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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

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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.

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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.


What You Want Is In The Limo In 1973 With Led Zeppelin, The Who, And Alice Cooper: Interview

Posted by on Jul.31, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

 

What You Want Is In The Limo Book Cover

Forty years have passed since 1973, but it remains one of the most fascinating years in rock history. The list of bands on tour that year is astonishing, CBGB’s and The Roxy opened, and rock and roll excess became the norm.

Author Michael Walker dissects the seminal rock and roll year of 1973.  Using the record-breaking tours of The Who, Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin as a jumping-off point, Walker talks us backstage, in the limo, and everywhere in between.  This book gives incredible insight into how some of the most famous bands rolled back in the day.

In this interview we talk about why the 60’s didn’t have the infrastructure to handle the giant tours of the 70’s, how the backstage pass was born, and what unexpected turns the biggest bands in music took after the year ended.

Buy What You Want Is in the Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born. Follow Michael on Twitter. See Michael’s author page on Random House.


Carol Miller Talks About “Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio”

Posted by on Dec.05, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Much beloved New York DJ Carol Miller lets readers into her world in Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio.  For the first time, Miller tells her story from her early childhood, highlights of her 40 year radio career including some romantic dalliances with a few famous rock stars and her shocking long-term battle with cancer.

In this interview we talk about her early radio influence Cousin Brucie, the rise of MTV, and where Miller sees radio’s place in today’s digital world.

Buy Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio. Listen to Carol on Q104.3.  Check out Carol on “Get The Led Out”. Get The Led Out on Facebook.


New Jimmy Page Autobiography- Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page

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

Brad Tolinski, editor in chief of Guitar World, has combed through over fifty hours of his interviews with Jimmy Page to bring to life this incredible oral autobiography, Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page. Many consider Page an enigma, but the format of this book allows the reader to gain new insight into the man in the best possible way, through his own words. 

Tolinski has done a masterful job of covering the expanse of Page’s career: his work with The Yardbirds, the secrets behind his production work, and his current projects.  In between some of the chapters, Tolinski has “musical interludes” where Page has conversations with other musicians like Jeff Beck and Jack White. 
 
In this interview, we talk about Page’s work with The Yardbirds, the legacy of Coverdale/Page, and what guitar of Page’s Tolinski would love to own and much more. 

Buy Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page . Listen to Tolinski’s playlist for Light & Shade .


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.


New Book Rock ‘N Roll Myths Takes On Rocks Greatest Urban Legends

Posted by on Oct.04, 2012, under News No Comments

Heard the one about Rod Stewart’s stomach being pumped?

Was Brian Jones’ death an accident or murder?

Did Jimi Hendrix really put LSD in his headband?

And what was the deal with Led Zeppelin, a shark, and that groupie in Seattle?

The new book Rock ‘N Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind The Most Famous Legends addresses more than 50 of rock’s greatest myths and enduring lies.  In the capable hands of music journalists Gary Graff and Daniel Durcholz, rumors are put to rest and urban legends are debunked all in good fun.

Check Out Rock ‘n’ Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends