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Rick James, Diehards And Lita Ford Books

Posted by on Jul.09, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Here’s three books of interest.  First, the new and incredible Rick James memoir Glow just hit the shelves.  It’s a bit eerie to read a posthumously published memoir, but also incredible to relive James’ story in his own words. Read an excerpt here.

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A book we’ve enjoyed lately is Diehards by Erin Feinberg, a cool collection of photos taken from the unique perspective of the fans.  Some of the audiences included in the book are fans of U2, Metallica, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips. The book also features original essays from Bruce Springsteen and Neil Peart.

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Finally, Lita Ford announced that her book Living Like A Runaway will be out on November 11th. Ford has made several recent appearances with Cherie Currie, so it will be interesting to see her take on her time in The Runaways. Find Lita on Facebook.

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New And Future Releases From Questlove, Ray Davies, Metallica, And More

Posted by on Jun.19, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this super sized edition of the news, we look at new and recent releases from Questlove, Nathan Rabin, Darlene Love and Iron Maiden. Then we look at ten of the over 150 books coming out between now and New Year’s.

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 Randy Rhoads Photo Book And Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust

Posted by on Aug.29, 2012, under News No Comments

In Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off-the-record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton, and so much more, producer/engineer Ken Scott takes readers on a behind-the-soundboard  journey of his vast production work with artists like The Beatles, The Tubes, and Pink Floyd, and his management of ’80’s group Missing Persons. There’s a great review of the book here.


There’s an incredible new Randy Rhoads book available directly from Velocity Books. With over 400 photos and stories, you can read more about the book and enter to win a guitar here.

News Roundup– Ramones, Rock Baby Names, Cobain and Mustaine!

Posted by on Mar.30, 2012, under News No Comments

You Know What You Did Last Summer… and now it might be time to pick out baby names. Rock and Roll Baby Names: Over 2,000 Music-Inspired Names, from Alison to Ziggy is a new book from Margaret Eby. There’s also a related contest to win a bunch of cool swag from Penguin, including Marc Spitz’s “Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue”.  Enter here.

Released last week, photographer Bill Hale has put out Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place. Fans will love this and the forward was written by Dave Mustaine, natch.

Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf der Maur are doing a Q&A and signing on April 5th at Barnes and Noble in Union Square, NYC to celebrate the release of Eric’s new book, “Letters to Kurt“. Details are here.  Read a great interview Eric did with LA Weekly here.

Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone officially releases on Tuesday April 2nd, but you can get it online now.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Duff McKagan’s awesome memoir is now out in paperback. Check out our interview with Duff and buy It’s So Easy: and other lies.

We know it’s a stretch, but this is the first song we thought of when we thought of babies.  Feel free to name your kid Eddie, but please don’t name them Money.

End of Summer Read: “An Oral/Visual History by The Red Hot Chili Peppers”

Posted by on Sep.01, 2011, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Just out in an affordable soft cover version, “An Oral/Visual History by The Red Hot Chili Peppers” takes us on an incredible journey of thirty years (!) with one of rock’s most enduring and inventive bands.

The book is jammed with personal stories, juicy fly-on-the-wall revelations and behind-the scenes anecdotes. And, the sheer volume of photographs, over 300, is astronomical in a book this size.  As the book jacket promises, “this is the essence of the Red Hot Chili Peppers”.

Buy The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History.