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E Street Shuffle, Nick Cave, AC/DC Dirty Deeds And More Eddie Trunk

Posted by on Jan.18, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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The Art Of Nick Cave, out this week, paints a picture of Cave through a collection of essays.

E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Springsteen and the E Street Band, looks at the darker side of Springsteen and the band. Written by Clinton Heylin, check out one of his older books From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock.

- One you might have missed: Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, by Joe Oestereich, tells the tale of kind-of-sorta making it in the business and learning to live with a different level of success.

- Mark Evans was nineteen when he joined the biggest band to come out of Australia. His story is now told in Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC.

- Eddie Trunk’a book, Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, was so successful that the sequel, Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. 2 will be out later this year. Now everyone left out of the first edition can stop being mad at Trunk.


Yoko Ono Reconsidered: Lisa Carver Interview

Posted by on Dec.03, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Lisa Carver aka Lisa Suckdog has written a thought provoking book called Reaching Out With No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono, that allows Carver to channel Ono while pondering life. While looking at life through the lens of Ono can turn a world upside down, it’s also freeing. Carver hopes that people will put down the book and “go live” and there’s much to be inspired by in Carver’s writing.

Carver previously wrote the popular fanzine Roller Derby  and authored the books Dancing Queen: The Lusty Adventures of Lisa Crystal Carver, Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir and The Lisa Diaries.

In this interview we talk about putting the book together, Ono as a feminist and what art piece by Ono Carver hopes people will emulate with her book.

Buy Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono. Visit the official Suckdog site.


Rock Book Show Interview: Emek “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist: Collected Works Of Aaarght!”

Posted by on Jul.01, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

 

Musicians aren’t the only artists involved in concerts.  Ever see an amazing gig poster for  The Decemberists, Deadmaus, Erykah Badu or Foo Fighters? Chances are, it was created by Emek. Though he works primarily in silkscreen, Emek has now upped his game by including laser cutting and embossing.  He’s even put his pieces onto sheets of copper.  He’s not just creating a poster, he’s creating a collectible work of art.

You may see some influence from poster art of the Sixties in Emek’s work, but as he says, “i’m not just the hippie guy”, and it’s obvious in the eclectic range of his work collected in this book.

Our interview also gives you a tour of some of his genre-spanning work from Bootsy Collins to Tool to Queens of The Stone Age, as well as some of his political posters which provide Emek with another platform to express his beliefs.  As he says, he is “trying to take something that has an expiration date printed right on it and give it some permenance”, and he has.  Another thing to love about Emek, is that most of his work is very affordable, so we can all own it.

Check out more of Emek’s work on his website and follow him on twitter.  And if you get the chance to meet him at a signing, don’t miss it!


Rock Book Show’s Interview with Serj Tankian

Posted by on Apr.04, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian chats with Rock Book Show’s Kimberly Austin about his new book “Glaring Through Oblivion”, the difference between being a musician and a poet, music activism, and much more.

Order your copy of “Glaring Through Oblivion” at a special price here.