So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life

Author: Jacob Slichter

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767919017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8159

A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball. After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful musician friends to form a band that became Semisonic. Who could forget the smash single “Closing Time,” a runaway hit in 1998 that thrust Jake and his bandmates into the international spotlight and helped them sell over two million albums worldwide? But along the road to fame and success came bewilderment and personal chaos: How will we ever get a record deal? Which record company is the best? The worst? Do I really have to wear these ridiculous boots? Why isn’t radio playing our song? What if I have a panic attack right here on stage? What should I write on this fan’s CD? Am I famous? Why isn’t the video director getting more shots of me? Did I say the wrong thing during that interview? Help! So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star is a telling and witty look at what happens just before and during one's time in the spotlight. Jake takes readers on a step-by-step journey of his evolution from fledgling drummer to globetrotting performer and proves to be the perfect guide—feisty and humbled—to the inner workings of the music industry and instant celebrity. So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star speaks to all of us who dream again and again of rock superstardom and shows how one kid can go from picking up a pair of drumsticks to picking up a platinum record.

Becoming a Graphic Designer

A Guide to Careers in Design

Author: Steven Heller,Teresa Fernandes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470148683

Category: Design

Page: 368

View: 5837

Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business

Author: Jeff Carlisi,Dan Lipson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470480885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5854

Praise for JAM! "Breaking into the music business is difficult at best; sustaining success even more so. Jeff Carlisi is both a musician and a businessman, and he and Dan Lipson have penned an entertaining and extremely useful book. Read JAM!, and you should be blowing your competition off the stage in no time." —Terry Stewart, president and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum "Jeff Carlisi's story is worth a book all by itself. But combine it with Dan Lipson's sound and practical business advice, and you've got a combination that's indispensable for any executive looking to make some noise of their own. Highly recommended."—Dave Sutton, founder and managing partner, TopRight Strategic Marketing, and coauthor, Enterprise Marketing Management "We've all dreamed of standing on stage before a packed house of screaming fans. Jeff Carlisi has done it, and he and Dan Lipson have built a business dedicated to giving that experience to kids and executives alike. The two of them have crafted a business advice book unlike any other, one that will help you find your own spotlight."—Gary Byrd, president and CEO, Pratt Financial Services "Bands that make great music do so with lots of practice, a keen sense of vision, creativity, and the ability within the group to listen and play parts. The same holds true in great organizations. Jeff and Dan understand this, and do a great job of communicating the magic that occurs when individuals within an organization tune up, tune in, and listen to each other playing their directed parts."—LARRY THOMAS, chairman emeritus, Guitar Center Inc. "In the entertainment world, there's almost always a difference between the persona that you see and the real persona. Not with Jeff. He's the same guy on and off stage, and he's had his eyes wide open his whole career. He and Dan offer the kind of practical business advice that anyone can use. You'll learn a lot from Jeff's story."—John W. Mecom, Jr., former owner of the New Orleans Saints

Make Me a Star

Industry Insiders Tell How to Make the Cut, Make the Deal, and Make It in Music

Author: Anastasia Brown,Brian Mansfield

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418589845

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 4720

Talent is not enough to make it in the music business, and the insights, tips, and techniques in Make Me A Star will give readers the edge they need to stand out to even the toughest judges - on television or anywhere in the music business. Anastasia Brown, music producer and judge of Nashville Star, provides the insight anyone wanting to make it in the music business needs to know, whether through music contests or going the traditional route. From creating a memorable first impression to planning a winning strategy for sustained success, every step of the process is addressed. Behind the scenes stories of what worked (and what didn't) from such performers as Keith Urban, Reba McIntire, Carrie Underwood, and many more show the human side of the journey. Make Me a Star helps the reader determine his or her strengths and gives advice based on those strengths. Each chapter will also include insight from top producers, agents, publicists, and stylists. "They say a smart man learns from his mistakes but a wise man learns from another's mistakes. Some pitfalls are necessary for an artist's development, but not all. The stories and advice within these pages are not merely rhetoric or theory - they are hard-fought and hard-won experiences from those who've been in the trenches." ---Keith Urban

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307593627

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6264

NATIONAL BESTSELLER National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Best Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

Life

Author: Keith Richards

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641051746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 6074

