I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Told in the words and images of the friends, and legends who knew him best, lovers, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead captures Warren Zevon in all his turbulent glory. When warren zevon died in 2003, " "excitable boy, including "Lawyers, witty rock 'n' roll classics, he left behind a rich catalog of dark, Guns and Money, " and the immortal "Werewolves of London.

He also left behind a fanatical cult following and veritable rock opera of drugs, genius, celebrity, women, and epic bad behavior. As warren once said, "I got to be Jim Morrison a lot longer than he did. Narrated by his former wife and longtime co-conspirator, Stephen King, Crystal Zevon, this intimate and unusual oral history draws on interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and numerous others who fell under Warren's mischievous spell.

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Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends

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Wiley #ad - This is a riveting story, sensitively told. Anthony decurtis, contributing Editor, Rolling StoneFrom enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L. A. Pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem.

Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends #ad - Hotel california brings to life the genesis of crosby, stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell’s house; the Eagles’ backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L. A. Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene.

. Music scene; and more.

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Dancing with Myself

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Touchstone #ad - Pen to paper, i’ve put it all down, every bit from the heart. A survivor’s tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell.

I’m going on out a limb here, so watch my back. Billy Idol. I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the sex maniac and the monk, the rebel and the saint, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. With it, billy idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers.

A rolling stone top 10 best music books of the year “that’s what i’m talking about…Of all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envy—made me want to be Billy Idol for five minutes…. He’s a genuine romantic, writing in a kind of overheated journalese about his London punk rock roots…and then falling head over heels for America” James Parker, The New York Times Book Review.

Dancing with Myself #ad - An early architect of punk rock’s sound, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, style, Billy Idol remains, to this day, and fury, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon. Now, idol delivers an electric, dancing with myself, “refreshingly honest” daily news, in his new York Times bestselling autobiography, New York account of his journey to fame—from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled—delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades.

Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career.

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Bob Dylan: The Biography

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Wiley #ad - The ultimate biography of the musical icon. A groundbreaking and vibrant look at the music hero to generations, DYLAN: The Biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore—including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One. Dylan: the biography focuses on why this beloved artist has touched so many souls—and on how both Dylan and his audience have changed along the way.

How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? what transformed a heroin addict into one of the most astonishing literary and musical icons in American history?At 72 years of age, Dylan's final act of his career is more intriguing than ever—and classic biographies like Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and even his own Chronicles: Volume One came too soon to cover this remarkable new chapter in Dylan's life.

Bob Dylan: The Biography #ad - Through extensive interviews and conversations with Dylan's friends, and fans, sidemen, family, Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal crafts an unprecedented understanding of Dylan and the intricate story behind the myths. Bob dylan is an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, and an Oscar winner for "Things Have Changed.

His career is stronger and more influential than ever. Was his romantic life, especially with sara dylan, much more complicated than it appears? was his motorcycle accident a cover for drug rehab? What really happened to Dylan when his career crumbled, and how did he find his way back? To what does he attribute his astonishing success? McDougal's meticulous research and comprehensive interviews offer a revealing new understanding of these long-standing questions—and of the current chapter Dylan continually writes in his life and career.

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Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

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Wiley #ad - Now, for the first time, the album's co-producer, " "go your own way, " "the chain, " "don't Stop, Ken Caillat, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun, " and other timeless tracks.

Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of fleetwood mac's rumours, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, written by the producer who saw it all happen Filled with new and surprising details, " how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success, how the master tape nearly disintegrated, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass Includes eighty black-and-white photographs .

Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album #ad - More recently, rolling stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's RumoursFleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy.

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Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville

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It Books #ad - Channeling the unrest of the times, all three Country Music Hall of Famers resisted the music industry’s unwritten rules and emerged as leaders of the outlaw movement that ultimately changed the recording industry. Outlaw offers a broad portrait of the outlaw movement in Nashville that includes a diverse secondary cast of characters, Rodney Crowell, Kinky Friedman, and Billy Joe Shaver, such as Johnny Cash, among others.

With archival photographs throughout, Outlaw is a comprehensive examination of a fascinating shift in country music, and the three unbelievably talented musicians who forged the way. Outlaw by acclaimed author michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.

Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville #ad - Streissguth delves into the country music scene in the late '60s and early '70s, when these rebels found themselves in Music City writing songs and vying for record deals.

