, Kentucky, Cohen made historic photographs of performers like Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, the country's very first all-bluegrass show, and a bluegrass bar in Baltimore, among much more. Speed Bumps on a Dirt Road presents old time music as the root of country music.

Includes photographs of: Flatt & Scruggs, fiddler "Eck" Robertson in Amarillo, Texas, Doc Watson, bluegrass fiddler "Tex" Logan, the Stanley Brothers at Sunset Park, Sara and Maybelle of the Carter Family, and Cousin Emmy, Alice & Hazel, and a dulcimer in a parking lot.

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John Cohen was born in 1932 in New York City's Sunnyside, Queens and now lives in Putnam Valley, New York. A 1957 Yale School of Art alumnus, Cohen studied with Josef Albers. Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers with whom he toured and recorded from 1958-2008, making 20 albums. Cohen was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001 and made nine field recordings of traditional music including Roscoe Holcomb and High Atmosphere and also served as a music consultant for T Bone Burnett's Cold Mountain.

Cohen's photographs are in collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Corcoran Museum and National Gallery in Washington D.C., as well as The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The author of many books, Cohen's photography publications include There Is No Eye and Young Bob, both published by powerHouse Books, as well as Past Present Peru, Cheap Rents, Here & Gone, and Walking In The Light, all published by Steidl.

Cohen was a professor emeritus of photography at SUNY Purchase College from 1972-1996 and a prolific filmmaker of 17 music documentaries including: The High Lonesome Sound, End of an Old Song, Musical Holdouts, Mountain Music of Peru, and Pericles In America, among others.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: PowerHouse Book
  • Photography / Subjects & Themes / Historical
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Moleskine celebrates the life and work of David Bowie - a singer-songwriter, thinker and visionary whose creative output and continuous reinvention was and is an inspiration for millions around the world. Always one step ahead, Bowie took his own inspiration from a mix of literature, music history and the arts - using himself as a canvas onto which he projected evolving characters, stories and ideas.

This David Bowie Limited Edition Collection maps some of those changes, paying homage to his keen sense of stagecraft. Bowie's uniquely intense gaze features across the collection which takes us on a journey from Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane and, finally, to his 25th and final studio album, Blackstar.

The theme continues on the endpapers and notebook paper band, which features a join-the-dots Aladdin Sane lightning bolt to complete, color and keep.

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- White Hard Cover with David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust Limited Edition Theme

- Rounded corners

- Elastic closure

- Moleskine Ivory Paper

- Matching bookmark ribbon

- Paper: 70 g/m², acid-free, ivory

- 240 ruled pages

- Themed stickers

- Expandable inner pocket in the back

- "In case of loss" printed on the flyleaf

- Reusable themed paper band B-Side featuring additional printed tools

- Lies flat, opens at 180°

- The history of Moleskine is inside

- Dimensions: 5" x 8.25"

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A bite-sized collection of quotes by and about the one and only David Bowie.

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." A perfect companion for Bowie fans everywhere, this collection of more than 170 quotations from the Starman himself, as well as his admirers, captures exactly what made this chameleon-like songwriter, singer, and performer one of a kind. "Without David Bowie, popular music as we know it pretty much wouldn't exist." -Moby

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Malcolm Croft is a celebrated author and music journalist. He has worked with many of the world's most important bands, including The Flaming Lips, Coldplay, and The Verve. He has written more than 15 books on popular culture and music.

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  • Hardcover: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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The definitive biography of singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, best-known for "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding"

Described as "Britain's greatest living songwriter," Nick Lowe has made his mark as a pioneer of pub rock, power-pop, and punk rock and as a producer of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, the Damned, and the Pretenders. He has been a pop star with his bands Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile, a son-in-law to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and is the writer behind hits including "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding." In the past decades, however, he has distinguished himself as an artist who is equally acclaimed for the second act of his career as a tender yet sharp-tongued acoustic balladeer.

Biographer Will Birch, who in addition to being a music writer was a drummer and tour manager himself, has known Lowe for over forty years and melds Lowe's gift as a witty raconteur with his own authoritative analysis of Lowe's background and the cultural scenes he exemplifies. Lowe's parallel fame as one of the best interviews in the business will contribute to this first look into his life and work--and likely the closest thing fans will get to an autobiography by this notoriously charming cult figure.

This is not an authorized biography, but Lowe has given it his spiritual blessing and his management and label are fully on board. Cruel to Be Kind will be the colorful yet serious account of one of the world's most talented and admired musicians.

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Will Birch is a former drummer and songwriter with the Kursaal Flyers ("Little Does She Know") and The Records ("Starry Eyes"). During the 1980s he moved into record production, working with such acts as Any Trouble, Dr Feelgood, Hollies, Billy Bremner (Rockpile) and the Long Ryders. Throughout the 1990s Will wrote many articles for MOJO and other music magazines. He is the author of No Sleep Till Canvey Island: The Great Pub Rock Revolution, and Ian Dury: The Definitive Biography. He lives near London.

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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Rare and unseen images from Terry O'Neill's unprecedented access to David Bowie's last performance as Ziggy Stardust, including candid backstage shots  New and original interviews from a host of people who witnessed the last performance, including Geoff MacCormack - one of Bowie's long-time friends and "Spider"; Suzy Ronson - Mick's wife and stylist; Ken Scott - sound engineer and producer; Ava Cherry - backing vocals, and many more

Includes a neon acetate cover When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realize that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, celebrated photographer, was given unprecedented access to document the event. O'Neill captured Bowie and his crew backstage as they went through costume changes, and Bowie transformed into the character he'd soon put to rest. On stage, dodging television cameras and lights, O'Neill snapped the incredible stage presence for which Bowie and his crew had become renowned.

O'Neill remembers of Bowie: "He became a character on stage. As much as a person takes a role in a play for the West End or on Broadway, learning the lines, putting on the costumes - this was, I think, the way Bowie treated his stage. This night at the Marquee, I witnessed a modern-day Hamlet - and it was Ziggy Stardust".

Award-winning music writer Daniel Rachel interviews key contributors of the day, including O Neill, Ava Cherry, Amanda Lear and Geoff MacCormack along with new insights and memories from fans who were in the audience who played witness to this incredible moment.

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Terry O'Neill has had a star-studded career. He has been in the business of capturing the most iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and infamous for six decades. His reportage photography chronicled the evolution of fashion in the post-war era, and later the emergence of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals, and icons like David Bowie and Elton John. He has been photographer-of-choice for a multitude of celebrities,ftom Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to Raquel Welch and Paul Newman, and remains the only photographer to have captured shots not only of every James Bond to date, but also more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering 150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. O'Neill was awarded withthe Royal Society of Arts' highest honor, the Centenary Medal, in 2012.

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
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In 1975 John Lennon moved to New York City, stopped being a Beatle, and started being a father. Now, experience life from Lennon's perspective as David Foenkinos' mesmerizing story is adapted to graphic form by Corbeyran and Horne.

Though his life was cut tragically short in front of his home by a fan, John Lennon's forty years on earth changed millions of lives and shaped the course of pop culture. Many know the Beatle, the activist, the man gone balmy over Yoko-but more lies beneath the surface.

From the imagined couch of a fictional therapist in NYC's posh Dakota building, Lennon recounts the many joys, shortcomings, failures, and triumphs that marked this pop culture juggernaut's rise to superstardom. Journey through an icon's isolated homelife, prying classmates, violent behaviour and self-destructive tendencies as the building blocks of explosive creativty fall into place.

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Corbeyran is comic writer born in Marseille in 1964 that has lived in Bordeaux since 1987. After working as a holiday host and then as a freelance graphic designer in advertising, he made his first steps in the comic strip by signing the screenplay for the album Les Griffes Du Marais (Vents d'Ouest), published in January 1990. 180 albums later, appreciated by aficionados and the general public, he is now one of the most prominent French writers.

David Foenkinos is a French author and screenwriter. He studied literature and music in Paris. His novel La délicatesse is a bestseller in France. A film based on the book was released in December 2011, with Audrey Tautou as the main character. In 2014 he was awarded Prix Renaudot for his novel "Charlotte".

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  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing
  • Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
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George Michael: The Life: 1963-2016

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George Michael's songs and style made him an icon of the '90s. A moving look back at this remarkable artist.

