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Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few ...
Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing people who knew Robert Johnson since the early 1960s, and he was the person who discovered Johnson's death certificate in 1967. Bruce Conforth began his study of Johnson's life and music in 1970 and made it his mission to fill in what was still unknown about him. In this definitive biography, the two authors relied on every interview, resource and document, most of it material no one has seen before. As a result, this book not only destroys every myth that ever surrounded Johnson, but also tells a human story of a real person. It is the first book about Johnson that documents his years in Memphis, details his trip to New York, uncovers where and when his wife Virginia died and the impact this had on him, fully portrays the other women Johnson was involved with, and tells exactly how and why he died and who gave him the poison that killed him. Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Johnson.
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34.12 USD

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson

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The image of Jordan in her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop history. But nobody knows what was really going on behind those watchful eyes when Anarchy hit the UK. How did a ballet-mad girl from sleepy Sussex make her way, ...
Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story
The image of Jordan in her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop history. But nobody knows what was really going on behind those watchful eyes when Anarchy hit the UK. How did a ballet-mad girl from sleepy Sussex make her way, via the clandestine gay clubs of Brighton and London, to 430 King s Road and the eye of punk s storm? Help shape a revolution and deal with the consequences of being in the spotlight so young? Share hair-raising adventures with McLaren and Westwood; The Sex Pistols; Adam and his Ants; Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol and then just disappear? With commentary from key players including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Cook, Marco Pirroni, Holly Johnson and her partner behind the SEX/Seditionaries counter Michael Collins plus a wealth of never-before-seen images from Simon Barker, Sheila Rock and Harri Peccinotti Jordan finally reveals her outrageous life story.
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34.12 USD

Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story

by Jordan Mooney, Cathi Unsworth
Hardback
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The biography of the first rock n roll star, written by his son. The story of a country and western singer who became an overnight success with `Rock Around the Clock', mobbed wherever he went for two years (`Thousands of fans formed a crush at the station to greet the ...
Crazy, Man, Crazy: The Bill Haley Story
The biography of the first rock n roll star, written by his son. The story of a country and western singer who became an overnight success with `Rock Around the Clock', mobbed wherever he went for two years (`Thousands of fans formed a crush at the station to greet the group in a raucous display the press dubbed the Second Battle of Waterloo. '), accused of inciting riots and then completely eclipsed by a singer called Elvis with sex appeal. Haley's messy private life resulted in distancing himself from his kids before his big 1970s revival. Despite this reversal of his fortunes he had drunk himself to death by 1981.
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34.12 USD

Crazy, Man, Crazy: The Bill Haley Story

by Bill Haley Jr
Hardback
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Going Deaf for a Living is Steve Lamacq's candid reflection of several decades spent on the frontline of the alternative music scene. As a writer at the NME and co-host of The Evening Session, Steve naturally attended hundreds of gigs and collected a lifetime's supply of musical encounters. From witnessing ...
Going Deaf For A Living
Going Deaf for a Living is Steve Lamacq's candid reflection of several decades spent on the frontline of the alternative music scene. As a writer at the NME and co-host of The Evening Session, Steve naturally attended hundreds of gigs and collected a lifetime's supply of musical encounters. From witnessing Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers cutting `4Real' into his arm to the infamous Oasis interview that sparked national outrage, Going Deaf for a Living provides the first-hand account of some of British music's most memorable moments. But this isn't just a book about working in the music industry: at its heart, this is a tale about being a music fan - what drives us, infuriates us and fascinates us about the artists we put so much faith in. Covering the periods of grunge, Britpop and the arrival of indie, this acclaimed memoir - updated for the first time - is a thrilling journey through the last great hurrah of the analogue music industry.
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25.58 USD

Going Deaf For A Living

by Steve Lamacq
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By the time The Fall released `I Am Damo Suzuki' in the mid-1980s, the elusive legend to which the song paid tribute had returned to music. Since making his name as the vocalist of the great German band Can, Kenji `Damo' Suzuki has united a vast range of musicians across ...
I am Damo Suzuki
By the time The Fall released `I Am Damo Suzuki' in the mid-1980s, the elusive legend to which the song paid tribute had returned to music. Since making his name as the vocalist of the great German band Can, Kenji `Damo' Suzuki has united a vast range of musicians across the globe through The Damo Suzuki Band and Damo Suzuki's Network. Now in his seventh decade, Damo is as contemporary a figure as ever. I Am Damo Suzuki encompasses his personal travelogue, his spiritual journey and the life-force that has allowed him to twice rise above life-threatening illness. Paul Woods' narrative - drawing on interviews with Suzuki himself, family members, bandmates and friends - evokes the decades-long odyssey of a musical enigma.
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28.99 USD

I am Damo Suzuki

by Paul Woods
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Matt Johnson is a film soundtrack composer, publisher, broadcaster and conservationist/local activist, although he is best known as the creative force behind THE THE. Written with the cooperation of Matt Johnson and with full access to his archives, Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & ...
Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & The The
Matt Johnson is a film soundtrack composer, publisher, broadcaster and conservationist/local activist, although he is best known as the creative force behind THE THE. Written with the cooperation of Matt Johnson and with full access to his archives, Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE is the first official biography of one of the UK alternative music scene's major figures. Active since 1979, THE THE have returned this year bigger than ever, selling out the Royal Albert Hall in seven minutes as they play their first gigs in over sixteen years.
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34.12 USD

Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & The The

by Neil Fraser
Hardback
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Nick Hasted's ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers' rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminem's relationships with his much-hated mother, his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott, producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him ...
Dark Story of Eminem, The
Nick Hasted's ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers' rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminem's relationships with his much-hated mother, his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott, producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. This new edition comes right up to date, analysing the huge success of Eminem's label Shady Records and his protege 50 cent.
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16.98 USD

Dark Story of Eminem, The

by Nick Hasted
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Rihanna's story is one of extremes. This sensational book traces her life growing up with a crack-cocaine dependant father in St Michael, Barbados before being fast-tracked to fame when Def Jam Records signed her after she relocated to the US at the age of 16.
Rihanna: Rebel Flower
Rihanna's story is one of extremes. This sensational book traces her life growing up with a crack-cocaine dependant father in St Michael, Barbados before being fast-tracked to fame when Def Jam Records signed her after she relocated to the US at the age of 16.
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16.750000 USD

Rihanna: Rebel Flower

by Chloe Govan
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Florence + the Machine is the recording name of English musician Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide music for her voice. Florence + the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. The Sunday Times described Welch as the ...
Florence + the Machine: An Almighty Sound
Florence + the Machine is the recording name of English musician Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide music for her voice. Florence + the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. The Sunday Times described Welch as the most peculiar and most highly acclaimed female singer of the moment Tells the story of her upbringing in South London to her thrilling rise to international fame as a singer and also a highly individual fashion icon. Her collaborations and working relationships with Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld, her manager Mairead Nash and her friend Isabella Summers who to this day forms part of 'the machine'. How her sense of style has captured the imaginations of fans and fashion editors the world over. The stories behind the glittering award ceremonies, TV appearances and international tours.
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26.200000 USD

Florence + the Machine: An Almighty Sound

by Zoe Howe
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The Sex Pistols, The Damned and The Clash were the originators of British punk rock. In 1976, they were a three-pronged attack on the self-satisfied rock elite and the inspiration to a new generation of music fans: the fans that would define the future. Putting The Dammed in context for ...
Smashing it Up: A Decade of Chaos with the Damned
The Sex Pistols, The Damned and The Clash were the originators of British punk rock. In 1976, they were a three-pronged attack on the self-satisfied rock elite and the inspiration to a new generation of music fans: the fans that would define the future. Putting The Dammed in context for the first time, Smashing It Up is the history of this important band and their original members. It's also packed with their encounters with Marc Bolan, America, members of Pink Floyd, and their always strained relationship with the music business. Smashing It Up draws on interviews by the author with the original band members, as well as its associates and eye witnesses to their chaotic journey.
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34.12 USD

Smashing it Up: A Decade of Chaos with the Damned

by Kieron Tyler
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Diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma in 1977, Marley died on11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with ...
Bob Marley Graphic Novel
Diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma in 1977, Marley died on11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.
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28.99 USD

Bob Marley Graphic Novel

by Gerry Kissell, Jim McCarthy
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Written in collaboration with Family Man and other surviving band members, Wailing Blues reveals the truth behind the Marley legacy. It traces the early lives of the Barrett brothers before they joined Marley in the '60s and discusses how reggae artists like Lee 'Scratch' Perry influenced the band. It includes ...
Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers
Written in collaboration with Family Man and other surviving band members, Wailing Blues reveals the truth behind the Marley legacy. It traces the early lives of the Barrett brothers before they joined Marley in the '60s and discusses how reggae artists like Lee 'Scratch' Perry influenced the band. It includes insider accounts of the assassination attempt on Marley and his exile in London. It examines how hits like Exodus , Waiting in Vain , No Woman No Cry , and I Shot The Sheriff were made - songs that have helped change the face of popular music.
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26.200000 USD

Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers

by John Masouri
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The b format paperback edition of this popular title. Music historian Neil Slaven has brilliantly chronicled the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music.
Electric Don Quixote: The Story of Frank Zappa
The b format paperback edition of this popular title. Music historian Neil Slaven has brilliantly chronicled the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music.
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20.950000 USD

Electric Don Quixote: The Story of Frank Zappa

by Neil Slaven
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The arrival of a new style of music and a new type of drug in 1988 ignited a revolution. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the second summer of love, this is the definitive story of the seismic movements in music and youth culture that changed the cultural landscape ...
Acid House: The True Story
The arrival of a new style of music and a new type of drug in 1988 ignited a revolution. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the second summer of love, this is the definitive story of the seismic movements in music and youth culture that changed the cultural landscape forever. Luke Bainbridge is uniquely positioned to tell this story, having connections both in the industry, through nearly two decades as a music journalist, and on the dancefloor, through two decades of dancing, promoting and DJing. Bainbridge has interviewed most of the protagonists who led the revolution, from the DJs and musicians to the promoters, gangsters and ravers, and built up a relationship of trust and mutual respect. This will be true story of acid house, from the DJ box to the dancefloor. He examines the legacy and lasting impact of acid house, and how the second summer of love is viewed 25 years on. How has acid house been assimilated into mainstream culture? How did the change in drugs, away from ecstasy towards other drugs, affect the music and the party scene? Why has the free party scene never really been replicated, despite new technology greater capacity to organise events and disseminate information? Did the summer of 1988 leave us with a generation of drug users? Has there been any lasting effect of such an explosion in drug use? Who were the real winners and casualties in the story? Do the world's current biggest DJs - Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta have any connection to the original scene? Where next for house and dance music in general?
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26.200000 USD

Acid House: The True Story

by Luke Bainbridge
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The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories. Now available in paperback. The quartet of master musicians - Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones - ...
Unleashed: The Story of Tool
The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories. Now available in paperback. The quartet of master musicians - Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones - emerged from the club scene in Los Angeles in 1990 alongside their friends Rage Against the Machine, grabbing the concept of heavy music and then completely redefining it. With a sixties-style commitment to art and agit-prop, they have now attained a level of artistic complexity and depth which makes their enduring success a miracle in today's culture of bland, corporate entertainment.They have received three Grammy awards and their rise to glory has been one of the stranger rock tales of our time. Joel McIver leaves no detail omitted as he delves into the mystery behind Tool's music.
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16.750000 USD

Unleashed: The Story of Tool

by Joel McIver
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Author Mark Beaumont met and interviewed Jay Z in 2009 and many quotes from that interview feature in this biography. Includes interviews with Kanye West, Chris Martin, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Damon Dash, Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and many others. Details his early life, his Father abandoning him, his ...
Jay Z: The King of America
Author Mark Beaumont met and interviewed Jay Z in 2009 and many quotes from that interview feature in this biography. Includes interviews with Kanye West, Chris Martin, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Damon Dash, Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and many others. Details his early life, his Father abandoning him, his accidental shooting of his brother and his delving into cocaine dealing. The launch of his Roc-A-Fella record label and his subsequent album releases including the platinum selling In My Life and Hard Knock Life. His alleged involvement in the stabbing of record executive Lance Riviera, the trial and his three year probation sentence. How he became the CEO of Def Jam Recordings (one of his first signings was Rihanna) His relationship and marriage to Beyonce Knowles. His entrepreneurial skills from launching his own Rocawear clothing and accessories line, his New York club 40/40 and his rumoured investments in real estate and football clubs. Brings the story right up to date to include his performance at Glastonbury in 2008, the Haiti aid single Stranded, his concerts with Eminem, his Watch The Throne EP release with Kanye West and his supporting U2 on their World Tour.
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36.700000 USD