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Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs

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Pepper & Pearl #ad - We never invented the stuff. John lennonriding so high charts the beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond. Drugs were central to the Beatles’ story from the beginning. The acid, provided escape from the chaos of Beatlemania, pills and powders helped form bonds, and inspired colossal leaps in songwriting and recording.

Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs #ad - Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. The deeper you go, the higher you fly…’‘An essential new work in Beatles historiography. Erin torkelson weber, author of The Beatles and the Historians. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. But they also led to break-ups, breakdowns, drug busts and prison.

The only full-length study of the beatles and drugs, a script-happy aristocratic doctor, loss and redemption, a rogue dentist, excess, kaleidoscope eyes, with a far-out cast including speeding Beatniks, Riding So High tells of getting stoned, corrupt police officers and Hollywood Vampires.

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Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd Reading Edition

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Including the complete text of the original in an easy-toread format, a new chapter covering the passing of Rick Wright and the release of the group's final album, and 80 pages of images from Mason's archives plus new photos, Inside Out is a masterly rock memoir and an eye opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group.

Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd Reading Edition #ad - The definitive history of pink floyd by founding member Nick Mason, this reading edition brings up-to-date the band's incredible story as told uniquely from the inside out.

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California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s

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#ad - In 1960, moon dawg, a group of young men in California recorded an instrumental single, and started what would become known as surf music. Within a few years, frank zappa, those young men would have been important parts of records by the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Canned Heat, and many more. In this book, andrew hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, loking 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. California dreaming: the la pop music scene and the 60s takes you from the gamblers' surf instrumentals, through sunshine pop by the Mamas and Papas and the Beach Boys, to Little Feat and Randy Newman, and shows how all these different artists influenced and inspired each other, in ways that might surprise you.

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A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man

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Constable #ad - Latterly, way has fought cancer, but has survived it all and is now ready to tell his extraordinary tale. Put simply, self-destruction and all-round craziness, in terms of jaw-dropping incident, Pete Way's rock'n'roll life makes even Keith Richards's appear routine and Ozzy Osbourne seem positively mild-mannered in comparison.

. A heroin addict for more than ten years, he blew millions on drugs and booze and left behind him a trail of chaos and carnage. They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I'm out of my league. Ozzy osbourneThere are rock memoirs and then there is this one. Not for nothing did nikki sixx, bassist with la shock-rockers Motley Crue and who 'died' for eight minutes following a heroin overdose in 1988, consider that he was a disciple of and apprenticed to Way.

A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man #ad - During a forty-year career as founding member and bassist of the venerated British hard rock band UFO, and which has also included a stint in his hell-raising buddy Ozzy's band, Pete Way has both scaled giddy heights and plunged to unfathomable lows. By turns hilarious, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, A Fast Ride Out of Here will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, unparalleled scale and also to one man's sheer indestructability.

A fast ride out of here tells a story that is so shocking, so outrageous, so packed with excess and leading to such uproar and tragic consequences as to be almost beyond compare. The human cost of this runs to six marriages, four divorces, a pair of estranged daughters and two dead ex-wives.

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Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . .

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Plume #ad - Sound man provides a firsthand glimpse into the art of making music and reveals how the industry—like musicians themselves—has changed since those freewheeling first years of rock and roll. Even more impressive, johns was perhaps the only person on a given day in the studio who was entirely sober, and so he is one of the most reliable and clear-eyed insiders to tell these stories today.

In this entertaining and observant memoir, and the beatles, he recalls his impressions of john and yoko during the let it be sessions, with beguiling stories that will delight music fans the world over: he remembers helping to get the Steve Miller Band released from jail shortly after their arrival in London, and he recounts running into Bob Dylan at JFK and being asked  to work on a collaborative album with him, the Stones, Johns takes us on a tour of his world during the heady years of the sixties, which never came to pass.

. His big break as a producer came on the steve miller band’s debut album, children of the Future, Led Zeppelin’s and the Eagles’ debuts, Who’s Next by the Who, and he went on to engineer or produce iconic albums for the best in the business: Abbey Road with the Beatles, and many others. Johns was there during some of the most iconic moments in rock history, including the Stones’ first European tour, Jimi Hendrix’s appearance at Albert Hall in London, and the Beatles’ final performance on the roof of their Savile Row recording studio.

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . . #ad - Johns’s career has been long and prolific, most recently, and he’s still at it—over the last two decades he has worked with Crosby, Stills & Nash; Emmylou Harris; Linda Ronstadt; Band of Horses; and, Ryan Adams. Born just outside london in 1942, Glyn Johns was sixteen years old at the dawn of rock and roll.

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