George Michael's death on Christmas Day 2016 inspired a new appreciation of his talent and generosity. This new biography is a remarkable examination of his extraordinary musical career and legacy. It also explores his complicated life off-stage, including his sexual insecurity, the loss of his first lover to AIDS, his mother's untimely death, and his longtime battle with drug addiction.

About the Author

Emily Herbert is the author of Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951-2014 and Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame. She lives in London.

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  • Color and black & white photos throughout
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lesser Gods
  • Music \ Genres & Styles
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From Ed Ward, the former rock and roll historian for NPR's Fresh Air, comes a sweeping, definitive, and engrossing cultural history of rock's most exciting era

Rock historian Ed Ward shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the musicians, DJs, record executives, concert promoters, and producers who were at the forefront of this incredible time in music history. The story begins with the Beatles landing in New York where the NYPD, swarms of fans, and a crowd of 200 journalists await their first American press conference, which opens with the question "Are you going to get a haircut in America?" and ends with a reporter tugging on Paul McCartney's hair in an attempt to remove his nonexistent wig. This is where volume two of The History of Rock & Roll kicks off. Chronicling the years 1964 through 1977, this latest volume covers the most exciting era of rock history which saw a massive outpouring of popular and cutting-edge music.

Ward expertly weaves together an engrossing narrative that not only covers the most famous stars like the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, and Dylan but also the artists trailblazing new territory in the same era such as Aretha Franklin, George Clinton, Elton John, and more. For all music lovers and rock fans, this sweeping history will reveal how different sounds, harmonies, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.

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ED WARD was the rock-and-roll historian on Fresh Air for more than thirty years, reaching fourteen million listeners. Currently he is the cohost of the Let It Roll podcast. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and countless music magazines. He is also the author of The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1 and author of Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Music / History & Criticism
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For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called "Real Life Rock Top Ten." It has been a laboratory where he has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to movies to advertisements. Taken together, his musings, reflections, and sallies amount to a subtle and implicit theory of how cultural objects fall through time and circumstance and often deliver unintended consequences, both in the present and in the future.

Real Life Rock reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce, vivid, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and casual brilliance.

About the Author

Greil Marcus's books include Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, and The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. He teaches at Berkeley and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Music / History & Criticism
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In his first non-fiction book since the mega-bestseller The Color of Water, the National Book Award winner acts on a tip from a Brown family member and goes in search of the "real" James Brown. What he discovers, as he travels the country talking to the musicians, neighbors, family members, business partners, and friends who knew Brown or who are involved in preserving his legacy, is a dramatic and thrilling read, as well as a complicated story of race, music, the American South, and ultimately America today.

James Brown is arguably among the most famous African Americans in the world. James McBride, himself a black man and a musician with southern roots, traveled South on a tip from Brown's grandson promising to give him a scoop on the real man behind the legend. Despite his enormous influence, Brown's musical legacy remains largely underappreciated, his will is a legal nightmare, and as his fortune is dispersed to warring lawyers, not a penny has been paid to educate the poor white and black children of Georgia, according to his wishes. His body is lying in a coffin on his daughter's front yard and the man himself has remained an elusive enigma. McBride met with relatives, neighbors, friends, Brown's "adopted" son Al Sharpton, fellow musicians who played in Brown's band-who have never talked about Brown on the record before-and yet what he discovered what not what he expected. In this gripping narrative-at once adventure, music narrative, and social commentary-McBride comes to understand the reason that Brown has remained hidden to us all these years and what that means for us today.

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JAMES MCBRIDE is the author of the National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Good Lord Bird and the award-winning New York Times bestseller, The Color of Water, as well as the novels Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. A former reporter for The Washington Post and People magazine, McBride holds a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

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  • 1 photograph
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • Biography & Autobiography \ Composers & Musicians
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An intimate portrait of life with one of rock'n'roll's greatest songwriters and charactersƒ?"from the unique perspective of his first wife.

'Hey, you! Beautiful!' The voice was compelling-an order. So I turned around. 'Yeah, you,' he said. 'What are you doing in here? You look normal.' 'I am,' I said.

Bettye Kronstad met Lou Reed in 1968 as a nineteen-year-old Columbia University student; they were married, briefly, in 1973. Their relationship spanned some of the most pivotal years of his life and career, from the demise of The Velvet Underground to the writing and recording of his seminal solo masterpieces Transformer, for which Lou wrote `Perfect Day' about an afternoon they spent together in the park, and Berlin, which draws on tales from Bettye's childhood.

In Perfect Day, Bettye looks back on their initially idyllic life together on the Upper East Side; Lou's struggle to launch a solo career after leaving perhaps the most influential rock band of all time; his work and friendships with fellow stars David Bowie and Iggy Pop; and his descent into drink and drug abuse following the success of Transformer, which sent him spinning out from gentle soul to rock'n'roll animal and brought a swift and calamitous end to their relationship. The result is a powerful and poignant meditation on love, loss, writing, and music.

About the Author

Bettye Kronstad is a teacher, freelance writer/editor, and theater professional. She obtained her bachelor's degree in theater at SUNY Purchase/Empire State, and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, studying with Sanford Meisner, and Bill Esper of William Esper Studios in New York City. She attended Iona College for her master's degree in English education and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University for a master of divinity in education. For over twenty years she has taught English and theater in inner-city public high schools in the Bronx and Harlem, New York; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Mexico; and Texas; she has also taught college composition, literature, and speech in these areas. Recently, she moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her beloved cocker spaniel, Elroy. She has two daughters and three grandsons, the loves of her life.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock

Perfect Day: An Intimate Portrait Of Life With Lou Reed

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Explore the rock 'n' roll soundtrack of the Australian bands that shaped the international music scene, through unique photographs and evocative text.

Australian rock music has a rich history of performers and bands that have created not just the soundtrack for Australian lives but have also shaped the international music scene. In the early days of the 1950s and `60s, Australian rock saw performers like Johnny O'Keefe and The Easybeats. The 1970s saw Cold Chisel and AC/DC, among others, performing to packed halls locally. AC/DC turned this into international success, blasting through three decades of touring and performing. However, it was only in the 1980s and 1990s that Australian rock truly made its mark on the international stage with iconic bands such as Men at Work, Midnight Oil and INXS. Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the 'big names' to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rocks will have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.

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Lucy Desoto is an internationally recognised rock and blues musician and no stranger to the creative process. Since 1975, Lucy has sung and played keyboards in bands with some of Australia's leading rock musicians, building a reputation for great song writing and skilled performances. For 22 years, she was also the partner of Peter Wells, founding member of Rose Tattoo. In 2001, Lucy attained a first class honours degree in Media Arts. In 2008, her documentary film Rock 'n Roll Outlaw screened to sold-out shows at the Melbourne International Film Festival and later that year Lucy was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts. Now based in Alice Springs, Lucy continues to rock 'n' roll.

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  • With color photographs
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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Morrissey is a popular music icon.

The former singer of the influential Manchester band the Smiths is arguably one of the most intriguing and popular, if not polarizing, iconic figures of popular culture. But this book is not about Morrissey. This book is about his fans, their creative expressions of fandom, and their contributions to Morrissey's worldwide popularity. Specifically the focus is on the subculture of Morrissey and Smiths fandom as a US-Mexican borderland phenomenon.

MOZLANDIA-exploring the world of Morrissey and his fans from the Midlands to the Borderlands.

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Dr. Melissa Mora Hidalgo was born in Montebello, east of East Los Angeles, California. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego. Her other publications include short fiction, scholarly essays and beer blogs. Dr. Hidalgo has been a Morrissey fan since 1991. She has never met him.

Gustavo Arellano is editor of OC Weekly; author of Ask a Mexican! and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America; and syndicated columnist.

