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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
by , Mick Mars

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<p><strong>SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.</strong></p><p>Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of <em>The Dirt</em>—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like <em>Tommyland</em> and <em>The Heroin Diaries</em>, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in <em>The Dirt</em>. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at <em>Rolling Stone</em> calls <em>The Dirt</em> "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."</p>
Mercury and Me
by , Tim Wapshott

Language

English

Pages

441

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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With its new introduction by Jim Hutton’s co-writer Tim Wapshott, only this Kindle-exclusive edition of ’Mercury and Me' is the updated story of rock’s oddest couple. Includes more than 50 colour photographs. The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and suburban lodgings long after first meeting the rock legend. Hutton finally moved in with Mercury and later also worked as his gardener. Hutton was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991 he was closer to him than anyone. He knew all Mercury's closest chums including the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and Montserrat Caballé. Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, in stark contrast Hutton also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him through the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life - the ecstasies and the agonies - more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.
Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day
by Clemency Burton-Hill

Language

English

Pages

437

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<p><strong>“</strong><strong><em>Year of Wonder</em></strong><strong> is an absolute treat</strong><strong>—</strong><strong>the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.</strong><strong>” </strong><strong>—</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Eddie Redmayne</strong><strong></strong></p><p><strong>A unique celebration of classical music that showcases one inspirational piece each day of the year, written by an award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personality</strong></p><p>Classical music has a reputation for being stuffy, boring, and largely inaccessible, but Burton-Hill is here to change that. An award-winning writer, broadcaster and musician, with a deep love of the art form she wants everyone to feel welcome at the classical party, and her desire to share her passion for its diverse wonders inspired this unique, enlightening, and expertly curated treasury. As she says, “The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.” </p><p><em>Year of Wonder</em> introduces readers to one piece of music each day of the year, artfully selected from across genres, time periods, and composers. Burton-Hill offers short introductions to contextualize each piece, and makes the music come alive in modern and playful ways. From Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Puccini to George Gershwin, Clara Schumann, Philip Glass, Duke Ellington, and many remarkable yet often-overlooked voices, Burton-Hill takes us on a dazzling journey through our most treasured musical landscape. </p><p>Thoughtfully curated and masterfully researched, <em>Year of Wonder</em> is a book of classical music for everyone. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, Burton-Hill’s celebration will inspire, nourish, and enrich your life in unexpected ways.</p>
Dirty Like Me: A Dirty Rockstar Romance (Dirty, Book 1)
by Jaine Diamond

Language

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>
A Night at the Opera: An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singe...
by Denis Forman

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 05, 2011

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<b>“Delightful and anti-reverential”—<i>Sunday Times</i> (London)</b><br /><br />With an encyclopedic knowledge of opera and a delightful dash of irreverence, Sir Denis Forman throws open the world of opera—its structure, composers, conductors, and artists—in this hugely informative guide. <i>A Night at the Opera </i>dissects the eighty-three most popular operas recorded on compact disc, from Cilea's <i>Adriana Lecouvreur</i> to Mozart's <i>Die Zauberflöte.</i> For each opera, Sir Denis details the plot and cast of characters, awarding stars to parts that are  “worth looking out for,”  “really good,” or, occasionally, “stunning.” He goes on to tell the history of each opera and its early reception. Finally, each work is graded from alpha to gamma (although the Ring cycle gets an “X”), and Sir Denis has no qualms about voicing his opinion: the first act of Fidelio is  “a bit of a mess,” while the last scene of  Don Giovanni  “towers above the comic finales of Figaro and Così and whether or not [it] is Mozart's greatest opera, it is certainly his most powerful finale.”<br /><br />The guide also presents brief biographies of the great composers, conductors, and singers. A glossary of musical terms is included, as well as Operatica, or the essential elements of opera, from the proper place and style of the audience's applause (and boos) to the use of subtitles.<br /><br /><i>A Night at the Opera</i> is for connoisseurs and neophytes alike. It will entertain and inform, delight and (perhaps) infuriate, providing a subject for lively debate and ready reference for years to come.
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.
Detour (Off Track Records Book 1)
by Kacey Shea

