Neon Angel

Autor: Cherie Currie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061961361
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At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girls—Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums—who could rock like no one else. Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums—headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie while riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, and touring the world. A shocking, funny, and touching re-creation of a bygone era of rock and roll that chronicles the Runaways' rise to fame and ultimate demise, Neon Angel is also an intensely personal account of Currie's struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence in a decadent, high-pressure music scene—a world of uncontrolled excess where she and her unsupervised bandmates had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should.

Queens Of Noise

Autor: Evelyn McDonnell
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306820390
File Size: 78,60 MB
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A narrative profile of the female rock band draws on interviews with former members as well as controversial manager Kim Fowley to explore their achievements from musical, feminist and cultural perspectives. 30,000 first printing.

Neon Angel

Autor: Cherie Currie
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ISBN: 9781890313975
File Size: 46,43 MB
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At fifteen-years-old Cherie Currie became lead singer tar the all-girl band The Runaways. Sharing the spotlight with fellow band members Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox, Cherie was worshipped by screaming fans all over the world. But the dream soon became a nightmare -- filled with drugs, violence, and exploitation. This is the story of Cherie's descent into her own personal hell and her long, hard journey back to a happy life.

Bad Reputation

Autor: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 161713077X
File Size: 41,35 MB
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(Book). Bad Reputation is the unexpurgated story of Joan Jett, the single most exciting rocker of the American 1980s, one of the biggest-selling acts of the age, and one of punk rock's most valued elder statespeeps. Through its pages, a welter of exclusive interviews and observations paint what might well be the last great tale of rock hedonism, but one that comes with a twist in its tail. The rockers are women, the groupies are guys. It could have been the plot line for a movie or even a sitcom, but the Runaways, Jett's first band, made it happen, and Jett made it last. The first serious female rocker of the 1980s, Jett became the template for everyone that followed. But unlike so many of her peers and counterparts, she never lost her credibility, never sold out, and never gave up. And she has backed her reputation up with genuine star power, following the chart-topping "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" one of the most played '80s anthems of all time with "Crimson and Clover," "Do You Wanna Touch Me," and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" before the decade ended. And, while the 1990s saw Jett purposefully step away from the spotlight, she remained, and remains, America's number one Queen of Noise.

Living Like A Runaway

Autor: Lita Ford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062270664
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“Heavy metal’s leading female rocker (Rolling Stone) bares all, opening up about the Runaways, the glory days of the punk and hard-rock scenes, and the highs and lows of her trailblazing career Wielding her signature black guitar, Lita Ford shredded stereotypes of female musicians throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. Then followed more than a decade of silence and darkness—until rock and roll repaid the debt it owed this pioneer, helped Lita reclaim her soul, and restored the Queen of Metal to her throne. In 1975, Lita Ford left home at age sixteen to join the world’s first major all-female rock group, the Runaways—a “pioneering band” (New York Times) that became the subject of a Hollywood movie starring Kristen Stewart ad Dakota Fanning. Lita went on to become “heavy rock’s first female guitar hero” (Washington Post), a platinum-selling solo star who shared the bill with the Ramones, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison, and others and who gave Ozzy Osbourne his first Top 10 hit. She was a bare-ass, leather-clad babe whose hair was bigger and whose guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys’. Hailed by Elle as “one of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument,” Lita spurred the meteoric rise of Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and the rest of the Runaways. Her phenomenal talent on the fret board also carried her to tremendous individual success after the group’s 1979 disbandment, when she established herself as a “legendary metal icon” (Guitar World) and a fixture of the 1980s music scene who held her own after hours with Nikki Sixx, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Motorhead’s Lemmy, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi (to whom she was engaged), and others. Featuring a foreword by Dee Snider, Living Like a Runaway also provides never-before-told details of Lita’s dramatic personal story. For Lita, life as a woman in the male-dominated rock scene was never easy, a constant battle with the music establishment. But then, at a low point in her career, came a tumultuous marriage that left her feeling trapped, isolated from the rock-and-roll scene for more than a decade, and—most tragically—alienated from her two sons. And yet, after a dramatic and emotional personal odyssey, Lita picked up her guitar and stormed back to the stage. As Guitar Player hailed in 2014 when they inducted her into their hall of fame of guitar greats: “She is as badass as ever.” Fearless, revealing, and compulsively readable, Lita Ford’s Living Like a Runaway is the long-awaited memoir from one of rock’s greatest pioneers—and fiercest survivors.

Joan Jett

Autor: Todd Oldham
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ISBN: 9781934429587
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Rock-and-roll goddess Joan Jett holds a beloved place in the world of music. This work features many never-before-seen photos, ephemera, and excerpts from 30 years worth of interviews, carefully curated with Joan herself, covering the multi-decade career of a real rock-and-roll icon.

Runaway Dream

Autor: Louis P. Masur
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608191758
File Size: 43,69 MB
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To millions of listeners, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run is much more than a rock-and-roll album-it's a poetic explosion of freedom and frustration. It confirmed Springsteen's status as a quintessential American performer: the rocker who, more than any other, gives voice to our hopes, fears, and aspirations. Runaway Dream chronicles the making of the album that launched Springsteen and his E Street Band into the firmament of American art, deftly sketching the ambition, history, and personalities that combined to create the enduring Born to Run. Springsteen wanted Born to Run to be the greatest rock record ever made. For a musician with just two modest-selling LPs to his credit, it was an extraordinary ambition, and session by session, track by track, Masur shows just how much grit, as well as genius, went into realizing it. Runaway Dream offers an expert tour of the trials and triumphs of Springsteen's work. In addition to the story of the album itself, Masur masterfully places Born to Run within American cultural history, showing why the girls, hot rods, and Jersey nights of the album still resonate, even for listeners born years after its release.

Lips Unsealed

Autor: Belinda Carlisle
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307463508
File Size: 25,64 MB
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The former lead singer of the Go-Go's and Nutrisystem spokesperson recounts her career both as a woman band member and solo artist, describing her struggles with sobriety, self-esteem, and spirituality.

I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp

Autor: Richard Hell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062190857
File Size: 13,35 MB
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The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll... From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. "We lived in the suburbs in America in the fifties," Hell writes. "My roots are shallow. I'm a little jealous of people with strong ethnic and cultural roots. Lucky Martin Scorsese or Art Spiegelman or Dave Chappelle. I came from Hopalong Cassidy and Bugs Bunny and first grade at ordinary Maxwell Elementary." How this legendary downtown artist went from a prosaic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York's and London's restless youth cultures—and spawn the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry—is just part of the fascinating story Hell tells. With stunning powers of observation, he delves into the details of both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, clarity, and piercing intelligence that classic journey: the life of one who comes from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion.

The Grand Illusion

Autor: Chuck Panozzo
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814400807
File Size: 28,47 MB
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Chuck's personal website receives thousands of hits and he receives tremendous fan support from around-the-world. Though books and movies on rock groups abound, there are not yet any published books on either STYX or Chuck Panozzo. His is an illuminating story, written by Chuck (one of the two original founders of one of the longest lasting arena bands in the history of rock 'n' roll), and co-author and professional journalist, Michel Skettino. After 25 years of continual success in the music industry, STYX remains an enormously successful rock band, touring the world every year for the last fifteen, and winning new fans around-the-world with each successive appearance.; With four consecutive triple-platinum albums and 25 million in record sales, a natural market exists for this new book title, and with STYX' millions of fans worlwide, along with ongoing concerts being performed constantly in this country and abroad (attracting even greater audiences and younger fans), the telling of this story is both timely and is sure to speak to both gay audiences and adoring fans of rock and roll.