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- Kensington 2009; US$ 13.00
Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended... more...
- Kensington 2009; US$ 11.00
Keith's on guitar, Charlie's on drums, and Ronnie's on rhythm. But who's on drugs? Everybody. Welcome to the red-eyed world of rock and roll, where every riff comes with a spliff--a coked-up compendium of your favorite musicians and their favorite drugs. Loaded with sordid tales of debauchery, lists, and bleary-eyed photos, there's more stuff... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 15.99
I don't make culture, I sell it Dick Clark once remarked. Indeed, the man who reigned as host of American Bandstand for nearly four decades may not have invented rock 'n' roll, but he sold it to the American public better than anyone before or since. Before Clark, rock 'n' roll was the step child of radio--which took to playing... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Nicholas Zinner plays guitar in the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other collaborative projects. He studied photography at Bard College and has published work in magazines such as Vice , Black Book , and Rolling Stone . Nicholas lives mostly in New York City. Designer Stacy Wakefield lives in upstate New York. She and her sister Amber Gayle have published... more...
- Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 33.99
BLAIR JACKSON penned Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stopped and wrote and published 27 issues of the acclaimed fanzine The Golden Road. He is also the author of the definitive biography, Garcia: An American Life . DAVID GANS has published three books on the Dead; he is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated Grateful Dead Hour, is... more...
- 2.13.61 2015; US$ 9.00
How do you sell a book like this? It?s like offering someone gum that has been previously chewed. Almost all of the material in Before The Chop II has been published in the LA Weekly. You can probably go online and find it at the best possible price. How dare the “writer? go slouching towards the trough with the audacity to re-cycle mere “content?... more...
- MTV Books 2005; US$ 16.00
Longtime friend and reporter, Neil McCormick, reveals childhood and present day stories about Bono and his band, U2. Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. And some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono. Everyone wants to be famous. But as a young punk in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick's... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 18.99
This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail—a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people?s prescriptions and too much beer edges... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00
Schilling has the goodsùwhere else can you read about the King giving karate lessons to Liza Minnelli in a hotel room while Chubby Checker and porn star Linda Lovelace looked on? ( Entertainment Weekly ) More than anything, this moving and elegantly told memoir resonates with the spirit of true friendship. ( The Washington Post ) more...
- MTV Books 2007; US$ 15.99
"The poets who fill these pages have come to testify, to bear witness to the mysterious power of Rock and Roll. -- from the Foreword by Bono "The thread or the theme That holds this tune Together is the same One that rips it open...." -- from Gimme Shelter by Bill Knott "Chunky on the shag rug, I'm looking for my anthem, I'm looking for my... more...