Crowned 'The Reigning Queen Of Rock And Roll' by Rolling Stone, and with gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success in her life as a recording artist - but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows.
This book, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic mid-West childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevie's associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoe Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.
In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni’s childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes.
When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom was asked to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she eagerly accepted the opportunity to converse with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at an open mic in Yorkville. conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their last recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process.
Published to co-incide with the release of the documentary A Montage of Heck in the Spring. More than 20 years has passed since Kurt Cobain killed himself and his legacy still continues to fascinate and inspire people.
This riveting chronicle, which accompanies award-winning director Brett Morgen's highly anticipated documentary, paints and illuminating and honest portrait of the Nirvana frontman, capturing the contradictions that made up his character. Includes full transcripts of hundreds of hours of interviews with Cobain's family members and friends, many of whom have never spoken in public before. These interviews seen in full for the first time in this book, paint a remarkable and sometimes shocking portrait of Kurt. The book includes stunning animation by award-winning animator Hisko Hulsing. Features never before seen photographs, journal pages and other artifacts, offering revealing new insights
This latest edition of Under The Ivy is fully updated to include analysis of Bush's stunning return to live performance in August 2014. Her run of London concerts was the most unexpected and eagerly awaited pop event of the 21st Century.
An acclaimed study of one of the world's most enigmatic artists, Under The Ivy combines a wealth of new research with rigorous critical scrutiny. Featuring over 70 new interviews with those who have viewed from close quarters both the public artist and the private woman, this compelling biography offers numerous fresh perspectives on a unique and elusive talent.
With a foreword by Lydia Lunch and close involvement from Martin Rev and Alan Vega, long-time fan Kris Needs has set out to offer the first detailed account of Suicide's amazing story, after 45 years which have seen it shrouded in mysterious legend and often incorrect myths.
Graced only with first-hand interviews carried out by the author, the book includes the input of crucial figures, including Peter Crowley, Marty Thau, Craig Leon, Howard Thompson, Liz Lamere, Jay Burnett, Sesu Coleman and Miriam Linna, plus contemporaries including Jayne County, Peter Zaremba, Jim Sclavunos and James Chance. The author also reaches back into his 40-year archive of interviews with names such as Blondie, Ramones and New York Dolls.
Debby’s touching memoir tells of her education in England, her many adventures there with her dad, as well as living with him in his Hollywood mansion as a child, and moving to Branson, Missouri to be a featured performer at her dad’s own Glen Campbell Theater. For 24 years Debby was the member of his touring entourage, sang all of famous duets with him on stage, and at one point she was Glen’s opening act.
Currently, Debby dedicates much of her time to flying to Nashville several times a month to spend as much time with Glen as she can. He currently lives in an assisted living facility in Nashville.
In a series of more than 50 interviews that span seven decades, many never before seen in print, this is the story of Led Zeppelin told by the people who knew it best - the members of the band. This book shoots down the folklore and assumptions about Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham, and presents the band's full history, from when Jimmy Page was playing skiffle to the day the band was honoured by the Kennedy Center for their contribution to American and global culture.
When Alice Cooper became the stuff of legend in the early ‘70s, their shows were monuments of fun and invention. Riding on a string of hits like “I’m 18” and “School’s Out,” they became America’s highest-grossing act, producing four platinum albums and hitting number one on the U.S. and U.K. charts with Billion Dollar Babies in 1973.
Dennis Dunaway, the bassist and co- songwriter for the band, tells a story just as over-the-top crazy as their (in) famous shows. Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! is the riveting account of the band’s creation in the ‘60s, strange glory in the ‘70s, and the legendary characters they met along the way.
Bake in Black started life as a blog from a kitchen in East London and was written by a musician and food journalist. They took a song or an album title which then inspired them to create a recipe... Draws influence from the world of rock and heavy metal to create awe-inspiring edible tributes in the kitchen.
