In an uncertain time in the future, rock and roll music has been banned. Kaya More uses second sight to lead a group of rebels to bring it back. Their quest leads them from the streets of New York City to the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the beaches of California. The pursuit heats up as combatants switch sides and the world joins forces as the rebels find adventure, music and love.
Advanced beings from somewhere in our galaxy descending on mountaintops, appeared to men in burning bushes. Angels, known as cherubim with four wings and wheels, flew with the sound of thunder. Beings, who ate, drank, and communicated with ancient biblical people, were Earth’s first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. We, the humans of today, refer to these beings as the God of the Bible. In this book, L. Sheldon Oldford compares the knowledge we have of science and technology to the characteristics of the biblical God as the unseen, ever-present, and all-knowing deity only to find that this being is more like a flesh-and-blood ancient astronaut. This astronaut arrived on Earth thousands of years ago and made contact with biblical figures, such as Adam, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Ezekiel, Elijah, and Elisha, which brought about the establishment of moral and religious laws that set humanity on a course of needing a savior. Could it be that Jesus Christ was an actual descendant of a flesh-and-blood father named Yahweh, a real-life ancient astronaut? Can a Christian believe in evolution and still be a Christian? Could it be that the ancient alien theory is closer to the truth than any of Earth’s religions? Are we truly the product of an extraterrestrial race of giants, created in the image and likeness of them?
“We were living through the realities of war and bringing the war onto the stage... Everybody hated us, man” Alan Vega Born out of the city's vibrant artistic underground as a counter-cultural performance art statement, opposing the war by mirroring its turmoil, Suicide became the most terrifyingly iconoclastic band in history, and also one of the most influential. By the time the punk scene they're usually associated with came out of CBGBs in the mid-seventies, Suicide had already been causing havoc in New York’s clubs for several years. Working closely with the author, Rev and Vega explain the influences and events which led to the birth of Suicide and their early struggles. They invoke another world and era, peppered with smoky jazz clubs, Iggy Pop in his new-born Stooge persona and even suffer an attack from beat guru Allen Ginsberg. Along with interviewing major figures in the Suicide story, the author reaches back into 40 years chronicling and interviewing major players in New York’s musical history, including Blondie, Jayne County, James Chance and the New York Dolls. While the city changes around them, it all adds up to the definitive account of the lives and times of this unique duo.
From their 1974 debut at New York's premier punk dive, through the classic albums and blistering live sets, The Ramones cut an unforgettable swathe through two decades of pop, setting the scene for punk and hardcore with honed-down songs and ferocious 20 minute sets, but always putting the music first. Seen through the eyes of the people who were there at the time, including musicians, managers, producers, publicists and New York punk scenesters, this book shows the heroic Ramones staying faithful to their own unique musical vision right to the bitter end. This updated edition now climaxes with the sad death of guitarist Johnny Ramone.
The Music and Artists of the 1950S and Early 1960S
Author: J.C. De Ladurantey
Making Your Memories with Rock & Roll and Doo-Wop: The Music and Artists of the 1950s and Early 1960s digs back through the catalogue of popular music and brings to life the solo artists, duos, and groups whose music once filled the airwaves and turntables with rock & roll and doo-wop. The Doctor of Doo-Wop, J.C. De Ladurantey, brings his expertise, honed by hosting a weekly radio show, Making Your Memories, to his revelation of the backstories of these trendsetting artists. Until the British Invasion in mid 1963 changed the direction of American music, the sounds created by the artists profiled in Making Your Memories with Rock & Roll and Doo-Wop shaped the entertainment soundtrack of a generation. This music history shares the little-known details of the lives of these artists, the history of the period, the distinctiveness of the music, and the power and influence of the songs lyrics. Making Your Memories with Rock & Roll and Doo-Wop: The Music and Artists of the 1950s and Early 1960s will leave echoes of the times memorable songs in your minds ear and their lyrics on the tip of your tongue. Youll discover a fresh desire to find the recordings and give them another spin on your record player, even if your digital music lives in the cloud.