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  • With images
  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Headpress
  • Social Science / Popular Culture
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A monumental publication, Jazz is the definitive look at nearly thirty years of jazz from a man and his camera, who enjoyed unique access as the history of jazz unfolded "This is the best, most comprehensive jazz book I've ever seen - and I've bought them all." -Terry O'Neill "In these photographs... the music plays on, never dated, always right on time." - John Leland, New York Times "Williams was an important part of jazz history, and this book belongs in the collection of anyone interested in the history of America's greatest art form." - DownBeat From the smoky backstage dressing rooms of New York and Chicago's pioneering jazz clubs to the acclaimed Jazz festivals that flourished to enthrall legions of fans, Ted Williams' camera captured the intimacy and the wizardry of Jazz's greats as they perfected their art over more than three decades from the 1940s-1970s. From his unique access and perspective, Williams diligently accumulated a unique and largely unseen archive that documented some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, the jazz and blues musicians who themselves not only inspired the greats such as Frank Sinatra but fired the aspirations and tastes of a new generation; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton among them. Williams caught them in the act of exploring and defining their careers and music - while ensuring impassioned audiences and atmospheric venues remained inseparable from the iconic history he was chronicling. From Miles Davis to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie to Stan Getz and Sarah Vaughan, Williams' camera witnessed genius at work, rest and play, with an honesty and clarity that few photographers could replicate. When Williams died in 2009 at the age of 84, he left nearly 100,000 prints and negatives behind - many of which have never been seen before. Jazz, the first book dedicated to the jazz photography of Ted Williams, will highlight hundreds of these unseen jazz images and will be captioned throughout by his own memories along with commentary from some of the leading jazz historians and journalists working today. Artists include Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Mahalia Jackson, Buddy Rich, Julian "Cannonball" Adderly, Art Blakey, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Muddy Waters, Max Roach, Woody Herman and Wynton Marsalis

About the Author:

Ted Williams was active on the jazz scene from the late '40s until the late '70s. He photographed many of the greats in jazz, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong. His photo library contains over 90,000 images and over 300 jazz artists. Along with his prolific jazz photography, Williams also took assignments to shoot wars, sports and international cultures. His photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Playboy, Ebony, JazzTimes and DownBeat. Williams died on October 13, 2009.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
  • Photography / Individual Photographers
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In a career that spanned five decades, Prince really did change the world. After making some of most inventive albums of the 80s-including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign "O" The Times-he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on Warner Bros, and leading the internet revolution. When he died on April 21, 2016, the world lost one of the few artists who could truly claim to be a genius. His legacy lives on, and will remain an inspiration for all time.

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Jason Draper is the author of several books, including Led Zeppelin: Revealed and A Brief History of Album Covers, and was reviews editor for Record Collector magazine for ten years, between 2005 and 2015. A recognized authority on Prince, he appeared in the documentary Slave Trade: How Prince Re-made The Music Business, and his writing on Prince has been translated into several languages. He is also featured in the documentary Last Shop Standing, and has contributed to the NME, Uncut, and Metal Hammer, among other titles.

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • Music / Individual Composer & Musician
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The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records.

The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.

About the Author:

Peter Guralnick has written extensively on American music and musicians. His books include the prize-winning Elvis Presley two-part biography Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love; an acclaimed trilogy on American roots music, Sweet Soul Music, Lost Highway and Feel Like Going Home; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson; the novel Nighthawk Blues; and Dream Boogie, a biography of Sam Cooke. He splits his time between Nashville and Massachusetts.

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  • Paperback: 800 pages
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  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Tragedy: The Ballad of the Bee Gees

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A critical study of the three Bee Gees--Barry, Robin, and Maurice--and their younger brother Andy, exploring the many great highs and deep lows of their storied carrier.

The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb--Barry, Robin, Maurice, and younger brother Andy--is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian music history.

Although the Bee Gees enjoyed several rebirths in a career that spanned many decades, it seemed that tragedy followed the Gibbs like a curse. For every incredible career high there was a hefty personal downside: divorce, drunkenness, and death seemed as synonymous with the Gibbs as falsetto harmonies, flares, and multi-platinum record sales.

Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. "All the tragedies my family has suffered . . . is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we've had." This is the story of the brothers' incredible careers and an examination of the Gibb 'curse'--an all-too-human look at the rollercoaster ride of fame.

About the Author

Jeff Apter is the author of High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young AC/DC's Last Man Standing, published by Chicago Review Press in April 2018; he ghostwrote Dirty Deeds, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans's bestselling memoir. He also worked as ghostwriter with AC/DC's manager, Michael Browning, on his book Dog Eat Dog. Jeff's other subjects include Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Jeff Buckley, and the Bee Gees. The former Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone, Jeff was the dramaturge for the award-nominated live show A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, which toured Australia successfully in 2015.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press
  • Music / Individual Composer & Musician

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The first major biography of one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood figures in American popular music, drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews, never-before-seen diaries, and years of original research.

As Bing Crosby once put it, Tiny Tim represents 'one of the most phenomenal success stories in show business'. In 1968, after years of playing dive bars and lesbian cabarets on the Greenwich Village scene, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bob Dylan and Lenny Bruce, the forty-something falsetto-voiced, ukulele-playing Tiny Tim landed a recording contract with Sinatra's Reprise label and an appearance on NBC's Laugh-In. The resulting album, God Bless Tiny Tim, and its single, 'Tip-toe Thru' The Tulips With Me', catapulted him to the highest levels of fame. Soon, Tiny was playing to huge audiences in the USA and Europe, while his marriage to the seventeen-year-old 'Miss' Vicki was broadcast on The Tonight Show in front of an audience of fifty million. Before long, however, his star began to fade. Miss Vicki left him, his earnings evaporated, and the mainstream turned its back on him. He would spend the rest of his life trying to revive his career, with many of those attempts taking a turn toward the absurd. But while he is often characterized as an oddball curio, Tiny Tim was a master interpreter and student of early American popular song, and his story is one of Shakespearean tragedy framed around a bizarre yet loveable public persona. Here, drawing on dozens of new interviews, never-before-seen diaries, and years of original research, author Justin Martell brings that story to life with the first serious biography of one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood figures in popular music.

About the Author:

Justin Martell is an independent filmmaker and writer. Considered 'one of America's foremost experts' on Tiny Tim, he has consulted on and contributed liner notes to two posthumous Tiny Tim releases, I've Never Seen A Straight Banana (Collector's Choice, 2009) and Lost & Found: Volume 1 (Secret Seven Records, 2011). In 2013, he put out a previously unreleased Tiny Tim track on a limited-edition Edison wax cylinder, which Time.com dubbed the 'most retro record release ever'.

Alanna Wray McDonald is a poet, writer, and freelance art director for film and television. She resides in Iowa and Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press; First Edition edition
  • Music / Individual Composer & Musician
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Texas Flood

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The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan.

A clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career just a few years after his severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol almost killed him. Years of sibling rivalry with big brother Jimmie, his first and greatest musical hero, were behind him, and their first collaborative album was complete and on the verge of being released. His tumultuous marriage was over and he was deeply in love with a supportive, creative woman. His last album had been his most successful, both critically and commercially.

Instead, it all came screeching to a sudden end, when Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, after that evening's dynamic performance with Eric Clapton, leaving an endless stream of What Ifs. He was just 35 years old. In the ensuing 28 years, Vaughan's legend and acclaim have only grown; he is an international musical icon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan's life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. Until now.

Texas Flood will provide the unadulterated facts about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who were with him throughout every stage of his life and career and who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other close friends, girlfriends, fellow musicians, crew members and managers.

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ALAN PAUL is the author of the New York Times bestseller One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, which was widely hailed as the definitive book on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. He is a regular guest on radio shows and is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Guitar World.

ANDY ALEDORT is recognized as an essential contributor to the international music scene for his work as a journalist, instructor and performer for the last 35 years. Over that span of time he has conducted hundreds of interviews and lessons with the world's greatest guitarists for publications such as Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Magician, and many others. He has toured and recorded with original Jimi Hendrix band mates Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble featuring Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, and with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band. He has also sold over one million guitar instruction DVDs and teaches via online sites such as Truefire as well as privately.

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  • Format Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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A major new biography revealing the true story of modern rock'n'roll from the perspective of one of the greatest voices of the era--The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson.

No life in popular music touched on as many major musical milestones as that of The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson. While he is often unjustly overlooked as a mere adjunct to his more famous brothers Brian and Dennis, Carl was a major international rock star from his early teens.