Jay Z: The King of America

by Mark Beaumont
Hardback
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Morrissey is amongst the most provocative and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982 through to the release of his acclaimed 2009 solo album Years of Refusal , his career has spanned 50 UK top 40 singles and 20 UK Top ...
Meetings with Morrissey
Morrissey is amongst the most provocative and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982 through to the release of his acclaimed 2009 solo album Years of Refusal , his career has spanned 50 UK top 40 singles and 20 UK Top 10 albums. This paperback edition of the bestselling hardback biography gets behind the public image to tell Morrissey's story in the man's own words and explores in detail the extraordinary lyrical content of the songs. It also celebrates the many artists Morrissey has elevated to iconic status - via the lyrics of Smiths covers including Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan and the New York Dolls.
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27.250000 USD

Meetings with Morrissey

by Len Brown
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Arguably the greatest of all piano virtuosi, Liszt was one of the few composers of his day who had the technique to perform his own compositions. A child prodigy pianist who could read music before he could recite the alphabet, Franz Liszt is one of the most outrageously gifted and ...
Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Liszt
Arguably the greatest of all piano virtuosi, Liszt was one of the few composers of his day who had the technique to perform his own compositions. A child prodigy pianist who could read music before he could recite the alphabet, Franz Liszt is one of the most outrageously gifted and most controversial figures in classical music. Unconventional in both his approach to composing and his personal life, he had a reputation for courting hostility and riding rough-shod over other people's feelings, particularly those of his musical peers. This lavishly illustrated book chronicles Liszt's life and times with the help of many rare photographs and contemporary prints. With numerous quotations from the people who knew him best, extracts from personal letters and diaries, this remarkable book gives an intimate picture of the composer's private life, and also investigates the complex religious and emotional forces which inspired his music. Includes a CD featuring a selection of recordings by the composer.
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22.10 USD

Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Liszt

by Bryce Morrison
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A richly illustrated 160-page chronicle of pop's greatest exponent of style. This visual examination of a celebrated multi-faceted career documents the impact of David Bowie on twentieth-century fashion and culture, brilliantly capturing his spatial odyssey from dedicated follower to supreme arbiter of rock chic. As the book says, 'Bowie's style ...
Bowie Style
A richly illustrated 160-page chronicle of pop's greatest exponent of style. This visual examination of a celebrated multi-faceted career documents the impact of David Bowie on twentieth-century fashion and culture, brilliantly capturing his spatial odyssey from dedicated follower to supreme arbiter of rock chic. As the book says, 'Bowie's style has always amounted to more than clothes, hair and cosmetics. Style, for Bowie, is inextricable from art...it is less a flight from reality than an entire way of life.' The range of photographs is staggering. From his humble Brixton beginnings to the classy pop icon in the last quarter of the old millennium (every year from 1962 to 1999 is amply represented), the book shows a changing glamour gallery of Bowies down the years, all different and yet somehow all unified by an unerring grasp of Style with a capital S. Whether it's on-stage with The King Bees in the Sixties, off-stage at Haddon Hall in the Seventies, on-stage (again) with Iggy Pop in the Eighties, or back-stage with Morrissey in the Nineties, Steve Pafford, editor of the UK's 'Crankin' Out' Bowie fan club magazine (PO Box 3268, London NW6 4NH), has unearthed some fascinating pix. There are close to 500 images in BowieStyle, an all-time high, and around 40% are guaranteed previously unseen. There's also an exclusive two-page interview with photographer Mick Rock, contributions from ex-manager Ken Pitt, as well as previously unpublished extracts of Crankin' Out's interviews with collaborator Tony Visconti, clothes designer Natasha Kornilof and Manish Boy Bob Solly. The informed, incisive text and picture captions are also littered with quotes from David himself, compiled from various media interviews conducted over the years, as well as his chats with Crankin' Out, which appear in print for the very first time.
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34.04 USD

Bowie Style

by Mark Paytress
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This new biography is a fascinating account of the period in which Chopin lived, and the way in which the political scene helped shape his music. The important people and places in the composer's life are brought vividly to life by the use of contemporary engraving, paintings and lithographs. The ...
New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Chopin
This new biography is a fascinating account of the period in which Chopin lived, and the way in which the political scene helped shape his music. The important people and places in the composer's life are brought vividly to life by the use of contemporary engraving, paintings and lithographs. The author has made extensive use of contemporary accounts, letters and notebooks, and reproduces little known caricatures drawn by Chopin. This is an ideal book for the music lover who has no specialist knowledge. At the same time it will prove a valuable source of original material for students and professionals looking for fresh insights into Chopin's music. Includes a CD featuring a selection of recordings by the composer.
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22.10 USD

