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Based on extensive research, more than four hundred interviews, and Kurt Cobain's unpublished diaries, a portrait of the late rock star traces his rise to fame, his relationship with wife Courtney Love, and his tragic suicide.
Fargo Rock City
A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota
Hardcover ISBN: 0743202279
A comic memoir of growing up as a heavy metal junkie in rural North Dakota in the 1980s retraces the author's coming of age to the soundtrack of Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Krokus, and other hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners rock bands.
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.
120 Best Known Christmas Songs
Paperback ISBN: 1576235394
Contains 120 Christmas classics including: Christmas Alphabet * Little Saint Nick * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Winter Wonderland * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Jingle Bells * Toyland and much more.
The Walrus Was Paul
The Great Beatle Death Clues
Paperback ISBN: 0684850621
An often amusing, definitive guide to the hoax that sprang from a 1966 auto accident and suggested that Paul McCartney died and was replaced by a lookalike digs up all the evidence and includes sixteen full-color photographs. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0393315711
The only authorized biographer of the Beatles provides a behind-the-scenes look at the famous musical group from the beginning in Liverpool through the pinnacle of their popularity, the breakup of the band, and the subsequent solo careers
Third Ear-The Essential Listening Companion
Paperback ISBN: 0879306009
Written by one of jazz journalism's best and most knowledgeable critics, this book explores the full swing spectrum from its origins in the 1920s through its current retro resurgence. Features intriguing capsule biographies of 400 of the best musicians, from classic artists like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to retro swingers such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, with each artist's most notable CDs reviewed and rated, plus info on film appearances, books, and hard-to-find recordings. Includes insightful essays that explore this music's cultural impact, fun photos and swing memorabilia.
Paperback ISBN: 0940322358
Plot and counterplot lie at the heart of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and The Marriage of Figaro, the three brilliant libretti that Lorenzo Da Ponte prepared for Mozart. They were also central to Da Ponte's own extraordinary life. His Memoirs record a fantastic variety of romantic, political, and professional intrigues, and tell of meetings with a host of remarkable men. In a life that took him from the canals of Venice to the streets of New York, Da Ponte was at different times priest, professional gambler, proprietor of a bordello, political agitator, court poet, impresario, grocery store owner, and the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University. His Memoirs, a minor classic of Italian literature, are the picaresque and engrossing story of a man of enormous talent and unsurpassed flair who was, above all, an indefatigable survivor. "I shall speak of things . . . so singular in their oddity as in some manner to instruct, or at least entertain, without wearying." —Lorenzo da Ponte