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Summary: "Rush is one of rock's most influential bands. Ranked third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the band enjoys a devoted following by legions around the world and is revered by generations of musicians. Yet, their incredible success story has, up to this point, remained largely untold. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rush Doc Films, Inc. 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RUS

Kopp, Bill

Summary: In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett's departure, but it went on to release landmark albums that continue to influence generations of musicians and fans. Reinventing Pink Floyd follows the path taken by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 KOP

Browne, David

Summary: Fifty years after they first came together and changed the sound of rock 'n' roll, the Grateful Dead remain one of rock's most beloved bands—a musical and cultural phenomenon that spans generations and paved the way for everything from the world of jam bands and the idea of independently released music to social networking. Much has been written about the band, but nothing quite as vibrant and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.7 BRO

Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: Explores the history of rock music and features the famous bands associated with each stage, including Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 781.6609 KAL

Kristiansen, Jon

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Summary: Twenty-five years of Norway's Slayer Mag on heavy metal music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bazillion Points Books 2011

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Summary: Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself the documentary explores the publication's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CRE

Summary: Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC EVE

Courrier, Kevin

Summary: In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica, a double-album featuring 28 stream-of-consciousness songs filled with abstract rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered the pop landscape. Yet even if the album did cast its radical vision over the future of music, much of the record's artistic strength is actually drawn from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 2007

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Astor, Peter

Summary: "To wander the streets of a bankrupt, often lawless, New York City in the early 1970's wearing a tee shirt with PLEASE KILL ME written on it was an act of arch nihilism, and one often recounted in the first reports of Richard Hell filtering into pre-punk UK. Pete Astor, an archly nihilistic teenager himself at the time, was most impressed. The fact that it emerged (after many years) that Hell...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2014

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flame Tree Pub. 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 781.66 DEF

Summary: "From rock's backpages, the online library of rock and roll. Comes this anthology of timeless rock writing from the good to the bad to the plain ugly. The sound and the fury spans four decades and comes at rock and roll from all angles, among the pieces ..."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780 SOU

Summary: Two documentaries on the British band, including recent interviews with Daltrey and Townshend and clips of live performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC AMA

Petty, Tom & The Heartbrekers

Summary: This documentary chronicles the life and career of American rock musician Tom Petty and his band covering a 30 year history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Reprise 2008

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Eddy, Chuck.

Summary: "Chuck Eddy is one of the most entertaining, idiosyncratic, influential, and prolific music critics of the past three decades...Rock and Roll Always Forgets features the best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by this singular critic."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.64 EDD

Staebler, Christian

Summary: "Brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas were talented Native American rock musicians that took the 1960s Sunset Strip by storm. They influenced The Doors and jammed with Jimmy Hendrix before he was "Jimi," and the idea of a band made up of all Native Americans soon followed. Determined to control their creative vision and maintain their cultural identity, they eventually signed a deal with Epic Records...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Idea and Design Works 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 STA

Bentley, Bill

Summary: In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 781.5 BEN

Reiff, Corbin

Summary: Music lovers know there's something magical about seeing the right band at the right time. Some phenomenal gigs showcase a key artist on the rise or a mega-star at the top of their game. Others capture the cultural zeitgeist or bring together multiple heavy-hitters. Lighters in the Sky features transcendent moments from music legends, from the King of Rock 'n' Roll and the King of Pop to Queen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lesser Gods 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 REI

Goldstein, Richard

Summary: "In 1966, at the ripe age of 22, Richard Goldstein approached The Village Voice with a novel idea. "I want to be a rock critic," he said. "What's that?" the editor replied. It was a logical question, since rock criticism didn't yet exist. In the weekly column he would produce for the Voice, Goldstein became the first person to write regularly in a major publication about the music that changed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2015

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Robinson, Lisa

Summary: An influential music columnist for"The New York Post" presents an insider's assessment of major rock-and-roll personalities while tracing her career and the genre's evolution throughout the past four decades.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBINSON, LISA ROB

Summary: A track-by-track look at the making of the 1973 album; includes rehearsal and demo versions of some selections, interviews with band mambers, and commentary by album engineer Alan Parsons.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Eagle Vision 2003

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC PIN

Summary: A cross section of metal music from the earliest days to the branching out into dozens of specialized forms across America and Europe. Includes interviews with more than 300 artists, producers and experts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metal Evolution Productions 2012

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC MET

Evans, Mike

Summary: Charts the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 EVA

Summary: "Elvis by the Presleys is the most revealing and poignant video portrait we will ever see of the artist as husband, father and friend. As never before, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley, along with members of Elvis' family and extended family, freely share their own stories, emotions and intimate memories on camera, and they allow us to enjoy home-movie footage of Elvis never before...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2005

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Guralnick, Peter

Summary: "Peter Guralnick's remarkable work... covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. "You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us," rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick's earlier work in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.92 GUR

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