• & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    ISBN: 9780750985666
    Title: & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    Author: CREGAN JIM; MERRIMAN ANDY

    JIM CREGAN's career as a rock guitarist, songwriter and producer has spanned over fifty years, touring and recording albums with stars such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings, and Katie Melua, among many others. However, he is perhaps best known for his forty-year association with Rod Stewart, not only as his guitarist but also as best friends and godfathers to each other's children.In his autobiography Jim Cregan lifts the lid on his extraordinary life, recounting his experiences with music's biggest stars, from his first band at the age of 14 playing in youth clubs in Poole to performing in front of 350,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. In And on Guitar . . . nothing is held back: Cregan's early life and anecdotes about his family, shenanigans on the road, extraordinary tales of hedonism, love and loss, his stories feature a Who's Who of music's biggest stars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Acid for the Children
    Acid for the Children
    ISBN: 9781472230829
    Title: Acid for the Children
    Author: FLEA

    Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm.


    When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom.


    Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    ISBN: 9781408711842
    Title: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    Author: ANDERSON BRETT


    'A compelling personal account of the dramas of a singular British band' Neil Tennant


    The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete southern wankers' - is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson, whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet.


    Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands - gigs at ULU, the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor - and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one. But in these halcyon days, their potential was undeniable. Anderson's creative partnership with guitarist Bernard Butler exposed a unique and brilliant hybrid of lyric and sound; together they were a luminescent team - burning brightly and creating some of the era's most revered songs and albums.


    In Afternoons with the Blinds drawn, Anderson unflinchingly explores his relationship with addiction, heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed, and clear-eyed on his youthful persona. 'As a young man . . . I oscillated between morbid self-reflection and vainglorious narcissism' he writes. His honesty, sharply self-aware and articulate, makes this a compelling autobiography, and a brilliant insight into one of the most significant bands of the last quarter century.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • All in the Downs - Reflections on Life, Landscape, & Song
    All in the Downs - Reflections on Life, Landscape, & Song
    ISBN: 9781907222412
    Title: All in the Downs - Reflections on Life, Landscape, & Song
    Author: COLLINS SHIRLEY; LEE STEWART

    A memoir from one of Britain's legendary singers, folklorists, and music historians.


    A legendary singer, folklorist, and music historian, Shirley Collins has been an integral part of the folk-music revival for more than sixty years. In her new memoir, All in the Downs, Collins tells the story of that lifelong relationship with English folksong--a dedication to artistic integrity that has guided her through the triumphs and tragedies of her life.

    All in the Downs combines elements of memoir--from her working-class origins in wartime Hastings to the bright lights of the 1950s folk revival in London--alongside reflections on the role traditional music and the English landscape have played in shaping her vision. From formative field recordings made with Alan Lomax in the United States to the "crowning glories" recorded with her sister Dolly on the Sussex Downs, she writes of the obstacles that led to her withdrawal from the spotlight and the redemption of a new artistic flourishing that continues today with her unexpected return to recording in 2016.

    Through it all, Shirley Collins has been guided and supported by three vital and inseparable loves: traditional English song, the people and landscape of her native Sussex, and an unwavering sense of artistic integrity. All in the Downs pays tribute to these passions, and in doing so, illustrates a way of life as old as England, that has all but vanished from this land.


    Generously illustrated with rare archival material.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    ISBN: 9781786892584
    Title: Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    Author: THORN TRACEY

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max PorterBefore becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.Returning to the scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters, the pub car parks and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children and the children who wanted none of it. With great wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and yet so many artists have come from.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art Sex Music
    Art Sex Music
    ISBN: 9780571359776
    Title: Art Sex Music
    Author: TUTTI COSEY FANNI


    A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE


    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.


    Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channelling her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream. Shocking, wise and life-affirming, Art Sex Music is the fascinating memoir of an inspirational woman.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Backstage Pass: The Starchild's All-Access Guide to the Good Life
    Backstage Pass: The Starchild's All-Access Guide to the Good Life
    ISBN: 9780062820280
    Title: Backstage Pass: The Starchild's All-Access Guide to the Good Life
    Author: STANLEY PAUL


    New York Times bestselling author and legendary front man and rhythm guitarist of KISS grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a royal rock 'n' roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice and rules to live by.


