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- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 18.22
In 1990 alternative music was where it belonged - underground. It left the business of rock stardom to rock stars. But by 1992 alternative rock had spawned a revolution in music and style that transformed youth culture and revived a moribund music industry. Five years later, alternative rock was over, leaving behind a handful of dead heroes, a few... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 25.02
From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived Rocket 88 to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles fifty moments in history that shaped the music industry as we know it. Paolo Hewitt's lively and readable text gives us a unique "insider's view" on... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 15.85
In 1954, Shirley Bassey was seventeen years old. She had just returned from a cheesy revue tour called Hot from Harlem. Depressed, disillusioned and four months pregnant, she decided that her dream of being a professional singer was over. A mere ten years later, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. Miss Shirley Bassey explores this remarkable... more...
- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 17.46
Tom Waits may just be what the Daily Telegraph calls him: ?the greatest entertainer on Planet Earth.? He is also a shape-shifter who, over a span of almost four decades, has restlessly transformed his song-writing and persona not to suit the times but his own whims. Along with Bob Dylan, he stands as one of American music?s last great mysteries. ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Based on 400 hours of interviews with over seventy of The Stone Roses' closest associates, including six former band members, War and Peace is the first major biography of the band that defined a generation. Originally planned in collaboration with Reni, the reclusive drummer, this book had been a year in the making when the Roses, against... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The most important document in the history of rock 'n' roll since the liner notes to Killroy Was Here.( This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more.) Never Mind the Pollacks , the first novel from acclaimed humorist Neal Pollack, is an epic history of rock-and-roll told through... more...
- Faber and Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
A unique look at the history, adventures, myths and realities of this most legendary and powerful of bands, it is a labour of love based on hours of first-hand and original interviews. What emerges is a compelling portrait of the four musicians themselves, as well as a fresh insight into the close-knit entourage that protected them, from Peter... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 37.00
Bono is a passionate, articulate celebrity who has transcended his role as international rock star and become an effective political activist. This book provides insights into his life story and contributions to both popular culture and politics. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 35.00
The Essential Reference Guide to America?s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets? seminal ?Rock Around the Clock? all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out ?Poker face,? this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist... more...
- Titan 2012; US$ 9.99
Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song,... more...