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Louder Than Hell

Author : Jon Wiederhorn
ISBN : 0061958298
Genre : Music
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Louder Than Hell is the definitive oral history of heavy metal, crafted from more than four hundred interviews with icons of the genre from its inception to today, including Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Lars Ulrich, Vince Neil, Axl Rose, Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and Dimebag Darrell. From groundbreaking innovations such as the dawn of distortion and the birth of cookie monster vocals to amazing tales of destruction and wild sexcapades, Louder Than Hell is packed with raw, unflinching stories, eye-opening admissions, and the truth behind some of metal's wildest moments.

Useless Magic

Author : Florence Welch
ISBN : 9780525577164
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from the iconic musician of Florence and the Machine Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic.

Hell Bent For Leather Confessions Of A Heavy Metal Addict

Author : Seb Hunter
ISBN : 9780007381616
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A witty and self-deprecating memoir about headbanging your way through growing up.

Your Band Sucks

Author : Jon Fine
ISBN : 9780698170315
Genre : Music
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• A New York Times Summer Reading List selection • A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2015 • A Business Insider Best Summer Read • An Esquire Father’s Day Book selection • A New York Observer Best Music Book of 2015 • A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground by a musician who knows it intimately Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands “ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame.” Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, despite creeping middle-age obligations of parenthood and 9-to-5 jobs, testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet--among them Black Flag, Mission of Burma, and Sonic Youth --willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music. In indie rock’s pre-Internet glory days of the 1980s, such defiant bands attracted fans only through samizdat networks that encompassed word of mouth, college radio, tiny record stores and ‘zines. Eschewing the superficiality of performers who gained fame through MTV, indie bands instead found glory in all-night recording sessions, shoestring van tours and endless appearances in grimy clubs. Some bands with a foot in this scene, like REM and Nirvana, eventually attained mainstream success. Many others, like Bitch Magnet, were beloved only by the most obsessed fans of this time. Like Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Your Band Sucks is an insider’s look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the 21 st Century in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. Like Patti Smith’s Just Kids, Your Band Sucks is a unique evocation of a particular aesthetic moment. With backstage access to many key characters in the scene—and plenty of wit and sharply-worded opinion—Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.


Author : Axl Rosenberg
ISBN : 9780760361825
Genre : Music
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A pair of metalheads well versed in everything from Anthrax to Zeppelin take you through the metal halls of history in Hellraisers. Time to crank the volume and throw the horns! Take a journey through the history of metal music from its earliest roots with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to its popular modern incarnations like experimental black metal, stoner doom, and djent. Get incredible looks at modern prog metal musicians tearing up the fret board, or remember some of your favorite, old 38s from years gone by. Everything from AC/DC and Anthrax to Meshuggah and Mastodon is on display in this superfan's-eye-view exploration of metal’s most innovative and hardcore sounds that can be heard around the world. Co-authored by Axl Rosenberg and Chris Krovatin of the hugely popular blog metalsucks.com, this is a visually dynamic history, complete with exclusive band interviews, over 200 full color photos, genre-by-genre playlists, and plenty more to keep you throwing horns all night long.


Author : Cherie Priest
ISBN : 9780345520630
Genre : Fiction
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BAD TO THE BONE Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way. But Raylene’s biggest problem is that the death of Ian’s vaunted patriarch appears to have made him the next target of some blood-sucking sociopaths. Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a murder, and keep Ian safe—all while fending off a psychotic sorceress. But at least she won’t be alone. A girl could do a lot worse for a partner than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?

Heavy Fundametalisms Music Metal And Politics

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ISBN : 9781848880177
Genre : Social Science
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This eBook is a snapshot of the Second Global Conference of Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics held in Salzburg, November 2009. Following on from the first Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics Conference in 2008 and hard on the heels of the Metal and Gender Conference in Cologne, October 2009

Alice In Chains

Author : David de Sola
ISBN : 9781466848399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems. Acclaimed journalist David de Sola follows the members from their inauspicious beginnings at a warehouse under the Ballard Bridge through the history of the band, charting: - The local hair metal scene in Seattle during the 1980s. - How drugs nearly destroyed the band and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr. - Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band. - The band's resurrection with William DuVall, the Atlanta singer/guitarist who stepped into Layne Staley's shoes. Based on a wealth of interviews with people with direct knowledge of the band and its history, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time, Alice in Chains will stand as the definitive Alice in Chains biography for years to come.

One Long Tune

Author : Ron Forbes-Roberts
ISBN : 9781574412307
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941-1984) "the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century. Breau’s astonishing virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. Despite Breau’s fascinating life story and his musical importance, no full-length biography has been published until now. Forbes-Roberts has interviewed more than 175 people and closely analyzed Breau’s recordings to reveal an enormously gifted man and the inner workings of his music.

Cmj New Music Monthly

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CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. NMM is a monthly magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine comes with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. It is published by CMJ Network, Inc.

Christianity And Heavy Metal As Impure Sacred Within The Secular West

Author : Jason Lief
ISBN : 9781498506335
Genre : Music
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This book explores the symbolic relationship between Christianity and heavy metal music as forms of cultural critique. By focusing on death, sacrifice, and the mystical side of human life, both Christianity and heavy metal challenge oppressive forms of ideology within Western culture.

