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Formed in the 1960s, progressive rock band Procol Harum are best known for their multimillion-­selling single "A Whiter Shade of Pale" which is the most played record by a British artist of the last 70 years.­This book features exclusive interviews with band members as well as with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, film director Alan Parker, former managers, DJs and many others.­It tells the story of their formation in Essex in the 60s, their split on the 10th anniversary in 1977 and their reformation in 1991.­This enthralling account details one of the costliest court cases in British music history whereby a judge awarded a 40% share in the copyright of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" to a former organist of the band. The band's history is brought right up to date with details of recent album releases and tours over the last decade.

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In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life, especially that night at the Cold House. But that’s not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-­the-­scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-­the-­grave events he’s encountered. (You’ll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural.­) Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the.

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When the first edition of this book was published in 2004 it caused enormous controversy with author Joel McIver's account of Metallica's rise and fall exposing the multiple myths that had surrounded the band for years. For the first time a book dared to tell the unvarnished truth about their early life on the San Francisco circuit their heyday as the world's most uncompromising metal band and the notorious controversies which plagued their later years. Napster Playboy Rehab St Anger and their recent return to form with Death Magnetic are all covered in this updated edition which features brand new interviews on top of the original still-­groundbreaking material. This is the real Metallica story.

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Rage Against The Machine's founding member and guitarist Tom Morello has given author Joel McIver his blessing to write this unauthorised biography of one of the most pro-­actively political rock bands on the planet.­In this book Joel McIver gives a clear and unbiased analysis of the groups stance on a wide range of issues, as well as a chronology of their career.

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Author Mark Beaumont met and interviewed Jay Z in 2009 and many quotes from that interview feature in this biography. Also included are interviews with Kanye West, Chris Martin, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Damon Dash, Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and many others. This fascinating book details his early life, his father abandoning him, his accidental shooting of his brother and his delving into cocaine dealing. The book then moves on to the launch of his Roc-­A-­Fella record label and his subsequent album releases including the platinum selling In My Life and Hard Knock Life as well as his alleged involvement in the stabbing of record executive Lance Riviera, the trial and his three year probation sentence. Details how he became the CEO of Def Jam Recordings (one of his first signings was Rihanna). Also examines his high-­profilerelationship and marriage to Beyoncé Knowles. Features an in-­depth look into his entrepreneurial skills from launching his own Rocawear clothing and accessories line, his . . .

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Fatboy Slim, the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers - these are just a few of the major names in contemporary dance culture whose work owes a huge debt to Kraftwerk. Pioneers of electronic minimalism in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, Kraftwerk redefined pop music. When they split up in the early 1980s, founding member Wolfgang Flü r discovered his name dropped from album credits and the drum machine of his own invention being patented by his bandmates. Kraftwerk: I Was a Robot documents the group's alternately inspiring and bitter story from its unsteady beginnings through worldwide fame to the legal battle in a Hamburg court that vindicated the author but left lasting scars on all.

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As Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet recorded a series of albums from the late 1960s to the 1980s which marked out new boundaries for the avant garde of rock music. He then abandoned recording in favour of painting and quickly achieved an almost equal reputation with his figurative and expressionist oil paintings.­As a musician, Beefheart has been associated with psychedelia, free jazz and rock n roll but it is with the blues that he has the greatest affinity. His highly individual vocal style, his surreal poetry and his efforts to take popular music into new territory have a character that has marked him out from his contemporaries. His enigmatic sayings and his increasing reclusiveness have both contributed to the fascination of the Beefheart persona.­Mike Barness critical biography gives an assured survey of all of Don Villets work and an insight into the personality behind it.

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In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono. Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back.

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