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Backstage Pass

By Olivia Cunning
  • ISBN Code: : 9781402244445
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 483
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : backstage-pass.pdf

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Book 1 of The Sinners on Tour Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance... When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners to study groupie behavior, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But the lead guitarist is the only one she wants to get her hands on... Brian Sinclair has been grappling with a creative block-unable to compose music for months, until he makes love to uninhibited Myrna, and hears exquisite guitar riffs and finger-burning solos in his mind in the midst of their passionate embraces. He grabs a ballpoint pen and composes what will be blockbuster new songs, writing them all over her body and leading to all sorts of sex play...but how is he ever going to convince her that he wants more than just one tour? The two lovers' wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory...and sin... The Sinners on Tour Series: Backstage Pass (Book 1) Rock Hard (Book 2) Hot Ticket (Book 3) Wicked Beat (Book 4) Double Time (Book 5) Praise for Backstage Pass: "Olivia Cunning's erotic romance debut is phenomenal." -Love Romance Passion "A sizzling mix of sex, love, and rock 'n' roll...The characters are irresistible. Can't wait for the second book!" -DforDarla's Definite Reads, 5 Stars "These guys are so sensual, sexual, and yummy. This series...will give readers another wild ride..." -Night Owl Romance, 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick

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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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  • Pdf File: wicked-beat.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-red-eye.pdf

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  • Pdf File: still-life-with-bread-crumbs-behind-the-story.pdf

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: when-we-were-the-boys.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: there-goes-gravity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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From beloved indie musician Andrew McMahon comes a searingly honest and beautifully written memoir about the challenges and triumphs of his life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal connection to three pianos. Andrew McMahon grew up in sunny Southern California as a child prodigy, learning to play piano and write songs at a very early age, stunning schoolmates and teachers alike with his gift for performing and his unique ability to emotionally connect with audiences. McMahon would go on to become the lead singer and songwriter for Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin, and to release his debut solo album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, in 2014. But behind this seemingly optimistic and quintessentially American story of big dreams come true lies a backdrop of overwhelming challenges that McMahon has faced—from a childhood defined by his father's struggle with addiction to his very public battle with leukemia in 2005 at the age of twenty-three, as chronicled in the intensely personal documentary Dear Jack. Overcoming those odds, McMahon has found solace and hope in the things that matter most, including family, the healing power of music and the one instrument he's always turned to: his piano. Three Pianos takes readers on a beautifully rendered and bitter-sweet American journey, one filled with inspiration, heartbreak, and an unwavering commitment to shedding our past in order to create a better future.

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  • Total of Pages : 312
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  • Pdf File: on-the-road-with-the-ramones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. He was the fifth Ramone and was there through the arrests, the ODs the fights, the break-ups, the make-ups, the girlfriends, the hotels and the binges. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as "babysitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver."

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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
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  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: on-the-road-with-bob-dylan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hailed as “the War and Peace of rock and roll” by Bob Dylan himself, this is the ultimate backstage pass to Dylan’s legendary 1975 tour across America—by a former Rolling Stone reporter prominently featured in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. In 1975, as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and On the Road with Bob Dylan is the behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America. With the intimate detail of a diary, Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s mesmerizing account both transports us to a celebrated period in rock history and provides us with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this extraordinary time. This reissue of the 1978 classic resonates more than ever as it chronicles one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed along for the ride. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess—from the backstage antics to impromptu jams—that made the tour a nearly mystical experience. Complete with vintage photos and a new introduction by renowned Texas musician, mystery writer, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this is an unparalleled treat for Dylan fans old and new. Without question, On the Road with Bob Dylan is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466848251
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: behind-the-scenes-at-downton-abbey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Downton Abbey in this official Season 4 tie-in book, complete with never-before-seen photos giving fans insight into the making of the runaway hit--a perfect gift for fans of the Emmy Award-winning series and feature film. Expertly crafted with generous inside knowledge and facts, Emma Rowley's Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey delves into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more. Step inside the props cupboard or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the secret backstage world. In-depth interviews and exclusive photos give insight into the actors' experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama. Straight from the director's chair, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show. Featuring a Foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer of Downton Abbey