New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Chopin

by Ates Orga
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This updated edition of the first ever book about Queens Of The Stone Age takes in nine years of chaos. Since the first edition appeared in 2005, Josh Homme's band has undergone multiple line-up changes, toured the world and released two acclaimed albums. They have taken on a new version ...
Queens of the Stone Age: No One Knows
This updated edition of the first ever book about Queens Of The Stone Age takes in nine years of chaos. Since the first edition appeared in 2005, Josh Homme's band has undergone multiple line-up changes, toured the world and released two acclaimed albums. They have taken on a new version of Homme's old band Kyuss in court and helped to spawn multiple projects such as Them Crooked Vultures and a supergroup featuring Homme, Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Along the way there have been death, near-death and physical confrontations of all kinds, with Homme's near-fatal asphyxiation during a knee operation in 2010 almost ending the band. Want to know about the pitfalls of being in a rock band? Read it all here...
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25.52 USD

Queens of the Stone Age: No One Knows

by Joel McIver
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The paperback edition of the bestselling biography. The Kinks are the quintessential British sixties band, revered for an incredible series of classic songs ('You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Lola' to name but a few) and critically acclaimed albums (The Village Green Preservation Society). Featuring original interviews with key ...
The Kinks: You Really Got Me
The paperback edition of the bestselling biography. The Kinks are the quintessential British sixties band, revered for an incredible series of classic songs ('You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Lola' to name but a few) and critically acclaimed albums (The Village Green Preservation Society). Featuring original interviews with key band members Ray Davies, his brother Dave and Mick Avory, as well as Chrissie Hynde and many others close to the group, every stage of their career is covered in fascinating detail: the hits, the American successes of the 1970s and the legendary band in-fighting. Nearly 50 years after they formed, The Kinks influence is still being felt today as strongly as ever.
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26.200000 USD

The Kinks: You Really Got Me

by Nick Hasted
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In this revised edition of his definitive biography of Dolly Parton, Stephen Miller has updated his original book on the superstar. Going behind the larger-than-life image to discover what makes Dolly tick, Miller gets to the core of a remarkable woman from a poor East Tennessee background who made it ...
Dolly Parton: Smart Blonde, the Life of
In this revised edition of his definitive biography of Dolly Parton, Stephen Miller has updated his original book on the superstar. Going behind the larger-than-life image to discover what makes Dolly tick, Miller gets to the core of a remarkable woman from a poor East Tennessee background who made it in the male-dominated world of Sixties Nashville and went on to build a respectable movie career. Talking to Dolly's family members, musicians and producers, the author explores Dolly's private life, including her closely-guarded relationships with her husband of nearly fifty years, Carl Dean, and her lifelong friend Judy Ogle. What emerges is a unique portrait of a strong woman who took control of her life, her music and a successful business career with resolute determination. Dolly loves making jokes at her own expense; perhaps the best joke has been how one of America's great singer-songwriters became a legend by being serious about her music while being frivolous about her image.
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22.10 USD

Dolly Parton: Smart Blonde, the Life of

by Stephen Miller
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Yes have now been on the rock circuit for almost 40 years. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford are just some of the star names who helped make the band one of the greatest-ever names in classic rock. Their turbulent story spans the early days ...
Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes
Yes have now been on the rock circuit for almost 40 years. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford are just some of the star names who helped make the band one of the greatest-ever names in classic rock. Their turbulent story spans the early days of pub and club gigs, international supergroup status in the heyday of rock, and various line-ups since. An updated edition of the bestselling biography of Yes to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line-up and their ongoing highly successful tour of America.
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18.850000 USD

Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes

by Chris Welch
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A revealing biography detailing how Katy Perry made her transformation from demure choir girl to sexy household name and one of the most popular female singers in the world today. Accounts of the conflict Katy had growing up with a deeply religious minister as a father and her penchant for ...
Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks
A revealing biography detailing how Katy Perry made her transformation from demure choir girl to sexy household name and one of the most popular female singers in the world today. Accounts of the conflict Katy had growing up with a deeply religious minister as a father and her penchant for skimpy attention-grabbing outfits and subversive lyrics. Details the story of her ill-fated early career, including an early gospel album released by a small record company which went bankrupt soon afterwards and another signing to Columbia Records, who she rejected on accounts of attempts to mould her into a manufactured pop artist. Her eventual rise to fame and her controversial first chart-topping single I Kissed A Girl, her bisexual affair and the struggle Katy faced between her sexuality and her religious background. Exclusive stories revealing the making of her albums. Tales of the love affair and marriage to notorious television presenter Russell Brand. Exclusive interviews with Katy's religious mentors, friends, co-songwriters, producers video directors, journalists, fellow journalists and teachers.
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16.750000 USD

Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks

by Chloe Govan
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This is the first ever 'authorised' biography of this most inscrutable of bands - now updated. This new edition incorporates a new epilogue in which Mick Middles considers recent upheavels in the Fall camp, the Heads Roll album, Mark E. Smith's appearance at its launch and his ongoing tirades at ...
The Fall ,
This is the first ever 'authorised' biography of this most inscrutable of bands - now updated. This new edition incorporates a new epilogue in which Mick Middles considers recent upheavels in the Fall camp, the Heads Roll album, Mark E. Smith's appearance at its launch and his ongoing tirades at anything and everything. Together music writer Mick Middles and Fall leader Mark E Smith have written an exhausting biography of the Fall. Spanning their years on the fringe of the Manchester punk scene, three dozen albums, numerous tours, two successful stage playes and numerous 'spoken word' events, this book is strangely compelling as the band itself.
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18.850000 USD

The Fall ,

by Mick Middles
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Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time. Although they created some unique hybrids - dub reggae and pop-punk, African rhythms, funk and free jazz - they were dismissed as being unable to play. Their lyrics were witty and perceptive while their influential first album challenged ...
Typical Girls: The Story of The Slits
Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time. Although they created some unique hybrids - dub reggae and pop-punk, African rhythms, funk and free jazz - they were dismissed as being unable to play. Their lyrics were witty and perceptive while their influential first album challenged perceptions of punk and of girl bands - but they were still misunderstood. And that infamous debut album cover, with the band appearing topless and mud-daubed, prompted further misreadings of the first ladies of punk. Author Zoe Street Howe speaks to The Slits themselves, to former manager Don Letts, mentor and PIL guitarist Keith Levene and many other friends and colleagues to discover exactly how The Slits phenomenon came about and to celebrate the legacy of a seminal band long overdue its rightful acclaim. Too long seen as a note in the margin of the history of rock, The Slits at last get a fair hearing in this revealing biography.
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27.250000 USD

Typical Girls: The Story of The Slits

by Zoe Howe
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Rick Bucklers autobiography is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972 and tells of the ...
That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam
Rick Bucklers autobiography is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972 and tells of the band's early years before signing to Polydor records. He provides a year by year account of The Jam's progress whilst describing what it was like being a part of the music industry during the 70's and 80's and some of the characters who he met along the way including the Ramones, John Enwhistle, Sid Vicious, Blondie, Boy George and Paul McCartney. Rick shares his own experiences and thoughts about what it was like to be in one of the UK's most successful bands who spent a great deal of time recording, performing and touring. Following The Jam's split in 1982, Rick gives a candid account of how he coped and his subsequent relationship with Paul and Bruce. All three members of The Jam stayed within the music industry and Rick takes the reader through his years in Time UK and various other bands up until forming From the Jam. A must read for any Jam fan.
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25.52 USD

That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam

by Rick Buckler
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This is an evocative photo book of Oasis during their first, traumatic and wildly exciting year together. Between March 1994 and April 1995 the Gallagher Brothers Noel and Liam, together with Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll spearheaded the movement known as Britpop. Photographer Paul Slattery ...
Oasis: A Year on the Road
This is an evocative photo book of Oasis during their first, traumatic and wildly exciting year together. Between March 1994 and April 1995 the Gallagher Brothers Noel and Liam, together with Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll spearheaded the movement known as Britpop. Photographer Paul Slattery captured them on film every inch of the way, in the UK and on their first tours of the US and Japan, on video shoots and on radio and TV appearances. Now this fascinating photo-journal is available in a new smaller format.
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28.93 USD

Oasis: A Year on the Road

by Paul Slattery
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Following Don Van Vliet's death Mike Barnes will look to reassess his legacy through new interview material and with reference to reports and eulogies that appeared in the media. Mike Barnes gives an assured survey of all of Don Van Vliet's creative work as well as an insight into the ...
Captain Beefheart: The Biography
Following Don Van Vliet's death Mike Barnes will look to reassess his legacy through new interview material and with reference to reports and eulogies that appeared in the media. Mike Barnes gives an assured survey of all of Don Van Vliet's creative work as well as an insight into the extraordinary personality behind it and the history of a truly original rock band.
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16.750000 USD

Captain Beefheart: The Biography

by Mike Barnes
Paperback / softback
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