The proud owner of one of the greatest voices in popular music--one that graced some of the most important records of the pop era, including 'God Only Knows' and 'Good Vibrations'--Wilson was also one of the first musicians to bring the electric guitar to the forefront of rock'n'roll. His musical skills provided The Beach Boys' entree into the music business, from which he then stewarded their onstage journey through the ups and downs of the 60s to their comeback in the 70s and into the role of 'America's band' in the 80s. Along the way, Carl quietly endured his own battles with obesity, divorce, substance abuse, and ultimately terminal cancer, all the while working to protect his family's business and legacy. This major new biography reveals the true story of modern rock'n'roll, lived from the center of the most important decades of popular music.

About the Author

Kent Crowley writes about music for numerous publications, including Vintage Guitar and Shakin' Fever. He researched Bob Keane's The Oracle of Del-Fi and edited Hollywood Gold Star Studio founders Stan Ross and Dave Gold's Gold Star Album. He is the author of Surf Beat (Backbeat, 2011), and also consulted on Freak Out In Cucamonga, an upcoming documentary on Frank Zappa's Pal Studios/Studio Z.

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  • With color and black & white photographs
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press
  • Music / Individual Composer & Musician
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Who You Gonna Call?

This collectible kit includes a mini replica of the ghost-debilitating proton pack and wand. Complete with light and sound features, this cool gadget allows aspiring Ghostbusters to light `em up and blast away if there's something strange in your neighborhood. Kit also includes full-color stickers.

Who You Gonna Call?

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  • Series: Miniature Editions
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • Humor
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In this book Brian Castles-Onion offers light-hearted accounts of some of the best-known operas, spiced with anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip.

The world of opera is a mystery to some and a comedy to others, but it is deadly serious to the people who live and breathe it. Opera conductor Brian Castles-Onion has seen opera from all sides and has decided to step back and reflect on the great operas and on the people who bring them to the stage. In this book he offers light-hearted accounts of some of the best-known operas, spiced with anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip, as well as his impressions of the famous stereotypes of the operatic world: emotional sopranos, bitchy tenors, incompetent choruses and rebellious orchestras. The operas may be tragic, but these re-tellings of Tosca, La Boheme, Turandot, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and more are hilarious - and strangely informative. The specialised worlds of Wagner and Gilbert & Sullivan do not escape his acid wit, and he also casts a wry eye over some of his fellow-conductors. Altogether, this is a book that will delight both the seasoned opera buff and the opera virgin: settle in your armchair and prepare to be entertained!

About the Author

Brian Castles-Onion is one of Australia's most brilliant young conductors and pianists, and regularly conducts for the Australian Opera. He is a popular choice to conduct such major events as Opera in the Park and Opera in the Vineyards, and has worked at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Rossini Festival in Italy. He has released several recordings and appeared in cabaret in New York, Berlin and London.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Opera
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Drawing on new interviews with friends, family, collaborators, producers, and bandmates--as well as conversations with Beck himself--Throwing Frisbees At The Sun is a carefully crafted, career-spanning retrospective.

At a time in rock and pop history where most things in music have been done before, few artists have proved as restlessly innovative over the past two decades as Beck. Since bursting onto the scene in 1994 with 'Loser', he has zigzagged his way across the contemporary music landscape, consistently remaining one step ahead of expectations and doing things his own way: shape-shifting from indie icon to pop crooner, from folk hobo to Latino-rap hipster, and dabbling in country, metal, blues, and rock along the way, balancing big-budget chart highs with lower-key, introspective acoustic albums.

Beck hails from a family tree rich in music and performance art, which has filtered into his music, videos, and live work. Early shows included spoken word sections, songs made up on the spot, and stage clearances using a leaf-blower. His enthusiasm for the experimental has not diminished with age. In the 21st century, he founded the Record Club, which brought together disparate artists to record cover versions of whole albums in a single day for release online. Then he took a troupe of doppelganger marionettes out on tour and made the brave decision to release Song Reader as a hardcover set of sheet music, challenging buyers to record and play their own versions of his new songs.

Throwing Frisbees At The Sun is the first serious study of Beck's life and work for more than a decade. Drawing on new interviews with friends, family, collaborators, producers, and bandmates--as well as conversations with Beck himself--Rob Jovanovic has fashioned a carefully crafted, career-spanning retrospective befitting the many twists and turns of this intriguing performer's path through life and music.

About the Author

Rob Jovanovic is the author of numerous books on such diverse subjects as Pavement and Kate Bush, Big Star and George Michael, R.E.M. and The Kinks. His books have been published in ten countries and in nine different languages. He is also a contributor to magazines including Mojo and Uncut. He lives just outside Nottingham, England, with his wife and two young children.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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Play Better Guitar in 10 Minutes a Day

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You can learn to play guitar with these quick, incremental lessons and exercises informed by the author's 25-year career as a guitar teacher.

How often should I practice? And what should I work on?

These are the two questions that guitar students will ask more often than anything else related to learning to play. Play Better Guitar in 10 Minutes a Day is the perfect reference for the new guitar musician. This book provides the answers to the common questions above, along with a wealth of practice exercises drawn together through the author's 25-year career as a guitar teacher, as well as extensive chord and scale libraries.

Every question a student could ask will be answered expertly and efficiently in Play Better Guitar in 10 Minutes a Day, and the exercises provided are designed to improve a player quickly and steadily. The unique "Workouts" section allows players to create their own custom-built routines for picking hand, fretting hand, fingerboard fluency or any combination of the three at varying degrees of skill level. As players progress in their guitar skills, they can take a look back at earlier lessons to reaffirm and cement their skills. Play Better Guitar in 10 Minutes a Day will help players master their guitar playing with an efficient time commitment.

Whether you're a guitar beginner or a seasoned player looking to progress your skills, following these regular practice sessions of just 10 minutes each day will give you real improvements in a matter of just a few weeks. This book makes a great companion to a first guitar for any age.

About the Author

Phil Capone studied guitar at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. His many years of experience as a professional guitarist and teacher have given him a unique understanding and knowledge of the world of the contemporary guitarist and an insight into the pitfalls and frustrations that the aspiring guitarist can be faced with. Phil is a regular performer on the London music scene. He teaches at the Contemporary Institute of Music Performance, London, and is a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine and Guitar Techniques.

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  • With images throughout
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • Music / Instruction & Study / Exercises
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Finally.here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, through their own words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world's top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women. Follow the trio as they lead America to discover the passionate soul of folk music. Join the struggle for racial equality, social justice, and freedom in this memorable journey, from the historic 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., to the trio's appearance before a half million people in 1969 to end the Vietnam War, to their singing at the Hollywood Bowl for Survival Sunday in 1978, helping to launch the anti-nuke movement, the world's first international environmental movement.

Through these images, you can feel and almost hear the trio's songs calling for a more caring, better world as you see them performing with a courage and conviction that became for so many the embodiment and sound track of their generation's awakening to conscience, to activism, and to a new dream for all of humankind. Peter, Paul, and Mary's songs of defiant hope and a certain unmasked innocence are still a powerful part of our American consciousness, and this book reenacts the history of how the trio marked our lives with their indelible stamp of honesty of the sort we yearn to recapture and recreate in our own time-for ourselves, our children, and the generations to come.

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Peter, Paul, and Mary came into being at the dawn of John F. Kennedy's presidency, as America entered one of its most dramatic periods of social and political change. With music being one of the great forces that brought them together, Americans united in unprecedented ways to create a more just and peaceful society. Folk music, with its ability to reach people's hearts, became the sound track of this remarkable quest, and Peter, Paul, and Mary became standard-bearers of America's new hopes and dreams.

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  • With photographs
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Imagine/Peter Yarrow
  • Music / Folk & Traditional
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Never before published photos of Iggy Pop and The Stooges at the height of their fame

A must-have for any dedicated fan

Incredible stills from this phenomenal gig, hidden away and unseen until now

Ed's photos take us behind the scenes and in the middle of the action. I always felt like I was being transported to the location of the shot, and was experiencing it all first hand. The Stooges Funhouse sessions are my favorite rock photos of all time. I wanted to be those guys. Those images have stayed with me my entire life and continue to inspire me to this day !!!!! - John Varvatos

In May 1970, The Stooges were in the middle of recording their celebrated album, Fun House at Elektra Records Recording Studio in Los Angeles. That same month, they appeared at the Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard for two incredible nights. Ed Caraeff, a new rock photographer who had burst onto the scene three years prior with his now-iconic image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar onstage at Monterey, happened to be in that crowd, and took a plethora of wonderful pictures. Only a few stills from that phenomenal gig were ever reproduced. Most famously, one was used on the cover of Fun House. The rest were filed away. Until now. Ed Caraeff's coverage of this monumental moment is reprinted here for the first time in book form. He not only captures the energy, madness and raw power of Iggy Pop's performance, but also the preceding minutes before the band stepped onto stage and made history. Along with images and contact sheets, original interviews shed new light on that unforgettable night. Interviewed by pop-culture historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, names include Jac Holzman, Head of Elektra Records during the recording of Fun House; Mikael Maglieri, son of Mario Maglieri, owner of the Whisky a Go-Go when The Stooges played in 1970; Danny Fields, a DJ/publicist credited for signing MC5 and The Stooges; and Jeff Gold, music historian and noted Iggy Pop biographer. A tribute to the band that rocked the world, Iggy & The Stooges: One Night at the Whisky, 1970 will revolutionize your view of music.

About the Author:

Ed Caraeff is hailed as one of the music world's greatest art directors and photographers. His archives capture the spirit of the high age of Rock.

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
  • Photography / Individual Photographers
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Over the last century the New York Times's six leading critics-Brooks Atkinson, Howard Taubman, Clive Barnes, Walter Kerr, Frank Rich, and Ben Brantley-have offered the most authoritative and influential commentary on the Broadway musical. This definitive volume includes the original reviews of the 119 most important , selected by current chief theater critic Ben Brantley and accompanied by photographs from each show's first production as well as celebrated revivals. From the golden age of the musical, with its divas, legendary directors, lyricists, and choreographers, right up to The Book of Mormon, Brantley gives context to this treasure trove of reviews with a thoughtful introduction and essays that guide the reader through each decade.

"A standing O for theater critic Ben Brantley's staging of Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of the New York Times-the newspaper's most influential reviewers, from Brooks Atkinson to Frank Rich." -Elissa Schappell

"The most gorgeous new book this season!" -Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

About the Author

Ben Brantley is the chief theater critic of the New York Times, for which he has been reviewing plays since 1993. He was the editor of The New York Times Book of Broadway and received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 1996-97. He lives in New York City.

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  • 200 color and black-and-white photographs
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Performing Arts \ Theater
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David Bowie

Duffy Bowie: Five Sessions

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Illustrates Brian Duffy's five different photographic shoots with David Bowie, documenting Bowie's career and pioneering reinvention, as well as Duffy's special relationship with the artist over almost a decade  Includes some of the most famous Bowie images together with outtakes and rare shots "Talking about a creative session is like talking about a boxing match. It happened because there was a little bit of magic in the room that night. I'll say it myself, it's a fucking great cover."

Brian Duffy Brian Duffy defined the image of the 1960s, and was as famous as the stars he photographed. Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he is recognized as one of the innovators of "documentary" fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. Duffy's most famous photograph dates from the 1970s and is the iconic and revolutionary cover of David Bowie's album Aladdin Sane, a shot that became the defining look of Bowie's long career, and has been referred to as the Mona Lisa of pop. The photographer and the rock star collaborated on four other projects: Ziggy Stardust, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and Lodger. They worked together during the pivotal years of Bowie's career; when the king of glam was assuming and discarding extraordinary personas, Duffy was capturing them all.

Written by David Bowie's biographer, Kevin Cann, Duffy/Bowie - Five Sessions features anecdotes and stories from those attending the shoots - including Tony Defries (Bowie's manager at the time of Ziggy Stardust); Celia Philo (designer) & Philip Castle (airbrush artist) from the famous Aladdin Sane shoot; Francis Newman (Duffy's studio manager); May Routh (costume designer) from The Man Who Fell to Earth; Geoff MacCormack (musician and Bowie's childhood friend); Derek Boshier (art director of Lodger); Natasha Kornilof costume designer for Scary Monsters; Edward Bell (artist); Steve Strange (musician) and Duffy's son, Chris, who also worked on the Scary Monsters session. Included are many unseen images and behind the scenes photographs. "It wasn't until we saw the contact sheets the next day I remember thinking, God this is spectacular. You just knew you had cracked it, boy, did you know it." Celia Philo

About the Author:

Kevin Cann, Chris Duffy

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  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
  • Photography / Individual Photographers
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Ian Hunter's Diary of a Rock `n' Roll Star has received a litany of plaudits and been described as "an enduring crystallization of the rock musician's lot, and a quietly glorious period piece" by The Guardian. A brutally honest chronicle of touring life in the 1970s, and a classic of the rock writing genre, Diary of a Rock `n' Roll Star remains the gold standard for rock writing. This edition includes new content from Hunter and a foreword from Johnny Depp.

About the Author:

Ian Hunter is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople. He records and tours as a solo artist, most recently supporting his 2016 album, Fingers Crossed.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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Story of the Trapp Family Singers

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The story which inspired the "The Sound of Music," told in Maria's own words-now with photos from the original edition.

In her own beautiful, simple words, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical and film The Sound of Music. The story begins in Austria after World War I, when Baron von Trapp, a widower with five daughters, two sons, and no one to look after them, calls on a neighboring convent for help and is sent the young student Maria. The Baron and Maria fell in love and were married.

In the dark days that led up to World War II, the Baron lost most of his fortune. When the family met Father Wasner, a musical director, he encouraged them to do professionally what they had hitherto only done for fun, namely, sing. Thus began their extremely successful singing career.

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers tells not only the story known to so many from The Sound of Music, but also reveals what happened after the Trapps fled Austria, the early years they spent travelling and singing in America, and their eventual settling as innkeepers in Vermont.

About the Author

Maria Augusta Trapp was born in Vienna on January 26, 1905. She died in 1987 in Vermont.

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  • Series: Sound of Music
  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

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Sung in New York City's Cafe Society sixteen years before Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat on a Montgomery bus, and throughout the country afterwards, the ballad Strange Fruit is considered by many to be Billie Holiday's most controversial and politically charged performance, as well as the first significant lyric protest against the racial lynchings in the South.

Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song by Vanity Fair contributing editor David Margolick takes the reader on a journey of song, singer, and songwriter. The book captures the story of ongoing racial injustice in 1930s America and the struggle for civil rights in subsequent years, in which the song Strange Fruit played an important but heretofore largely unrecognized role.

Strange Fruit parallels the lives of two distinctly different personalities: Billie Holiday, a triumphant black jazz legend constantly fighting the demons of drugs, alcohol, and spousal abuse; and Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. "Lewis Allen"), a white, Jewish schoolteacher and communist sympathizer from the Bronx who is better remembered for adopting the orphaned sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg than for the song that many critics consider to be Holiday's most distinctive signature tune. It also traces the enormous, life-changing impact that the song Strange Fruit has had over later generations of fans, black and white, unknown and famous, including performers like Lena Horne, Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Pete Seeger, Tori Amos, Cassandra Wilson, Natalie Merchant, and Sting.

About the Author

David Margolick is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and the former National Legal Affairs Editor for the New York Times. A four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School. He is the author of Undue Influence: The Epic Battle For the Johnson & Johnson Fortune and At the Bar: The Passions and Peccadillos of American Lawyers.

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  • Format Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • Music / History & Criticism
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A fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1973, a defining year for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Elvis Presley, and former members of the Beatles.

1973 was the year rock hit its peak while splintering-just like the rest of the world. Ziggy Stardust travelled to America in David Bowie's Aladdin Sane. The Dark Side of the Moon began its epic run on the Billboard charts, while all four former Beatles scored top ten albums, two hitting #1.

FM battled AM, and Motown battled Philly as protest soul gave way to disco, and DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop. The glam rock of the New York Dolls and Alice Cooper split into glam metal and punk. Hippies and rednecks made peace in Austin thanks to Willie Nelson, while country rock and Southern rock pointed toward modern country. The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and the Band played the largest rock concert to date at Watkins Glen.

Led Zep's Houses of the Holy reflected the rise of funk and reggae. Singer songwriters inspired by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell flourished at the Troubadour and Max's Kansas City, where Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley shared bill. Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite was NBC's top-rated special of the year, while Elton John's albums dominated the number one spot for two and a half months.

