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Driven: Rush in the ’90s and “In the End”

by Martin Popoff

The conclusion to the definitive biography of the rock ?n? roll kings of the North.

Includes two full-color photo inserts, with unearthed photos of the band.

?A must for Rush fans.? ? Library Journal on Anthem...


Conversations with Freddie Mercury and past friends

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

After the success of our first book, Conversations with Freddie Mercury, there were many readers through reviews and questions asking, if there was any more details we can tell them about Freddie's friends...


The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton

by Jerry Grillo & Chuck Leavell

Col. Bruce Hampton was a charismatic musical figure who launched and continued to influence the jam band genre over his fifty-plus years performing. Part bandleader, soul singer, storyteller, conjuror, poet,...


My Rock 'n' Roll Friend

by Tracey Thorn

'Entertaining, affectionate and righteous' Guardian 'Says so much about being a woman' Cosey Fanni Tutti In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey?s music...


Delivered From Evil

by Anthony Greve

Delivered from Evil is a true story based on one kid's journey to finding success in the music industry. From growing up with posters of rock stars on his wall to becoming a rock star himself, this former Pop...


Don't Knock the Rock

by Steven "Rock" Ruiz

Don't Knock the Rock tells many stories about the colorful experiences of growing up in New Orleans. From Mardi Gras to fishing and hunting in Louisiana, nowhere else in the world compares to south Louisiana....


Behind Dark Eyes

by Jeff Apter

He was the pop star with the raccoon eyes who sang ?Hollywood Seven? and ?Six Ribbons?; the swashbuckling Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance; the rocker who packed beer barns across Australia; and, in the...


Chairman at the Board

by Bill Schnee

Chairman at the Board is an intimate, funny, and absorbing look at the music business by an insider who has recorded a host of the greatest musical artists from the 1970s to today. Bill Schnee takes the reader...


Rock Stars on the Record

by Eric Spitznagel

An all-star lineup of rock-n-rollers?from Jane?s Addiction?s Perry Farrell to Suzi Quatro and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire?relay the uproariously wild, sentimental, and unexpected pre-stardom stories...


Richard Hageman

by Nico de Villiers, Kathryn Kalinak & Asing Walthaus

Richard Hageman (1881-1966) was celebrated during his lifetime as a conductor, pianist, vocal coach, and composer. His art songs put him solidly in the vanguard of mid-century composers and he was routinely...


Riff

by Philip Nanton

Riff explores the turbulent life of the Caribbean musician and poet Shake Keane (1927-97). A wanderer, he absorbed many of the themes of the 20th century - colonialism, migration and masculinity. Each of them...


They Don't Need to Understand

by Andy Biersack

Before he was the charismatic singer of Black Veil Brides and an accomplished solo artist under the Andy Black moniker, he was Andrew Dennis Biersack, an imaginative and creative kid in Cincinnati, Ohio, struggling...


Bidu

by Denis Daniel

Bidú Sayão was a renowned, world-famous opera singer in the midtwentieth century. In his meticulously researched biography Bidú Sayão: Passion and Determination, Denis Allan Daniel provides a fascinating...


Tumult!

by Donald Brackett

The narrative of Tumult! The Incredible Life and Music of Tina Turner is an extended exploration of the magical transformation of shy country girl Anna Mae Bullock into the boisterous force of nature we know...


Youssou Ndour

by Mamarame Seck

This book is about Senegalese Pop star Youssou Ndour, also known as the king of mbalax music. The word mbalax was the name given to a specific drumming beat. Today, it is used to name a musical genre played...


I'll Be Gone

by Craig Horne

I'll Be Gone is not just the story of an accidental masterpiece, a song written by Mike Rudd and recorded by his seminal Australian band 'Spectrum' in 1969. It is also the story of a time of unprecedented political...


The Great Operas of Vincenzo Bellini - An Account of the Life and Work of this Distinguished Composer, with Particular Attention to his Operas

by Gustav Kobbé

?The Great Operas of Vincenzo Bellini? is a detailed account of the life and work of Vincenzo Bellini by Gustav Kobbé, with a particular focus on his operatic compositions. Vincenzo Bellini (1801 ? 1835) was...


Love Her Madly

by Bill Cosgrave

  • An enchanting chronicle of The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison, from one of his close friends during the mid-1960s
  • The Doors remain one of the bestselling rock bands of all time, selling more than 100 million...


The Book of ProVerb

by Tebogo Thekisho & Paballo Rampa

Tebogo Thekisho, better known as ProVerb, first caught South Africa?s attention in 2005 with the release of his now classic debut hip-hop album, The Book of ProVerb. As a teenager he sought music wherever he...


Short Stories

by Columbus Short & Marisa Mendez

"An engaging account about the way unhealthy entanglements can affect an actor?s life.." - Kirkus Reviews

The life of actor/choreographer/musician Columbus Short has been punctuated with trauma that extends well...