    In this follow-up to his popular bestseller Face the Music, the Starchild takes us deeper into his personal life and his home life on and off the stage, revealing what he eats, drinks, and does with his friends and family. He reveals what he's learned from a lifetime as the front man of the iconic band KISS and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his superstar music career but to every area of his life-from the business to parenting to health and happiness, from the kitchen and the bar to the gym and the office.


    Showcasing his unique lifestyle, Backstage Pass is a rare look at the man beneath the modern rock-god persona. Paul shares fascinating details about his life-his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he finds inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly fifty years filling arenas and selling out shows, and even his favorite meals, including recipes from such friends as Rocco DiSpirito, Mario Batali, and other star chefs.


    Backstage Pass divulges more true stories of the rock legend's relationships, hardships, and wild nights and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock 'n' roll front men in history-and a model superstar for the modern age.


    This is the book for fans who love living large but also want to kick ass at everyday life. From doing shots at the bar to enjoying a glass of red on the patio, Paul shows you how you can rock 'n' roll all night and party every day-without missing a beat or looking like you do.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Beatles Lyrics
    Beatles Lyrics
    ISBN: 9781474606875
    Title: Beatles Lyrics
    Author: DAVIES HUNTER


    Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities and collectors.


    Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles, worked with the band in their heyday. Here he reveals each song's context with vivid behind-the-scenes stories and gives a unique insight into the creative process of the world's greatest songwriters. From 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Yellow Submarine', The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of the band, uniquely told through their music.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Beautiful Ones
    Beautiful Ones
    ISBN: 9781780899176
    Title: Beautiful Ones
    Author: PRINCE; PIEPENBRING DAN

    The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death

    Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park." But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era.

    The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince--a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The audiobook is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing. The third section shows us Prince's evolution, going up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the audiobook's fourth section: his original treatment for Purple Rain--the final stage in Prince's self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey.

    The audiobook is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months--a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated.

    This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image--his undying gift to the world.

    Dan Piepenbring’s New Yorker article recounts how he was one of two "extremely unlikely" writers selected from a list sent to the singer by the publisher, Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). Both choices had one thing in common: Neither of them had written a book before.
    Prince cited Miles Davis’ autobiography, John Howard Griffin’s “Black Like Me” and the free-form, philosophical Richard Linklater movie “Waking Life?” as influences he would like to emulate in the book.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Been So Long: My Life & Music
    Been So Long: My Life & Music
    ISBN: 9781250229496
    Title: Been So Long: My Life & Music
    Author: KAUKONEN JORMA


    "A modern parable." --from the foreword by Grace Slick

    "Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric." - Acoustic Guitar


    "Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework." - Live For Live Music


    Includes a CD of live music as a companion to the book


    From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius--and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.


    "Music is the reward for being alive," writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. "It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched." In a career that has already spanned a half century--one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors--Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.


    Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences--from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Philippines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries--into his art in unique and revelatory ways. Been So Long charts not only Jorma's association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma's music itself.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Before We Was We: the Making of Madness by Madness
    Before We Was We: the Making of Madness by Madness
    ISBN: 9780753553930
    Title: Before We Was We: the Making of Madness by Madness
    Author: BARSON M & BEDFORD M & FOREMAN C & MCPHERSON G

    The band's first official book.

    North London. The 1970s. Amid a grim landscape of bomb sites, squats, public baths and rough pubs, a loose gang of misfits and outsiders started making music together - riding freight trains, spraying graffiti, stealing records, clothes and musical instruments. Escaping the fringes of criminality, they formed a band...

    These lairy but charismatic chaps became Madness, one of the most successful pop groups ever, in the UK and beyond. In Before We Was We, their first official book, they tell us the story of how they became them. It's a journey full of luck, skill and charm, as they duck and dive by day and make the name in London's exploding music scene by night, zipping around the capital in their Morris Minor vans.

    Their formative years, 1970-79, provided inspiration for many Madness classics, including 'Baggy Trousers', 'The Prince', 'Our House' and 'My Girl'- songs that four decades later still soundtrack weddings and funerals and inspire mass singalongs in concert halls.

    This is the riotous coming-of-age tale of seven unique individuals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope and Anchor basement to the Top of the Pops studio.

    In their own words, they each look back on their past and how during those shared adventures, they formed a bond that's lasted forty years.

    Before We Was We is irreverent, funny and full of character. Just like them.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Being Elvis
    Being Elvis
    ISBN: 9781474604574
    Title: Being Elvis
    Author: CONNOLLY RAY


    Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which simply blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America.