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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Handsome, charismatic, and blessed with a voice that makes panties drop. Trent Donavan is the epitome of everything I hate in a rock star.<br /><br />That doesn’t stop him from hitting on me. <br /><br />My dreams are bigger than any hook up, and I refuse to be swayed by the charming lead singer. I didn’t need a man before, and I sure as hell don’t need one now.<br /><br />But the more time we spend together, I realize Trent’s not such a bad guy. We share a love of music, and maybe a little more. I won’t allow him to lead me off track, but for the first time my heart begs to risk everything. <br /><br />Is he worth it? Can I really have it all?<br />
The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Sh...
by Howard Goodall

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<DIV><B>Why did prehistoric people start making music? What does every </B><B>postwar pop song have in common? A “masterful” tour of music through the ages (<I>Booklist</I>, starred review).</B><BR />  <BR /> From Mozart to Motown and beyond, this “racily written, learned, and often shrewdly insightful” social history reveals music’s role in our societies as well as its power to affect us on a personal level (<I>The Daily Telegraph</I>).<BR />  <BR /> Once a building block of communication and social ritual, today music is also a worldwide tangle of genres, industries, and identities. But how did we get from single notes to multilayered orchestration, from prehistoric instruments like bone flutes to modern-day pop? In this dynamic tour, acclaimed composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall leads us through the development of music as it happened, idea by idea. In Goodall’s telling, each innovation that we now take for granted―harmony, notation, dance music, recording―strikes us anew. And along the way, Goodall gives listeners a crash course in how music works on a technical level.<BR />  <BR /> The story of music is the story of human ambition: the urge to invent, to connect, to rebel. Offering “a lively zip through some forty-five millennia, jumping back and forth between classical, folk, and pop,” Howard Goodall’s beautifully accessible and entertaining ode to joy is a groundbreaking look at just how far we’ve come (<I>The Sunday Times</I>, London).<BR />  </DIV>
Dirty Like Brody: A Dirty Rockstar Romance (Dirty, Book 2)
by Jaine Diamond

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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<em><b>He was all she ever wanted. Then she broke his heart…</b></em><br /><br />As longtime manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, gorgeous and brooding Brody Mason has had his share of beautiful women. Yet the only one he’s ever wanted is the one he never had—the one who tore his heart out.<br /><br />Beautiful and elusive Jessa Mayes appears to have it all. Talent, money, and a glamorous life. But she also has a secret. Six years ago, she ran away—from her dream career as a songwriter with Dirty, and the only man she’s ever loved—without telling anyone why.<br /><br />Now Jessa’s doing the one thing she swore she’d never do. She’s coming home—to be a bridesmaid in her brother’s rock star wedding… and face the mistakes of her past.<br /><br />It won’t be easy.<br /><br />Love this intense never is.<br /><br /><em><b>Dirty Like Brody</b> is the second 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.</em><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 the books 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>
Beastie Boys Book
by , Adam Horovitz

Language

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 /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Rolling Stone </i>• <i>The Guardian </i>• <i>Paste  </i></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></b><br /><br /> “A fascinating, generous book with portraits and detail that float by in bursts of color . . . As with [the band’s] records, the book’s structure is a lyrical three-man weave. . . . Diamond’s voice is lapidary, droll. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. . . . Friendship is the book’s subject as much as music, fame and New York.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “Wild, moving . . . resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles.”<b>—<i>Rolling Stone</i></b> <br /><br /> “As nutty, irreverent, and fun as you think it would be.”<b>—<i>Vogue</i></b><br /><br /> “As freewheeling and funny as their albums . . . a beautifully messy (and large) talisman containing within it many of the great joys and surprises that come with listening to the Beastie Boys”<b>—<i>The AV Club</i></b>

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