The industry CD guide "bible" is revised and updated. Since it's first guide was published in 1992 the All Music Guide has become the final word in music, an indispensable buying tool, and essential for every music fan's library. It's the mother of all music reference books and the most respected book of its type - nothing can compare in scope, detail, and authority. Revised edition features: * Over 20,000 CDs from over 4,000 artists in 16 genres * All up to date, rated and reviewed by AMG's ace music critics * Compilations, box sets, reissues, and collections from the past and present as well as artist bios and discographies From blues to jazz to rock to rap, reggae, and beyond, the All Music Guide is every music lover's ultimate handy reference.
Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million ...
The Ultimate Guide To Those Sharp Dressed Men Fifteen studio albums, fifty million records sold, and more awards than you can shake a stick at – including an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – have made ZZ Top legends. So, let’s celebrate ‘em in a fact-packed handbook that gives you the lowdown on the Texas trio that’s been rocking for well over 40 years and are still going strong. What you get here is: The essential history of the band from their 1969 roots to the present day. A review of the band’s studio output, plus notable tours and gigs. Mini-biographies of the boys, plus their influences and who they in turn have influenced. Awards won, plus bits and pieces of fascinating and fun trivia charting their rise to fame. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers celebrates the music and legacy of one of America’s most prominent and popular rock bands. It’s everything you ever needed to know about ZZ Top, but were afraid to ask. So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the volume and give Messrs Gibbons, Hill and Beard all your lovin’.
The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished interviews with Robbie Robertson, Eric Andersen, Pete Seeger, and the late Rick Danko, as well as numerous other sources, Craig Harris surveys The Band’s musical journey from sidemen for, among others, Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan to rock legends in their own right.
In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology. This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969 or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.