What You Want Is in the Limo

By Michael Walker
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0679644156
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 187
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An epic joyride through three history-making tours in 1973 that defined rock and roll superstardom—the money, the access, the excess—forevermore. The Who’s Quadrophenia. Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy. Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies. These three unprecedented tours—and the albums that inspired them—were the most ambitious of these artists’ careers, and they forever changed the landscape of rock and roll: the economics, the privileges, and the very essence of the concert experience. On these juggernauts, rock gods—and their entourages—were born, along with unimaginable overindulgence and the legendary flameouts. Tour buses were traded for private jets, arenas replaced theaters, and performances transmogrified into over-the-top, operatic spectacles. As the sixties ended and the seventies began, an altogether more cynical era took hold: peace, love, and understanding gave way to sex, drugs, and rock and roll. But the decade didn’t become the seventies, acclaimed journalist Michael Walker writes, until 1973, a historic and mind-bogglingly prolific year for rock and roll that saw the release of countless classic albums, from The Dark Side of the Moon to Goat’s Head Soup; Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.; and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Aerosmith, Queen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut albums. The Roxy and CBGB opened their doors. Every major act of the era—from Fleetwood Mac to Black Sabbath—was on the road that summer, but of them all, Walker writes, it was The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper who emerged as the game changers. Walker revisits each of these three tours in memorable, all-access detail: he goes backstage, onto the jets, and into the limos, where every conceivable wish could be granted. He wedges himself into the sweaty throng of teenage fans (Walker himself was one of them) who suddenly were an economic force to be reckoned with, and he vividly describes how a decade’s worth of decadence was squeezed into twelve heart-pounding, backbreaking, and rule-defying months that redefined, for our modern times, the business of superstardom. Praise for What You Want Is in the Limo “Required reading . . . 1973 is a turning point in popular music — the border between hippie-ethos ’60s rock ’n’ roll and conspicuous-consumption excess ’70s rock.”—New York Post “Loud and boisterous . . . Like a good vinyl-era single, it’s over before it wears out its welcome. You may even want to flip it over and start again when you’re finished.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “You don’t have to love the music or personas of the three bands highlighted here . . . to appreciate the vital roles that all three played in creating the modern rock star. . . . [Walker] is convincing and entertaining in explaining why 1973 was a seminal year in rock.”—The Daily Beast “[There’s] so much rock n' roll history packed inside.”—GQ “Very well written . . . It gives an intellectual immersion into these bands’ lives.”—Led-Zeppelin.org “[Walker] argues for [1973] as a tipping point, when big tours—and bigger money—became a defining ethos in rock music.”—NPR

They Call Me Supermensch

By Shep Gordon
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006235597X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: they-call-me-supermensch.pdf

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An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef," and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider.

World Music and the Black Atlantic

By Aleysia K. Whitmore
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190083972
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: world-music-and-the-black-atlantic.pdf

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In the mid-20th century, African musicians took up Cuban music as their own and claimed it as a marker of black Atlantic connections and of cosmopolitanism untethered from European colonial relations. Today, Cuban/African bands popular in Africa in the 1960s and '70s have moved into the world music scene in Europe and North America, and world music producers and musicians have created new West African-Latin American collaborations expressly for this market niche. World Music and the Black Atlantic follows two of these bands, Orchestra Baobab and AfroCubism, and the industry and audiences that surround them-from musicians' homes in West Africa, to performances in Europe and North America, to record label offices in London. World Music and the Black Atlantic examines the intensely transnational experiences of musicians, industry personnel, and audiences as they collaboratively produce, circulate, and consume music in a specific post-colonial era of globalization. Musicians, industry personnel, and audiences work with and push against one another as they engage in personal collaborations imbued with histories of global travel and trade. They move between and combine Cuban and Malian melodies, Norwegian and Senegalese markets, and histories of slavery and independence as they work together to create international commodities. Understanding the unstable and dynamic ways these peoples, musics, markets, and histories intersect elucidates how world music actors assert their places within, and produce knowledge about, global markets, colonial histories, and the black Atlantic. World Music and the Black Atlantic offers a nuanced view of a global industry that is informed and deeply marked by diverse transnational perspectives and histories of transatlantic exchange.

So Many Roads

By David Browne
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0306821710
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 620
  • Pdf File: so-many-roads.pdf

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The Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip has been the subject of countless books—but none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle along with previously unknown details gleaned from the group’s extensive archives, David Browne, acclaimed music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, lends the Dead’s epic story the vivid feel of a novel. He sheds new light on the band’s beginnings, music, dynamics, and struggles since Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. No longer dismissed as relics of the hippie era, a new generation has lionized the Dead for creating a culture that paved the way for social networking, free music swapping, and the uncompromising anti-corporate attitude of indie rock. Now, fifty years after the band first began changing rock ’n’ roll—both sonically and psychically—So Many Roads paints the most vivid portrait yet of the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring institutions in American music and culture.

