Books

ROCK SEEN by Bob Gruen! A MUST SEE ROCK BOOK! A “BEST OF” OF ROCK’S BEST PHOTOG!

    The Official Monograph of Rock-and-Roll’s Most Famous Photographer ROCK SEEN by Bob Gruen “This book presents forty years of some of the greatest moments in rock-and-roll history.” —from the introduction by DEBBIE HARRY For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with […]

Lady Gaga Releasing Photo Book

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is releasing her first book – a collection of images taken by top fashion photographer Terry Richardson. The Paparazzi hitmaker allowed the snapper to capture her life through the lens between August, 2010 and February this year (11), while she was on The Monster Ball Tour and recording for her latest […]

Britney Spears To Become A Comic Book Star

Pop superstar Britney Spears has become the latest celebrity to be immortalised in a comic book. The Toxic hitmaker’s rise to stardom and highly publicised private life has been turned into a series of illustrations by heads at Bluewater Productions Inc., who recently turned Lindsay Lohan’s woes into a story. Other stars who have been […]

Paul McCartney Unveils Late Wife’s Photos in New Book

  Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled a number of intimate photos taken by his late wife Linda as part of a new commemorative book. Linda McCartney, who died in 1998 following a battle with breast cancer, was a rock photographer, taking snaps of stars including the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. The Beatles […]

Punk Icon Patti Smith In Contention For Times Book Prize

Punk icon Patti Smith‘s literary skills have again landed her book world honours – she’ll be among the top writers competing for this year’s (11) coveted Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The “Because The Night” rocker, social critic Christopher Hitchens and novelist Jonathan Franzen will be among the finalists. Smith picked up the top prize […]

Praise for Author Robert Rosen’s New Book, Beaver Street

  “Robert Rosen was in the trenches of the porn industry  for years, and he clearly took copious notes with his one  free hand. His history of modern porn is entertaining,  insightful, and hot.”  Michael Musto, columnist, The Village Voice  ROBERT ROSEN, international bestselling author of the hugely controversial and influential John Lennon biography Nowhere Man, […]

Patti Smith Writing Detective Novel

  Punk icon Patti Smith is set to follow her recent U.S. National Book Awards success by penning a detective novel set in London. The Because The Night singer announced her latest literary venture during a lecture at London’s Royal Geographic Society’s Intelligence Squared series on Wednesday night. She explained, “I’ve been working on a […]

Rocker Sheryl Crow Releasing Cookbook

Rocker Sheryl Crow has stepped into the kitchen and become the latest celebrity chef – she’s releasing her own cookbook filled with her favourite healthy recipes. The All I Wanna Do hitmaker embarked on a healthy-eating regime in 2006 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she’s maintained her diet since beating the disease. And […]

J.K. Rowling Texts Daniel Radcliffe: No More ‘Harry Potter’ Books

MTV News‘ live stream Monday night (November 15) brought “Harry Potter” fans right onto the red carpet of the U.S. premiere of “Deathly Hallows – Part 1” in New York as we chatted with the film’s biggest stars and celebrity fans, including Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes and more.” Naturally, one of […]

Marie Osmond Publishes New Book On Sewing Gifts For Family and Friends

Marie Osmond has penned a how-to book about sewing gifts for loved ones, publishers Martingale & Co. said Tuesday.“Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends” is to be released Nov. 9. Its publisher said the book offers a rare look at some of Osmond’s favorite childhood photos, as well as step-by-step […]

Stan Lee and X Japan’s Yoshiki Create Super Hero Comic Book Series

Stan Lee‘s POW! Entertainment, the comic book legend who co-created Super Heroes such as Spider-Man and The Hulk, and Yoshiki, Asia’s most influential music artist who is songwriter/producer/drummer/pianist for Japan’s biggest rock band X Japan, have joined forces to develop a music Super Hero comic book and motion comic series that will incorporate both Lee’s […]

Betty White To Land In Pages of Bluewater Comic Book Biography

Actress Betty White first gained fame as a regular on the Mary Tyler More Showand The Golden Girls. But the actress, now 88, is enjoying one of the strangest career rejuvenations ever. She brought down the house while guest hostingSaturday Night Live and has become a popular pitchwoman on countless TV commercials. She’s even landed a new role in […]

Roseanne Cash On Good Morning America, Award Nomination And Book Tour Announced

After 30 years as a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, Rosanne Cash shares her recollections growing up as Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter and coming into her own as a performer, daughter, and mother in a long-awaited memoir, entitled Composed (Viking), which will go on sale August 10th, 2010. The same day, Cash will embark on a multi-city book tour […]

What If The Famed NYC Max’s Kansas City Never Existed?…

Max’s Kansas City was the place where the art, music and fashion worlds collided. It provided a breeding ground for artistic expression – “the intersection of everything” according to William S. Burroughs. Lionized friendships where cultivated, bold collaborations where birthed and cultural milestones all happened within the walls of the two-story bar on Park Avenue and 17th St. Let’s […]

BOOK BEAT: Paperback Writer By Mark Bego (Publish America Books)

by Anne M. RasoHaving been a longtime friend and fan of Mark Bego’s, I was anxious to pick up his first book about his own life (he has written 55 to 60 celeb bios, both authorized and unauthorized and that is what he is famous for)!     A former celeb magazine editor and journalist, Mark has […]

Rock’s Aerosmith Steven Tyler Writing Rock Book

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is set to open up about the heated feuds with his bandmates, which prompted him to briefly quit the group last yea r (09), in a new book. The Dude Looks Like A Lady singer admits tension reached a high after h e fell off a stage during a South Dakota […]

An Interview With Rock and Roll Author Mark Bego On His New Memoir

 Paperback Writer (Publish America) is the humorous and star-studded memoir of best-selling celebrity author Mark Bego. With 56 books in print, two New York Times best-sellers, a Los Angeles Times best-seller, and a Chicago Tribune best-seller, Bego has made a career out of interviewing media stars, and writing books about their lives.  His most recent release was 2009’s internationally published Elton John: The Bitch is Back.  In Paperback […]

BOOK BEAT: LIPS UNSEALED THE MAC WIRE’S “ON THE GO” WITH BELINDA CARLISLE!

  by Anne M. Raso We were lucky enough to get to meet up and chat with Belinda Carlisle last week at the Barnes & Noble at 150 East 86th Street in Manhattan. She was looking as gorgeous as ever (sporting an interesting black crinkle fabric ensemble that looked very Issey Miyake) and did a […]

Entertainment Journalist Mark Bego’s Paperback Writer: A Memoir

   Paperback Writer (Publish America) is the humorous and star-studded memoir of best-selling celebrity author Mark Bego.  With 56 books in print, two New York Times best-sellers, a Los Angeles Times best-seller, and a Chicago Tribune best-seller, Bego has made a career out of interviewing media stars, and writing books about their lives.  His most recent release was 2009’s internationally published Elton John: The Bitch is […]

“I Need That Record” Doc w/ Thurston Moore, Ian MacKaye, Noam Chomksy, Mike Watt, Lenny Kaye and More

MVD Visual is pleased to announce the release of “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” for North American distribution on April 17 (Record Store Day). It will be offered exclusively to independent record stores for a period of 90 days. Afterwards, it will be available everywhere on July 27. Guerilla filmmaker Brendan […]