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Comic books in 'Rock n Roll Biographies'

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    Dave Grohl Nothing to Lose SC (2011 Updated Edition) 1-1ST

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    Updated (4th) Edition - 1st printing. By Michael Heatley.Dave Grohl is no ordinary musician. Having helped power Nirvana to legendary status from behind his drum kit, adding the necessary drive to Kurt Cobain's genre-defining grunge anthems, he then switched instruments to become guitarist, singer, songwriter and frontman of Foo Fighters. This unique and critically acclaimed quartet has enjoyed more than a decade of success and shows no sign of stalling. This book traces Grohl's history from schoolboy to superstar, examining his musical roots and motivation to remain at the top of his tree. It also reveals how the Nirvana experience taught him to keep the press at bay, offering an insight into the private man behind the "all-American nice guy" image. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 296 pages, Text (with 16 pages of full color, photos). Cover price $12.95.

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    Led Zeppelin When Giants Walked the Earth SC (2010) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Mick Wall. The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday. Veteran rock journalist Mick Wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by rock ?n' roll standards. Led Zeppelin was the last great band of the 1960s and the first great band of the 1970s?and When Giants Walked the Earth is the full, enthralling story of Zep from the inside, written by a former confidante of both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Rich and revealing, it bores into not only the disaster, addiction and death that haunted the band but also into the real relationship between Page and Plant, including how it was influenced by Page's interest in the occult. Comprehensive and yet intimately detailed, When Giants Walked the Earth literally gets into the principals' heads to bring to life both an unforgettable band and an unrepeatable slice of rock history. Softcover, 504 pages, Text (with B&W and full color photos). Cover price $17.99.

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    Let There Be GWAR HC (2015 Gingko Press) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman. Let There Be GWAR will give fans the world over the most comprehensive guide to the greatest band ever created. Covering the beginning of time at The Dairy in Richmond Virginia, where the band first met, to their eventual spread across the land like a disease, this book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR. Let There Be GWAR takes you through the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera and interviews, chronicling their albums, comics and video in a blood-stained hardbound lux book. GWAR fans, known as Bohabs, will unite and delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this monstrous book. Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 352 pages, full color. Cover price $59.95.

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    Queen Complete Works SC (2012 Titan Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Georg Purvis. Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddy Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: * The Band – detailed insights into Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon * The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases * The Sessions – In depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Opera all the way to Made in Heaven * The Songs – hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities * The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show * The Videos – a complete guide to Queen's groundbreaking video work * The Movies – Flash Gordon, and other projects * Plus – the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more... Softcover, 480 pages, Text Only. Cover price $24.95.

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    Beatles Graphic GN (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by Hervé Bourhis. Hervé Bourhis turns his unique graphic talents to the legend of The Beatles, told from the very beginning. Bourhis' visual imagination illuminates the lives of each band member from their pre-Beatles youth to what would become a rock band of phenomenal worldwide fame. All of the epic details of their story are vividly evoked: the triumphs, the quarrels, the supreme musical creativity, and, of course, the inevitable break-up. Theirs was the ultimate rock band story and Hervé Bourhis has done it and them full justice in this superb and exuberant graphic biography. Softcover, 8-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $27.95.

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    Beatles Story HC (2018 Rebellion) 1-1ST Beatles Story HC (2018 Rebellion) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Written by Arthur Ranson. Art and cover by Angus P Allan.

    This was the very first graphic novel to chart the creation, evolution and break-up of the Fab Four, first published in 1981. The Beatles Story is an exceptionally drawn account of the band from one of the UK's leading artists of his generation, Arthur Ranson (Batman, Judge Dredd, Button Man). Written by Angus Allan it includes fascinating insights into Paul McCartney and John Lennon's first encounter, their early gigs in Hamburg's Kaiser Keller, through to the recording of the legendary Abbey Road album and the band's break-up. First published in the pages of legendary UK youth magazine Look In, this beautifully illustrated account is a treat for both the devoted Beatles admirer and new fans alike.

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 56 pages, B&W. Cover price $17.99.