    In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world's most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way.


    Juxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis's amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very end. With a narrative informed by interviews over many years with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, B. B. King, Sam Phillips, and Roy Orbison, among many others, Connolly creates one of the most nuanced and mature portraits of this cultural phenomenon to date.


    What distinguishes Being Elvis beyond the narrative itself is Connolly's more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. As we reach the end of this poignant account, Elvis's death at forty-two takes on the hue of a profoundly American tragedy. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American icon who could "seamlessly soar into a falsetto of pleading and yearning" and capture an inner emotion, perhaps of eternal yearning, to which all of us can still relate.


    Intimate and unsparing, Being Elvis explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, ultimately offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Being John Lennon
    Being John Lennon
    ISBN: 9781474606813
    Title: Being John Lennon
    Author: CONNOLLY RAY


    John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently articulating, the group's moment in history.
    Chronicling a troubled life, from that of the cast-aside child of a broken wartime marriage to his murder by a deranged fan, Being John Lennon analyses the contradictions in the singer-songwriter's creative and destructive personality. A leader who could be easily led, he was often generous and often funny, but sometimes scathingly cruel.


    As a journalist, author Ray Connolly had a close working relationship with Lennon, and the entire Beatles coterie. In this biography he unsparingly reassesses the chameleon nature of the perpetually dissatisfied star who just couldn't stop reinventing himself.


    Drawing on many interviews and conversations with Lennon, his first wife Cynthia and second Yoko Ono, as well as his girlfriend May Pang and song-writing partner Paul McCartney, this complex portrait is a revealing insight into a restless man whose emotional turbulence governed his life and talent.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Billie Holiday: the Musician & the Myth
    Billie Holiday: the Musician & the Myth
    ISBN: 9780099592624
    Title: Billie Holiday: the Musician & the Myth
    Author: SZWED JOHN

    "When eighteen-year-old Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia studios in November of 1933 to record Riffin' the Scotch' and Your Mother's Son-in-Law', it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and important career in twentieth-century popular music. Today, Billie Holiday is an icon u an artist whose voice has weathered countless shifts in public taste, and whose impact on contemporary music is unquestionable. Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life u her prostitution at the age of fourteen, a her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationships, the ravages of her voice by the time she was forty-four u or tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography. John Szwed's Billie Holiday is a different book, one that stays close to her music, to her performance style, to the self she created and put on record and on stage. Drawing on revelatory new material, including unpublished memoirs and interviews, Billie Holiday is the first biography to consider the singer as an artist, examining how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, her singin

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    ISBN: 9781501141737
    Title: Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    Author: PORT IAN S.

    "A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history" (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

    In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an "axe" that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul--whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought--to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world's most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo.

    While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman, Paul was a brilliant but headstrong pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s--including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton--adopted one maker's guitar or another. By 1969 it was clear that these new electric instruments had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

    In "an excellent dual portrait" (The Wall Street Journal), Ian S. Port tells the full story in The Birth of Loud, offering "spot-on human characterizations, and erotic paeans to the bodies of guitars" (The Atlantic). "The story of these instruments is the story of America in the postwar era: loud, cocky, brash, aggressively new" (The Washington Post).

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Bob Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man
    Bob Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man
    ISBN: 9781912332038
    Title: Bob Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man
    Author: VARIOUS

    This Illustrated hardback book provides an insight into the unique journey of one of the most ground breaking and influential US artists of all time Bob Dylan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Born to Run
    Born to Run
    ISBN: 9781471157820
    Title: Born to Run
    Author: SPRINGSTEEN BRUCE

    "A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more." --NPR

    "Richly rewarding...Bruce Springsteen proves that he has taken on life fully engaged both in living and examining it, and in doing so, he's delivered a story as profoundly inspiring as his best music...It's alternately brutally honest, philosophically deep, stabbingly funny, and, perhaps most important, refreshingly humble." --Los Angeles Times

    In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began.

    Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

    He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang" seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.

    Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

    Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road," "Badlands," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "The River," "Born in the U.S.A.," "The Rising," and "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
  • Bound for Glory
    Bound for Glory
    ISBN: 9780141187228
    Title: Bound for Glory
    Author: GUTHRIE WOODY

    Bound For Glory is the funny, cynical and earthy autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk music. He tells of his childhood running wild in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, the tragedies that struck his family and of his life on the open road during the Great Depression - hell-raising and brawling in boxcars, all the while singing to raise a dime for his next meal. But above all, this is a song for an America Woody saw from the lonesome highway, as he travel led from one end of the country to the other with guitar in hand and the songs that made him a legend drifting out over the Dust Bowl.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bowie Biographic
    Bowie Biographic
    ISBN: 9781781453278
    Title: Bowie Biographic
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    Many people know that David Bowie (1947-2016) was an iconic singer, songwriter and actor, whose lyrics, performances and ever-changing persona were at the heart of pop culture for over five decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he smoked 80 cigarettes a day, acted in 27 films, sold over 140 million albums and once shared a Berlin apartment with Iggy Pop. This book presents an instant impression of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bring It on Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin & Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
    Bring It on Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin & Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
    ISBN: 9781472126900
    Title: Bring It on Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin & Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
    Author: BLAKE MARK

    Peter Grant was an ordinary man who led the most extraordinary life. He was also a man with secrets. He took many with him. An envelope of papers relating to his mysterious family background even went with him in the coffin. It made sense. During his lifetime, Led Zeppelin's manager rarely discussed his family background, even with his ex-wife and children. He was brought up by a single mother and always claimed he'd never known his father. But the missing pieces in the familial puzzle continue to fascinate and perplex his daughter, Helen, and son, Warren. With Led Zeppelin's fame and success, some of the spotlight fell on their fearsome giant of a manager. In the absence of hard facts about Grant's early life, an alternative history took, shape, assisted by books, magazine articles, and television documentaries. Some of the information was true, some was wild speculation, and some was completely false. Grant himself contributed to this confused backstory. As his reputation grew, it was to his advantage to let people believe what they wanted. The truth might have been too mundane or revealed too much about the person he really was. "He was a complex man," says Helen. "You could never really know him." Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chronicles
    Chronicles
    ISBN: 9780743478649
    Title: Chronicles
    Author: DYLAN BOB

    The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.
    ""I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.""
    So writes Bob Dylan in "Chronicles: Volume One, " his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, "Chronicles: Volume One" is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.
    By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, "Chronicles: Volume One" is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns "Chronicles: Volume One" into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    ISBN: 9780571351343
    Title: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    Author: ALBERTINE VIV


    SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
    ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
    MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

    In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.


    A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.


    A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    ISBN: 9780571359813
    Title: Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    Author: RATLIFF BEN


    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.


    No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as John Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has written the first book to do justice to this great and controversial music pioneer. As well as an elegant narrative of Coltrane's life Ratliff does something incredibly valuable - he writes about the saxophonist's unique sound.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of America's Greatest Supergroup
    Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of America's Greatest Supergroup
    ISBN: 9780306903281
    Title: Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of America's Greatest Supergroup
    Author: BROWNE DAVID

    "In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle." --Publishers Weekly

    The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne

    Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. David Crosby, the opinionated hippie guru. Stephen Stills, the perpetually driven musician. Graham Nash, the tactful pop craftsman. Neil Young, the creatively restless loner. But together, few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Starting with the original trio's landmark 1969 debut album, the group embodied much about its era: communal musicmaking, protest songs that took on the establishment and Richard Nixon, and liberal attitudes toward partners and lifestyles. Their group or individual songs--"Wooden Ships," "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "After the Gold Rush," "For What It's Worth" (with Stills and Young's Buffalo Springfield), "Love the One You're With," "Long Time Gone," "Just a Song Before I Go," "Southern Cross"--became the soundtrack of a generation.

    But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary and influential vocal blend. In the years that followed, these four volatile men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again--all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements and jealousies, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them both as a group and as individuals.

    In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with David Crosby and Graham Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents--Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, into the musicians' homes, recording studios, and psyches, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together--and sometimes torn them apart. This is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Dark Stuff
    Dark Stuff
    ISBN: 9780571349647
    Title: Dark Stuff
    Author: KENT NICK

    Profiles twenty-two of the gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, this title offers portraits that are unimaginable in the world of market driven music business.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • David Bowie: A Life
    David Bowie: A Life
    ISBN: 9781786090430
    Title: David Bowie: A Life
    Author: JONES DYLAN


    ** Shortlisted for the NME Best Music Book Award 2018 **
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
    A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
    A HERALD BOOK OF THE YEAR
    AN IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR


    'The definitive book on Bowie' The Times


    Drawn from a series of conversations between David Bowie and Dylan Jones across three decades, together with over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators - some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie - this oral history is an intimate portrait of a remarkable rise to stardom and one of the most fascinating lives of our time.


    Profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry, Bowie was a man of intense relationships that often came to abrupt ends. He was a social creature, equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra, and in Dylan Jones's telling - by turns insightful and salacious - we see as intimate a portrait as could possibly be drawn.


    Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across three decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.


    ***NOW REVISED AND EXPANDED***



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dishonesty Is the Second-Best Policy & Other Rules to Live By
    Dishonesty Is the Second-Best Policy & Other Rules to Live By
    ISBN: 9781783351978
    Title: Dishonesty Is the Second-Best Policy & Other Rules to Live By
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID

    The Sunday Times bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, which we published back in 2014, must have really made people think. Because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP to Brexit, from horse lasagne to fatbergs, from big society to food banks. The only possible way to cheer up in 2019 is to dive into David Mitchell's terrifically clever and witty analysis of the farce of recent years. Here he takes on the utter nonsense rained down on us from corporate PRs, governments in the thrall of lobbyists, customers being preyed upon by algorithm-wielding corporations, evil interest groups tricking electors with targeted lies, flat-earthers and Eton boys. No other writer is a match for the dumbfounding times we live in.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Dream About Lightning Bugs: a Life of Music & Cheap Lessons
    Dream About Lightning Bugs: a Life of Music & Cheap Lessons
    ISBN: 9781925750997
    Title: Dream About Lightning Bugs: a Life of Music & Cheap Lessons
    Author: FOLDS BEN

    From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.
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    Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated singer-songwriter and former frontman of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five, beloved for songs such as 'Brick', 'You Don't Know Me', 'Rockin' the Suburbs' and 'The Luckiest'.
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    In A Dream About Lightning Bugs Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance.
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    From growing up in working class North Carolina childhood amid the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting to painful life lessons he learned the hard way, he also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multi-decade, multi-faceted career in the music business.& &
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    A Dream About Lightning Bugs embodies what Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.

    Advanced Praise:
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    'I'm gonna learn to read for this' Josh Groban
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    'I read this in one glorious, giant gulp. As a fan of your work and as a musician, this is truly a gift ... moments for me to geek out, moments to laugh and cry and many fragments of pure, hard won wisdom and honesty' Jamie Cullum
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    'A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell. This intimate look at his life from his own unique perspective is a rare and unforgettable gift that does what Ben Folds always has done for me as an artist and a friend: encourages me to be more myself, with a lot of swear words' Sara Bareilles

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Elton John: The Biography
    Elton John: The Biography
    ISBN: 9780233005515
    Title: Elton John: The Biography
    Author: BUCKLEY DAVID

    As Elton John finishes his final tour, this updated, fully revised biography pays tribute to the groundbreaking, socially conscious musician.

    Meticulously researched and drawing on many new original interviews with friends and associates, Elton John is the first serious, but also page-turningly entertaining, biography of the Queen Mum of Pop. It's now cool to acknowledge John's enormous influence on the music business, his impact on the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and his efforts to fight AIDS. Fully revised and updated, this is the definitive look at a showbiz legend.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Face It
    Face It
    ISBN: 9780008229429
    Title: Face It
    Author: HARRY DEBBIE

    Debbie Harry has achieved a level of global success and iconic stature that is reserved for very few musicians, and even fewer women. Charismatic lead singer, critically acclaimed solo artist and style icon, her allure is endless and her legacy is enduring. In this, her first memoir, Debbie shares her remarkable life story. Finding fame in the anarchic punk scene of mid-70s downtown New York, Blondie went on to enjoy worldwide success, freewheeling through genres, from pop to rap via disco and reggae, with a sense of assuredness and abandon that typified their lead singer. Debbie, a brilliant lyricist with a captivating stage presence, has made an indelible impression on pop culture; within the band, in her solo career and as an actor. Time and again, she has pushed boundaries and defied expectations. From gigging in CBGBs to headlining Glastonbury in 2014, Debbie's career has spanned nearly four decades and generated over 40 million record sales. Unafraid to speak her mind, she encapsulates a sense of independence, strength and sincerity that has inspired generations. Now Debbie recalls the experiences that have shaped her - the unprecedented triumphs and the darkest challenges - in her typically unapologetic, vibrant style.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • First Time Ever: A Memoir
    First Time Ever: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780571336807
    Title: First Time Ever: A Memoir
    Author: SEEGER PEGGY

    AGuardian,Sunday Times,Observer,Telegraphand Financial TimesBook of the Year

    The musician Peggy Seeger has lived a life full of art and passion, family and separation, tragedy, celebration and the unexpected - and irresistible - force of love. It would by any standards be an extraordinary story, but what elevates her account is the beauty of the writing in her fascinating memoir: it is clear-eyed and playful, luminous and melodic, fearless, funny and always truthful, from the first word to the last.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon - from Austin to Zanzibar
    Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon - from Austin to Zanzibar
    ISBN: 9781925811346
    Title: Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon - from Austin to Zanzibar
    Author: WIDE STEVE

    Salute everyone's favorite Queen in this alphabetic journey through a larger-than-life career in artistry.

    Celebrate Freddie Mercury in the next iteration of Steve Wide's Icons A to Z series. Follow Freddie, born Farrokh Bulsara, as he harnesses hyperdontia to develop an unparalleled vocal range. See Smile, Freddie's first complete band, graduate to become the global phenomenon Queen. Dissect lyrical oddities like "radio gaga" and "Scaramouch," and revel in the glorious chevron mustache Freddie grew in 1980...

    Ripples of Freddie's legacy are still felt in music recorded today. He was a juggernaut of technical and conceptual innovation and left the world far before his time. This illustrated book pays homage to the impact Freddie left on pop culture and in all our hearts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Girl in a Band
    Girl in a Band
    ISBN: 9780571349661
    Title: Girl in a Band
    Author: GORDON KIM


    In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her route from girl to woman and pioneering icon within the music and art scene of New York City in the 1980s and 90s as well as marriage, motherhood, and independence.


    Filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is a moving, evocative chronicle of an extraordinary artist.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Girls at the Piano
    Girls at the Piano
    ISBN: 9781760297770
    Title: Girls at the Piano
    Author: LLOYD VIRGINIA

    A brilliant memoir about how learning the piano shaped the lives of two women worlds and generations apart that will resonate for music lovers everywhere and for anyone who has tried to master the piano.
    Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. When that didn't happen, she spent a long time wondering about those years of study: had they been wasted? What was their purpose? This intriguing memoir explores those questions and investigates the mystery of the author's very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives--both at and away from the piano--intersected and diverged.

    Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of the instrument's history, taking us from the salons of 18th-century Europe to an amateur jazz workshop in Manhattan in the early 21st century.

    Funny, tender and fascinating, Girls at the Piano is an elegant and multi-layered meditation on identity, ambition and doubt, and on how learning the piano had a profound effect on two women worlds and generations apart. It is essential reading for music lovers everywhere, and for anyone who has undertaken their own voyage around a piano.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Hendrix Biographic
    Hendrix Biographic
    ISBN: 9781781453155
    Title: Hendrix Biographic
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    Many people know that Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was a pioneering guitarist and songwriter whose electric playing and performances were at the heart of Sixties pop culture. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he trained as a paratrooper in the Army; that his first guitar cost only $5, while the guitar he set light to at the Monterey Pop Festival later sold for $380,000; that the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded only 3 studio albums; and that he is one of many rock stars to have died at the age of 27. This book presents an instant impression of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Hero: David Bowie
    Hero: David Bowie
    ISBN: 9781444758832
    Title: Hero: David Bowie
    Author: JONES LESLEY-ANN


    'A fascinating insight into one of the greatest artists of our lifetime.' Evening Standard

    'This is a personal friendship in writing... an endearing and powerful tale of a man who conquered the entire entertainment industry with his creative force.' Variety


    His music thrilled the generation it was written for, and has entertained and inspired every generation since.


    HERO: DAVID BOWIE is an intelligent exploration of the man behind the myths and the makeup told from the very beginning.


    Respected music journalist and biographer Lesley-Ann Jones knew David Jones from the days before fame, when he was a young musician starting out, frustrated by an industry that wouldn't give him a break and determined to succeed. Here she traces the epic journey of the boy from Bromley born into a troubled background, to his place as one of the greatest stars in rock history.


