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Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story
by Roger Daltrey

Language

English

Pages

253

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<p><b>The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.</b></p><p>“It’s taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday,” says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America. </p><p>Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey’s voice, the familiar stories—how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon’s antics—take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including<i> My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard</i>, and the great albums, <i>Who’s Next, Tommy, </i>and<i> Quadrophenia</i>. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.</p>
Beastie Boys Book
by , Adam Horovitz

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English

Pages

572

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.</b><br /> <br />Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, <i>Licensed to Ill</i>—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece <i>Paul’s Boutique; </i>their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums <i>Check Your Head, Ill Communication, </i>and <i>Hello Nasty </i>and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.<br /> <br />With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, <i>Beastie Boys Book </i>upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Beastie Boys Book</i><br /><br /></b>“This entertaining look at Beastie Boys history is as innovative and raucous as the band’s music.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br />“Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the ’90s.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discordi...
by Jeff Tweedy

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.</b><br /><br />Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process.<br /><br />Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He'll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and write lovingly about his parents, wife Susie, and sons, Spencer and Sammy. <br /><br />Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
by , Matt Richards

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.<br /><br />Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.<br /><br />Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.<br /><br />The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.
Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury
by Lesley-Ann Jones

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 03, 2012

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<b>Revealing and intimate, based on more than 100 interviews with key figures in his life, this is the definitive biography of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, one of pop music’s best-loved and most complex figures.</b><BR><BR>A revealing, intimate look at the man who would be Queen.<BR> <BR>As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury’s unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household name. But despite his worldwide fame, few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering façade.<BR> <BR>Now, more than twenty years after his death, those closest to Mercury are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock ’n’ roll. Based on more than a hundred interviews with key figures in his life, <i>Mercury </i>offers the definitive account of one man’s legendary life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones gained unprecedented access to Mercury’s tribe, and she details Queen’s slow but steady rise to fame and Mercury’s descent into dangerous, pleasure-seeking excesses—this was, after all, a man who once declared, “Darling, I’m doing everything with everyone.”<BR> <BR>In her journey to understand Mercury, Jones traveled to London, Zanzibar, and India—talking with everyone from Mercury’s closest friends to the sound engineer at Band Aid (who was responsible for making Queen even louder than the other bands) to second cousins halfway around the world. In the process, an intimate and complicated portrait emerges. Meticulously researched, sympathetic yet not sensational, <i>Mercury </i>offers an unvarnished look at the extreme highs and lows of life in the fast lane. At the heart of this story is a man...and the music he loved.
Shouldn't Want You (Cataclysm Book 2)
by Jerica MacMillan

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

November 11, 2018

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<b>Single dad on tour needs a nanny ...</b><br /><br />When I answered the ad looking for a nanny willing to travel<br />I was desperate for a job.<br />And this would be the perfect escape from the end of the world as I knew it.<br />I thought my boss would be an overworked businessman<br />Not the broody guitarist for the alt-rock band on everyone’s lips<br />He’s everything I shouldn’t want—<br />The epitome of sex, drugs, and rock ’n' roll. <br />Tatted up,<br />Foul mouthed,<br />And a single dad.<br />He’s also impossible to resist.<br />The way he takes care of his two-year-old son,<br />The way he takes care of me ...<br />But when I give in to this rock god,<br />Will my world come crashing down all over again?<br />Or does he have the ability to put it all back together?
Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me
by Justin Timberlake

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<p><strong>An Instant New York Times Bestseller</strong></p><p>"I can't help that my music shows who I am in this moment, what I'm drawn to, what I'm wondering about. I don't want to help it. What you hear in the words, what you feel in those songs—that's what I was feeling when I wrote them. I want you to see me, just like I want to see you." </p><p>— Justin Timberlake</p><p>In his first book, Justin Timberlake has created a characteristically dynamic experience, one that combines an intimate, remarkable collection of anecdotes, reflections, and observations on his life and work with hundreds of candid images from his personal archives that range from his early years to the present day, in locations around the world, both on and off the stage. </p><p></p><p>Justin discusses many aspects of his childhood, including his very early love of music and the inspiration behind many of his hit songs and albums.<em> </em>He talks about his songwriting process, offering the back story to many of his hits. He muses on his collaborations with other artists and directors, sharing the details of many performances in concert, TV comedy, and film. He also reflects on who he is, examining what makes him tick, speaking candidly about fatherhood, family, close relationships, struggles, and his search to find an inner calm and strength. </p><p>Living a creative life, observing and finding inspiration in the world, taking risks and listening to an inner voice—this is Justin Timberlake.</p>
Dirty Like Me: A Dirty Rockstar Romance (Dirty, Book 1)
by Jaine Diamond

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English

Pages

406

Publication Date

November 02, 2016

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<b>A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist?</b><br /><br />Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.<br /><br />Love maker. Heartbreaker.<br /> <br />Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.<br /><br />Then Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.<br /><br />Which is fine with Katie, since she's not about to trust her heart to rock's most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe…<br /><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Me</b> is the first full-length novel in the <b>Dirty</b> series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.</i><br /><br /><i>Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.)</i><br /><br /><i>Reading order:</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Me</b> (Dirty #1)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Us</b> (Dirty #0.5) (novella)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Brody</b> (Dirty #2)</i><br /><i><b>A Dirty Wedding Night</b> (Dirty #2.5)(story collection)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Seth</b> (Dirty #3)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Dylan</b> (Dirty #4)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Jude</b> (Dirty #5)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Zane</b> (Dirty #6)</i>
The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs: The Music Never Stops
by , Bob Trudeau

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 15, 2018

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<span>In the studio and more than 2,300 concerts between 1965 and 1995, the Grateful Dead performed more than 400 different songs. Their music continues to be tremendously popular as surviving band members and countless tribute bands memorialize the legacy the band left us upon the death of lead guitarist and singer, Jerry Garcia. <br /><br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs</span><span> examines the band’s remarkable musical journey, pairing song analyses and memories with an online list of recommended recordings. Beyond a mere summary of each song, the descriptions here compare individual performances as they relate to the evolution of the band’s style and the waning health but vibrant spirit of Garcia. Welcoming readers into the unbroken chain of the Dead’s legacy, this book is indispensable for Deadheads, students of popular music, rock musicians, and anyone marveling at how the Dead’s appeal continues today. <br /><br />With linked performances and studio recordings to allow readers to listen along with the book, as well as other song analyses and first-hand narratives of the authors’ experience at hundreds of Dead concerts, the book will appeal to Deadheads, students of popular music, rock musicians, and anyone marveling at how the Dead’s appeal continues today. <br /><br />The online song list may be accessed under the features tab at <span style="text-decoration: underline;">https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538110584</span></span><span>.</span>
Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression,...
by Dr Faith G Harper

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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<DIV><b>A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide.</b> <br /><br />Our brains are doing their best to help us out, but they can be real assholes sometimes. Sometimes it seems like your own brain is out to get you—melting down in the middle of the grocery store, picking fights with your date, getting you addicted to something, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. You already told your brain firmly that it isn't good to do these things. But your brain has a mind of its own, especially if it's focusing on and obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this book comes in. With humor, patience, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith shows you the science behind what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life. If you're working to deal with old traumas (particularly P.T.S.D), or if you just want to have a more measured and chill response to situations you face all the time, this book can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together, and get your life and brain back on the right track.</DIV>

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