For a short time in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots were the hottest band in the world. Sold out stadium tours and chart-topping hits. They were huge. Then drugs took hold and frontman Scott Weiland got dragged over a cliff. This is his story, from altar boy to angry teen to superstar to comeback kid, Weiland tells it all in this riveting, rollercoaster ride of rock’n’roll redemption.
Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.
There’s a fine line between hungover and “still drunk.” If you’re hungover you actually won’t read this book, you’ll just go to a diner and grease yourself back to life. But, if you’re still a little pickled, you might just get experimental in the kitchen. Compiled by Milton Crawford, this book is packed with great, booze-absorbing recipes plus witticisms, humor & sage advice for all you sorry bastards.
Go The F*&k To Sleep by California Book Award-winning author, Adam Mansbach, is a kid’s book for adults. It’s also a bedtime story you should NOT read to your kids. This book captures the familiar & unspoken tribulations parents endure in simply trying to put their kids to bed. One critic called it “pants-wettingly” funny. Sound good? Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, 32 pages.
Even if you never ’shroomed and listened to The Dark Side Of The Moon on repeat for 9 hours straight, there’s gotta be a few tunes on this album you know & love. Pink Floyd’s new box set features a re-mastered version of their chart-crushing album plus 5 more discs of live, rare, video and unreleased material. The set also includes two books: one of rare period photos, plus a bunch of collectible chotchkies.
In this gritty, action-packed thriller directed by Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK), actor James Woods plays a sleazy Photojournalist who is past his prime. Trying to revive his faltering career, he heads to El Salvador to document the ongoing civil war. As he works to extract his girlfriend from the war zone, keep his dirtbag pal (Jim Belushi) out of trouble and get the story, the plot reaches a boiling point.
George Carlin was the funniest white dude in the history of comedy. For forty years, his stand-up shows, with razor-sharp wit & taboo content, were making crowds piss themselves. Carlin also wrote three best-selling books. Now, all three: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, Napalm and Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings have been bundled into one. Call it a George Carlin bible. He would have.
For proud and passionate sports geeks, ESPN is a daily destination. If you’re really in deep, addicted to highlights, standings, recaps, scores & spreads, the crew at ESPN simply feel like family. This new book chronicles the growth of the ESPN empire, bringing you up close with the key personalities, people who love sports as much as you do.
Like beer, comedy is one of Canada’s best exports. Going back to those hosers, the McKenzie brothers, all the way to today’s Trailer Park Boys, our brethren in the Great White North like to laugh. This collection from the hit series Kids In The Hall features all five seasons of their trademark, offbeat sketch-comedy. 22 discs, 1000 minutes of good times.
This is not the first book to chronicle the lore & legacy of heavy metal heroes, Metallica. It might, however, be the most honest book yet. Veteran music writer, Mick Wall, digs deep into the personal struggles of the world’s most popular metal band. He’s done the same before, penning insightful bios on Black Sabbath, Guns-N-Roses, Led Zep and Bono. Past to present, Wall exposes the internal workings and the cost of success for America’s heaviest metal merchants.