Just as U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew to a close, Roe v. Wade ignited a new phase in the culture war. While the oil crisis imploded the American dream of endless prosperity, and Watergate's walls closed in on Nixon, the music of 1973 both reflected a shattered world and brought us together.

About the Author:

ANDREW GRANT JACKSON is the author of 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers, Where's Ringo? and Where's Elvis? He has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, Yahoo!, and PopMatters. He directed and co-wrote the feature film The Discontents starring Perry King and Amy Madigan. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Music / History & Criticism
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More Myself: A Journey

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An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression

As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache-over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

Since her rise to fame, Alicia's public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it?

More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia's journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia's path-from her girlhood in Hell's Kitchen and Harlem, to the process of self-discovery she's still navigating.

In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth-about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia's artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.

About the Author:

ALICIA KEYS is a modern-day Renaissance woman-a 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times bestselling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has sold over 40 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Keys resides in the New York City area with her husband, super-producer/visionary and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz, and their children.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

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The official 50th-anniversary book on the festival that epitomizes the '60s

This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's creator and founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. The ephemera from Lang's largely unseen archive include the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists' fees and much more. This wealth of information is accompanied by the best photographs of the event by famous and unknown photographers such as Ralph Ackerman, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Dan Garson, Barry Z. Levine, Elliott Landy, Lee Marshall and Baron Wolman, and notably featuring the archive of Henry Diltz. Diltz was the only official photographer at Woodstock and was there for two weeks, from an empty field of cows to first construction, crowds arriving and the aftermath. He also captured onstage performances and behind-the-scenes moments with the many artists involved. Woodstock is an exuberant volume that conveys the vision, hard work and elusive magic that made up "three days of peace and music."

About the Author:

Michael Lang, one of Woodstock's organizers, provides details about how the production was put together and kept running. His account is interspersed with interviews with performers and others, including, perhaps most interestingly, Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy, of the Hog Farm, whose group provided order, reassurance and, as we know, granola." (New York Times Book Review, Paperback Row)

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Reel Art Press
  • Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
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Motown: The Sound of Young America

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Now in paperback, the definitive visual history of Motown, the Detroit-based record company that became a music powerhouse.

The music of Motown defined an era. From the Jackson 5 and Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and his right-hand man, Barney Ales, built the most successful independent record label in the world. Not only did Motown represent the most iconic recording artists of its time and produce countless global hits-it created a cultural institution that redefined pop and gave us the vision of a new America: vibrant, innovative, and racially equal.

This new paperback edition of the first official visual history of the label includes a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown. Extensive specially commissioned photography of treasures extracted from the Motown archives, as well as the personal collections of Barney Ales and Motown stars, lends new insight into the lives of the legends. Motown also draws on interviews with key players from the label's colorful history, including Motown founder Berry Gordy; Barney Ales; Smokey Robinson; Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes; and many more.

About the Author

Adam White, who scripted the Grammy-nominated radio documentary The Motown Story, was editor-in-chief at Billboard, and coauthored The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits. He was vice president of communications at Universal Music Group International from 2002 to 2012.

Andrew Loog Oldham is a record producer, talent manager and author.

Barney Ales was Berry Gordy's right-hand man. Ales rose to become Motown's executive vice president and then served as its president from 1975 to 1978.

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  • With over 1,000 images
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Music / Genres & Styles
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Janis: Her Life and Music

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Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance.

Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn't all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down-but couldn't, or wouldn't. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away-even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco.

Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

About the Author:

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang) and the biographies Janis: Her Life and Music, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. She has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly. George-Warren teaches at the State University of New York in New Paltz.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Detours

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A charming, honest, funny, sad, tender and beautiful literary memoir, from Tim Rogers of You Am I. Think Patti Smith meets Dylan Thomas, by way of Banjo Paterson.

'Of all the utterances delivered to me by strangers, my least favourite after "We can no longer legally serve you" would have to be, "Well, that isn't very rock'n'roll."'

Tim Rogers of You Am I has always been a complicated man: a hard-drinking musician with the soul of a poet; a flamboyant flâneur; a raconteur, a romantic and a raffish ne'er-do-well. In this offbeat, endearing memoir, Tim walks us through years jam-packed with love, shame, joy, enthusiasms, regrets, fights, family-and music, always music.

A work of real grace and tenderness, Detours is often impossibly sad and beautiful-but also full of wit, wordplay and punching jolts of larrikin energy to make you laugh out loud.

About the Author

Tim Rogers is best known as the songwriter and front man of the hugely popular rock band You Am I, which produces platinum-selling albums with record sales of almost 1 million worldwide, and is the recipient of ten ARIA awards. He also regularly performs and records solo, and with several other bands. Tim is also a stage and film actor, a composer for the theatre and a regular compere and/or guest on Australian television. You Am I's second studio album, Hi Fi Way, appeared in the eighth position in the book 100 Best Australian Albums (October 2010). Their third album, Hourly, Daily was listed at number fifty five. The same two releases were also voted into the Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time list compiled by Australian youth radio station, Triple J, in 2011. Fourteen of their songs have been placed on the related annual Hottest 100 lists. He lives in Melbourne.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Rock Band Biographies
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From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel, a memoir (of sorts)-moving, lyrical impressions, interspersed throughout a narrative, punctuated by poetry, musings, lists of resonant books loved and admired, revealing a life and the making of a musician, that show us, as well, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a lifelong friendship, and a collaboration that became the most successful singing duo in the roiling age that embraced, and was defined by, their pathfinding folk-rock music.

In What Is It All but Luminous, Art Garfunkel writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (son of a traveling salesman, listening as his father played Enrico Caruso records), a middle-class Jewish boy living in a redbrick semiattached house on Jewel Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens.

He writes of meeting Paul Simon, the kid who made Art laugh (they met at their graduation play, Alice in Wonderland; Paul was the White Rabbit; Art, the Cheshire Cat). Of their being twelve at the birth of rock 'n' roll ("It was rhythm and blues. It was black. I was captured and so was Paul."), of a demo of their song "Hey Schoolgirl" for seven dollars and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the charts.

He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, ruling the pop charts from the age of sixteen, about not being a natural performer but more a thinker, an underground man.

He writes of the hit songs, touring, about being an actor working with director Mike Nichols ("the greatest of them all"), about choosing music over a Ph.D. in mathematics.

And he writes about his long-unfolding split with Paul, and how and why it evolved, and after, learning to perform on his own.and about being a husband, a father, and much more.

About the Author:

Art Garfunkel attended Columbia University, where he earned a master's degree in mathematics. He performed with Paul Simon as Simon & Garfunkel from 1963 to 1970. Garfunkel, with Paul Simon, has been the recipient of six Grammys and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1990 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Garfunkel lives in New York with his wife and two children. He continues to travel around the world giving concert performances and since 1973 has produced twelve solo albums.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher:
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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A major figure in pop culture for the better part for six decades, Bob Dylan: His Life in Pictures pays homage to the counterculture folk hero and the journey that made him a legend.

Bob Dylan: His Life in Pictures does exactly what the title says. In 256 pages with over 300 images it provides a timeline to this amazing career, showing highlights along with more mundane moments at home and on tour.

Though this book may not help you to understand Dylan's lyrics, it provides a brilliant photographic background to his life and music. After a contextualizing introduction, Bob Dylan breaks his life into five chapters that cover the story decade by decade from the 1960s. Each chapter has a detailed timeline and a wealth of information.

Robert Allen Zimmerman (as Bob Dylan was born) has had more impact on the music world than could normally be expected of one man. The quicksilver folk hero of the early 1960s has redefined himself regularly over the decades and remains as controversial and brilliant as ever. The voice of the 1960s protest movement, he has not stagnated-over the years, his music has incorporated many styles, including pop music, folk music, gospel, rock, and even jazz. The one continuous thread is that his music is intelligent and literary; he is a poet first and a songwriter-albeit a great songwriter-second. It is Dylan's words that have ensured his continued importance and not his aging voice.

His peers rate him highly: Neil Young, himself no slouch in the music world, said of him in 2005: "He's the master. If I'd like to be anyone, it's him. And he's a great writer, true to his music and done what he feels is the right thing to do for years and years and years." Joe Strummer praised Dylan as having "laid down the template for lyric, tune, seriousness, spirituality, depth of rock music."

