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Philip Bailey and Bill Medley Books Out Today

Posted by on Apr.15, 2014, under News No Comments

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Philip Bailey, lead singer of Earth, Wind and Fire and the guy who made Phil Collins cool for four minutes in the video for Easy Lover, releases his memoir today, Shining Star: Braving The Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Shining Star is the true story of what happens when real life exceeds your dreams and the power and pain of building a legacy brings both joy and faith-testing challenges.

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Bill Medley, one half of the former Righteous Brothers (with the late Bobby Hatfield) shares memories of his over fifty year career in a touching, warm and unassuming way. Medley is a breezy story teller who never seems like he’s bragging when recalling some of his career highlights and conquests.  The guy’s a pro, who was friends with Elvis, had hits in four different decades, and still performs dates worldwide. Buy the book here.


Paul Stanley Book: KISS Co-Founder Faces The Music And Exposes His Life

Posted by on Apr.08, 2014, under News No Comments

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Paul Stanley, founding member of Kiss and (finally) a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, releases his memoir Face The Music: A Life Exposed today.  It’s dishy enough for looky-loos. yet fans will enjoy Stanley’s honesty and surprising thoughts on some long held beliefs.  Although, don’t look for this to be the book that settles all-things-KISS.  As Stanley told The New York Daily News,  “I wrote the book about me, my life and my observations. I didn’t write the book to have the last word on KISS.”   Read an excerpt here.


Bruce Springsteen Book Author Peter James Carlin Interview (Video)

Posted by on Nov.27, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

New York Times best-selling author Peter Ames Carlin has written another successful rock icon biography. Previously, he wrote highly-respected books about Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney, and his new biography of Bruce Springsteen, Bruce, is already being called the new definitive biography of that complex subject.  While the project started out independently, Carlin received a call from John Landau, Springsteen’s longtime manager, about 18 months into the project and was given access to Bruce, the E Street Band and various family and friends.

Many new details of Springsteen’s life emerge in the book, and even longtime hardcore fans are stating that they are learning new things.  Notably, Carlin captures the first time that Bruce has publicly talked about his depression and treatment at this length in the book.  Further, Carlin was the last person to interview Clarence Clemons before his untimely death, and the tone of Clemens’ recollections are even more poignant given his passing shortly after speaking with the author.

In this interview, we talk with Carlin about Clemons and his feelings about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mike Appel and Springsteen’s early champions at Columbia Records (including Clive Davis), the E-Street Band’s fondness for their version of the game “Monopoly”, and how Carlin scored “Jersey-points” with Springsteen at a restaurant down the shore.

Buy Bruce.  Follow Peter on Twitter. Visit Carlin’s website.