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The Heartbreakers

By Ali Novak
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 149261257X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 988
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"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" —Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series "When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music." Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara-even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again. Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life? But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band when her sister could be dying of cancer? Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world. "When I wasn't reading this book, it was all I wanted to be doing. Adorably romantic and fun! I loved it." —Kasie West author of The Distance Between Us

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
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  • Pages : 352
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  • Pages : 368
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  • Isbn : N.a
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Stevie Nicks is a musical visionary, poet and songwriter with a truly phenomenal life story. However, it was not always rainbows and butterflies, her life was filled with dangerous addictions that could end her career, even her life. This book will help you learn more about Stevie Nicks, her ups and downs in life and accomplishments in the music industry. What made her a true icon?

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
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  • Pages : 304
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  • File Pdf: nobody-ever-asked-me-about-the-girls.pdf

Book Summary:

"Indispensable [reading] about the feminine journey through a man's world" —USA Today An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians—and their challenges with fame—from a legendary music journalist Over four decades, Lisa Robinson has made a name for herself as a celebrated journalist in a business long known for its boys’ club mentality. But to Robinson, the female performers who sat down with her, most often at the peak of their careers, were the true revelations. Based on conversations with more than forty female artists, Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the effects of success on some of music’s most famous women. From Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Alanis Morissette and Linda Ronstadt to Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and numerous others, Robinson reveals the private obsessions and public distractions that musicians contend with in their pursuit of stardom. From these interviews emerge candid portraits of how these women—regardless of genre or decade—deal with image, abuse, love, motherhood, family, sex, drugs, business, and age. Complete with reflections from Robinson’s own career as a pioneering female music writer, Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls offers an overdue consideration of how hopes, dreams, and the drive for recognition have propelled our most beloved female musicians to take the stage and leave an undeniable, lasting musical mark on the world.

How White Men Won the Culture Wars

By Joseph Darda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520381459
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 888
  • File Pdf: how-white-men-won-the-culture-wars.pdf

Book Summary:

Reuniting white America after Vietnam. “If war among the whites brought peace and liberty to the blacks,” Frederick Douglass asked in 1875, peering into the nation’s future, “what will peace among the whites bring?” The answer then and now, after civil war and civil rights: a white reunion disguised as a veterans’ reunion. How White Men Won the Culture Wars shows how a broad contingent of white men––conservative and liberal, hawk and dove, vet and nonvet––transformed the Vietnam War into a staging ground for a post–civil rights white racial reconciliation. Conservatives could celebrate white vets as deracinated embodiments of the nation. Liberals could treat them as minoritized heroes whose voices must be heard. Erasing Americans of color, Southeast Asians, and women from the war, white men could agree, after civil rights and feminism, that they had suffered and deserved more. From the POW/MIA and veterans’ mental health movements to Rambo and “Born in the U.S.A.,” they remade their racial identities for an age of color blindness and multiculturalism in the image of the Vietnam vet. No one wins in a culture war—except, Joseph Darda argues, white men dressed in army green.

Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond (Mind Out Of Time)

By Paul Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Isbn : 0857121189
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 791
  • File Pdf: bob-dylan.pdf

Book Summary:

Bob Dylan: Performing Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond is the third volume of US critic Paul Williams' widely acclaimed writings on the music and performances of Bob Dylan. In this final edition, Williams assess the influence of Dylan upon the later generations, the artist's self-proclaimed Never Ending Tour, as well as dissected two classic Dylan albums, Time Out Of Mind and Love And Theft. No stone is left unturned as the author charts the shifts in musical style and the response of this remarkable and unpredictable artist to the ever-changing musical landscape. A candid portrait of the independent and controversial singer/songwriter in an increasingly chaotic industry.

