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Sex Pistol STEVE JONES To Release Autobiography ‘Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol’

Sex Pistol STEVE JONES To Release Autobiography ‘Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol’

Recognized as one of the key inventors of punk and celebrated as a living legend, guitarist and songwriter Steve Jones revisits his unruly, and often tragic, past in his upcoming autobiography, Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol,due this January from Da Capo Press. Its release will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the band’s platinum debut album, Never Mind the Bollocks,which set the world on fire in 1977. In Lonely Boy, Jones recounts the nihilistic songs, amphetamine-fueled music, and […]

New Photo Book “Snow Beach: Snowboarding Style 86-96”

New Photo Book “Snow Beach: Snowboarding Style 86-96”

Snow Beach is the definitive book of snowboarding in the late 80s and early 90s: action and style on the mountain. In these early years, snowboarding culture was full of rebellious riders: off-season skateboarders and generation X’s outcasts trying to find their way through early adulthood and adolescence. At the same time, the sport was maturing and growing into the mainstream giant it is today. Snow Beach draws on the best photographers of the era to document the lifestyle, fashion, […]

Heavy Metal Album Cover Book “And Justice For Art” Re-Released as New Limited, Revised Edition

Heavy Metal Album Cover Book “And Justice For Art” Re-Released as New Limited, Revised Edition

A limited, Revised Edition of the out-of-print book …And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers”has been released via indie publishers, Dark Canvas. This one-of-a-kind collection of stories features more than 450 color graphics and recounts all the particulars behind the making of artworks as iconic as SLAYER’s Reign In Blood, METALLICA’s …And Justice For All, MORBID ANGEL’s Blessed Are The Sick, BLACK SABBATH’s 13, DEATH’s Symbolic, CARCASS’ Heartwork, SLEEP’s Dopesmoker, TESTAMENT’s Dark Roots Of Earth, OPETH’s Heritage […]

BROM to release newest illustrated horror novel “Lost Gods” Oct 25

BROM to release newest illustrated horror novel “Lost Gods” Oct 25

  A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated novel of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom. Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . . Snared and […]

IRON MAIDEN & METALLICA New Updated Editions of the Best Selling Illustrated Histories

IRON MAIDEN & METALLICA New Updated Editions of the Best Selling Illustrated Histories

Voyageur Press and Quarto Publishing Group announce the publication of two revised and updated editions in their best-selling illustrated history series. METALLICA: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY and IRON MAIDEN feature new chapters, updated with the latest tour and album info, and additional photos.  Both books are written by acclaimed rock journalists, both feature an in-depth history of each band, complete discographies, individual album reviews, hundreds of live, backstage and memorabilia photos and much more.     OUT NOW: METALLICA: THE […]

New Book: “The Complete History Of Black Sabbath: What Evil Lurks” Publishing Next Month

New Book: “The Complete History Of Black Sabbath: What Evil Lurks” Publishing Next Month

THIS IS IT: 2016 marks the last time Black Sabbath will be on tour, and likely the last time the band will be fully active in its current incarnation. So there’s no better time for the legendary band’s entire history to be fully documented with the new book THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF BLACK SABBATH: WHAT EVIL LURKS by music journalist and author Joel McIver (published October 15, 2016, Race Point Publishing). Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1968, guitarist Tony Iommi, […]

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

  Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local LA television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary […]

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Bilquis, played by Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) is an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world. You can expect more surprises and exclusives this week, as the “American Gods” cast and creative team heads down to San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned! American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker […]

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

In 2009, the legendary Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. In celebration of his life, Les Paul in His Own Words, capturing Paul’s own reflections on his remarkable inventions and guitar playing, was published in a high-end collector’s edition. On June 9, 2015, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Les Paul was launched nationwide. Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition, Les Paul in His Own Words: […]

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FOR launched a PledgeMusic campaign because she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal. With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.  Pre-orders for the book and album are available to order via PledgeMusic, the frontrunner in the direct-to-fan platform. In addition to the […]

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