A Fistful of Rock Roll - Real Rock Art for Real Rock Bands - 21st Century Rock Poster & Record Cover Art Hot on the heels of Sal Canzonieri's "Electric Frankenstein! High Energy Rock Art" book and "From Here to There and Back Again: 100 Years of Rock Art Influences from 1890s to 1990s" book, high-energy, punk, rock & roll poster art comes an even more bombastic blast of raw poster power: "A Fistful of Rock & Roll - Real Rock Art for Real Rock Bands" book! A brain-frying collection nearly as big as a Marshall stack, A Fistful of Rock & Roll is an up-to-the-minute cross-section of today's booming rock poster scene, showcasing hundreds of works by top poster artists from every dive, hellhole, dungeon, and landfill from sea to shining sea, creating a deafening visual tribute to just about every goddamn cool band you can imagine! Get kicked in the eyeballs and give your sensibilities the beating they so richly deserve! Grab this amazingly cool collection of the wildest Rock Art you have ever seen! Years in the making, no stone was left unturned to bring together all these greats! This big fat book shows thousands of colorful art by the 21st Century's current best Rock Art artists. This is IT! "A Fistful of Rock & Roll - Real Rock Art for Real Rock Bands", by Sal Canzonieri, author of Dark Horse Book's "ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN!", is the most definitive and biggest Rock art book ever made, there is nothing like it anywhere! Every great artist is featured in this giant compendium of Rock Art! The Coolest artists from the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan are all here. What makes "A Fistful of Rock & Roll" even more unique is that many great artists contributed not only some of their hardly ever seen most rarest pieces, but also EXCLUSIVE art that is ONLY available in this book! Many, many UNPUBLISHED Rock art pieces are shown for the first time EVER! With full artist contact info contained within, this book will be very valuable not only to fans and collectors of Rock Art, but also to Art Gallery owners, Art Directors, Club Promoters, Rock Bands, and so on. Check out what will be the most talked about Rock Art book. Cool essay on the New Rock and with section on Record covers at beginning of the book, followed by huge number of poster art from around the world. * Fistful of Rock & Roll includes posters from some of the top live rock acts in the history of popular music, including James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, MC5, Iggy Pop, Devo, Sid Vicious, Slayer, The Cramps, The Hives, Velvet Revolver, Ministry, Ramones, High on Fire, Misfits, Motorhead, Ramones, Melvins, Danzig, The Pixies, Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, The Wildhearts, Sonic Youth, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Dropkick Murphys, AFI, Rob Zombie, and hundreds more! * Fistful of Rock & Roll features poster art and other graven images from a virtual who's-who of the rock art scene, including Basil Gogos, H.R. Giger, Savage Pencil, Johnny Ace, Dave Burke, Mike Hoffman, Dirty Donny, Rockin Jellybean, Steven Cerio, The Rev, Art Chantry, Coop, Kozik, Alan Forbes, Derek Hess, Mitch O' Connell, Johnny Crap, Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Phillips, Mark Arminski, Lindsay Kuhn, Jeff Gaither, Darren Marinuk, Firehouse, Peter Bagge, John Pound, William Stout, Cliff Mott, Eric Pigors, The Pizz, Shepard Fairey, Alex Fine, Tara McPherson, Emek, Brain Ewing, R. Black, Lisa Petrucci, and Stainboy, to name but a few. Features over 300 of the world's greatest Rock poster, lowbrow, and underground artists! Stay tuned for the next Rock Art book of the series, coming soon: "It's Only Rock & Roll, But I Like It - More Real Rock Art for Real Rock Bands"!
CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. NMM is a monthly magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine comes with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. It is published by CMJ Network, Inc.
CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
Two survivors of a global catastrophe disguise themselves as corpses to survive in a land of the walking dead! From the mind of Mike Richardson, creator of The Mask and The Secret, comes this hilariously frightening tale of Straw and Whip who have lived through a plague that's left the world with seven billion brain-hungry zombies. Soon the two friends save a lovely young gun-crazy woman named Betty, who becomes a source of rivalry between them. With hundreds of zombies out for a snack, the three try their best to blend in so as not become the next item on the menu.
Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended tragically and suspiciously, David Comfort explodes the myths as he probes: • The sinister roles of Hendrix's manager and girlfriend in his death and subsequent cover-up • The bizarre odyssey of Jim Morrison's corpse • Why Kurt Cobain was worth more dead than alive to Courtney Love • The twisted motives that caused John Lennon to sail through the Devil's Triangle to Bermuda--nearly going down in a storm--shortly before he was fatally shot • The crippling disease and "miracle" drug that drove Elvis to suicide Charismatic and gifted, but also isolated and conflicted, these are not the rock icons you thought you knew. Here are their larger-than-life stories of turmoil and excess that led to their early deaths and ultimate immortality. It's a wild ride to the other side of fame. "Fame is the soul eater." --Jerry Garcia "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground." --John Lennon Includes Rare Photos David Comfort is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Eclectic Literary Forum, Pacific Review, Coe Review, and Belletrist Review. He has been the recipient of several literary prizes and a finalist for such prestigious awards as the Nelson Algren Award and America's Best. A former rock musician, he has spent over 30 years studying rock music, particularly the revolutionary and fatalistic pioneers of the 1960s. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.
With a foreword by The Who's Pete Townshend, Raising Hell is a compilation of Wright's groundbreaking photography and the true stories behind the captivating pictures. Over the years, Wright has allowed almost no commercial access to his work; his photographs have been available to only the musicians he's worked with and a handful of record company executives… until now.
A busker is a wee guy (or woman) who plays on the streets for tips. In bands, to busk, means to bluff your way through a song that you haven't rehearsed with whomever you happen to be standing beside on a stage. It may be the first time you have played it. Sometimes you might not have even heard the song before. When there is a big crowd in front of you, listening to every note, that's when the fun starts. This is a passionate, humorous and highly original look at the life of a musician on the road and what it is really like to be a musician. If you love music and you want to know more about what it is like to be a musician, then you will love this book.
"'The Shining' . . . but funnier." That's how the author describes his memoir Thirty Rooms To Hide In: Insanity, Addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic. It's the story of six boys growing up in a great dark house in Minnesota, as the father - a respected surgeon - goes slowly insane. With winters raging outside and the father raging within, it is their mother's protection that allows the boys to have a wildly fun, thoroughly dysfunctional time growing up. With dark humor as the coin of their realm, and the Beatles as true north on their compass of Cool, the band of brothers make movies, start a rock & roll group, and wise-crack their way though a grim landscape of their father's insanity, Eisenhower's Cold War, fallout shelters, and JFK's assassination.
Greg Rucka has earned the kind of reputation that all thriller writers envy: his crime fiction grabs readers by the throat and compels them to read as if their own lives were at stake. Now, in an electrifying departure, Rucka creates a new kind of hero: a damaged young woman in free fall who’s not only in danger--but dangerous. A Fistful of Rain Mim Bracca is riding the fast lane straight off the end of the world. Now she’s coming home without a job, without a future, and without a prayer--and only one last chance to get her feet under her, or go down forever. But home has its own terrors, including a past Mim has done everything possible to leave behind. Now that past is coming back with the shocking speed and deadly intent of a sniper’s bullet, aimed to destroy her once and for all. When Mim suffers her first blackout, waking up dazed and bloodied, she’s certain she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong. She’s only just begun to fall. The photos are invasive, obscene, and all over the Internet for anyone to see. How they got there, where and when they were shot, and by whom, Mim has no idea. And before the investigation into the matter even begins, a brutal murder makes it clear that whatever Mim thinks her life has been up to now, she’s about to learn it’s all a lie. The kind of lie that will kill. Written with stunning originality, A Fistful of Rain crosses the line separating the guilty from the innocent as it takes us on a breakneck ride of deceit and double cross and--quite possibly--the last twenty-four hours in Mim Bracca’s stormy life.
Third volume in the series of Rock Poster and Record Cover Art books by Sal Canzonieri. 278 full color pages of the coolest art ever seen! Previous books "Electric Frankenstein! High Energy Rock Art", "From Here to There and Back Again: 100 Years of Rock Art Influences from 1890s to 1990s" , and "A Fistful of Rock & Roll - Real Rock Art for Real Rock Bands" all featured high-energy, punk, rock & roll poster art, big blasts of raw poster and record cover power! This volume is another brain-frying collection nearly as big as a Marshall stack showing an up-to-the-minute cross-section of today's booming rock poster scene, showcasing hundreds of works by top poster artists from every dive, hellhole, dungeon, and landfill from sea to shining sea, creating a deafening visual tribute to just about every goddamn cool band you can imagine! Get kicked in the eyeballs and give your sensibilities the beating they so richly deserve! Grab this amazingly cool collection of the wildest Rock Art you have ever seen! * This book includes posters from some of the top live rock acts in the history of popular music, including the MC5, Iggy Pop, Slayer, The Cramps, The Hives, Guns and Roses, Melvins, Turbonegro, Ramones, High on Fire, Misfits, Motorhead, Ramones, Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, The Wildhearts, Sonic Youth, Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Dropkick Murphys, AFI, Rob Zombie, and hundreds more! * Fistful of Rock & Roll features poster art and other graven images from a virtual who's-who of the rock art scene, including H.R. Giger, Johnny Ace, Dirty Donny, Rockin Jellybean, Steven Cerio, The Rev, Art Chantry, Coop, Kozik, Alan Forbes, Derek Hess, Mitch O' Connell, Johnny Crap, Jeff Gaither, Darren Marinuk, The Pizz, Alex Fine, R. Black, John Pound, to name but a few. Features over 300 of the world's greatest Rock poster, lowbrow, and underground artists!
Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, this authoritative volume, first published in 1983, once again tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. Accompanying the more than 2,200 performer profiles are essays that reveal the artists' musical influences, first breaks, hits and misses, and more.
The Birth of an Industry and the Expansion of the Popular Culture, 1955-1969
Author: Stuart Rosenberg
Stuart Rosenberg traces the growth of rock and roll music from its beginnings in 1955 through the end of the 1960s. During this fifteen year period, rock and roll became a major industry, creating a new generation of songwriters, recording artists, producers, and entrepreneurs, and introducing a variety of new musical genres. From the emergence of Elvis Presley and rock and roll's early pioneers in the mid-1950s, to the teen idols of the late 1950s, to the British invasion and the soul of Motown and Stax in the mid-1960s, to the progressive rock of the late 1960s, Rock and Roll and the American Landscape presents an intellectual perspective while chronicling the people and the events that shaped the popular culture.
After his much acclaimed book Rock and Roll Mountains, Graham Forbes returns with Rock and Roll Tourist. A combination of Billy Connolly meets Bill Bryson, Rock and Roll Tourist is a hugely entertaining mix of travel, rock music and humour. Rock and Roll Tourist is a travel book with a difference. Graham Forbes takes us on a roller-coaster ride around the UK, Europe and the USA. The book features Franz Ferdinand, Rod Stewart, Hayseed Dixie, Anthrax, BB King, Incredible String Band, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. It is a very funny, occasionally disturbing, sometimes moving book.
An Anthology of Australian Albums offers an overview of Australian popular music through the lens of significant, yet sometimes overlooked, Australian albums. Chapters explore the unique qualities of each album within a broader history of Australian popular music. Artists covered range from the older and non-mainstream yet influential, such as the Missing Links, Wendy Saddington and the Coloured Balls, to those who have achieved very recent success (Courtney Barnett, Dami Im and Flume) and whose work contributes to international pop music (Sia), to the more exploratory or experimental (Curse ov Dialect and A.B. Original). Collectively the albums and artists covered contribute to a view of Australian popular music through the non-canonical, emphasizing albums by women, non-white artists and Indigenous artists, and expanding the focus to include genres outside of rock including hip hop, black metal and country.
Short stories and short-short stories about traveling rock musicians that focus on the unseen, less than glamorous side of touring as a struggling rock band—the personal tolls, the grueling poverty, the gnawing hunger for fame, and the small and unlikely moments of redemption. These characters are slowly realizing that their dreams are slipping away, that age and hard living have worn them down, that their funky, rootless, rock & roll lives have not taken on the grandeur they’d envisioned.
A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made. This smart, incisive biography traces Bruce Springsteen’s evolution from a young artist who wasn’t sure what he wanted to say to an acclaimed musician with a distinctive vision for a better society. Brilliantly analyzing and evoking Springsteen’s output, Marc Dolan unveils the pulsing heart of his music: its deep personal, political, and cultural resonances, which enabled Springsteen to reflect on his experiences as well as the world around him. The book is now updated with a new chapter on The Promise, Wrecking Ball, and the 2012 tour.