This is an absolute must for a fan of either Obama or Springsteen. You will forever impress the person you gift this beauty to!
Folks who got Dolly's coffee table book of Lyrics last year may have missed the brilliant Sarah Smarsh's appreciation of Dolly in hardcover. Never fear! Here it is in a handy paperback that will entertain, inform, and situate Dolly's origin story with insight and love.
Can't decide which of the many great rock music memoirs to buy? Then this is your book!
Rock Concert is a lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock.
It's Questlove! Music Is History combines Questlove's deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.
Metallica's landmark self-titled album-better known by fans as the Black Album-debuted in 1991 at number one in ten countries and spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. It has since become one of the bestselling albums of all time.
Official photographer Ross Halfin was in the recording studio with the band and documented the tour that followed. Between 1991 and 1993, he shot thousands of film rolls of the hectic performing schedule. Metallica fans, you know who you are. This book is for you.
Snacky Tunes was first a podcast where chefs talked with musicians about the meals they create and the music that inspires them. Now it's a fabulous collection of 77 all-new candid interviews from the world's most acclaimed chefs - showcasing these soul-sustaining exchanges, in which food and music seamlessly intertwine. Very cool!
David Grohl--Scream, Nirvana, Foo Fighters--tells his the stories of his storied life in this instant bestseller of a memoir. Rather than go the easy route and to an "as-told-to" memoir, Grohl wrote this book entirely on his own.
Says Publishers Weekly in its starred review: "Grohl candidly shares his reverence for the enduring power of music. . . Reflecting on his fame, Grohl writes, 'I have never taken a single moment of it for granted.' Paired with his sparkling wit, this humility is what makes Grohl's soulful story a cut above typical rock memoirs. There isn't a dull moment here."
It all started, really, with a song about liquor.
In 2007, "rappa ternt sanga" T-Pain released his hit single "Can I Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')," propelling the artist to mainstream royalty.
Now, working with Mixologist Maxwell Britten, former Bar Director to Brooklyn's James Beard Award Winning Maison Premiere, T-Pain sets cocktails to music. Each drink has been carefully curated to reflect a sentiment from one of his hit songs.
This is the book Led Zeppelin fans have been waiting for, with a exhaustive, 3-dimensional account of the legendary band's story and its undeniable status in the pantheon of rock music.
The music is only part of the legend: Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the sixties became the seventies, of how playing clubs became playing stadiums, of how innocence became decadence. Led Zeppelin wasn't the first rock band to let loose on the road, but as with everything else, they took it to an entirely new level. Not all the legends are true, but in Spitz's careful accounting, what is true is astonishing and sometimes disturbing.
Super cool addition to the best-selling And Other Things series.
HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is about, as it were, rap, but also some other things. It's a smart, fun, funny, insightful book that spends the entirety of its time celebrating what has become the most dominant form of music these past two and a half decades. Tupac is in there. Jay Z is in there. Missy Elliott is in there. Drake is in there. Pretty much all of the big names are in there, as are a bunch of the smaller names, too.
There's art from acclaimed illustrator Arturo Torres, there are infographics and footnotes; there's all kinds of stuff in there. Some of the chapters are serious, and some of the chapters are silly, and some of the chapters are a combination of both things. All of them, though, are treated with the care and respect that they deserve.