• Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    The most influential, enduring, and iconic metal band of the 1980's reveals everything a tell-all of epic proportions.

    This unbelievable autobiography explores the rebellious lives of four of the most influential icons in American rock history.

    Moetley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies have included collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.

    Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos, many never before published, for the most exciting and insightful look ever into the Crue.

    ISBN: 9780060989156
    Publication date: 04/07/2002
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Lee, Tommy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Dreamer An Autobiography
    Dreamer An Autobiography
    'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon.

    Cliff Richard tells his story, in his own words, in his highly anticipated new autobiography.

    Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history. Coming of age in 1950s London, he began his music career at Soho's legendary 2i's Cafe, and now he's approaching his 80th birthday with record sales of over 250m and counting.

    Cliff Richard was a pioneer, forging the way for British rock 'n' roll with his unique sound. The original British teen idol, his incredible story takes us into the studio of TV's first pop show Oh Boy!, through 40 years of Top of the Pops, and playing live up and down the country and across the world, with a constant backdrop of screaming fans.

    Cliff looks back on his humble upbringing, and how he went on to fulfil his wildest dreams by becoming a pop star and even a film star. He talks about finding Christianity, reflects on the ups and downs of life in the public eye, and reveals how the false allegations against him changed his life forever.

    He's seen era-defining pop stars come and go, and he's still making new music, with a new project to be released this year. As a teenage Elvis-fan in Cheshunt, this may have seem a distant dream. Here's his story of how he made it all happen.

    ISBN: 9780957490772
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Richard, Cliff
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail
    Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail
    In the 1940s, Picasso wrote two plays in French: the first, Desire Caught by the Tail, was conceived during the German occupation of Paris and features a cast of grotesque allegorical characters such as the Onion, Silence or Fat Anxiety discussing the crucial wartime themes of hunger, cold and love; the second, The Four Little Girls, came about a few years after the end of the war on the French Riviera, and presents the stream-of-consciousness thoughts of four unnamed girls in a vegetable garden, revealing an unexpectedly evil aspect of childhood.

    These surreal compositions, which were meant to be read aloud rather than formally staged, are a testament to the great artist's imaginative powers, and have been considered as forerunners to the theatre of the absurd of the 1950s, as exemplified by Beckett, Ionesco and Adamov.

    ISBN: 9781847498021
    Publication date: 25/09/2019
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Picasso, Pablo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Get Started in Film Making  the Definitive Film Makers Handbook
    Get Started in Film Making the Definitive Film Makers Handbook
    Get Started in Film Making is the essential guide for all budding film makers, empowering and inspiring anyone to unleash their creative side. Completely revised and updated, it is the perfect manual for smartphone Spielbergs, Go-Pro adrenaline junkies, drone-warriors, and wannabe vloggers.

    It covers every aspect of making films, showing you what's involved from start to finish. You won't get bogged down with technical jargon or confusing proprietary expressions. Instead it breaks things down into easy, step-by-step stages, emphasising that creativity, enthusiasm and drive are just as important as cool kit and funky editing apps.

    From scriptwriting, casting and cameras to lighting, financing, filming and editing, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the market. So whether you're using a smart phone, a drone or a state of the art camera, get ready to step up from shooting clips to making films.

    ABOUT THE SERIES
    People have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology, and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for everything you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.

    ISBN: 9781473678538
    Publication date: 31/07/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Holden, Tom
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Go Ahead in the Rain
    Go Ahead in the Rain
    How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. Abdurraqib traces the Tribe's creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, one upended by sampling laws, the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels' shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs. Throughout the narrative Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact, seeking deeper truths that are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest.

    ISBN: 9781911545446
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Abdurraqib, Hanif
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • I Me Mine
    I Me Mine
    Cherished by fans and collectors, I Me Mine is the closest we will ever come to George Harrison's autobiography. This new edition has been significantly developed since the 1980 original; now printed in color, and with previously unseen archive material, the book covers the full span of George Harrison's life and work. Featuring George Harrison in conversation with Derek Taylor, I Me Mine delves into everything from Harrison's upbringing in Liverpool and the growth of early Beatlemania, to his love of India, gardening and racing cars. With over fifty archival photos, Harrison's words, and his song lyrics, this book offers an insight into the musician's life, work and philosophy. I Me Mine: The Extended Edition presents the lyrics to 141 George Harrison songs, with handwritten lyrics beautifully reproduced in facsimile, accompanied by Harrison's uniquely intimate and humorous commentary. This edition has been expanded to include 59 new songs; as well as tracks written for The Beatles, it also contains lyrics from Harrison's solo career, including his albums All Things Must Pass and Brainwashed.
    I Me Mine: The Extended Edition presents for the first time a complete compendium of Harrison's musical career and his writing. With written contributions from Olivia Harrison and Derek Taylor, original cover art by Shepard Fairey, and a wealth of previously unpublished material, the new edition is a treasured portrait of George Harrison and his music.