This lovingly created cook book is a music themed collection of more than 60 sweet indulgences. All are as unique in presentation as they are in flavour. From cakes and brownies, biscuits and cookies, through to doughnuts, pies, tarts and desserts, Bake in Black features contemporary recipes alongside time-honoured classics. Written with a twist of humour and a generous pinch of musical reference, Bake in Black will take you on a journey through baking and music as never experienced before, inspiring fans of bands and bakers alike.
100 Years Of British Music is a lavish photo book, specially commissioned by PRS for Music in commemoration of a century of support for music’s creators.
Showcased here are composers of film music, opera, symphonies and stage shows, as well as the writers behind the greatest hits of rock and pop, in superb new photographs by Lucy Sewill together with rare and unseen pictures from the archives.
The result is a unique ‘living history’ of the PRS and its members that celebrates their vital contribution to British culture.
Reelin’ In The Years is the acclaimed biography of Steely Dan, now updated to include details of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen’s work in the 21st Century, including their latest respective solo albums Circus Money and Sunken Condos.
The only book ever to have been published on Steely Dan, it tells the strange tale of how Becker and Fagen, a couple of cynical New York jazz fans, wormed their way into a record contract and astonished critics with their superb début, Can’t Buy A Thrill, in 1973.
Rick Bucklers autobiography is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972.
Rick shares his own experiences and thoughts about what it was like to be in one of the UK's most successful bands. Following The Jam's split in 1982, Rick gives a candid account of how he coped and his subsequent relationship with Paul and Bruce. All three members of The Jam stayed within the music industry and Rick takes the reader through his years in Time UK and various other bands.
Most pop stars' fame used to end with their 25th birthday, but Adam Faith just kept on being interesting until the day he died aged 62.
Though his vocal talents were limited, he enjoyed an unprecedented run of seven top five hits. When The Beatles rendered his style of pop obsolete, Adam turned TV actor. As Budgie, the hapless Soho chancer, he played the character he might have become in life had it not been for his steely ambition and boundless energy.
Then he reinvented himself again as a manager, famously guiding Leo Sayer to international stardom, before becoming a financial guru who made and lost several fortunes - not always his own. Terry Nelhams never quite got used to being Adam and saw his alter ego as having something of an independent existence: "Being Adam is like playing a part in a film," he said. "On the whole I prefer being Adam." David and Caroline Stafford's witty and insightful biography, charts the glorious triumphs and often cataclysmic failures of a 'child man' who spent his life getting away with it.
This Day in Music is a web site, book and a series of iPhone and iPad apps. The web site 'This Day in Music' was launched in 1999 and is one of the longest running music sites on the net.
This Day In Music brings together all the significant events in the history of rock and pop, the facts, the figures, the dates, the times and the places, and most of all the stars that made rock and pop the most vibrant art form of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Absolute PR have worked with This Day in Music since 1999 and have deveoped and grown the brands pressence. TDIM's social media reaches over 1m each day and the site see's over 10m page views each year. More
Todd Slater is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists for rock poster art, with every new release selling out in a matter of minutes. Operating out of a converted garage studio on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Todd is as prolific as he is piercingly inventive.
In less than a decade since graduating from art school, he has created literally hundreds of dazzling posters featuring the music industry’s hottest acts, including The White Stripes, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead and The Killers, to mention just a few. He draws his inspiration directly from each artist’s music, translating the sounds into gut instincts or vibes that drive colour selection and design schemes.
English multi-instrumentalist and record producer Steven Wilson has been four times nominated for Grammy Awards. He is the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands. He has also worked with artists such as Yoko Ono, Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, Roxy Music, Orphaned Land and Anathema.
INDEX is a deluxe hardback collection illustrating the visual language of Steven Wilson by his long-term collaborators Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover. The book covers the period from Porcupine Tree’s 2002 album In Absentia up to Steven’s fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase from early 2015.