Ein großes Leben – der Rolling Stone erzählt Bei den Rolling Stones erschuf Keith Richards die Songs, die die Welt veränderten. Sein Leben ist purer Rock’n’Roll. Jetzt endlich erzählt er selbst seine atemberaubende Geschichte inmitten eines »crossfire hurricane«. Und er tut dies mit einer entwaffnenden Ehrlichkeit, die bis heute sein Markenzeichen geblieben ist. Die Geschichte, auf die wir alle gewartet haben – unverwechselbar, kompromisslos und authentisch. Wie er als Kind in England die Platten von Chuck Berry und Muddy Waters rauf und runter hörte. Wie er Gitarre lernte und mit Mick Jagger und Brian Jones die bis heute größte Rockband aller Zeiten gründete – die Rolling Stones. Er berichtet von dem frühen Ruhm und den berüchtigten Drogen-Razzien, die ihm sein Image als ewiger Rebell und Volksheld einbrachten. Wie er die unsterblichen Riffs zu Songs wie »Jumpin’ Jack Flash« oder »Honky Tonk Women« erfand. Die Beziehung mit Anita Pallenberg und der tragische Tod von Brian Jones. Die Flucht vor der Steuerfahndung nach Frankreich, die legendären Konzerte und Tourneen in den USA. Isolation und Sucht. Die Liebe zu Patti Hansen. Streitereien mit Mick Jagger und die anschließende Versöhnung. Heirat, Familie, die Soloalben und die Xpensive Winos – und das, was am Ende bleibt.

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean’s “American Pie”

Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600368

Category: Music

Page: 221

View: 4773

Since its release in 1971, Don McLean’s song “American Pie” has become an indelible part of U.S. culture. It has sparked countless debates about the references within the lyrics; been celebrated as a chronicle of American life from the late 1950s through the early 1970s; and has become iconic itself as it has been remade, parodied, and referenced within numerous texts and forums. This volume offers a set of new essays that focus on the cultural and historical significance of the song. Representing a variety of perspectives and fields of study, the essays address such topics as historical and literary interpretations of the song’s lyrics, its musical qualities, the commentary the song offers on rock and roll history, the continuing significance of the song, and the ways in which the song has been used by various writers and artists. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Memories

True and Tall Tales of the Glory Days, Told by Musicians, DJs, Promoters, and Fans Who Made the Scene in the '60s, '70s, and '80s

Author: Carlo Wolff

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 188622899X

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 3754

Music fans who grew up with Rock and Roll in Cleveland remember a golden age. We were young, so was the music, and the sense of freedom and excitement the Rock and Roll scene delivered was electric. There were so many great clubs, like the Agora, where every big band seemed to break in the 1970s. The trendsetting radio stations, from A.M.'s WIXY to F.M.'s groundbreaking "Home of the Buzzard," WMMS. And all those memorable shows. The free Coffee Break Concerts--remember Sprinsteen just when he hit it big? The gigantic World Series of Rock. Nights on the lawn at Blossom (including local favorites the Michael Stanley Band and their record-setting sellout streak). This book collects the favorite memories of Clevelanders who made the scene: fans, musicians, DJs, reporters, club owners, and more. Includes rare photographs and other memorabilia such as concert posters, bumper stickers, pins, and ticket stubs.

Rock Song Index

The 7500 Most Important Songs for the Rock and Roll Era

Author: Bruce Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135463034

Category: Music

Page: 704

View: 3069

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die Geschichte des Rock 'n' Roll in zehn Songs

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 315960876X

Category: Music

Page: 292

View: 2832

Was haben Songs von Buddy Holly mit dem Tod der Beatles zu tun? Wie schafft es der Etta-James-Klassiker »All I Could Do Was Cry«, Leben von Beyoncé als Lüge-für-Geld zu entlarven, nur weil sie den Song grandios umsetzt? Und warum ist die von Amy Winehouse gesungene Version von »To Know Him Is To Love Him« originaler als das Original? Wie wird »Transmission« in einem Graham-Greene-Remake von 2010 nachträglich vorweggenommen? Greil Marcus begibt sich auf eine archäologische Spurensuche durch die Geschichte des Rock 'n' Roll und stellt verblüffende Zusammenhänge her. Denn für ihn sind Songs nicht einfach nur Werke einzelner Künstler, sondern Kraftzentren, die ein Eigenleben führen. Sie verklingen nicht, werden weitergespielt und erwachen in anderen Zusammenhängen immer wieder zu neuem Leben. Der Band ist die Quintessenz von Marcus' lebenslanger Beschäftigung mit dem Rock 'n' Roll. Seine rückhaltlose Begeisterung für populäre Musik steckt an: Ein faszinierender Spaziergang durch die Popmusik und damit durch die amerikanische Populärkultur.

Grit, Noise, & Revolution

The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll

Author: David A. Carson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472031900

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 1435

The lives of the hard-rocking musicians influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage are spotlighted in the story of some of the great garage-inspired, blue-collar rock 'n' roll bands that exemplified the Detroit rock sound.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Ariston

ISBN: 3641190665

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8325

Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Прошу, убей меня!

