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Kim Gordon Book Girl In A Band

Posted by on Feb.10, 2015, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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If you’re a fan of Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth or anything Kim, you’ll love this book. We got our hands on an advance copy and highly recommend it.

Sometimes, the word insightful is overused to describe a book, but it’s justified in this case. Even hardcore Sonic Youth fans will learn something and we appreciated Kim’s honesty. 

Read an excerpt here.  Catch Kim on her book tour, many of the dates have incredible special guests.  Here’s the list.  And if you don’t believe us about how good the book is, here’s Stereogums’ take


Detroit Rock City Book Interview With Steve Miller

Posted by on Jul.17, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

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Detroit Rock City The Uncensored History Of Rock N Roll in America’s Loudest City (Da Capo Press) finally gives Detroit the history book it deserves. Highlighting the different eras of Detroit music; 1965-1972, 1973-1981 abd 1981-2000,  Detroit’s story is told through an oral history by the people who lived it, and it’s the best way to showcase this dynamic look back.  It’s a treat to learn about some of the unique friendships between Detroit musicians and revisit some of the great bands like The Gories, The Laughing Hyenas and The Frost.

Miller argues that Detroit is the most influential music city on earth and many will debate that. But, you can’t ever dismiss Detroit’s distinct energy and “F-you” attitude in staying true to its own unique sound.

 In this interview Miller states his case for Detroit, talks about the infuential music magazine Creem, and what era of Detroit music could easily have its own book.

Buy Detroit Rock City.  Visit Steve Miller’s website. For book signings and more information, find Detroit Rock City on Facebook. Follow the book on Twitter. Miller on Twitter.


New Rock Book Releases: Corey Taylor, Guitar Heroes, Pink Floyd And More

Posted by on Jul.15, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Here are the new releases for the week of July 15th:

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: (Or How I Made Peace With The Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process) by Corey Taylor.  Click here for information on Corey’s book signings and readings.

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Guitar World presents Rock In Peace: A Tribute To Fallen Guitar Heroes from the editors of Guitar World. Insightful profiles of the artists. Plus, rare photos and some surprising tombstones.

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Dark Side of the Moon at 40 by Brian Southall looks inside the making of the album and includes commentary from famous musicians on what the album means to them.

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The Beach Boys In Concert!: The Complete History of America’s Band On Tour and Onstage  by Ian Rusten and Jon Stebbins. Each chapter looks at one year in the Beach Boys storied career, starting in 1961 through the reunion of 2012.

 

 

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Bruce Springsteen Songs Star In New Book

Posted by on Jun.05, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

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Marc Dolan was a guest on the show last year and is back to talk about the new paperback version of Bruce Springsteen and The Promise Of Rock ‘N’ Roll which includes a new chapter.

The New York Times recently called Dolan’s book a “superbly detailed portrait”, and it stands out from others by looking at Springsteen through his songs and music.  

In this interview, we talk about the new chapter which includes the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the 12-12-12 concert, what future Bruce tours might look like and we take a look at the Norwegian version of the book…just because. 

Buy Bruce Springsteen and The Promise Of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Follow Marc on Twitter.


Round And Round With Stephen Pearcy: Sex, Drugs, Ratt And Roll

Posted by on May.15, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

 

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What will you find in the new Stephen Pearcy book?

Pearcy, who, in his words, once held a “platinum card for debauchery”, tells some interesting tales, including his early life in San Diego (his high school was the inspiration for Fast Times at Ridgemont High) where he suffered a horrifying accident that should have left him unable to walk again, and the 80’s Sunset Strip scene with pals Motley Crue and Van Halen. Plus, he reveals why Bret Michaels of Poison should give him a call—Pronto!

In this interview, we talk about these stories in his memoir and what is the status of new music from Ratt.

Buy Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock.  Follow Pearcy on Twitter.  For all things Pearcy, including information on his new Mic Knuckles, go to his website.  Find Stephen on Facebook and get book tour dates.


News Round Up: Legs McNeil, Beastie Boys, Rush, Metal And More

Posted by on May.01, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Have you checked out Legs McNeil’s epic new(ish) blog? It continues to be chock full of good stuff all the time.

- In support of their upcoming book, the original MTV VJ’s now have a website with their book signing dates and other stuff.

- The Merciless Book of Metal Lists is out now.

- Pre-order is now up for Rush: The Illustrated History by former guest of the show Martin Popoff.

- If you missed it, the surviving members Beastie Boys signed up for a memoir due out 2015


News Round Up: Rod Stewart And Peter Criss Books Out Tomorrow. Johnny Depp Gets Into The Book Business.

Posted by on Oct.22, 2012, under News No Comments

-Rod Stewart’s memoir Rod: The Autobiography is out tomorrow. Read an excerpt here. And yes, he talks about THAT rumor.

-Mark McGrath recently tweeted he had to pick between the new Pete Townshend and John Taylor books to read on the plane. Here’s the winner.

-Harper Collins and Johnny Depp are teaming up to create an new imprint called Infinitum Nihil.  Their first book will be about Bob Dylan.

-Somebody made off with a bunch of autographed Pete Townshend books after his signing in New Jersey.

-The Daily Beast has boiled down the eight best bits of the John Taylor book.

-There are two different excerpts from the Peter Criss book Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss here and here. The book is out tomorrow. Here are the book tour dates.


Dee Snider Does Broadway And A New Book

Posted by on May.09, 2012, under News No Comments


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, Dee Snider unleashed his hilarious self-penned memoir Shut Up and Give Me The Mic on the masses. Dee had some doubt along the way about his writing skills and reached out to Mick Foley for some advice, but he never needed to question himself.  This is one awesome read.

And, as luck would have it, Dee has also just released his album Dee Does Broadway.  Dee starred in Rock of Ages in 2010 (and should have been cast in the upcoming movie, just sayin’) and now he puts his spin on some classics.  He’s joined on some songs by Broadway vets Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, and Celebrity Apprentice cohort Clay Aiken.

Tonight, you can catch Dee signing his book at Mendham Books at 7pm.  With Eddie Trunk and Teresa Guidice living just down the road, it could be a star filled evening.

Here’s Dee’s video for “Mack The Knife” directed by his son Cody.