Rust in Peace

By Dave Mustaine
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 0306846039
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: rust-in-peace.pdf

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Megadeth’s iconic record, Rust in Peace, from the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist. When Rust in Peace was released in 1990, the future of Megadeth was uncertain. Fresh off their performance at the record-breaking Monsters of Rock festival, and with knockout new albums from Slayer, Anthrax, and Metallica dominating the charts, the pressure to produce a standout statement record was higher than ever. In Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece, the band's lead vocalist and guitarist, Dave Mustaine, gives readers a never-before-seen glimpse into the artistry and insanity that went into making the band's most iconic record. He recounts the arduous task of hiring the band and supporting cast, of managing egos and extracurriculars during the album's ensuing success, and succumbing to the pressures of fame and fortune—which eventually forced the band to break up. And yet, Megadeth's demise was just the beginning; the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to what came next. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies fed to the band by the industry—and the lies they told each other-threatened to eat away at the band's bond like rust, devouring it until only the music survived. Featuring a foreword by Slash

Backstage Pass for Trainers, Facilitators, and Public Speakers

By Susan J. Jones
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1483361500
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: backstage-pass-for-trainers-facilitators-and-public-speakers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A do-it-yourself speaking coach, mentor, and image consultant rolled into one, this humorous book shows how to get your point across and win your audience.

Rolling Stones: Hot Stuff

By Matt Lee
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  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1802791663
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: rolling-stones.pdf

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Contributions from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood Over 1,400 photographs, featuring many rare and previously unpublished items of priceless memorabilia Foreword by Craig Kallman, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records Covers the entire history of the band Afterword by Bill German, Editor and Publisher of the Stones' fanzine Baggars Banquet Written by Guinness World Record holder Matt Lee Matt Lee has been collecting Rolling Stones memorabilia for more than two decades. He amassed so much that he had to move house; he even has his own museum dedicated to Stones memorabilia and he is the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Stones memorabilia collection. For the first time, Rolling Stones: Priceless showcases his collection, which spans all decades, and tells the story of the Stones through their memorabilia as never before.

In Flight

By R.K. Lilley
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  • Publisher : R.K. Lilley
  • Book Code : 1628780002
  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: in-flight.pdf

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Read and download full book In Flight

This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring

By Ray D. Waddell,Rich Barnet,Jake Berry
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  • Publisher : Billboard Books
  • Book Code : 0307875008
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: this-business-of-concert-promotion-and-touring.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The only book that looks at the business of concert promotion. Concerts are part art, part party—and a big part business. This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring is the first to focus on that all-important business aspect, from creating a show, to selling a show, to organizing the show, to staging the show. Working with venues, personnel, booking, promoting, marketing, publicity, public relations, financial management, and much more are covered in this indispensable one-volume resource. And the ideas and techniques explained here can be used for every type of concert promotion, including college shows, artist showcases, club gigs, as well as major events handled by local promoters, nationwide promoters, and worldwide promoters. Concert promoters and tour managers at every level need to know This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring

Vans: Off the Wall (50th Anniversary Edition)

By Doug Palladini
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1613129513
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Design
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: vans.pdf

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A celebration, chronicle, and must-have for Vans sneakers fans, Vans: Off the Wall offers vivid photography and the compelling story of a casual canvas shoe and a DIY spirit that helped turn pop culture inside out. This updated edition, published to coincide with the brand’s 50th anniver­sary, brings to life the Vans community of boarders, bikers, artists, musicians, and street culture, and the iconic shoes its members love to wear. With oral his­tories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Oliver Peck, and others—as well as two new chapters of original material—Vans: Off the Wall provides an intimate, visually stunning account of how the company has changed the face of pop culture since its founding in 1966.

The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous

By Cappy McGarr
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1637581688
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: the-man-who-made-mark-twain-famous.pdf

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In The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous, Cappy McGarr shares how he became an Emmy-nominated co-creator/executive producer of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and got involved in national politics—all with charming southern style and a self-deprecating sense of humor. For decades, Cappy McGarr has been in the room where it happens. With The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous, he’d like to invite you into that room, complete with his color commentary on the other folks inside. For the first time in print, Cappy reveals how the Mark Twain Prize was conceived, how it changed venues and networks, and even how it almost wasn’t renewed after a controversial first outing with Richard Pryor. From there, Cappy pulls back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at over two decades of the Mark Twain Prize, sharing his take on the Kennedy Center’s tributes to Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, David Letterman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Dave Chappelle. Cappy also gives the inside scoop on several shows he produced from the East Room of the White House, including the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Plus, he tells tales from his involvement in national politics—including encounters with the likes of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Governor Ann Richards, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and many others. “Reading Cappy’s book is not unlike sitting down to dinner with him and listening to the stories he has picked up from decades of rubbing elbows with political leaders and comedians alike. There are historic set pieces. There are laughs and howls and chuckles and chortles.” —Ken Burns Cappy is donating all of his proceeds from this book to the Kennedy Center Arts Education Programs.