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Channel your inner Gene Simmons with his new book ‘Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business’

by on Jun.28, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS

Channel your inner Gene Simmons with his new book ‘Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business’

Gene Simmons is out rocking with Def Leppard on a Summer U.S. tour, but he is set to show you the way to financial success with the book: 'Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business.'

In Me, Inc., the marketing and finance wizard Gene Simmons gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. Simmons teaches you how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, network like hell, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by The Art of War, Me, Inc. is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success, drawn from Simmons’s own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.

The book goes on sale October 21, 2014. Pre-order now at:

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Lita Ford’s ‘Living Like A Runaway – A Memoir’ to be released September 9

by on Jun.10, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS

Lita Ford’s ‘Living Like A Runaway – A Memoir’ to be released September 9

Lita Ford will tell her story in the autobiography via HarperCollins publisher; "Lita Ford, Living Like A Runaway - A Memoir". You can pre-order the hard-cover or E-Book now, with the release date September 9.

About the Book:

The legendary former lead guitarist of The Runaways—“heavy metal’s leading female rocker” (Rolling Stone)—opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene and her extraordinary life and career in this long-awaited, emotionally powerful memoir.

Lita Ford lived her dreams, until her life turned into a nightmare. She left home at age sixteen to join the world’s first all-female rock group, the Runaways—a band whose legend was sealed by the 2010 hit movie starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning—and went on to become the first woman hard rock guitarist, a platinum-selling star who gave Ozzy Osbourne his first Top Ten hit, a bare-ass, leather-clad sexy babe whose hair was bigger and guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys. She is also the mother of two sons whose harrowing tale of her catastrophic marriage to a metal rocker makes Ike and Tina Turner sound like life at the country club.

But in the end, Lita’s story changes from a music story to a woman’s story—a wrenching, desperate drama of human bondage and a mother’s love, a life-and-death struggle over her own soul. Trapped in an increasingly terrifying marriage, systematically stripped of her connections to the outside world, Lita Ford became a prisoner in her own life, a slave to her husband’s demands, living like a captive. She plotted her escape and her freedom cost her the boys she stayed in the marriage to protect. Her graphic, explicit story will terrify and horrify readers, but they won’t be able to put it down.

Living Like a Runaway will shock people with the candor that Lita Ford shines on her dramatic life story. At ease as a woman in the previously all-male world of rock, Lita shares with her male counterparts an unvarnished directness when it comes to topics such as sex, drugs, money or fame. No female rock star of Lita’s stature has ever before told the real story of women in rock. With unprecedented rawness and honesty, Living Like a Runaway reminds us that Lita Ford is not only one of music’s greatest pioneers, but also one of its fiercest survivors.
Pre-order e-book or hard cover here

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Paul Stanley autobiography ‘Face The Music: A Life Exposed’ due April 8

by on Jan.28, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS

Paul Stanley autobiography ‘Face The Music: A Life Exposed’ due April 8

There is only one original member of KISS who has yet to release an autobiography. That will change on April 8 with Paul Stanley's 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed' by HarperCollins. Paul recently said this about the book:

“Y'know, rock n' roll autobiographies tend to be a love letter — to the author. And they tend to be about how smart and creative and how this person was responsible for the creation of the world. And if that were the tact for the book, I never would've written the book."

"My book is about my life starting from the very beginning and certainly a certain amount of adversity and having a birth defect and being deaf on one side and the family that I came from," he said. "Certainly people have had more adversity in their lives — and some less — but I, I would think some people would get a certain amount of inspiration and a sense that positivity and belief in yourself will ultimately lead you to a great place."

Some fellow artists shared their thoughts on the autobiography:
“Both honest and inspirational. Amazing tales from one of rock’s great frontmen.” - Sir Elton John

“Paul Stanley proves himself as an artist in music and on canvas and now with a great book.” - Jimmy Page

“Paul is a great man who has achieved great things. From the Popcorn Club all the way to the Hall of Fame, his story is inspiring and motivating for anyone who dreams big.” - Dave Grohl

Pre-order your advanced copy today from Amazon: or Barnes and Noble:

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Robert Plant biography due in January of 2014

by on Mar.30, 2013, under ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS

Robert Plant biography due in January of 2014

It Books — an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers — has acquired rights to a biography of LED ZEPPELIN vocalist Robert Plant, to be published in the U.K. in October 2013, and appear in the U.S. in January 2014.