Conversations With Tom Petty

By Paul Zollo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Isbn : 0857127640
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: conversations-with-tom-petty.pdf

Book Summary:

“...the notoriously media-wary Petty responds...about his life, career, and craft…” Publishers Weekly Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: American Girl, Breakdown, Don’t Come Around Here No More, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream, You Don’t Know How It Feels , and many others. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as his solo albums and those with the Traveling Wilburys, have been critically acclaimed the world over and have earned numerous Platinum-status awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Grammys, MTV Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many other honours. Author, Paul Zollo, conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career, with special focus on his song writing. The conversations are reprinted with little or no editorial comment alongside rare photographs of the legend and represent a unique perspective on Tom’s entire career.

Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and Rumours

By Zoë Howe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Isbn : 1783231289
  • Pages : 445
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: stevie-nicks.pdf

Book Summary:

This biography takes us on her journey from peripatetic Midwest childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day.

Heroin and Music in New York City

By B. Spunt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113731429X
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: heroin-and-music-in-new-york-city.pdf

Book Summary:

Using narrative accounts from a sample of 69 New York City-based musicians of various genres who are self-acknowledged heroin users, the book addresses the reasons why these musicians started using heroin and the impact heroin had on these musicians' playing, creativity, and careers.

Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster

By Dave Hunter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Isbn : 0760370117
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 266
  • File Pdf: fender-telecaster-and-stratocaster.pdf

Book Summary:

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the company's 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books! The Fender Telecaster, created in Les Fender's Fullerton, California, workshop and introduced in 1950, is a working-class hero and the ultimate blue-collar guitar. It wasn't meant to be elegant, pretty, or sophisticated. Designed to be a utilitarian musical instrument, it has lived up to that destiny. In the hands of players from Muddy Waters to James Burton, Bruce Springsteen to Joe Strummer, the Telecaster has made the music of working people—country, blues, punk, rock 'n' roll, and even jazz. Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, such as Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Ike Turner, and, yes, Jimi Hendrix, the Stratocaster has since become a popular instrument of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time. In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented combined edition to celebrate Fender's 75th anniversary, author Dave Hunter covers both of the guitar’s histories from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is richly illustrated with archival images, musicians in action, studio shots, memorabilia, and profiles of over 50 Tele and Strat slingers through the ages. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s two greatest guitars.

The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

By Jim Driver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1849014612
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: the-mammoth-book-of-sex-drugs-rock-n-roll.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

By Steve Sullivan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1442254491
  • Pages : 830
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 597
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-great-popular-song-recordings.pdf

Book Summary:

This masterful survey covers all genres of popular music, from pop, rock, soul, and country to jazz, blues, classic vocals, hip-hop, folk, gospel, and ethnic/world music. Collectors will find detailed discographical data while music lovers will appreciate the detailed commentaries and deep research on the songs, their recording, and the artists.

The Man in Song

By John M. Alexander
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Isbn : 1610756282
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 202
  • File Pdf: the-man-in-song.pdf

Book Summary:

There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song is the first to examine Cash’s incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash’s music and life, from his difficult depression-era Arkansas childhood through his death in 2003, to tell a life story through songs familiar and obscure. In discovering why Cash wrote a given song or chose to record it, Alexander introduces readers anew to a man whose primary consideration of any song was the difference music makes in people’s lives, and not whether the song would become a hit. The hits came, of course. Johnny Cash sold more than fifty million albums in forty years, and he holds the distinction of being the only performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Man in Song connects treasured songs to an incredible life. It explores the intertwined experience and creativity of childhood trauma. It rifles through the discography of a life: Cash’s work with the Tennessee Two at Sam Phillips’s Sun Studios, the unique concept albums Cash recorded for Columbia Records, the spiritual songs, the albums recorded live at prisons, songs about the love of his life, June Carter Cash, songs about murder and death and addiction, songs about ramblers, and even silly songs. Appropriate for both serious country and folk music enthusiasts and those just learning about this musical legend, The Man in Song will appeal to a fan base spanning generations. Here is a biography for those who first heard “I Walk the Line” in 1956, a younger generation who discovered Cash through songs like his cover of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt,” and everyone in between.