    ISBN: 9781905662401
    Publication date: 21/02/2017
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Harrison, George
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • Ian Mckellen the Biography
    Ian Mckellen the Biography
    Few actors achieve in their lifetime what Sir Ian McKellen has. A repertoire of vast commercial success coupled with critically acclaimed and authoritative Shakespearian roles. A man whose achievements inspire both admiration and affection. McKellen has been feted and admired in every country across the globe, and has been knighted by, and received the Companionship of Honour from Queen Elizabeth II. He is an icon of, and ardent campaigner in the cause for LGBT rights.

    Many of us know of McKellen through his depiction of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings. Garry O'Connor's definitive biography reveals the man behind McKellen the actor. The inside story of the person himself: a constantly developing drama and a work in progress. Yet O'Connor pulls no punches: some of his revelations may be controversial to his fans, even explosive, given McKellen's constant ability to shock and surprise. The author directed McKellen in some of his very first roles. This is an unflinching yet deeply intimate and affectionate biography that, like McKellen himself, will stand the test of time as a rounded and complete portrait of one of the most unusual geniuses of our times.

    ISBN: 9781474608534
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: O'Connor, Garry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Innocence of Memories
    Innocence of Memories
    The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprised of the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Grant Gee from 2015 (by the same name), a transcript of the author and filmmaker in conversation, and captivating colour stills, it is an essential volume for understanding Pamuk's work.

    Drawing on the themes from Pamuk's best-selling books, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul and The Black Book, this book is both an accompaniment to the author's previous publications and a wonderfully revelatory exploration of Orhan Pamuk's key ideas about art, love, and memory.

    ISBN: 9780571338665
    Publication date: 17/01/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Pamuk, Orhan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Janis Her Life and Music
    Janis Her Life and Music
    It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the 'creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon?

    Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the arrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved.

    She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll.

    What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.

    ISBN: 9781471140945
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: George-Warren, Holly
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Janis the Life and Music from the Queen of Rock
    Janis the Life and Music from the Queen of Rock
    It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the `creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon?

    Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the arrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved.

    She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll.

    What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.

    ISBN: 9781471189999
    Publication date: 01/11/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: George-Warren, Holly
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Jimmy Page the Definitive Biography
    Jimmy Page the Definitive Biography
    Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery.

    Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since. From his own conversations with Jimmy, the rest of Led Zeppelin, old girlfriends, tour managers and session musicians to name but a few, Salewicz reveals the many trials and tribulations which transformed the middle class boy from the Surrey suburbs into one of rock's most enigmatic frontmen.

    Detailed, thrilling and expertly researched, Salewicz discovers a man who was prepared to die for his art; who justified heroin use so he could harness its narcotic focus whilst making albums, and who overcame numerous death threats during this time. A warrior magician, Salewicz delves into the many skeletons and eccentricities in Page's closet, contextualising him against a background of London gangsters, deaths, and power struggles which Page has continued to rail against to this day, even within his own band.

    As entertaining as it is insightful, and from a writer who experienced first-hand the Led Zeppelin furore, this promises to be as close to a Jimmy Page autobiography as fans can get.

    ISBN: 9780008152796
    Publication date: 24/02/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Salewicz, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Lamplighter
    Lamplighter
    The Lamplighter takes us on a journey through the dark heart of slavery. Produced both as a radio and stage play, it also reads as a stirring and a multi-layered poem. Four women and one man tell the story of their lives through slavery, from the the fort, to the slave ship, through the middle passage, following life on the plantations, charting the growth of the British city and the industrial revolution. The Lamplighter focuses on parts of history other books rarely touch upon, revealing the devastating human cost of slavery for individual people. Constance has had to witness the sale of her own child; Mary has been beaten to an inch of her life; Black Harriot has had to become a high class whore; and our lead, the Lamplighter was sold twice into slavery from the ports in Bristol. All four very different voices tell their story, in a rousing chorus that speaks to the experiences of all those oppressed by the slave trade, lifting in the end to a soaring and rally conclusion.

    Radical and widely acclaimed when it was first staged, this groundbreaking play from one of our most beloved poets and writers, Jackie Kay, remains as urgent and daring to this day.

    ISBN: 9781529039856
    Publication date: 06/08/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Kay, Jackie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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