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Book review: AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino

AC/DC FAQ by SUSAN MASINO

Published by Backbeat Books [Published 30.04.15] RRP £20.00 Susan Masino has written a previous book on AC/DC ‘The Story Of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock’, from which a fair amount of this FAQ book is compiled from. That said it … Continue reading

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Book review: STRANGE BOAT: MIKE SCOTT AND THE WATERBOYS by Ian Abrahams

Mike Scott

Gonzo Multimedia www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk [Published 23.06.14] This is a comprehensive overview of the career of Mike Scott from his early days in bands like Another Pretty Face through to the Waterboys and his various solo work, although to be fair the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLASTED, LOST GRAVITY, ANOTHER DEAD HERO, BRYAN ADAMS

Blasted - Curtain Call

      BLASTED – Curtain Call Self Release  [Release date - Out Now] Blasted are a foursome from Switzerland who formed in 2006. They claim influences from Pantera and Lamb of God and aim to be ‘metal’ as well … Continue reading

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Book review: Peaches: A Chronicle of the Stranglers 1974-1990 by Robert Endeacott

Peaches: A Chronicle of the Stranglers 1974-1990 by Robert Endeacott

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk [Published 14.07.14] Author and lifelong Stranglers fan Robert Endeacott certainly knows his stuff as this book covers everything a fan of the band would need to know about the Hugh Cornwell years of the band. He also … Continue reading

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Book review: HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

MLG Publishing [Release date: 02.06.14] ‘Rescued From Reality’ is significantly subtitled ‘The Life And Times Of Walter Trout’. Compared to most anodyne biographies, Trout’s story is the real deal.  It includes a very uncompromising account of rock & roll excess … Continue reading

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Book review: Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers – A ZZ Top Guide by Neil Daniels

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers - A ZZ Top Guide by Neil Daniels

Soundcheck Books I can give this book no higher compliment than telling you that part way through I downloaded (yes, legally) a whole lot of ZZ Top – not merely the greatest hits, which I have listened to for years, … Continue reading

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Book review: Led Zeppelin Then As It Was – At Knebworth 1979

Led Zeppelin Then As It Was - At Knebworth 1979

(Fully revised & updated version) Tight But Loose Publishing www.tightbutloose.co.uk An updated version of the book chronicling Led Zeppelin’s two Knebworth gigs in August 1979 (the original book was published on the concert’s 30th anniversary in 2009). It was a … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Reinventing Metal – The True Story of Pantera’ by Neil Daniels

Backbeat Books Or to give the book it’s full title “Reinventing Metal- The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell”. Another in depth and insightful rock biography from the much published Neil Daniels. This time … Continue reading

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Book review: High Stakes & Dangerous Men – The UFO Story by Neil Daniels

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk UFO have never been a massive band like say Deep Purple, although they have had periods in their history, most notably the 70’s Schenker years, when they easily sold out Apollo sized venues here in the UK … Continue reading

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Book review: If You Like The Ramones… by Peter Aaron

Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com The latest in this excellent series of ‘If You Like…’ books and this time it is US punk meets rock ‘n’ roll legends the Ramones. This one is slightly different as the author Peter Aaron not only … Continue reading

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Book review: The Beach Boys In Concert by Ian Rusten and Jon Stebbins

Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com You could sum this review up simply as this book is perfect for the avid Beach Boys fan. It lists nearly all of their concerts from their early days up until their 2012 reunion, although the later … Continue reading

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Book review: Cher: All I Really Want To Do by Daryl Easlea and Eddi Fiegel

Backbeat Books Despite being well into her 60’s Cher is still instantly recognised as one of the most famous female singers of all time. From her big 1960’s hits with ex-husband Sonny Bono to massive solo success in both music … Continue reading

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Book review: Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison by John Kruth

Backbeat Books I have personally been looking for a good biography of Roy Orbison for a number of years and John Kruth’s “Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison” has certainly met my expectations. With a sense … Continue reading

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Book review: Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie and Frank Zappa by Howard Kaylan

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie and Frank Zappa by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com For a man behind timeless pop classics like the Turtles ‘Happy Together’, Howard Kaylan has certainly led a … Continue reading

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Never Hold An Underdog Down – You Me At Six by Neil Daniels

Never Hold An Underdog Down – You Me At Six by Neil Daniels Publisher: Independent Music Press         This book was a great read. 154 pages crammed with the wonderfully written story of You Me At Six. … Continue reading

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If You Like Led Zeppelin… by Dave Thompson

If You Like Led Zeppelin… by Dave Thompson Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com Another in the series of ‘If You Like…’ which takes a big name band and then suggests other music, books and films you may like based on the artist … Continue reading

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