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Inside Story of the First Two Decades Of Guitar Player Magazine

Inside Story of the First Two Decades Of Guitar Player Magazine

Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever Edited by Jim Crockett and Dara Crockett Foreword by Joe Satriani Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever 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. This book looks at the magazines evolution from a […]

Moonshine Nation: Recipes, History, Moonshiner Profiles

Moonshine Nation: Recipes, History, Moonshiner Profiles

The definitive book on moonshine has just been released–Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle.  Written by Mark Spivak and released by Lyons Press, the first half of the book traces the history of moonshine from the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-94 through the present day. The second half profiles modern, legal moonshiners that Spivak met during the year he spent travelling through Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas, doing research for the book. “Modern day moonshiners are amazing […]

Zen and the Art of Recording Book Published

Zen and the Art of Recording Book Published

Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Zen and the Art of Recording, the third installment in Mixerman’s “Art Of” series of books. The entire series, which also includes Zen and the Art of Producing, Zen and the Art of Mixing, and The Daily Adventures of Mixerman, is now available both in print and in multimedia e-book format with over an hour of bonus video content […]

JOE PERRY To Make Personal Phone Call To One Lucky Winner Of Social Media Contest

JOE PERRY To Make Personal Phone Call To One Lucky Winner Of Social Media Contest

Calling all AEROSMITH fans. How does a phone call from JOE PERRY sound? The New York Times best-selling author is staging a social media contest whereby one lucky winner will receive a personal, five-minute phone call from the AEROSMITH co-founder.  To qualify for the contest, entrants need to pose holding their copy of ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, show where they display it in your home, lean it against their favorite guitar, let their pet curl up […]

Hal Leonard Publishes ‘The Fender Archives’ Book

Hal Leonard Publishes ‘The Fender Archives’ Book

Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information. Written by Tom Wheeler with foreword by legendary guitarist James Burton, The Fender Archives is part history, part archive, part scrapbook, and part treasure chest, telling the story of an American icon through it’s rich past. In The Fender Archives, Wheeler takes the reader on a research expedition, […]

Star Wars Tarkin – New Book Now Available

Star Wars Tarkin – New Book Now Available

Bestselling Star Wars™ veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. About the Book: He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly […]

JOE PERRY’s Book ‘Rocks’ Sits In Top Ten On NY Times Bestseller List

JOE PERRY’s Book ‘Rocks’ Sits In Top Ten On NY Times Bestseller List

Since its October 7 release, JOE PERRY’s ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (Simon & Schuster) has spent its initial two weeks on the prestigious NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.  ROCKS entered the charts at #8 and remained in the Top Ten (#10) in week two.  In the book, PERRY shares–with total candor and without apology–what life is like as the lead guitarist and co-head writer of Aerosmith. Perry has been in high demand, completing a cross-country book […]

‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ Now Available

‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ Now Available

108 Rock Star Guitars by Lisa S. Johnson, Foreword by Les Paul USA Today called it a “monster of a coffee table book…a trip through rock ‘n’ roll history.” Brian Setzer said it was “the classiest guitar book I have ever seen.” And Slash said, “Lisa’s photos are top-notch. Truly honored to be in the company of such iconic artists.” In the fall of 2013, the publishing and music worlds were shaken to their cores by the arrival of 108 […]

IDW To Bring Douglas Adams Dirk Gently’s To Comics

IDW To Bring Douglas Adams Dirk Gently’s To Comics

In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015, helping to prove the interconnectedness of all things, the precept by which Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” lives. Following the recent announcement that Gently will be developed for television by IDW Entertainment and Ideate Media with Circle of Confusion as Executive Producers and Max Landis as showrunner, IDW will also launch an ongoing […]

‘Star Wars: Tarkin’ Coming Soon, Win One Now

‘Star Wars: Tarkin’ Coming Soon, Win One Now

Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously […]