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Nirvana, Alex Chilton, Gang of Four And Black Francis : New Books

Posted by on Mar.26, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

So many new books to talk about:

here we are now book cover Kurt Cobain

Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain from Charles R. Cross. Cross also wrote the Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven. Cobains’ influence is still felt 20 years later and each chapter examines his legacy in a unique way.

gang of four book cover 33 1/3

Officially out March 27th, but you can probably find a copy early, is Gang of Four’s Entertainment from Kevin Dettmar. 33 1/3’s ongoing series continues to impress.

alex chilton book cover

Holly George-Warren has written the first biography of Alex Chilton titled A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man. Hard to believe this is the first biography of Chilton!

the good inn book cover

 Pixies fans rejoice! Black Francis and Josh Frank have a written a book!  Out April 15th, The Good Inn is, to quote a piece of the Introduction, “an illustrated novel, based on a soundtrack in the making, for a feature-length film yet to be made about the first narrative pornographic movie ever created.” The drawings of Steven Appleby accompany the narrative.

The Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn will be hosting a book launch conversation and signing with Francis and Frank on April 25th.


Rock Book News: Rihanna Loves Bolton On Instagram, Satan Is Real, And More

Posted by on Jan.08, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

satan-is-real book cover louvin brothers

In case you missed this one last year, Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers is just out in paperback. It’s also our winner for best book cover of 2012.

Michael Bolton’s memoir The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life is out next week. Recently, Rihanna gave him some love on her infamous instagram account. So what if she spelled his name wrong in the hashtag. She’s Rihanna!

What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal from Laina Dawes is at the top of our reading list right now.

John Holmstrom editor of the amazing Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine will be in Brooklyn at Powerhouse arena January 13th.

Do we really have to wait until April for Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in America’s Loudest City? Until then, check out their Facebook page for your daily dose of all things Detroit.