And if you judge a musician by his awards, Dylan has done pretty well: from a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammies in 1990 to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; from France's highest cultural award, the "Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music; from an honorary doctorate awarded by Princeton University (US) to an honorary degree at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland)-not to mention albums of the year, six entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame, a 2000 Academy Award, a 2001 Golden Globe and a 2008 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.

Get an intimate view of this legendary singer-songwriter, artist, and writer through this amazing photographic account of his life.

About the Author:

Harry Shapiro is an author, journalist, and lecturer who has written widely on the subjects of drugs, popular music, and film for over 30 years. He has appeared on a number of radio and TV documentaries, written several booklets for CDs, and has been published by a number of magazines including MOJO, Record Collector, Blues in Britain, Musician, and Music UK.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Compiled from hundreds of interviews and years of in-depth research, Keep Music Evil tells the full, unexpurgated tale of the infamous psych-rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are probably best known for their leader Anton Newcombe's incendiary persona, as captured in the controversial 2004 rockumentary Dig! - which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - but what isn't known is the truth behind the making of the film, or the true story of the band since their formation in early 1990s San Francisco. Until now.

Writer, actor, and musician Jesse Valencia spent ten years uncovering the mysteries of the band and the film, during which time he has traveled from San Francisco to Denver, Portland to Tucson, and beyond, gathering pieces of the band's history and putting them together, clue by clue, until he found it.

Presented as a personal narrative and compiled from hundreds of sources and interviews with key members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre - including Joel Gion, Rick Maymi, Frankie Emerson, Jeff Davies, Dean Taylor, Miranda Lee Richards, and Peter Hayes - as well as members of The Dandy Warhols, Dig! director Ondi Timoner, and countless other figures from both the film and from the band's greater history, Keep Music Evil is the definitive work on the band and their enigmatic leader.

Keep Music Evil also tells the stories of the creation of every album the band have released during their three-decade career, offering insight in Anton and his collaborators' working methods, and provides an in-depth look at the making of Dig!, giving deeper context to the events as portrayed, correcting misinformation, and deconstructing the film as a whole. It also features rare, candid, and never-before-seen photographs of the band from throughout their career.

About the Author

Jesse Valencia is an actor, musician, writer, and filmmaker from Northern Arizona whose writing has appeared in Phoenix New Times, Flagstaff Live!, and The Big Smoke. He first appeared onscreen opposite Tom Sizemore in the indie crime drama Durant's Never Closes, and is currently studying screenwriting at the David Lynch Graduate School for Cinematic Arts at the Maharishi University of Management. He has released multiple records with his band, Gorky, including The Gork . And How To Get It!, More Electric Music, and Mathemagician. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Literature from Northern Arizona University, is a veteran of the US Army, and is currently at work on his first feature film.

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  • Format Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press
  • Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
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Soon to be a major series on Telemundo.

From the Emmy award-winning journalist and "household name in the United States and in Latin America" (The New York Times) comes an intimate and captivating investigative exploration into the shocking murder of beloved Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

On March 31, 1995, the Queen of Tejano music was violently murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, a woman she once counted as a trusted friend. As one of the biggest and bestselling Latin music artists ever, Selena's untimely death is still mourned by countless fans around the world. But is there more to this tragic story than meets the eye?

Why was there a suitcase filled with Selena's clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial "S," that fell from Selena's bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterey who called himself Selena's confidant and business advisor? Selena's Secret fits together the pieces of this puzzle and sheds light on what really happened on that rainy day in March.

With meticulous research and detailed coverage of the murder, trial, and aftermath, broadcast journalist María Celeste Arrarás reveals first-hand and exclusive details about the crime. From her headline-making jailhouse interview with Saldívar to her discovery of just what was meant by her repeated references to "Selena's secret," this is a classic work of investigative journalism.

About the Author:

María Celeste Arrarás is a three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She is the host and managing editor of Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste that airs nationally in the US and in more than a dozen Latin American countries. She has been a guest cohost on NBC's TODAY show and appeared on the cover of Newsweek's "20 Most Powerful Women of the Next Generation." María Celeste is the author of Selena's Secret; an inspirational autobiography, Make Your Life Prime Time; and a children's book, The Magic Cane. She lives in Miami with her three children.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Media Tie-In
  • Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
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Thought-provoking pieces based on the author's observations of life, music, people and their behaviour Written with humour and a personal touch Singapore Cultural Medallion winner with huge fan base locally and around the region Includes a foreword by Professor Tommy Koh

Jeremy Monteiro is a thinker and an observer. He likes to think about music, life, people and human existence, and he loves to observe human behaviour. He loves people, loves to tell stories and share experiences. From his formidable virtuosity on the piano where he communicates non-verbally, to the stories he tells on stage at his many packed concerts and jazz club shows, he has often kept his show audiences in rapt attention. His Facebook and blog posts attract thousands of "Likes" and comments, often becoming their own lively discussion forums. In this book, Jeremy revisits, rewrites and updates many of his postings along with many new thoughts and stories. Sometimes thoughtful and sometimes silly, sometimes serious and sometimes irreverent, Jeremy writes with the confidence of one who has seen his fair share of ups and downs in life and is not afraid to speak his mind, while always observing his personal guiding light of fair comment. Going from fond reminiscences that tug at the heartstrings, to funny stories that will evoke a huge guffaw, the insightful essays in this volume takes you on a journey into the mind of one Singapore's most respected - and most loved - musicians.

About the Author

Jeremy Monteiro is a celebrated jazz pianist, organist, singer, composer and music educator. He is the recipient of the pinnacle award in arts achievement in Singapore, the Cultural Medallion. He has performed at major venues and music festivals around the world, alongside the leading lights of the jazz scene, and recorded over 20 jazz albums, in the process earning the accolade "King of Swing". Jeremy is one of the founders of the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited, and Managing Director of his music management and production company, Showtime Productions Pte. Ltd

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  • Format Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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Then It Fell Apart

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What do you do when you realize you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle.

In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking ecstasy for breakfast (most days), drinking bottles of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn't last. And then it fell apart.

The second volume of Moby's memoir is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving. It is unedifying, but you can never tear your eyes away from the page.

About the Author:

Moby was named the world's bestselling alternative musician in 2001 and is the winner of four MTV Music awards. Known for his political and social activism, he has been a vegan for more than fifteen years.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Social
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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By founding member of the legendary Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears-a man who played the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, had affairs with famous female folk singers, and jammed with everyone from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix-comes a blues-folk-rock memoir of resigned existentialism and decidedly New York Jewish humor.

On paper Steve Katz's career rivals anyone's except the 1960s' and '70's biggest stars: the Monterey Pop Festival with the legendary Blues Project, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even producing rock's most celebrated speed addict, Lou Reed. There were world tours, and his résumé screams "Hall of Fame" - it won't be long before BS&T are on that ballot. He has three Grammies (ten nominations), three Downbeat Reader's Poll Awards, three gold records, one platinum record, and one quadruple platinum platter (the second Blood, Sweat & Tears album), not to mention three gold singles with BS&T. All together, he's sold close to 29 million records. He had affairs with famous female folk singers, made love to Jim Morrison's girlfriend Pam when Jim was drunk and abusive, partied with Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, dined with Rudolf Nureyev, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tennessee Williams, hung out with Andy Warhol, jammed with everyone from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix, and was told to get a haircut by both Mickey Spillane and Danny Thomas. But his memoir is more Portnoy's Complaint than the lurid party-with-your-pants-down memoir that has become the norm for rock 'n' roll books. It's an honest and personal account of a life at the edge of the spotlight-a privileged vantage point that earned him a bit more objectivity and earnest outrage than a lot of his colleagues, who were too far into the scene to lay any honest witness to it. Set during the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties' most celebrated venues and concerts, and behind closed doors on international tours and grueling studio sessions, this is the unlikely story of a rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kid's table and score the hot chicks.

About the Author

Steve Katz was a founding member of The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. He became a record producer, working with rock renegade Lou Reed, among others. Now, Katz and his wife, Alison Palmer have a ceramics shop, Alison Palmer Studio, in South Kent, Connecticut.

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Alan Krueger, the former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from superstar artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain key principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.

The music industry is a leading indicator of today's economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt.

Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, streaming tour dates, and merchandise sales, Rockonomics takes readers backstage to show how the music industry really works-who makes money and how much, and how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during recent decades.

Before digitalization and the ability to stream music over the Internet, rock stars made much of their income from record sales. Today, income from selling songs has plummeted, even for superstars like James Taylor and Taylor Swift. The real money nowadays is derived from concert sales. In 2017, for example, Billy Joel earned $27.4 million from his live performances, and less than $2 million from record sales and streaming. Even Paul McCartney, who has written and recorded more number one songs than anyone in music history, today, earns 80 percent of his income from live concerts. Krueger tackles commonly asked questions: How does a song become popular? And how does a new artist break out in today's winner-take-all economy? How can musicians and everyday workers earn a living in the digital economy?

About the Author:

ALAN B. KRUEGER is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University, and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama. He also served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is a recipient of the Moynihan Prize.

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  • Hardcover: 336 page
  • Publisher: Currency
  • Business & Economics / Economics / Theory
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In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and be- fore long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about?

Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and a profound love for music.

About the Author:

Ika Johannesson has been one of Sweden's major music journalists for the last 20 years. Mainly as a writer for different publications and editor-in-chief of Tidningen Sex, an interview magazine about alternative popular culture, but also within radio and tv. She is currently the anchor of the culture news on Swedish national television.

Jon Jefferson Klingberg combines his writing with a music career. He plays the guitar for Swedish veterans Docenterna, and used to wield the axe in internationally known Whale and several local death metal bands at the end of the 80's. His first novel was published in 2008. He has but one tattoo; the Manowar eagle on his lower arm.

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  • Series: Extreme Metal
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher:Feral House
  • Music / History & Criticism
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In Ricochet, the official photographer of one of the most celebrated musicians of all time reveals intimate stories and pictures that offer an exclusive insight into David Bowie, the man and musician. Taken on the "Serious Moonlight Tour"-Bowie's largest ever tour that took in 99 concerts in over 60 cities-Denis's photos provide a thrilling, intimate view of life on the road with a unique pop icon. From capturing the theater and mime of Bowie on stage to unguarded snapshots of the artist at his most human, every single image in Ricochet was personally approved by Bowie himself, and the result is a music photography book like no other. Witty, poignant, and beautifully produced, Ricochet is a rare and spirited look into the life of an inimitable artist, whose music and performances have inspired-and continue to inspire-generations of listeners around the world.

About the Author

Denis O'Regan has toured the world as official photographer to David Bowie, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Duran Duran. He was the official photographer at Live Aid, and continued that tradition as official photographer at the Concert For Diana, MTV European Music Awards, and most recently Download, Coachella, and Glastonbury festivals.

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  • Format Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
  • Photography / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity
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Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know about Korean Pop Music!

K-POP is popping up everywhere! Korea's infectious and high-energy pop music and entertainment scene is a relatively young phenomenon in the West, and it is rapidly gaining traction. Don't be left out of the phenomenon. This book will help you learn the K-Pop lingo, culture, and important facts about the top stars of the industry, including: What it means when someone is your "Bias"

  • What it means when someone is your "Bias"
  • Who has the best "Eye-smile" in the industry
  • What exactly "Call" means
  • Why you should avoid being a "Sasaeng fan"
  • When G-Dragon started training for K-Pop stardom
  • The meaning behind BTS's name
  • Where Wanna One got their start
  • And much more!

Impress all your "Koreaboo" friends with the knowledge you gain in K-Pop A to Z!

About the Author:

Bina Lee is a Korean-Canadian residing in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto, specializing in English Literature. SInce then, she's found her passion in writing, reading, and living all things K-pop and has been a popular contributor to a leading website, soompi.com since 2014. Covering a wide range of topics and stories, Bina's features have generated thousands of likes, comments, and views with close to 10,000 Instagram followers who love to hear her opinion. Bina's passion for Korean culture shines through in her writing with an uncanny ability to recognize and report on the latest K-pop trends.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Racehors
  • Music / Genres & Styles / International
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A Better Me: The Official Autobiography

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This is the book I wished I'd had to turn to. -Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but 15 years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom-he was out of shape, out of work, depressed. Food for him had become an addiction, a means not only of comfort but almost of self-medication as he grappled with the cruel twists of fate of musical stardom. In 2003, as he struggled with the disappointment of an underperforming solo career alongside the tireless media taunts; Gary turned to food. Relentlessly. In the space of nine years he had been on 20 diets in the hopes of a resolution to all his woes. After asking the doctor what the "cure" for obesity was, it sunk in that he was the only one who could take control of his health. Gary describes this realization and the task that lay ahead-"it was like being at the foot of a massive mountain." So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work and depressed pop icon, to a superstar of music and TV and an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier, and more successful than ever before. What happened? In his extraordinarily honest memoir A Better Me, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success and mental and physical health. From reforming Take That to critical and commercial acclaim and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career; to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food; to TV judging panel stardom on The X Factor and Let It Shine and at last finding balance in both his personal and professional life. A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary's life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness, and depression, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. In his warm, witty, and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars open, honest, and raw and as we've never seen him before.

About the Author:

Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets. Gary is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written 15 Number One singles and being a six-time recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams. Gary has released three solo albums over the course of his career, the last of which 'Since I Saw You Last' (his first solo album in over 14 years) became the ninth biggest selling album of the year in the UK with sales of more than 600,000. In 2011 Gary also firmly established himself in the world of UK TV when he agreed to be the Head Judge on The X Factor. A position he held for three years. He then went on to make two documentaries: 'Journey To Afghanistan' and 'On Her Majesty's Service'. In 2016/17 he conceived, produced and starred in his own talent show for the BBC, 'Let It Shine' which sort to find a boy band to be the stars of a new musical. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theater, composing the score for the hugely successful Finding Neverland and working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical 'The Girls'? and also more recently working alongside his Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams to produce 'The Band' a record breaking musical featuring the music of Take That. Gary has also worked closely with a number of charities and key events in recent years including twice organizing and performing at BBC Children In Need Rocks. He also organized the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which were held in front of the palace in 2012.

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  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Blink Publishing
  • Music
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John Carter Cash shares memories, recipes, and celebrity stories about meals shared around the kitchen table with his parents, Johnny and June Carter Cash.

People all over the world loved Johnny and June Carter Cash for their charismatic stage presence and powerful, soul-stirring music. But those who knew them personally remember them for their warm hospitality and the meals they shared around their kitchen table. Family, friends, and fellow artists were always welcomed to a beautiful table set with plates from June's personal china and, of course, with good old-fashioned Southern comfort food.

In The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook, John Carter Cash shares the stories and recipes that flowed from his family's dinner table. From Johnny's "Old Iron Pot" chili recipe to June's tomato, red onion, and avocado salad, readers will get a range of light, healthy dishes, classic comfort food, and, of course, rich desserts perfect for hosting a crowd. The book also includes the voices of friends--from Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, and Kris Kristofferson to Bono and Al Gore Jr.--who share their favorite memories from the Cash table. This cookbook is the perfect gift and keepsake item for any Carter Family, June Carter Cash, or Johnny Cash fan.

About the Author:

John Carter Cash is a five-time Grammy-winning record producer and author of numerous articles published in popular newspapers and magazines. He owns and manages Cash Cabin Studio. John Carter diligently preserves the family legacy and is the only child of June Carter and Johnny Cash. He lives with his family in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
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The legendary Harlem theatre comes alive in this original graphic novel

Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo.

Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.

About the Author:

TED FOX is the author of Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem's World Famous Theater-the definitive and only full-scale history of Harlem's legendary showplace and the source material for this graphic novel adaptation-and In the Groove, a collection of interviews with those who have shaped the music industry. He is also a producer and manager, most notably for four-time Grammy nominee Buckwheat Zydeco. He lives in Manhattan and upstate New York.

JAMES OTIS SMITH is a multitalented artist whose work spans illustration, comics, motion graphics, and video. Formerly a member of the Act-i-vate Comics collective, he designed and illustrated the children's book Madunia: Stories of the Ancient Lands with writer James McCammon, among other titles. Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.Showtime at the Apollo is his debut graphic novel.

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  • Series: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: BOOM
  • Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
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