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News Round Up: Nirvana, Punks, Brian Wilson And MTV VJ’s books

Posted by on Apr.26, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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-Bazillion Points Books announced its upcoming release Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe 1989 by Bruce Pavitt.

Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook Legacy Edition is now available.  Enter to win a copy here.

-Happy Punks 123, A Counting Book would make a cool gift for some hip new parents.

I Am Brian Wilson has been announced for 2015.

– Some early dish is being released from the upcoming MTV VJ’s book. Here’s a David Lee Roth coke story via The New York Daily News.


Rock Book Show Interview: Buzzy Martin “Don’t Shoot! I’m The Guitar Man”

Posted by on May.23, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

We found Buzzy’s book at our local bookstore and thought it looked interesting– Guy teaches guitar to inmates at San Quentin and we’re all shown how powerful a tool music can be to soothe restless souls.  What we didn’t bargain for, was how powerful and unforgettable Buzzy and his story would be.

Buzzy Martin has been teaching music to at-risk kids for almost 20 years. In 1998, he was asked if he’d like to teach a guitar class to inmates at San Quentin.  He took the gig, in hopes that he could use the experience to inform his existing work with his students, never imagining that twelve weeks would turn into  three and a half years at the”Q”.

Buzzy is still teaching music to kids and his story will be a major motion picture next year, with Eric Roberts starring as Buzzy.   Buzzy hopes to have a million people reading his book across the world, which he feels would allow him “to go to every juvenile hall across the country and donate 20 books to their libraries”.   Find Buzzy on Facebook and buy the book here..


Colin Meloy Of “The Decemberists” To Release Book

Posted by on May.23, 2011, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

HarperCollins announced today that Colin Meloy, the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists will write a three book series for children called “Wildwood”. The first book will be released this fall.

Wildwood” is a classic tale of adventure, magic, and danger, set in an alternate version of modern-day Portland, Oregon.