Written by Storm Thorgerson, the designer for the majority of Pink Floyd's albums, this luxurious book features fascinating information and brilliantly vivid photographs that tell the instantly-recognisable story of one of the greatest bands ever.
This is the 5th edition of a book that includes some of the most famous artworks ever, by one of the most loved artists ever, about possibly the greatest rock band ever. That sounds like an exaggeration, but the wealth of stunning images contained within, album covers, posters, band photographs, adverts, flyers, T-shirts, and so on, will easily convince you that all three of those statements are true.
Thorgerson's style was to use photography - the medium of the real - and juxtapose everyday objects in extraordinary situations, thereby exposing and enhancing their stark beauty. Beauty is what this book is about, and it's pure joy to pore over, enhanced no doubt by listening to the legendary music while you do it!
When Public Enemy quite literally burst onto the scene in the 1980s, their politically radical lyrics and starkly jarring sampling put fear into the hearts of the establishment while injecting fire into the eyes of the youth. Inside The Terrordome tells the electrifying story of this band, defining their indelible mark on the world of music.
Simply one of the greatest hip-hop bands ever to take the mike and grace the decks, Public Enemy, with front man Chuck D's electrifying lyrics, and hype man Flavor Flav's emphasising outbursts, quickly shot to the top of the underground hip-hop legend list. Releasing four albums in four years that have gone down in history as some of the most startling, incendiary, poetic and stunning collections of racially-, socially- and politically-conscious rap ever released, the story of such a band is too exciting to miss.
This biography, the most in-depth look at Kanye’s life and career to date, lifts the mask to expose the man behind the endless myths.
Featuring quotes from all of the major players in Kanye’s life, Kanye West: God And Monster traces his life from the suburbs of Chicago through art school and rap apprenticeships to recording in the coolest studios of New York and Hawaii with the biggest names in music, revolutionising hip-hop at every step of the way. Exploring his life, music and controversies like never before, Kanye West: God And Monster is the ultimate profile of this legendary pop culture titan.
Over five decades after founding ‘The Searchers’, one of the most iconic emergences from the 1960s Merseybeat scene, former frontman Mike Pender
is finally telling the story of his life and career in ‘The Search for Myself’.
A first-hand account of the group’s origins, their struggles and the story of Pender’s life away from the stage and studio.Mike Pender is known to millions, not only as founder and former frontman of The Searchers, but as a true legend of the British music scene; a man responsible for a string of number-one hits that defined the Merseybeat sound. But Pender’s career has also been marred by misconstrued bitter feuds, his departure from the band in the 1980s, and a mysterious private life kept well out of the limelight.
David Buckley examines the cult enigma that is Kraftwerk, including their beginnings in the avant-garde musical terrain of late-Sixties Germany and their Anglo-American breakthrough with Autobahn in 1975, as well as their astonishingly prescient work, which drew the musical template for techno, ambient, dance and all manner of electronic pop.
Includes an interview with former member Wolfgang Flür. Updated to include details of the group’s recent concerts under the direction of Ralf Hütter.
David Buckley is an author and an expert on Kraftwerk. His previous work includes The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie and biographies of Bowie, R.E.M, The Stranglers, and Elton John.
This is the first substantial overview of the life and career of Pharrell Williams, the foremost producer of the modern era, and performer in his own right.
It follows him from his days growing up in Virginia, his meeting with musical partner Chad Hugo and formation of The Neptunes, through his collaborations with the great and the good of pop, rap and R&B, including Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Nelly and Kelis.
It assesses his ground-breaking work with the radical rap-rock-pop band N*E*R*D, and his emergence as a solo superstar via Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines and global mega-hit Happy. It delves behind the immaculate facade to find out what makes Williams one of the most driven and inventive musicians of the last 20 years.
Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography A Short History of Rock & Roll Psychosis, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps goes far beyond being a revised and updated edition: Completely overhauled, rewritten and vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group.