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    Don McLean American Troubadour HC (2012) 1-1ST

    Signed and numbered by Don McLean - 1st printing. By Don McLean and Michael Cochran. This new deluxe coffee-table book is now available for a pre-publication price of $150. America's legendary singer-songwriter recounts the adventures of a lifetime, including the stories behind his songs "American Pie", "Vincent", "And I Love You So", and many other iconic songs that defined a generation. 382 pages, full color throughout, Don McLean tells his story in his own words, with hundreds of photographs of McLean at home and in concert all over the world. This is a large, heavy, 12"x9" hardcover which all Don McLean fans will enjoy. Each copy in this numbered edition of 1500 copies is signed personally by Don McLean. Low numbers are now available for immediate shipping. To see photos and text from DON MCLEAN-AMERICAN TROUBADOUR, go to the publisher's website russcochran.com Only 1500 copies are available worldwide, order now to get your copy. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 382 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,500 copies. Cover price $200.00.

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    Eagles Taking It to the Limit HC (2011 40th Anniversary) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. From their inception in 1971 through their smashingly successful 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden and the accompanying 2008-2010 international tour, The Eagles have seen it all and lived to tell about it. In Eagles, one of Americas top rock journalists delivers a comprehensive insider look at arguably the greatest American rock-and-roll band on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. From their origin and rise to fame, to the music, the recording sessions, the fights, the tours, the parties afterward and the hangovers that followed, Ben Fong-Torres covers it all backed by deft research, first-hand interviews, and a collection of fantastic photographs from some of the best rock photographers in the business.In the course of 40 years, the Eagles changed line-ups five times, split up twice, recorded seven highly successful albums, toured the world multiple times, released the top-selling rock album in American history, and sued each other. Their story is a uniquely American journey, and their legacy is assured for decades to come. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $30.00.

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    Elvis HC (2016 NBM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story and art by Philippe Chanoinat and Fabrice Le. Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single "That's All Right." Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of "The King's" humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom. It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog. Le Henanff's striking photo-quality painting reconstructs Elvis's life in a presentation that practically dances off the page! Hardcover, 9-in.x 11-in., 88 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

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    Gabba Gabba Hey: The Graphic Story of the Ramones GN (2013) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Jim McCarthy and Brian Williamson. The Ramones were the archetypal American punk band and this is their story, from their beginnings in Queens in 1974, through the burgeoning punk scene at CBGB's, the excitement of their first album, their brush with the unhinged genius of Phil Spector and the endless touring that saw them perform 2,263 concerts over a 22 year period. Set against a backdrop of New York facing bankruptcy and terrorised by Son of Sam, The Ramones tale takes in endless inter-band fighting and finally the tragic deaths of three of the founding members: Joey, Johnny, and Dee Dee. Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 8-in., 176 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

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    James Brown Black and Proud HC (2019 IDW) 1-1ST James Brown Black and Proud HC (2019 IDW) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Story and art by Xavier Fauthoux.

    Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country.

    Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.

    Hardcover, 136 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $24.99.

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    KISS 1977-1980 HC (2017 Rizzoli) 1-1ST KISS 1977-1980 HC (2017 Rizzoli) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Lynn Goldsmith. Chances are you've seen numerous iconic pictures by award-winning photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who has photographed every important rock musician and band of the late twentieth century: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, and Patti Smith, among many others. Published in conjunction with the band, KISS: 1977 - 1980 is the definitive photographic chronicle of KISS at the height of their popularity, showcasing the band on and off stage, in the photo studio, and in unguarded candid moments. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 336 pages, full color.

    NOTE: May or may NOT include Cover Sash. Cover price $55.00.

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    Kurt Cobain The Cobain Dossier SC (2006 Plexus) Revised Edition 1-1ST

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    Revised and Updated Edition - 1st printing. By Martin Clarke and Paul Woods. Kurt Cobain The Cobain Dossier brings together all the best writing about Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana both before and after his death. Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 176 pages, Text (with B&W Photos). Cover price $19.95.

