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Annotation:The rise and fall of punk rock is well documented via the people who were there. A fascinating and sometimes tragic look into the genre's beginnings.
Annotation:Climb into the van with Husker Du, the Relacements, and other seminal indie bands and buckle up. It's not an easy journey, but it's one hell of a ride.
Annotation:Featuring more than 250 interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Pantera, Korn and many others over the past 25 years, this examination of the cultural phenomenon provides an expert analysis of the heavy metal scene from the '60s to the present. -
Annotation:Told from the postpunk frontlines, Rip It Up and Start Again re-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music.
Annotation:Pamela De Barres flitted amongst rock royalty in the 60's and 70's and lived to tell all the details. Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a jet setting groupie? She'll tells all about it and more...
Annotation:In the years between the meteoric launch of Madonna and Countney Love, Petal Pusher takes readers on a thrilling journey across rock-and-roll - from the big-haired 1980s to the grunge-filled 1990s - when Laurie Lindeen brought her all-girl band Zuzu's Petals to compete in the indie rock arena.
Annotation:Bob Mould, from Husker Du, Sugar, and his solo career, has seen a lot of things from the stage. After the amps were turned off, life kept going. His experiences capture three decades in music and life.
Annotation:You don't have to belong to the ______ generation to know Richard Hell has something to say. His candid memoir of music and addiction is one of an unimaginable life lived.
Annotation:Death calls and Chuck Klosterman answers. Join him on his journey to the locations of rock and roll tragedy and loss, while learning a few lessons along the way.
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Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are only the beginning of the story. Want to know the story behind the music from the people that lived it? Here's a collection of memoirs and biographies that share the stories of musicians who lived, or died young, to tell the tale.