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Proud to be working with Metallica, one of the all-time greats!
07/10/2019

Proud to be working with Metallica, one of the all-time greats!

We’re having a bit of fun with our latest book release, “The ABCs of Metallica,” available in stores and online on November 26th. Not only do you get a rhyming, illustrated history of Metallica from A to Z, but a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go directly to the All Within My Hands Foundation, assisting us in supporting workforce education and the fight against hunger.

Visit metallica.com/abcs to pre-order your copy!

Post Hill Press
04/01/2019

Post Hill Press

Discover the amazing relationship between the world's most famous band and America's most famous city!

Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue explores the history of the Rolling stones through the eyes of New York City and highlights the remarkable impact the city has had on the band's music and career.

Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue is available now for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or wherever books are sold: http://amzn.com/1642930393

Coming in May! Hip-Hop Alphabet 2.
01/06/2019

Coming in May! Hip-Hop Alphabet 2.

Nick Menza
12/14/2018

Nick Menza

Tomorrow is the official release date of Megalife: The Autobiography Of Nick Menza. The last words and testament of the late legendary drummer including his uncensored take on his tumultuous relationship with Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine. Megalife will be available at Barnes & Noble, or wherever books are sold:

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Megalife/J-Marshall-Craig/9781642930498

Post Hill Press
12/14/2018

Post Hill Press

We're pleased to announce the release of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza, the uncensored final testament of one of rock's great drummers as well as an unflinching look at life in Megadeth.

Available at Barnes & Noble stores and here: http://amzn.com/1642930490

Great piece by our author Corbin Reiff.
11/01/2018
Rolling Stone

Great piece by our author Corbin Reiff.

With the release of a new career-spanning Chris Cornell box set, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil explains how the track list came together and shares memories of his late friend.

Keyboard Magazine
11/01/2018
Keyboard Magazine

Keyboard Magazine

"In a world of overnight celebrity and forgotten internet influencers, Toto's Steve Lukather earned his 'guitar wizard' status the old-fashioned way. He worked for it." Read our review of "The Gospel According to Luke."

Post Hill Press
10/07/2018

Post Hill Press

HE WAS THERE!

We are so excited about the upcoming release of The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert by the former US Manager of their Apple Records, Ken Mansfield.

Available for pre-order here: http://amzn.com/1682617572

Post Hill Press
09/19/2018

Post Hill Press

The Gospel According to Luke, Steve Lukather’s “engrossing memoir” (Entertainment Weekly) is a great read and a great gift for any music fan. Guitar World calls it "... an engaging, hilarious and at times tender look into the life of one of music's most accomplished guitarists and session players...”

Available here: http://bit.ly/LukatherBook

Our Hip Hop Alphabet book as seen at the opulent baby shower for Cardi B and Offset. Featured in Vogue.
07/02/2018

Our Hip Hop Alphabet book as seen at the opulent baby shower for Cardi B and Offset. Featured in Vogue.

The Current
04/12/2018
The Current

The Current

We're thinking about incredible live performances this week with the announcement of the full Rock the Garden lineup — so Jay Gabler's #RockAndRollBookClub pick is a book about the best shows from each year 1960-2016.

great interview with extraordinary guitarist Steve Lukather.
04/03/2018
Episode 64 - Steve Lukather

great interview with extraordinary guitarist Steve Lukather.

Presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA and their E-Series in-ear monitoring headphones, Grammy-winning guitarist STEVE LUKATHER reflects on five years as a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, and 40 years on

Effortless. Elegant. Extraordinary. The greatest male voice of all time should have been 87 today. The music we've misse...
01/22/2018

Effortless. Elegant. Extraordinary. The greatest male voice of all time should have been 87 today. The music we've missed. "Nothin' can ever change the love I have for you" Sam Cooke.

Our title My Riot by Roger Miret of Agnostic Front cited as one of the best reads of 2017.
01/19/2018
Bad Feeling Magazine

Our title My Riot by Roger Miret of Agnostic Front cited as one of the best reads of 2017.

Looking for some great winter reads? Check out our list of the best pop culture books of 2017 below!

Bazillion Points Books Edge Book By Tony Rettman Grady Hendrix Too Much Horror Fiction Insight Editions Quirk Books Caseen Gaines Lizzy Goodman Roger Miret Lesser Gods Joe Hagan

Thanks to Howie and the folks at Rivington Guitars for a great singing last night for Cody Smyth Photography and his boo...
01/19/2018

Thanks to Howie and the folks at Rivington Guitars for a great singing last night for Cody Smyth Photography and his book on The Strokes. The Strokes: The First Ten Years. This is the legendary shop where the guys get many of their guitars.

01/16/2018
"I hear the train a comin', it's rollin' round the bend." 50 years ago, on January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash took the stage ...
01/12/2018

"I hear the train a comin', it's rollin' round the bend." 50 years ago, on January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash took the stage at Folsom Prison to create one of the most enduring albums in the history of rock and/or country.

"Trouble In Mind is a fascinating dive into one of modern music’s biggest head scratchers. The book also pairs perfectly...
01/10/2018
Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years by Clinton Heylin (Book) - NeuFutur Magazine

"Trouble In Mind is a fascinating dive into one of modern music’s biggest head scratchers. The book also pairs perfectly with the Trouble No More live sets."