"Robert Plant: A Life" is written by former Q and Kerrang! editor Paul Rees, and is based on in-depth interviews with those closest to to the LED ZEPPELIN frontman as well as access to the singer himself. It will follow Plant's career from early folk gigs in the 1960s in the Black Country, to his globe-spanning success with rock pioneers LED ZEPPELIN, as well as his recent Grammy-winning career working alongside bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Natalie Jerome, publishing director at Harper Non-Fiction U.K., and Denise Oswald, senior editor for It Books/HarperCollins U.S., bought the rights from Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander and Matthew Elblonk at DeFiore and Company.

Jerome said: "Robert Plant's stature as one of the greatest frontmen of all time is without question and as fans of his music from LED ZEP to present, we have long wanted to publish his story. This book is as close to Plant telling his own story in his own words as we've seen or heard to date.

"Paul's close professional relationship with Robert is going to make for a revealing read and we can't wait to bring one of the greatest untold rock n' roll stories to the world."

Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of LED ZEPPELIN, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has been a profound influence on music, culture and modern history for over 40 years. Volumes have been written on the ZEPPELIN story, but Plant's tale has barely been told — until now.

Vividly written and meticulously researched by acclaimed music writer Paul Rees, "Robert Plant: A Life" is an indispensible part of any music bookshelf.

For more than a decade, Robert Plant led one of the biggest and most successful rock bands of all time: LED ZEPPELIN. The sheer scale of their success is extraordinary: in the U.S. alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by THE BEATLES, while "Stairway To Heaven", the band's most recognizable song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track.

But Plant's legacy stretches far beyond the band. Here Paul Rees, whose professional relationship with Plant spans decades, brings the whole picture into focus for the first time — from the forces that shaped him as a boy in the Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the ZEPPELIN years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 64, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career.

Told with tenacity, emotion and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic frontman, this is the definitive story of a man of incredible talent, remarkable courage and extraordinary conviction.

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Pete Townshend announces book signing tour behind upcoming autobiography ‘Who I Am’

by on Sep.16, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS

Pete Townshend announces book signing tour behind upcoming autobiography ‘Who I Am’

The Who's Pete Townshend will release his autobiography, 'Who I Am,' on October 8th, and has slated a book signing tour of a few east coast U.S. cities. Townshend will participate in a Q&A session at the New York Public Library and make appearances at book stores in New York City; Boston; and Ridgewood, New Jersey; as well as a stop at a library in Philadelphia.

The 544-page 'Who I Am' will be available in hardcover, as an eBook and as an audio book. A description of the book issued from Harper Collins publishing company reveals that Townshend "wanted The Who to be called The Hair...smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident...followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died...did too much cocaine and nearly died...drank too much and nearly died [and] detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died."

Pete Townshend says: “This book is not a vanity for me. It is an essential rite of passage. I know I am good at what I do as a performer and composer, but since my early teens I have been happiest when writing. Writing is my principal daily occupation. Rock 'n' Roll is a tough career, however cynically or comically it is portrayed by its detractors. I am lucky to be alive and to have such a crazy story to tell, full of wild adventures and creative machinations. I am happy that I am able to write my book myself, in my own 'voice' that many readers will be hearing for the first time. I am delighted to be working again with my agent Ed Victor, and happy to be published by Harper Collins, a company whose editors and list I have always greatly admired. I am not my favourite subject, that will always be art and music, but whenever I write about my life and work I learn something. So the year ahead spent writing will also trigger the last vital bit of 'growing up' required by the now pensionable fellow who once wrote I hope I die before I get old. I want to write a book that is enjoyable to read, but above all, I want it to be honest.” Pre-order the book now at:

Here is Townshend's U.S. book tour:

Oct. 8 - New York, NY - New York Public Library (Live from the NYPL Series)
Oct. 9 - New York, NY - Barnes & Noble (Union Square)
Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Free Library of Philadelphia (Montgomery Auditorium)
Oct. 11 - Ridgewood, NJ - Bookends
Oct. 12 - Boston, MA - Barnes & Noble (Prudential Center)

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