    Jones has interviewed numerous friends and associates of Bowie, many of whom have never spoken publicly about him before. Drawing on this new material and meticulous research, the real story of Bowie's family background is told; the true inspiration behind the creation of Ziggy Stardust is revealed, and we learn how his marriage to Angie ended in agony following his comeback from a near fatal drug addiction. Jones also revisits Bowie's tragic relationship with his brother and his deep bond with T Rex frontman Marc Bolan.


    Bowie's rebellious nature, his many sources of inspiration and creativity, and his complex, intense personality are discussed here, creating a unique and compelling portrait of an extraordinary man.


    This is Bowie as you've never seen him before.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Horror Stories A Memoir
    Horror Stories A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780525511984
    Title: Horror Stories A Memoir
    Author: PHAIR LIZ

    When Liz Phair shook things up with her musical debut, Exile in Guyville-making her as much a cultural figure as a feminist pioneer and rock star-her raw candor, uncompromising authenticity, and deft storytelling inspired a legion of critics, songwriters, musicians, and fans alike. Now, like a Gen X Patti Smith, Liz Phair reflects on the path she has taken in these piercing essays that reveal the indelible memories that have stayed with her.

    For Phair, horror is in the eye of the beholder-in the often unrecognized universal experiences of daily pain, guilt, and fear that make up our humanity. Illuminating despair with hope and consolation, tempering it all with her signature wit, Horror Stories is immersive, taking readers inside the most intimate junctures of Phair's life, from facing her own bad behavior and the repercussions of betraying her fundamental values, to watching her beloved grandmother inevitably fade, to undergoing the beauty of childbirth while being hit up for an autograph by the anesthesiologist.

    Horror Stories is a literary accomplishment that reads like the confessions of a friend. It gathers up all of our isolated shames and draws them out into the light, uniting us in our shared imperfection, our uncertainty and our cowardice, smashing the stigma of not being in control. But most importantly, the uncompromising precision and candor of Horror Stories transforms these deeply personal experiences into tales about each and every one of us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • I Would Die 4 U Why Prince Became an Icon
    I Would Die 4 U Why Prince Became an Icon
    ISBN: 9781476737409
    Title: I Would Die 4 U Why Prince Became an Icon
    Author: TOURÉ

    An expansive and insightful exploration of one of the most iconic and electrifying artists ever, this book reveals the stunning, multi-generational influence and appeal of Prince and his revered music--from celebrated journalist, author, and host of the popular podcast The Tour Show.

    Infused with Tour 's unique pop-culture fluency, I Would Die 4 U is as passionate and radical as its subject matter. Building on his lifelong admiration for Prince's oeuvre and interviews with those closest to the late artist, including band members, his tour manager, and music and Bible scholars, Tour deconstructs the life and work of the enigmatic icon who has been both a reflective mirror of and inspirational force for America.

    By defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, but also presenting a very conventional conception of religion and God, Prince was a man of profound contradictions. He spoke in the language of 60s pop and soul to a generation fearing Cold War apocalypse and the crack and AIDS epidemic, while simultaneously being both an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist. He creatively blended his songs with images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God and religion. By demystifying Prince as a man, an artist, and a cultural force, I Would Die 4 U shows us how he impacted and defined a generation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    ISBN: 9781474606486
    Title: Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    Author: MASON NICK

    The definitive history of Pink Floyd by founding member Nick Mason, this reading edition brings up-to-date the band's incredible story as told uniquely from the inside out. Including the complete text of the original in an easy-toread format, a new chapter covering the passing of Rick Wright and the release of the group's final album, and 80 pages of images from Mason's archives plus new photos,Inside Out is a masterly rock memoir and an eye opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
    Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
    ISBN: 9780008152796
    Title: Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
    Author: SALEWICZ CHRIS

    Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery. Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since. From his own conversations with Jimmy, the rest of Led Zeppelin, old girlfriends, tour managers and session musicians to name but a few, Salewicz reveals the many trials and tribulations which transformed the middle class boy from the Surrey suburbs into one of rock's most enigmatic frontmen. Detailed, thrilling and expertly researched, Salewicz discovers a man who was prepared to die for his art; who justified heroin use so he could harness its narcotic focus whilst making albums, and who overcame numerous death threats during this time. A warrior magician, Salewicz delves into the many skeletons and eccentricities in Page's closet, contextualising him against a background of London gangsters, deaths, and power struggles which Page has continued to rail against to this day, even within his own band. As entertaining as it is insightful, and from a writer who experienced first-hand the Led Zeppelin furore, this promises to be as close to a Jimmy Page autobiography as fans can get.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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