Rock and Pop, General
Hardcover ISBN: 0316803529
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. 300,000 first printing.
Heavier Than Heaven
A Biography of Kurt Cobain
Hardcover ISBN: 0786865059
Based on extensive research, more than four hundred interviews, and Kurt Cobain's unpublished diaries, a portrait of the late rock star traces his rise to fame, his relationship with wife Courtney Love, and his tragic suicide.
My Revolting Life
Paperback ISBN: 1873176406
This book is about light and shadow. About the darkness of despair and the light of hope. It is about Penny Rimbaud's journey through the darkness, and how that darkness came to shape his life. At the centre of the book lies the story of Phil (Wally Hope) Russell who laid the stones for the first Stonehenge Festivals. It is a tale of despair. Possibly it is the tale of a violent murder. Certainly it is the tale of the destruction of a man's self-respect, of his soul. But out of that story comes the story of the anarchist punk band, CRASS, and out of that the story of a generation's resistance. So out of the darkness comes the light. Out of the despair, a means to fight back.
Positively 4th Street
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Hardcover ISBN: 0374281998
Discuss how Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Mimi and Richard Fariäna gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons.
An Extravagant Life
Paperback ISBN: 0767901568
A portrait of an American musical icon describes Armstrong's poverty-stricken youth, his struggle to become a successful jazz musician, his private life, and his dramatic influence on American music and culture
Rock Drums Basics, Steps One and Two Combined
Paperback ISBN: 1576235610
The first step towards experiencing the fun of playing rock music. This book & CD package will guide you through everything you need to know to begin playing rock drums. Topics include practice tips, note values, eighth- and sixteenth-note variations, the bass drum, fill ideas for each groove, open hi-hat technique, two-bar patterns, ride cymbal technique, rock ballads and shuffles, developing a groove with a bass player, three play-along charts, warm-ups and much more.
The Song of Leonard Cohen
Portrait of a Poet, a Friendship and a Film
Paperback ISBN: 0889627428
The Song of Leonard Cohen is based on the documentary film Harry Rasky made in 1979, broadcast numerous times on CBC television, Arts & Entertainment, PBS and shown at many film festivals around the world. It is now considered to be one of the best and most intimate portraits of Leonard Cohen. Harry Rasky edited the texts taken from the film and added numerous notes and other personal reminiscences from his long-standing friendship with Leonard Cohen, an intimate friendship that lasted over three decades. The Song of Leonard Cohen also includes many rare photos of Leonard Cohen in Montreal and includes extensive commentary by Leonard Cohen himself on his own poetry and songs. No other book about Leonard Cohen gets so close to the man, his city, his poems and songs, his friends, his background, the many original in?uences