The world’s great guitar players could play actual pieces of crap and still amaze us with their musical ability. Meanwhile, the rest of us; the talentless masses, can occupy ourselves with fetishizing the instrument itself. And this is the book for us, featuring images, and stories about the most iconic axes from the collections of stars like Eddie Van Halen, Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, & more.
Now that all but a tiny fraction of our planet is a smoldering toxic dump on the verge of collapse we can look to this 125th Anniversary collection from National Geographic to remember what life was once like on planet earth. This limited 3-volume set celebrates the mag’s best documentation of science, history, culture, wildlife, and travel and contains more than 1500 images.
If you think your job/life is a stress fest, consider that Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield spent nearly 4000 hours in outer space and lived to tell the tale. In his new book he offers words of wisdom about ingenuity, determination, and being prepared for anything.
19-year NBA veteran, 10-year all-star and the league record holder for assists, John Stockton, was one of the best to ever play pro hoops. His new autobiography offers readers a look at life on and off the court for the legendary Jazz point guard.
A hundred years ago college football was about the game. Today, it’s like everything else: a corrupt mess controlled by suited dicks trying to extract maximum payoff from a billion-dollar business. And this, unlike the mechanics of the game itself, could actually make for some interesting reading.
George Lucas plowed through over 150,000 frames of film from the first 3 Star Wars films to select & assemble a collection of stunning still images from the making of the movies. The result is Star Wars: Frames, a hardcover collection of 1416 images; the first volume in a 2-part collection.
Nicholson has been one Hollywood’s biggest stars for decades and much of his illustrious career has been about boring crap like blockbuster movies. The other stuff: like benders with Dennis Hopper, wild nights on the town with Warren Beatty, and the nonstop pursuit of Hollywood’s hottest women will make this biography worth reading.
The Howard Stern Show just hasn’t been the same since Artie Lange left. Instead of moving on to bigger & better things as one of America’s most beloved comics, the big, fat funny man fell victim to heroin & coke addiction, and disappeared. Amazingly, Artie recovered and put the whole crazy story down on paper in his new book Crash & Burn.
When it comes to B-grade splatter flicks, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the prototype. This book by renowned author and the actor who played the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, takes readers through the film’s creation, 1974 release and subsequent evolution into a cult classic.
Now that the flood of James Bond 50th Anniversary ephemera has begun to recede, something new emerges from the Bond vault – a new biography on Ian Fleming, the British aristocrat, intelligence officer, and James Bond creator. Andrew Lycett tells all the details of his dramatic, marvelous and mysterious, yet short life.