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‘Guitar Player: The Inside Story’ Book About Most Successful Guitar Magazine Out Now

‘Guitar Player: The Inside Story’ Book About Most Successful Guitar Magazine Out Now

Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever (March 2015, Backbeat Books, $29.99) is a reflection on Guitar Player‘s often pioneering early days, from its 1967 founding through its 1989 sale by founder Bud Eastman and editor/publisher Jim Crockett. The book looks at the magazine’s evolution from a 40-page semi-monthly to a monthly exceeding 200 pages, with a gross yearly income that grew from $40,000 to nearly $15 million. The story […]

‘AC/DC FAQ’ Book Now Available On NetGalley With Foreward By RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Drummer Chad Smith

‘AC/DC FAQ’ Book Now Available On NetGalley With Foreward By RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Drummer Chad Smith

Available now on NetGalley Physical book to be published on March 31, 2015. $24.99 (US) ISBN: 9781480394506 6.0″ x 9.0″ 364 pages Black & White Images Throughout Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group In his foreword to AC/DC FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock ’n’ Roll Band (March 2015, Backbeat Books, $24.99), Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith perfectly captures what has made AC/DC the masters of pure rock […]

BEHEMOTH Posts Excerpts From Upcoming Biography

BEHEMOTH Posts Excerpts From Upcoming Biography

Ever since the release of The Satanist, Behemoth has taken over the extreme metalhead’s CD collection, vinyl collection, and closet (those belt buckles am I right?). Now get ready to stock your bookshelves with all things Polish black metal with the release of Behemoth’s band biography The Devil’s Conquistadors. Authored by the band’s nearly thirty year long history and penned by Łukasz Dunaj, the book pays honorable tribute to Behemoth’s humble beginnings: a time when Nergal called himself the “black […]

Comic-Con 2015 Registration Opens Feb 21

Comic-Con 2015 Registration Opens Feb 21

The landing page will open at 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 for registration code authorization. Comic-Con 2015 Open Online Registration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM (PST). EPIC Landing Page: http://oor15el.cloudapp.net To find your personal registration code, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account at https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and select the “Registration Info” tab. Do not share your code online! Your registration code will authorize only one device/browser for entry into the waiting room. Please click the landing […]

BEHEMOTH To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

BEHEMOTH To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crüe’s biography The Dirt.” Simply put, Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name […]

Revelations: Tattoo Photographer Justice Howard’s Star-studded Portraiture

Revelations: Tattoo Photographer Justice Howard’s Star-studded Portraiture

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Revelations: The Photography of Justice Howard with forewords by The Scary Guy, Sonny Barger, and Freddy Negrete. This stunning collection of portraits captures today’s top tattoo models, tattoo and body art luminaries, and iconic tattooed celebrities. A full list of personalities is available here. Tattoo photography pioneer Justice Howard documents the American tattoo community with her highly iconic images. Howard effortlessly captures the essence of her subjects’ triumphs, as well […]

Hal Leonard Launches New Riff Notes Series

Hal Leonard Launches New Riff Notes Series

Hal Leonard has published Riff Notes, a series of quick, easy, and informative single-topic guides for novice and experienced players alike. These guides explain in less than 30 pages, all the basics needed to make an informed decision on which guitar and which strings are right for you. The authors have both worked on the floor of Guitar Center, helping customers make purchasing decisions every day. Along the way, they discovered that many people had the same questions. The Riff […]

Preview Of Brandon Sanderson’s New Book In The Reckoners Series ‘Firefight’

Preview Of Brandon Sanderson’s New Book In The Reckoners Series ‘Firefight’

Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Words of Radiance, co-author of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally best-selling Mistborn Trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 best seller Steelheart (also narrated by MacLeod Andrews). Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart – invincible, immortal, unconquerable – is dead. […]

SQP Release New Adult Art Book ‘Sugar And Spice’

SQP Release New Adult Art Book ‘Sugar And Spice’

Fans of “Hot Charlotte” and “Pandamonia” know and love his work, but this overview of artist/creator Vincenzo Cucca’s will bring everyone up to speed! His illustrations are luscious and his ladies are bountiful (always a delightful combination!) Sugar, spice, everything VERY nice indeed! 48 pages in full color. $14.95 ISBN 978-0-86562-243-2 These are the latest in a  WIDE SPECTRUM of fantasy, erotic, and pin-up artwork that’s celebrated and published by SQP Art Books. For a full dive into a pool […]

A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long Healthy Life

A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long Healthy Life

With dozens of sidebars featuring advice and testimonials drawn from exclusive interviews with such artists as Steven Tyler, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Eve, and members of Megadeth, Def Leppard, Anthrax, and many more, The Rockstar Remedy is a fun, celebrity-laced approach that really works-even for those who like to party like a rock star. We’ve all wondered how rockstars balance such a demanding lifestyle and still manage to stay in amazing shape and stay healthy. No one knows this best […]