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    Linkin Park: An Operator's Manual SC (2009 Chrome Dreams) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Neil Daniels. Showing how one of the most popular American rock bands of the third millennium has superseded the ambitions, talents, and durability of all their original Nu-Metal contemporaries, this is the first-ever chronicle to investigate the career of Linkin Park. Demonstrating how they have found such success, this account begins with a group biography before moving into a discussion of the bands music and detailing all of their albums and songs. Guides to past and present band members are also included, as well as information on recording and touring guests, music videos, tours, and films. The handbook concludes with a more personal collection of hundreds of quotes from and interviews with the band. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and band paraphernalia and featuring sidebars detailing intriguing tidbits, this is a visually stunning survey of a group that has been compared to legends such as Bon Jovi, U2, and Nirvana. Softcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 300 pages, Text.

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    Monk HC (2018 First Second) Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution 1-1ST Monk HC (2018 First Second) Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Story and art by Youssef Daoudi.

    She is Pannonica de Koenigswarter, British baroness of the Rothschild family. He is Thelonious Sphere Monk, a musical genius fighting against the whims of his troubled mind. Their enduring friendship begins in 1951 and ends only with Monk's death 1982. Set against the backdrop of New York in the 1950s, this graphic biography explores the rare alchemy between two brilliant beings separated by an ocean of social status, race, and culture, but united by an infinite love for music. Thoroughly researched by author Youssef Daoudi and rendered in his spontaneous, evocative pen and ink, Monk! seems to make visible jazz itself.

    Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 352 pages, 2C. Cover price $24.99.

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    Mustaine A Heavy Metal Memoir SC (2011 ItBooks) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. From his early, crazy days as a founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine has seen and experienced everything in the world of rock n' roll. From his young triumphs and ignominious ouster from the band for his hard-partying ways to his later rule over Megadeth, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, Mustaine tells it all. Outrageously candid and in-your-face, this is classic rock memoir in the vein of Slash, Motley Crue: The Dirt, and Sound of the Beast—an insider's look at the loud and sordid world of heavy metal. Now with a new chapter - Dave Mustaine is the first to admit that he's bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed metal version of a Dickensian life. Impoverished, transient childhood? Check. Abusive, alcoholic parent? Check. Mind-f**king religious weirdness (in his case the extremes of the Jehovah's Witnesses and satanism)? Check. Alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness? Check, check, Check. Soul-crushing professional and artistic setbacks? Check. Rehab? Check (seventeen times, give or take). Near-death experience? Check that one, too. James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. But here's the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it's there. Mustaine has battled it all to achieve dizzying heights. From the early, heady days of Metallica, being unceremoniously let go only to become a world-famous rock star—founder, front man, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (and de facto CEO) for Megadeth, one of the most popular bands in heavy metal—Mustaine's story will inspire, stun, and terrify. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 370 pages, B&W (with 8 pages of full color photos). Cover price $16.99.

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    Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder: None Too Fragile SC (2009 Plexus) 1-1ST

    Revised and Updated Edition - 1st printing.

    By Martin Clarke.

    In this biography Martin Clarke investigates one of the most popular and influential bands of our time and paints a detailed portrait of its enigmatic leader, Eddie Vedder.

    Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, Text (with B&W Photos).

    Cover price $19.99.

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    Rush The Making of a Farewell to Kings HC (2019 Fantoons) 1-1ST Rush The Making of a Farewell to Kings HC (2019 Fantoons) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Written by David Calcano and Lindsay Lee. Art by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero.

    RUSH, the well-known Canadian power trio, is one of the most influential rock bands of all-time, with more than 40 million records sold worldwide. This epic, fully authorized graphic novel chronicles the birth of Rush's classic album A Farewell to Kings. Relive the trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to "Closer to the Heart" and the majestic "Xanadu." The book features artwork and storytelling from Fantoons, with new input from Alex Lifeson (Rush guitar player) and Terry Brown (the producer of the album).

    Hardcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 144 pages, full color.

    Cover price $44.99.