One of the most interesting phases in the life of one of music’s most interesting talents was Bob Dylan’s conversion from a Jewish liberal to an Evangelical Christian. Although the phase seemingly lasted only a few years, it’s a spiritual move that’s still being dissected more than 30 years ...

Remember that Kanye can do anything. Nicely filled in by @Timbo_Slice_00 on Twitter. Color Me Kanye.
12/22/2017

Remember that Kanye can do anything. Nicely filled in by @Timbo_Slice_00 on Twitter. Color Me Kanye.

Pacific San Diego puts Lighters in the Sky atop their gift guide for music fans. "Reiff details a solid spectrum of conc...
12/21/2017
Gift guide: Music for your eyes

Pacific San Diego puts Lighters in the Sky atop their gift guide for music fans. "Reiff details a solid spectrum of concerts that is sure to engage live music junkies of all ages." Jerry tokes in support!

12/14/2017
Hip-Hop Alphabet DMC Spot

The legendary DMC highly recommends Hip-Hop Alphabet for you and your young ones!

The King DMC representing for the groundbreaking children's book Hip-Hop Alphabet

SMOKE SNORT SWALLOW SHOOT determined unfit reading for Inmates of The Arizona Department of Corrections. Cited for offen...
12/13/2017

SMOKE SNORT SWALLOW SHOOT determined unfit reading for Inmates of The Arizona Department of Corrections. Cited for offensive instances of sexuality and drug use. Glad to hear someone's reading it! Full letter attached.

Pantone named a “deep purple” the color of the year. Stay on trend with HIGHWAY STAR by Deep Purple's Ian Gillan. Read a...
12/08/2017

Pantone named a “deep purple” the color of the year. Stay on trend with HIGHWAY STAR by Deep Purple's Ian Gillan. Read an exclusive chapter from one of "the year's best rock books" (Loudwire): http://bit.ly/HighwayStar

A great gift for fans of Bob Dylan and those curious about "The Gospel Years," "Trouble in Mind documents the tours and ...
12/07/2017

A great gift for fans of Bob Dylan and those curious about "The Gospel Years," "Trouble in Mind documents the tours and recording sessions with an obsessive detail that . . . encourages the reader to come at it all afresh. . . . his interrogation of what it was all for is, to fans like me, highly illuminating." -NewStatesman. Preview the book here: http://bit.ly/DylansGospelYears

Crave recommends LAST OF THE GIANTS in their holiday gift guide: “Guns N’ Roses are back on tour, but why see the past-t...
12/06/2017

Crave recommends LAST OF THE GIANTS in their holiday gift guide: “Guns N’ Roses are back on tour, but why see the past-their-prime version when you can relive their glory days through the eyes of Mick Wall, the ‘world’s most famous rock and heavy metal writer’?” See the list: http://bit.ly/2B7N8TJ. Read exclusive previews: http://bit.ly/GunsNRosesbio

California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado! MY RIOT by Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn will be available for purchase and ...
12/01/2017

California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado! MY RIOT by Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn will be available for purchase and Roger will be signing copies at shows on Agnostic Front's tour, starting next week. More info: http://bit.ly/MiretMyRiot

Looking for a great gift for the one in your life who loves sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll? Consider this "wildly entertaini...
11/29/2017

Looking for a great gift for the one in your life who loves sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll? Consider this "wildly entertaining read" that is "About as addicting as some of the drug addled personalities that inhabit these grimy pages." The legendary exploits of some of rock's most notorious stars, from the Glimmer Twins to the Toxic Twins, Guns N' Roses to Motley Crue, Johnny Cash to Anthony Kiedis. Preview here: bit.ly/SmkSnrtSwllwSht

Rolling Stone has a great piece about what's next for Guns N' Roses: rol.st/2zNsjwo. Read LAST OF THE GIANTS for "the mo...
11/28/2017

Rolling Stone has a great piece about what's next for Guns N' Roses: rol.st/2zNsjwo. Read LAST OF THE GIANTS for "the most complete and accurate portrait on the band ever published." More info: http://bit.ly/GunsNRosesbio

Congrats to Metallica, Bob Dylan, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Zayn on the Grammy nominations. Lesser Gods published boo...
11/28/2017

Congrats to Metallica, Bob Dylan, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Zayn on the Grammy nominations. Lesser Gods published books about all of them in the last year. Check out our books page to find something for music lovers of all stripes! http://www.lessergodsbooks.com/books/

Metal Injection recommends our photo book A VULGAR DISPLAY OF PANTERA in their "ultimate guide of sweet gifts for blaste...
11/28/2017
The Definitive Heavy Metal Holiday Gift Guide 2017 - Metal Injection

Metal Injection recommends our photo book A VULGAR DISPLAY OF PANTERA in their "ultimate guide of sweet gifts for blasters, shredders and thrashers." It's "for the Dimebag fans among us." http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-merch/definitive-heavy-metal-holiday-gift-guide-2017 More info: http://www.lessergodsbooks.com/book/a-vulgar-display-of-pantera/

Killer gift ideas from Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Amon Amarth and more.

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