The drummer for the Grammy Award-winning group The Roots, which also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, discusses a historical range of musical artists as well as African American art, hip hop, culture and philosophy. 40,000 first printing.
Humorist Jean Shepherd served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II, and after the ar, he mined his experiences for several decades of hilarious stories, told on the radio and on the page.
Traces the history of the instrument, from its first appearance in the mid-sixteenth century to its modern use by artists, writers, and Hollywood and discusses how the affordable, portable instrument can be used to play Beethoven, jazz, and indie rock.
Mark Kurlansky traces the meteoric popularity of the iconic song by Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter against a backdrop of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, exploring how the song's multiple meanings rendered it an activist anthem.
While grappling with his own mental well-being, writer Nathan Rabin journeys with the fan bases of Phish and Insane Clown Posse and discovers how both groups have tapped into the human need for community.
On the Road With Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born
Documents the courses of three history-making tours by rock-and-roll artists The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper to evaluate how they significantly impacted the music industry.
Neil Young presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history. He discusses such topics as his collaborations with fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School.
Based on long-lost recordings, a set of revealing conversations between the film historian author and the iconic cultural provocateur unstintingly reflects on topics ranging from politics and literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films Welles wanted to make.