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Peter Hook’s Hacienda, Todd Snider and Legendary Music Journalist Lisa Robinson In New Books

Posted by on Apr.28, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

the hacienda peter hook book cover

Available for the first time in the US, The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club by Peter Hook is stirring up buzz on our shores.  Hook, who’s book Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division was a best seller last year, impresses again with tales of The Hacienda club, written with an inclusive tone that makes you feel like you’re there with him every step of the way,  The Hacienda is a funny, horrifying, and outlandish story of success, idealism, naiveté and greed.

todd snider book cover

Fans of Todd Snider won’t be disappointed with his new book I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like: Mostly True Tall Tales which collects Snider’s stories in print for the first time.  Snider has an original and unique view that will intrigue even those readers unfamiliar with his music.

Lisa Robinson There Goes Gravity book cover

Take a trip backstage with legendary music journalist Lisa Robinson, who shares over four decades of her music insider stories in There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock And Roll.  Robinson has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business including Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith and Jay Z, but this is the first time she has allowed others into her exclusive world.

Interview: Marc Dolan “Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock and Roll”

Posted by on Jun.20, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Recently David Langness of Paste Magazine wrote–“to write a rock biography takes guts or great naiveté”. Marc Dolan, author of Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock and Roll, says it took both to complete his new biography of a man that has been written about many times before. Perhaps the best way to understand Springsteen is through his music, and that is the heart of Dolan’s book.

While Dolan may look professorial (and he is a professor at John Jay College), don’t let the tie fool you! In this interview we talk about how Ronald Reagan changed Bruce’s political voice forever, which one of The Ramones was offered “Hungry Heart”, and how Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” influenced “Born In The U.S.A.”

Buy Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Follow Marc on Twitter. Check out Dolan at a reading, where he has been known to break into song if the passage calls for it. What could be more rock and roll than that?

Ice-T Shamelessly (and Brilliantly) Promotes His New Book

Posted by on Apr.29, 2011, under News No Comments

Get your copy now.

And, don’t forget,  it can be used as a weapon against prowlers.  Better than a throwing star muthaf***er!