Black Sabbath. Quit faking that you know something about them and read this book. It’s not Ozzy’s incomprehensible babbling, Iron Man is the legend and lore of the greatest heavy metal band of all time told from Tony Iommi’s perspective. The fact that you draw a blank on Iommi’s name is reason enough to read it.
For a cartoon band, The Gorillaz have made some badass beats. The new singles collection pulls together 15 of their most colorful cuts, remixes, and collabs—like Danger Mouse, Ike Turner & Mos Def—and showcases a decade of musical innovation, Gorilla-style.
Parents know Pixar. Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Cars, etc. But this book isn’t for the kids. The art behind these blockbuster animated movies is nothing short of spectacular. This book digs deep into the film-making process at Pixar and includes color-scripts and amazing development art for every Pixar flick ever made.
Toronto bands today are a dime a dozen yet ironically, they all sound like the same band. Canadian pioneers Rush, however have a very distinct sound. One that’s helped them sell a jaw-dropping 40 million records. This new 3-box “Sectors” set chronicles their Mercury Records years. Each set contains 5 albums in their entirety.
Instead of classic cornball feel-good flicks, light up your holiday festivities with some blood and guts. UFC’s Ultimate Fight Collection gives you 20 discs of the season’s best fights in all their Spartan glory. Available this December
It’s the new, hyper-realistic Frostbite 2 technology that really takes Battlefield 3 to the next level. It makes the killing and violence seem so visceral and lifelike it could cause virtual PTSD. Is that realistic enough for you?
Sir Edmund Hillary and his faithful Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit Mount Everest. Or were they? Painstaking research by author Wade Davis produced this mountain of a book that reconsiders the legendary lore of alpinist George Mallory and his mysterious expedition up the world’s tallest mountain in 1924.
The shower scene from Psycho is arguably the scariest movie scene in Hollywood history. It came straight from the mind of director/ filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who also gave us The Birds and many more. This Essentials Collection includes five of his greatest films as well as replicas of the original movie posters.
If there is just too much you don’t know about Batman to really understand his relevance in contemporary culture, this new hardcover called The Batman Files can help. It’s basically a scrapbook that chronicles the Dark Knight’s life, from lowly beginnings to his iconic status as a super hero.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com is now hawking his own story in addition to the millions of other products sold through his ubiquitous online empire. It’s a heart-warming tale of visionary business savvy and the relentless pursuit of profit one click at a time.