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  • Rock and Roll Evolution: Origins, 1956 to 1962

    Barry Wing provides a unique perspective on the history of the origins of rock and roll with entertaining commentary on the music and artists of that era organized around essential playlists of the most enduring songs. He encourages readers to listen to the songs as they read and creates bridges between them and the work of later rock and roll artists, while also making diverse cultural references to films, television, food and more. This book takes you on a journey not only from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and the Beatles to the Who, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen and the Clash, but also to The Blues Brothers movie, the nineteenth century classical composer Franz Liszt, moonshine, the Peanuts comic strip and Chubby Checker’s line of beef jerky.

    • ASIN: B07956Y72C
    • ASIN: B07956Y72C

  • Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll

    From Cleveland to Cincinnati and everywhere in between, Ohio rocks. Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll takes readers behind the scenes to witness the birth and rise of musical legends like the Black Keys, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, the Breeders, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and many others who got their start in garages and bars across Ohio. Through candid, first-hand interviews, Garin Pirnia captures new stories from national legends like the Black Keys and slow-burn local bands like Wussy from Cincinnati. Discover why Greenhornes' members Patrick Keeler and Brian Olive almost killed each other on stage one night, what happened to the pink guitar Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails gave to band member Richard Patrick, why Devo loved the dissonance when they were booed by 400,000 music lovers in England, and so much more! Entertaining, inspiring, and revolutionary, Rebels and Underdogs is the untold story of the bands, the state, and rock itself.

    • ASIN: 1684350123
    • ASIN: 1684350123

  • The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & The History of Rock and Roll

    Are you the type of rock fan that isn’t satisfied with simply listening to the radio? Sure, you enjoy it, but you want more. Do you look up the lyrics and wonder what they mean or if there is a story behind them? What on earth does “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” mean, anyway? We’ve got those answers for you in The Great Book of Rock Music! This book contains hundreds of riveting facts about your favorite rock songs.Do you want to know how your favorite group got together and who is really the brains behind the band? Whether you’re interested in what your favorite musicians like to do in their spare time, where they get the ideas for their music, or which artist had an exorcism in his home, you’re in for a treat. This book will satisfy your curiosity and help you impress your friends with your rock and roll knowledge.As easy to follow as a good drummer, this book will take you through the early years of rock and its development through the hippie era, the synthesizer-filled eighties, and the grunge age. You’ll read about dramatic, absolutely hilarious, and downright odd moments during the concerts that shaped music history and defined generations. Whether you’re a passive listener of your friend’s rock playlists or a connoisseur of guitar riffs, you’re sure to learn some...

    • ASIN: B07G2FZ3C2
    • ASIN: B07G2FZ3C2

  • Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #2

    Scanlan and Grog loot a shark-man temple in the swamp outside Stilben. Returning to the city, they’re almost killed by assassins and then almost arrested by the Watch! What the hell is going on in Stilben? And what does this pompous sorcerer want?• Based on the hit show from Geek & Sundry! 

    • ASIN: B0767MFH5M
    • ASIN: B0767MFH5M

  • 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

    A lively chronicle of the year that shaped popular music forever! Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the year rock evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world.The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. The Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success. New genres such as funk, psychedelia, folk rock, proto-punk, and baroque pop were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed over from the R&B charts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound. Musicians raced to innovate sonically and lyrically against the backdrop of seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics, the Pill, long hair for men, and designer Mary Quant’s introduction of the miniskirt.In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.

    • ASIN: B00LRWK2W6
    • ASIN: B00LRWK2W6

  • Even If It Kills Me: Martial Arts, Rock and Roll, and Mortality

    Benjamin Franklin Award SILVER WINNER - 2017This is the true story of a rock and roll musician who takes up taekwondo at forty years old. Doni Blair, bassist for the Toadies, knows he's past his physical prime, but he's determined to push himself and pursue his dream of becoming a martial artist―even if it kills him.As a kid Doni was obsessed with ninjas and kung fu movies. He and his brother took up taekwondo―there was no ninja school in Sherman, Texas. Classes were expensive, especially considering their parents' tenuous employment status and fondness for alcohol. The family lived like “white-trash gypsies,” Blair writes, adding that he got good at moving furniture at three in the morning.The Blair kids loved taekwondo, but the family just couldn't afford classes. Doni walked away from martial arts. Thirty years later, he's walking back.“I'm not a kid anymore,” he writes. “I'm a middle-aged man trying to come to grips with being a middle-aged man. I'm not as fast as I used to be. It takes longer for the injuries to heal. I have to eat more bran.”Doni discovers the road to black belt is rough and, well, weird. He meets martial seekers of every sort. He has run-ins with a teenage savant who seems determined to break the author's leg. He drives a van full of seven-...

    • ASIN: 159439539X
    • ASIN: 159439539X

  • Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio

    Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rock's most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rush's three virtuoso – bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart.Rush's focus has always been about its muse and its music. As such, Rush FAQ studies the evolution of the band's sound, from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex, synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed Clockwork Angels.With wit, humor, and authority, music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music, gear, personalities, and trials and tribulations of one of rock and roll's truly legendary acts. It is a story Rush fans will treasure and rock an...

    • ASIN: 1617134511
    • Brand: Backbeat Books
    • ASIN: 1617134511
    • UPC: 884088860783
    • Part No: 110231

  • Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations

    From One of the Greatest Bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. In this long-awaited memoir, complete with color photographs, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin'," "Faithfully," and "Open Arms," to his hope and faith today. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda.When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived. But Cain's journey wasn't always easy - and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame.As a child, Cain survived a horrific school fire that killed nearly 100 of his classmates. His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. Moving from Chicago to Sunset Boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey - and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation.Don’t Stop Believin’ is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in C...

    • ASIN: 0310351340
    • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
    • ASIN: 0310351340
    • UPC: 025986351342
    • Part No: 200330

  • Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

    • ASIN: B00CNQ9P6E
    • ASIN: B00CNQ9P6E

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History [6 volumes]

    Neil Young once said that rock and roll will never die, and indeed, rock music has played an enormous role in American culture ever since its beginnings in the 1950s. From early rock n' roll to the British Invasion, from the psychedelic era to the growth of corporate rock and the underground scene, from the video generation to the grunge and post-grunge years, rock music has been an undeniable force in both reflecting and shaping cultural trends in the United States. Each of the six volumes in this set provides both narrative chapters and helpful recommended resources for information about important performers, trends, and genres within these exciting periods in rock music history.Neil Young once said that rock and roll will never die, and indeed, rock music has played an enormous role in American culture ever since its beginnings in the 1950s. From early rock n' roll to the British Invasion, from the psychedelic era to the growth of corporate rock and the underground scene, from the video generation to the grunge and post-grunge years, rock music has been an undeniable force in both reflecting and shaping cultural trends in the United States.

    • ASIN: 0313329370
    • ASIN: 0313329370
    • Part No: Approx 300 halftones