We are pleased to give you a glimpse into what life was like on the James Brown tourbus. In this excerpt from former manager Alan Leeds’ new book There Was A Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, And Me, we get a glimpse of those first few days for the new recruit in the James Brown camp.
Drummer Jack Carneal may not be a household name, but he’s a fantastic writer, and has documented his life as a touring musician in a delightful and hilarious new memoir. We’re proud to bring you an exclusive excerpt that tells of the young Palace band’s stint touring as a Lollapalooza second stage act. Enjoy!
The Rolling Stones’ stickman Charlie Watts is a revered figure in rock and roll…but why? That’s the subject of New York writer Mike Edison’s latest book, an entertaining and informative look into the man dubbed “The World’s Greatest Rock Drummer.” In this exclusive excerpt, we look at what happened when a legendary band tackled a brand new and quite divisive new musical style.
Legendary saxophone player Johnny Hodges is the subject of a comprehensive new biography. This excerpt addresses the changing times of the mid-1940s and the arrival of an innovative but divisive new player, Charlie Parker.
To celebrate today’s 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s masterpiece Grace, we are proud to present you with a chapter from the forthcoming deluxe coffee table book 25 Years Of Grace. in this selection, Christopher Dowd talks about his friend and roommate Jeff, offering a touching and intimate look at the young man before he became a mythological, doomed soul.
Many in the Texas Music scene consider Ray Wylie Hubbard to be a cornerstone of Texas music. A new book examines his legacy, and in this selection former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada discusses the legacy of his mentor and friend.
Writer Craven Rock delved into the underground society of Insane Clown Posse fans known as Juggalos. In this excerpt, you’ll learn of what leads a listener to want to take up the Juggalo life.
Weeds Like Us: A Memoir is the tale of a young woman who survived a most decidedly tragic and unhappy childhood and self-destructive young adulthood, and who has since become an internationally acclaimed and well-respected Blues musician. This excerpt finds her at nineteen years of age, straddling the life between self-destruction and self-awareness.
No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs: Joel Gion’s Craziest Gig Experience
We are quite pleased to give you an exclusive first look into music journalist Drew Fortune’s forthcoming book, No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs.