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Jeremy Spencer Death Punch’d And More

Posted by on Sep.03, 2014, under News No Comments

We’re back and ready for all the Fall and Winter titles we can handle. But, let’s start with some of the books you may have missed while we were away.

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Jeremy Spencer co-founder and drummer of Five Finger Death Punch just released his incredible memoir Death Punch’D: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem. Alice Cooper called it “the best rock n roll addiction and redemption story since Nikki Sixx’s Heroin Diaries.”

big book of hair metal

The prolific Martin Popoff has done it again with The Big Book Of Hair Metal. The cover alone is amazing, but you’ll be handsomely rewarded if you dare to journey inside.

steve boone

Steve Boone of The Lovin’ Spoonful put out Hotter Than A Matchhead and the reviews have been glowing. Check out what uber-crumudgeon Bob Lefsetz had to say here.

turn up the radio

Turn Up The Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972 is an incredible all-inclusive look at the dj’s, music, musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers that created that unforgettable time in history.

rush faq

Can you ever know enough about Rush? Didn’t think so.


Rayya Elias: The Harley Loco Book Interview

Posted by on May.15, 2014, under Current Shows No Comments

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Harley Loco came out last year and is now available in paperback from Viking/Penguin.  Roundly praised for the raw, unfiltered voice of first time author Rayya Elias, Elias doesn’t just tell you about her world, she lets you inside it.  

The story of a young girl from Syria immigrating to Detroit, who taught herself about music, started doing drugs, moved to New York City in her 20’s, cut hair, did more drugs, went to prison, died three times and ultimately redeemed herself has plenty to draw in the reader. But, there is something else living in the pages  That intagible factor that makes you relate to Elias even if you’ve never come near any of her experiences.

In this interview, we talk about how writing a book with the encouragement of best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert doesn’t suck, how to survive robbing a Colombian drug lord, how she learned English from an iconic soap star and so much more.

Buy Harley Loco. Find Rayya on Twitter and Facebook. Visit her website. Get Rayya’s music on ITunes.


News Round Up- It’s Only Love and Ratt ‘N Roll

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

- Some pretty cool rock memorabilia is up for auction including a Led Zeppelin Houses of The Holy album cover signed by all four members of the band.

– Bryan Adams is the real deal when it comes to photography and his new book Exposed is fantastic.  See Bryan talk about the book here.

-$4.99 will get you some hilarious tales from the road in e-book form from State Radio drummer Mike Najarian.  Here’s an excerpt From Strange Perspectives Volume 1.

-We have a publication date for Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy’s new book tenatively title Sex, Drugs, and Ratt ‘n Roll. It’ll be out May 2013.

-The documentary Inventing David Geffen premieres on PBS November 20th at 8pm.

-Congrats to Julia Crowe whose book My First Guitar was recently named a top pick from Christian Science Monitor.