Finding God In The Devil S Music

Author : Alex DiBlasi
ISBN : 9781476633947
Genre : Music
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From the rise of the American Evangelical movement to the introduction of Eastern philosophies in the West, the past century has seen major changes in the religious makeup of Western culture. As one result, musicians across the world have brought both “new” and old religious beliefs into their works. This book investigates rock music as an expression of religious inquiry and religious devotion. Contributors to this essay collection use a variety of sources, including artist biographies, record and concert reviews, videos, personal experience, rock music forums and social media in order to investigate the relationship of rock music and religion from a number of perspectives. The essays also explore public interest in religion as a platform for expression and social critique, viewing this issue through the lens of popular rock music.

Crowley S Tomb

Author : Casey Moore
ISBN : 9780692277843
Genre : Fiction
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Come take a journey into the mind of madness, through the Chambers of Hell where no one can prepare you for what lurks in the darkness. Wandering the cemetery can be frightening; unfortunately, stumbling into the gates of Crowley’s Tomb will be the most disturbing moments of your life. Here, there are no places to run. Your prayers will fall on deaf ears, your screams ignored. A band of brothers called the Cemetery Boys will take you on a non-stop, heart-pounding ride through the underworld where they will battle against their own demons, the enemy and paranormal elements. Be Sure to Check Out Crowley's Tomb Terrifying and Mind-Blowing Trailer on YouTube.

Heroin And Music In New York City

Author : B. Spunt
ISBN : 9781137314291
Genre : Social Science
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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.


Author : M.J. McAleer
ISBN : 9781480871526
Genre : Fiction
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A tale of Wabanaki folklore emerges from deep in the bayous of Louisiana... Twins Maritime and John Stephens, along with their significant others, are afforded the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime after their college graduation. But the excitement quickly dissipates and the trip turns on a dime, after the foursome inadvertently delve into some local black magic. Their once-perfect lives turn horrific as they learn that it's never wise to mess with the Devil. As they fight to get their lives back, they learn that forgiveness is not easily earned; nor is it guaranteed. Inspired by the tale of the Skudakumooch Ghost Witch of the Wabanaki tribes. Filled with edge-of-your-seat horror, McAleer's nothing-held-back writing style, along with a few surprises; Skadegamutc will sit with you well after you've read the last page. Just as he did in his debut novel, The Churel, M.J. McAleer fuses an old wives' tale--this time originating in Northern Maine and Nova Scotia--and retells it in what is arguably one of the most historically haunted cities in the world: New Orleans.

The Song Itself A Gnostic Remembrance

Author : Yaq Cuartz
ISBN : 9780615173122
Genre : Fiction
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Translated from the Coptic, Pig Latin, Aramaic and Greek by Yaq Cuartz, The Song Itself is the memoir of a nameless and sexless messenger whose memory and world are set ablaze by contact with an ancient Gnostic codex. After witnessing the aftermath of a brutal murder ignited by the codex, the protagonist must face a cult of arson-loving linguists, a luthier-psychopomp, an Egyptian alchemist and a Dionysian ghost. Religious, mystical and philosophical elements burn in dreams, conversations and events while the narrator seems to be withholding a ghastly truth. Sacrilegious and controversial, The Song Itself is a caffeine ingesting, chain smoking tour through an absurd world that is about to explode into flames.


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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Self Medicated With Mental Distress

Author : David Karras, Sr.
ISBN : 9781387391301
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry written about addiction, alcoholism, and recovery.

Sounds Societies Significations

Author : Rima Povilionienė
ISBN : 9783319470603
Genre : Education
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This edited book covers many topics in musicological literature, gathering various approaches to music studies that encapsulate the vivid relation music has to society. It focusses on repertoires and geographical areas that have not previously been well frequented in musicology. As readers will see, music has many roles to play in society. Music can be a generator of social phenomena, or a result of them; it can enhance or activate social actions, or simply co-habit with them. Above all, music has a stable position within society, in that it actively participates in it. Music can either describe or prescribe social aspects; musicians may have a certain position/role in society (e.g., the “popstar” as fashion leader, spokesman for political issues, etc.). Depending on the type of society, music may have a certain “meaning” or “function” (music does not mean the same thing everywhere in the world). Lastly, music can define a society, and it is not uncommon for it to best define a particular historical moment. Case-studies in this work provide visibility for musical cultures that are rarely exposed in the dominant musicological discourse. Several contributions combine musicological analysis with "insider-musician" points of view. Some essays in the collection address the cultural clash between certain types of music/musicians and the respective institutional counterparts, while certain contributing authors draw on experimental research findings. Throughout this book we see how musics are socially significant, and - at the same time - that societies are musically significant too. Thus the book will appeal to musicologists, cultural scholars and semioticians, amongst others.

Separated Revelations

Author : J.L. Shelton
ISBN : 9781642378498
Genre : Fiction
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While Mattie remains behind in Crosshawk, Garin is being led back to the Arduenna Kingdom and to memories of a difficult past. A separation made even more uncomfortable when various revelations come to light. And though an unexpected ally eventually comes to Garin’s aid, the help might not be enough to thwart the plans Iantha has always had in mind for her youngest son.

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