Author: Легс Макнил,Джиллиан Маккейн

Publisher: Альпина Паблишер

ISBN: 5961425010

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2783

«Прошу, убей меня!» — собрание правдивых скандальнейших историй из уст в уста от непосредственных участников событий, отражающих процесс становления, расцвета и агонии американской панк-сцены, начиная со взрывной деятельности «Фабрики» Энди Уорхола и Velvet Underground, минуя рок-н-ролльных отморозков MC5 и The Stooges Игги Попа, исступленных поэтов Патти Смит и Ричарда Хелла, эпатаж New York Dolls, драйв Ramones и кончая арт-провокациями Малькольма Макларена и трагедией Сида Вишеса. Документальный роман – «отчет о проделанной работе» в духе «секса, наркотиков и рок-н-ролла», повествование о ярких безумных жизнях и ранних безвременных уходах, невиданных взлетах и столь же стремительных падениях. Как говорил Егор Летов: «Эта книга обязательно должна быть на столе у всех наших».

Psychic Confusion: The Sonic Youth Story

Author: Stevie Chick

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120549

Category: Music

Page: 282

View: 8415

In the early 80s Sonic Youth regenerated the spirit of punk by creating their own spectacular brand of noise rock. Without them, much of the independent rock community that followed would never have come into being and it was a direct result of their influence that Nirvana releases Nevermind on a major label. Drawing on interviews with the group and the people closest to them, Steve Chick gives a fascinating insight into this most fearless and adventurous of bands, charting their revolutionary path and exploring the aftershocks they left both on pop culture and the counter-culture.

Going Pro

Developing a Professional Career in the Music Industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793595945

Category: Music

Page: 194

View: 7393

(Musicians Institute Press). This handy guide provides everything you need to know to go pro, including information about personal managers, music attorneys, business managers and booking agents, record companies, A&R, publishing, songwriting, demo tapes and press kits, self-promotion, and much more. A must for all musicians!

The Filthy Truth

Author: Andrew Dice Clay,David Ritz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5526

From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography fans have been waiting for. Andrew Dice Clay’s raw and uncensored stand-up comedy has shocked and entertained audiences for decades and continues to do so to this day. When he released his debut album, Dice, in 1989, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” His material stretched the boundaries of decency and good taste to their breaking point, and in turn he became the biggest stand-up comic in the world. But Dice’s meteoric rise and spectacular fame brought on a furious backlash from the media and critics. By the mid-nineties, though still playing to packed audiences, the turmoil in his personal life, plus attacks from every activist group imaginable, led him to make the decision to step out of the spotlight and put the focus on raising his boys. The Diceman was knocked down, but not out. Taking inspiration from what Frank Sinatra once told him—“You work for your fans, not the media. The media gets their tickets for free”—Dice has bounced back with critically acclaimed roles and is once again playing to sold-out audiences. Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, The Filthy Truth sets the record straight and gives fans plenty of never-before-shared stories from his career and his friendships with Howard Stern, Sam Kinison, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Axl Rose, and countless others.

Das Ende des Vandalismus

Roman

Author: Tom Drury,Gerhard Falkner

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608937039

Category:

Page: 399

View: 3972

The Essential Rock Discography

Author: Martin Charles Strong

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pop music

Page: 1250

View: 8505

Covers British and American artists and groups, including a biography or history and chronological discographical listings in each entry.

Ein bisschen blutig

Neue Geständnisse eines Küchenchefs

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641060397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4568

Ein Buch wie ein Messer – scharf, kompromisslos und ein bisschen blutig Er führte ein Millionenpublikum hinter die Fassade der Nobel Cuisine – und zeigte uns die infernalischen Abgründe der Gastronomie. Seine Küche im legendären „Les Halles” in New York City war von derselben Leidenschaft, Besessenheit und Kompromisslosigkeit durchströmt wie die Bücher, die ihn auch als Autor weltberühmt machten – allen voran »Geständnisse eines Küchenchefs«. Heute, ein Jahrzehnt später, sind ratgebende Starköche medienpräsenter als schaumschlagende Politiker. Das Kochen ist vom Handwerk zum Hobby und schließlich zur Lifestyle-Rubrik mutiert – zur quotenheischenden Wohlfühlberieselung. In seinem neuen Buch rechnet Anthony Bourdain mit diesem „Imperium der Mittelmäßigkeit” ab und erinnert daran, was in einer Küche fließen muss. Nicht Balsamicoreduktion, sondern Blut, Schweiß und Tränen. Mit 28 Jahren Berufserfahrung in den härtesten Küchen der Welt, der Zen-Weisheit eines Lebenskünstlers und dem ungetrübten Blick eines Outlaws gibt Bourdain schnörkellose Antworten auf brennende Fragen. Warum bezahlen die reichsten Menschen der Welt verlässlich Unsummen für den schlechtesten Fraß? Warum machen die renommiertesten Köche Werbung für den größten Schrott? Was muss jeder Mensch kochen können, um als mündiger Bürger durchzugehen? Anthony Bourdains Aufruf für eine neue Küche ist denkbar einfach: weniger Bullshit, mehr Genuss!