*** AUSTRALIAN BAND *** Take four cute, likable boys from Sydney. Add a heavy dose of rock, the fast, electric and fun kind, enhanced by powerful melodies that lend themselves to harmonies. What you get is some idea of what lies behind 5 Seconds of Summer, the most high-profile band of the moment. ..
In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That's why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to leg..
The ELives in MusicE series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career ..
This beautifully packaged book tells the story of The British Pop Invasion of America. Americans hadn't seen anything like it since the War of Independence! The British invasion of the 1960s transformed music - not just in the States and back home in the UK, but around the world, as a host of exi..
"For ten glorious years, I had the best seat in the house."-Bruce W. TalamonTalamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of..
Serendipity and innovative collaboration turned The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan's best-selling novel, into a pioneering opera, which debuts in 2008 at the San Francisco Opera before touring the world. In their own words, captured by Ken Smith, Amy Tan and composer Stewart Wallace describe an incr..
Aspiring rock heroes have the answer to their prayers in this unique condensed guide to learning the essential tools and tricks that rock guitarists normally take years to perfect. It' s a crash course designed to take you from complete beginner to hot rock guitarist ready to take to the..
The Greatest Albums You' ll Never Hear untangles the twists of fate, the fights and the sheer bad luck that prevented these sonic gems from being pressed.
A Pink Floyd album with no instruments. A Sex Pistols record more incendiary than Never Mind The Bollocks..
Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world's most seductive instrument. An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince's Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson's "Trigger," Muddy Water'..
This is the first-ever pop culture karaoke companion. This illustrated, pocket-sized book is full of everything karaoke enthusiasts need: tips on rock star-worthy technique, etiquette for dealing with songhogs and other crooning archetypes, stage presence 101 (mic twirls, Mick Jagger kicks, etc.), m..
Why do we love music? How do certain songs comfort us after a break-up, boost our energy during a workout, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? And why are some pieces considered "great music" while others are labeled guilty pleasures? In this slim and accessible field guide, neuroscientist and opera singe..