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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
by Elton John

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><b>INSTANT #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film <i>Rocketman</i>, to becoming a living legend.</b></p><p>Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.</p><p>His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with <i>Aida</i>, <i>The Lion King</i>, and <i>Billy Elliot the Musical</i>. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.</p><p>In <i>Me</i>, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.</p>
Acid for the Children: A Memoir
by Flea

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><b>A #1 <i>LA Times</i> Bestseller</b><b>A <i>USA Today</i> Bestseller</b><b>One of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"</b><b><br /></b><b>The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.</b><br /><br />In <i>Acid for the Children</i>, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers. <br /><br /><i>Acid for the Children</i> is the debut of a stunning new literary voice, whose prose is as witty, entertaining, and wildly unpredictable as the author himself. It's a tenderly evocative coming-of-age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity from one of the most renowned musicians of our time.<br />
Far and Wide
by Neil Peart

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><b><i>35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime.</b></i></p><br /><p>In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, <i>R40</i>. For the band and their fans, <i>R40</i> was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, it’s an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off.</p><br /><p>This third volume in Peart’s illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers.</p><br /><p>Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, <i>Far and Wide</i> is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road — and a remarkable life.</p>
Waking Up Married: A Rock Star Rom Com
by Lisa Suzanne

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English

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Publication Date

December 09, 2019

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<b><i>Bestselling author Lisa Suzanne's newest standalone romantic comedy features rock stars, a best friend's older brother, and an accidental Vegas wedding.</i></b><br /><br />I've never seen Emily Clarke as anything more than my little sister's best friend.<br /><br />One drunken mistake later, she's my wife.<br /><br />My first thought is how to get out of this, except our wedding video has gone viral and record sales are skyrocketing. My manager thinks following the newlyweds on the second season of my band's reality show will keep up the momentum.<br /><br />I just have to get Emily to agree to faking this marriage for six months, and then we can quietly divorce.<br /><br />Right?<br /><br />Wrong.<br /><br />Nothing is quite that simple when feelings blur the line between a contract and reality.<br /><br />I ended up with more than just a hangover when I found myself waking up married.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition
by Donald S. Passman

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b><i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i></b><b> by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming.</b><br /><br />For more than twenty-five years, <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail.<br /> <br /> Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world.<br /> <br /> “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.
Frozen - Big-Note Piano Songbook: Music from the Motion Picture S...
by Hal Leonard Corp.

Language

English

Pages

67

Publication Date

February 01, 2014

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(Big Note Songbook). 9 simplified piano arrangements from this hit Disney film, plus full-color illustrations from the movie. Songs include the standout single "Let It Go," plus: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Fixer Upper * For the First Time in Forever * For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) * Frozen Heart * In Summer * Love Is an Open Door * Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People.
Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Myster...
by Andrew Peterson

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Wingfeather Saga </i>and award-winning musician and storyteller, Andrew Peterson. <br /><i>Christianity Today</i>, The Gospel Coalition, <i>WORLD</i> Magazine each named <i>Adorning the Dark</i> as one of their books of the year. </b><br /><br /><i>Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can’t be done alone.</i><br />  <br /> Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts.<br />  <br /> While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In <i>Adorning the Dark</i>, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life:<br />   <ul><li>serving the work</li><li>serving the audience</li><li>selectivity</li><li>discernment</li><li>discipline</li><li>and community</li></ul>  <br /> Through stories from his own journey, Andrew shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but for anyone interested in imitating the way the Creator interacts with his creation.<br />  <br /> This book is both a memoir of Andrew’s journey and a handbook for artists, written in the hope that his story will provide encouragement to others stumbling along in pursuit of a calling to adorn the dark with the light of Christ.<br />  
Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression,...
by Dr Faith G Harper

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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Our brains are doing our 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. That's where this book comes in. With humor, patience, and lots of 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, 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.Here's an excerpt from the book:Knowing what’s going on up in your brain is HUGE. So much of how we interact with the world around us is a completely normal response when we take into account our past experiences and how our brains work. • Freaking the fuck out • Avoiding important shit we need to take care of • Feeling pissed off all the time • Being a dick to people we care about • Putting shit in our bodies that we know isn’t good for us • Doing shit we know is dumb or pointlessNone of these things are fucking helpful. But they all make sense.Your brain has adapted to the circumstances in your life and started doing things to protect you, bless it. It’s not TRYING to fuck you over (even though it totally is, at times).As we navigate the world, nasty shit happens. The brain stores info about the nasty shit to try to avoid it in the future. Sometimes these responses are helpful. Sometimes the responses become a bigger problem than the actual problem was. It’s called a trauma reaction.And even if you aren’t dealing with a specific trauma? Adaptive coping strategies, bad habits, and funky behaviors all wire in similar ways. And research is showing that these issues are actually some of the easier ones to treat in therapy … if we address what’s really going on, rather than just the symptoms.
Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times
by Neil Peart

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 01, 2004

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The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and
Roadshow: Landscape with Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

May 30, 2011

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Neil Peart is an internationally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-nominated author, and for more than thirty years has been the legendary drummer and lyricist for the band Rush. For decades, Neil prepared and waited to write a book about the biggest journey of all in his restless existence, his ultimate travelogue - a concert tour. Finally, the right time and the right tour: Rush's 30th anniversary trek — 9 countries, 57 shows, and 500,000 fans.

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