An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This step-by-step introduction to conducting media and communication research offers practical insights along with the author’s signature lighthearted style to make discussion of qualitative and quantitative methods easy to comprehend. The Fifth Edition of Media and Communication Research Methods includes a new chapter on discourse analysis; expanded discussion of social media, including discussion of the ethics of Facebook experiments; and expanded coverage of the research process with new discussion of search strategies and best practices for analyzing research articles. Ideal for research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises to help students to understand, and master, media and communication research.
Original bestselling biography of the original band by former Creem editor and "World's Leading Authority on the Rock Group Kiss" Robert Duncan. Revealing encounters with Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace. Heroic tales of the hungry years. Handwriting analysis. Even comedy. Said a topknot-scratching Gene: "Robert really worked the strange stuff." First published in 1978, this unauthorized bio sold 400,000 copies around the world. Out-of-print for 25 years, and now a collectible, Robert Duncan's KISS is reissued here, with a new intro by the author, in print and, for the first time, e-book.
Scarred by a traumatic past, Bran isn’t looking for a muse. But when his band relocates to Australia to work with the best producer in the business, he clashes hard with his new co-worker, head-strong, no-nonsense Ava. In addition to his raging demons, now he has a new battle to fight. And this screwed-up rocker will do almost anything to avoid falling in love. Ava despises arrogant rock stars, no matter how gorgeous they are. It's just her luck the latest singer strutting around the studio has a lost-boy frown to die for and keeps turning up on her doorstep, a hot mess in need of saving. Newsflash: It turns out there’s one thing Ava can’t resist—a blue-eyed lost cause named Bran. A slow burn hate-to-love-you tale about learning to take risks and overcoming the past. Book 1 ends with a Happy for Now and book 2, Silva, climaxes with a hard-won Happy Ever After! Note: Contains strong language, hard drug use, characters who fight their feelings tooth and nail, and Australian English spelling. Keywords: Rock and roll love story,99c rock romance,contemporary romance set in Australia,damaged hero,musician,music,realistic rock star romance
Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.
Relationships are like records. Remember those things? Vinyl? Larger than a CD? Some would argue the purest audio recordings are vinyl records. But, they are fragile. Records require special care. you can't toss them around, leave them in the sun, or let them get dusty. Still, they develop hisses, pops, and scratches. It's inevitable. And, because life is what it is, our relationships get hisses, pops, and scratches--it's the nature of the beast. This book is about the records we have saved for and purchased, the ones we have been entrusted with. It's about properly taking care of them and playing them over and over again until they become part of us. Become a relational audiophile. Learn to listen carefully to the music, to appreciate it beyond the initial, most obvious instrumentation. Fall in love with it, maybe all over again.
A fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world’s most famous rock bands of all time – Whitesnake.
Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. The only time the Beatles performed here, Barry introduced them to the audience, and he was the only local personality who spent time in private with the Fab Four. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Chuck Berry, the Animals, Wings, the Rolling Stones--the list goes on. His popular "Bob Barry Calls the World" segment entertained thousands with cold calls to famous personalities, including Bob Hope, Sophia Loren, Elton John and Cher. Through it all, Barry maintained a calm and fun-loving demeanor, even when mocked by the WOKY Chicken or nearly eaten by wolves on the air. Packed with never-before-seen photos, this revealing memoir recalls the iconic DJ's many celebrity encounters, his career highlights and setbacks and the hijinks that made Milwaukee radio rock.
The self-proclaimed “Hottest Band in the World,” KISS is one of the most popular groups in the history of rock, having sold more than 100 million albums during their more than 40–year reign. With more gold albums than any other American band, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. KISS influenced a generation of musicians, from Garth Brooks and Mötley Crüe to Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The original leather-clad, makeup-wearing line-up—Ace “Spaceman” Frehley, Gene “Demon” Simmons, Paul “Starchild” Stanley and Peter “Catman” Criss—and their classic hits “Beth” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” are forever etched in pop culture consciousness. This encyclopedia of all things KISS provides detailed information on their songs, albums, tours, television and movie appearances, merchandise, solo work and much more, including replacement members Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Mark St. John, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.