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Elvis Before Graceland
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,090. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
With over 70 unique and never-seen photos, “Elvis Before Graceland” is a treasure trove of documents and events never released or told before. “Elvis Before Graceland” is a must-read for all who hope to understand Elvis' life.
Banana Punk Rawk Trails: A Euro-Fool’s Metal Punk Journeys in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Between 2010 and 2015, travel writer, author and metal punk guitarist Marco Ferrarese was the one and only ‘white elephant in the room’ of the Malaysian metal punk scene. In this highly electric and graphic memoir, Ferrarese tells you how it was to play lead guitar in Penang’s thrash core band WEOT SKAM, negotiating flimsy stage set-ups and shady promoters to gel into a developing world’s music.
Piping Hot!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Ethnic, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Join the zany adventures and crazy gigs of author Susan Planck as she mixes the culture of Scottish music with the distinctive cultures of China, Japan, and Chile, all with a twist of humor that ties them together. What was it like to play bagpipes to Chinese performing the martial art of Tai Chi? Or on the Great Wall of China? The top of Fujiyama in Japan?
Springsteen: A Notion Deep Inside
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,090. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Everybody has a hungry heart…and a Bruce story. At times comical, informative, and opinionated, author Greg Miller embarks on a casual jaunt through the timeline of Springsteen’s early career. From the diverse perspectives of unusual encounters and interviews, the author observes the emerging career of rock 'n roll's premier entertainer and explains why he is The Boss.
How To Move a Piano by Yourself with the Wrong Equipment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
Until this book was written, the only ways you would have gotten your piano moved were either with a bunch of friends, brute force and a “figure-it-out-as-we-go” attitude, or to give in and hire piano movers. Now you can learn how to move a piano by yourself even if you don't have the right equipment.
Лица Рока
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,590. Language: Russian. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Занимательное повествование о творцах рок-музыки, портреты известных рок-музыкантов в свете теории структурного гороскопа.
With Vengeance
Series: Hearts of Metal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016 by Boroughs. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
Katana James is about to become the studio guitarist for her favorite heavy metal band ever—and meet the musicians, music, and man of her dreams.
Giocare Agli Indiani - Tutto Renato dalla A allo Zero
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: Italian. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
La drammatica vita, scandita nei dischi e nelle singole canzoni, dell'Artista più imprevedibile e incontrollabile della scena italiana. I grandi successi, le crisi, i passi falsi, le risalite, le contraddizioni. Tutto in un Canzoniere come uno specchio, unico per ammissioni e rivelazioni, per raccontare di una identità sempre cercata, sempre cancellata, sempre riscritta...
The High Road: Memories from a Long Trip
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,520. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Fresh Ink Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Country
Country Music Hall of Fame drummer Mark Herndon’s memoir The High Road includes touring with one of the most celebrated bands ever.
Karol Szymanowski: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1902–1919
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 184,640. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
This first volume of Karol Szymanowski's correspondence, edited and translated by Alistair Wightman, is now accessible in English for the first time. Spanning 1902–1919, the letters begin with the composer’s student years, leading to his experiences of the First World War and the Bolshevik Revolution, and culminate with his desperate attempts to find a way to the newly independent Poland.
Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess is a history book about hip-hop, chess, and martial arts in America in the 1970s. As someone who worked with hip-hop musicians in Compton and established the Hip-Hop Chess Federation, Adisa (The Bishop) is an expert who presents stories and draws insights from that time.
Musical Truth
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 174,170. Language: British English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
To most people, the music industry represents a source of harmless fun and entertainment. Beneath the glossy veneer, however, lies the devastating truth of who really controls these institutions, and the deeply malevolent agendas for which they're being used.
The Story of Clouds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Clouds, a psychedelic-cum-prog-rock band from Scotland found success in the late 60s. Managed by Brian Epstein (The Beatles), and later by Terry Ellis. They were acclaimed by fans, and other acts of their time, such as David Bowie, Jon Anderson(Yes), and Pete Townsend. This is the story of The Clouds, their rise and fall, and the now famous environment of music in the 60's, and 70's.
Race with the Devil: The Gene Vincent Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,880. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Gene Vincent—most famous for his classic 1956 single "Be-Bop-A-Lula"—is one of the most influential rock 'n' roll artists of all time. Updated and revised, featuring new information, interviews, and photographs, this 2016 edition of the critically acclaimed 2000 original is the most comprehensive survey ever written of Vincent's groundbreaking career and turbulent personal life.
Jazz Dance Today
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 73,400. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Total Health Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Dance
This is the most authoritative book on this art form. Written by two of America's most renowned university teachers. They have been have been performers, choreographers, artistic directors and have taught in universities at the professorial levels. It has been used as the primary textbook in the field and has been read worldwide by those interested in jazz dance.
Firepower for the Church Musician
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Firepower for the Church Musician is an inspiring collection of essays covering a variety of issues commonly found in the average Christian church music program, illuminated with scripture references and illustrated with examples from real-life people and events, all designed to get the reader fired up about doing the work of music in the church.
Me & U2 Around the World - Part 2 - North America 2009
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,960. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 360˚ tour through North America in the summer of 2009, from Chicago to Vancouver, through Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and every other city U2 visited in between.
California Dreaming: The LA Music Scene and the 60s
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, looking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers. Discover the song Davy Jones of the Monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys.
Lame Brain: My Journey Back to Real Life
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
A multi-platinum rock star’s life meets an unexpected detour when a bump on the head reveals itself to be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Told with honesty and humor, Lame Brain is Rick Roberts’ story of his entangled afflictions of TBI and Alcoholism. For Rick Roberts, this meant losing his ability to walk, losing many of his guitar skills, and facing difficult decisions.
Rock Vibrations - la saga des hits du rock
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: French. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
L'histoire des chansons mythiques du rock. Stairway to heaven, Satisfaction, Smells like teen spirits… C'est l'histoire de ces monuments du rock, de ces petits moments d'éternité musicale que j'ai voulu vous conter. Comment ont pris forme "Hotel California", "Sultans of Swing", "Paris s'éveille"… ?