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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99
The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you?ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC?s long way to the top open up for the... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99
Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt ?penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss?set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster, with more than half a million copies in print, has now been reissued to celebrate thirty wild years with rock's most infamous band. No band... more...
- Hyperion 2004; US$ 9.99
The New York Times bestseller by one of rock's most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 12.99
As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way. Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story!... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
From one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll He was born in England but reared in L.A., surrounded by the leading artists of the day amidst the vibrant hotbed of music and culture that was the early seventies. Slash spent his adolescence on the streets of Hollywood, discovering... more...
- MTV Books 2007; US$ 20.00
In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki himself. When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame,... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99
For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear . No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ?n? roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 11.14
'Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart?s memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade? Daily Mail ?One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year? Independent Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 29.95
Browse the course listings for most universities or colleges and chances are good that you will find a ''History of Rock'' class listed somewhere in their catalog. The study of rock music has become entrenched in higher learning. Yet as instructors encounter younger and younger students for whom rock's history is either a shadowy, distant phenomenon... more...