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    Thank You A Tribute to Chris Cornell SC (2017 CreateSpace) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edited by Angela J. Maher. Thank You is a tribute to music legend Chris Cornell, written in the words of his international family of fans. Poems, reminiscences, letters, expressions of love and grief, the overwhelming theme is one of gratitude - to the singer, the songwriter, the man. The individual pieces join together to form a unique tapestry demonstrating the profound influence Chris has had on so many lives around the world. Raw, candid emotion and words written from the heart create beauty out of collective grief. This is a tribute, a love letter, and a legacy combined. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 448 pages, Text.

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    Tom Petty: An American Rock and Roll Story SC (2014 Guardian Express Media) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Nick Thomas. As the definitive biography of American-bred rocker Tom Petty, this book examines his extensive music career, his personal life and his many public battles. After a momentary but pivotal encounter with Elvis Presley at age 10, Tom Petty felt destined to pursue a career in rock and roll. Raised on a steady diet of Elvis and the Beatles, Petty left the safe confines of Gainesville in 1974 and headed for Los Angeles. Although Petty fared poorly with his early group Mudcrutch, he later formed the Heartbreakers. But with his career taking various twists and turns, Petty also thrived as a solo artist, a cofounder of the rock supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and a member of the reformed Mudcrutch. Along the way, Petty was forced to battle his own record company in court, nearly lost his life in a house fire, spent two years as a recluse after a painful divorce and became best friends with a former Beatle, George Harrison. As a prolific singer and songwriter, Tom Petty has remained at the top of his game for four decades with timeless rock anthems such as "Breakdown," "Refugee" and "I Won't Back Down." Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 292 pages, Text Only.

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    Complete ABBA SC (2012 Titan Books) A 40th Anniversary Celebration 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Simon Sheridan. All the singles, all the albums, all the tours, all the TV specials and movies... all the ABBA! For four decades ABBA - the combined talents of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - has been a global music phenomenon, clocking up record sales of over 360 million. Unquestionably one of the most respected and recognisable brands in pop, Scandinavia's all-conquering musical export actually remained together for only ten years but the group's influence resonates as much today as it did in the 1970s. Thanks to the global success of the musical Mamma Mia!, ABBA's hit songs are cherished by millions of new admirers, but it is the original recordings which set the bench-mark for 20th century pop. The beautiful, cascading melodies and unmistakable harmonies of `Dancing Queen', `SOS', `Take a Chance on Me' and `The Winner Takes It All' have a unique power to inspire passion and devotion in equal measure. For the very first time The Complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup's singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies. Beginning with their 1972 debut single `People Need Love', the book chronicles the band's incredible story right through to Björn and Benny's triumphant Thank You for the Music tribute concert held in London in 2009, and beyond, to 2012, the bands 40th anniversary. This is all the ABBA you'll ever need! Softcover, 240 pages, Text (with 16 pages of full color and B&W photos). Cover price $17.95.

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    Sex Pistols GN (2012 Omnibus Press) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Jim McCarthy. Art and cover by Steve Parkhouse. England's original punks explode from the pages with the same disrespect for authority that had the British establishment up in arms during the Queen's 25th anniversary jubilee. And no one would have enjoyed this take on the Sex Pistols more than the tale's real casualty, Sid Vicious, who devoured comics almost as much as he did the destructive stuff. Thanks to Steve Parkhouse's wonderfully vivid illustrations and Jim McCarthy's clever distillation of the script that rewrote rock 'n' roll and much else besides, the Pistols' story returns to the rough and tumble of the comic strip from which it derived so much of its initial inspiration. Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 96 pages, full color. Cover price $15.95.

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    Metallica Nothing Else Matters GN (2014 Overlook) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Written by Jim McCarthy. Art and cover by Brian Williamson.

    By far the most successful of thrash metal's original big four, incredibly Metallica have now been performing for over twenty years.

    Beginning with their initial underground success, Metallica: The Graphic Novel takes in all the highs (the amazing success of The Black Album, the nine Grammys, the over 100 million albums sold worldwide), the tragic lows (Cliff Burton's death in a bus crash, the rehab for alcohol and substance abuse), and the controversies (the Napster lawsuit).

    Throughout, Brian Willamson's stunning artwork and Jim McCarthy's incisive script perfectly capture the rollercoaster tale of the Metallica story.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 160 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.95.