Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top 5 Rock Biographies

If you want a more detailed information about your rock idol's biography, then you have to pay a visit to a local bookshop and start reading your idol's biography. Some rock icons' stories are inspirational, some are dark, and some are tragic, but still, it is interesting to find out what our rock star's life's like. How do they handle being a rock star, what do they do, and how do they feel being attached to "The Rockstar" label. I've listed My Top 5 Rock idol's biography for you to have something to start with. Let's sit back, relax, and meet our rock idol "backstage".

Heavier than Heaven - A 2001 biography of Kurt Cobain, the grunge rock band Nirvana's frontman, was written by Charles R. Cross. Cross made 400 interviews and was granted by Kurt's widow Courtney Love to access the private private photos, journals and lyrics. The book's title was taken from Nirvana's tour with the band Tad in UK. Tad's Lead singer Tad Doyle was very obese; the name which was thought up by the tour promoters, was meant in part to poke fun at the inaccurate idea that Tad alone weighed more than all of the members of Nirvana put together. It also summed both Nirvana's heavy sound and Tad Doyle's heavy weight.

The Beatles Anthology - A book which is part of The Beatles Anthology Film project which was released on October 2000. It includes interviews of all the band's members and over 1200 rare photos. It also contain imaginative artwork throughout, and visually impressive and colorful spreads featuring graphics relevant to the proceeding chronology, photographic arrays and a variety of text styles and layouts. It went straight to New York Time's Best seller books of all time.

Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley - The Classic biography of the reggae legend Bob Marley, written by Timothy White. It contains an appendix to the new edition chronicles Marley's legacy in recent years, as well as the ongoing controversy over the possibility that Marley's remains might be exhumed from Nine Mile, Jamaica, and reburied in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where hundreds of Rastafarians live. The new edition also contains an expanded discography and is factually updated throughout.

Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica - Mick Wall’s thoroughly researched, insightful work is enriched by his interviews with band members, record company execs, roadies, and fellow musicians. He tells the story of how a tennis-playing, music-loving Danish immigrant named Lars Ulrich created a band with singer James Hetfield and made his dreams a reality. Enter Night follows the band through tragedy and triumph, from the bus crash that killed their bassist Cliff Burton in 1986 to the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster, and on to their current status as the leaders of the Big Four festival that played to a million fans in Britain and Europe and continues in the U.S. in 2011. (Book Description)

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley - Written by Peter Guralnick, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. (Book Description)


Credits: Amazon (Kurt Cobain image), (The Beatles image), (Bob Marley image), (Metallica image),

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