Other Books

  • As some of you might have noticed, the book of Colin Hart 'A Hart Life' is eehhhm a bit delayed.
    In the meantime have a look at this short interview with Colin :thumbup:

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    The end of Deep Purple was a sad time to me.

    [ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqkJqZed12c&feature=digest_refresh_fri']Colin Hart - A celebration of his time in rock - YouTube[/ame]

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon



  • As we're talking other books here... one to look out for is "Best Seat In The House: Drumming In The '70s with Marriott, Frampton, & Humble Pie" by Jerry Shirley.

    It's available now, but Amazon have yet to stock it... you can find out more here :cool:

  • On My radar is the Iommi book, a new one I found on Evel Knievel,

    www.amazon.com/Evel-High-Flying-Knievel-American-Daredevil/dp/0385527454/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319275420&sr=8-1

    GH's of course and there's a highly acclaimed Bowie book out as well.

    www.amazon.com/David-Bowie-Starman-Paul-Trynka/dp/0316032255/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319275465&sr=1-2

    All have to be tons better than the horrible Michael Schumacher book by Christopher Hilton I bought recently and am trying to finish.

  • All have to be tons better than the horrible Michael Schumacher book by Christopher Hilton I bought recently and am trying to finish.



    :lol: :lol:

    'You thought that you could take me for granted, but I couldn't take it no more. Better run if you see me coming ... '

  • The new -oh god I started typing Bill Gates... ahem, cough, sorry- the New Steve Jobs biography sounds good as well.

    www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537

    And also, at 254 pages I just hope that GH's book isn't an all too brief two hour read like Sammy Hagar's similar length book. Books like that are over in a blink of an eye! :(

    Duff's book also sounds good and is almost 400 pages.

    www.amazon.com/Its-So-Easy-other-lies/dp/145160663X

  • Apart from Glenn's ;) I have read quite a few music biographies this year!

    Jon Hiseman's Playing The Band, and Jack Bruce's Composing Himself (from Jawbone Press :cool:) are standouts, two of the best music biographies I have ever read! :thumbup:



    Also a recommended read comes Graham Bond - The Mighty Shadow by Harry Shapiro, which is luckily available again via print on demand in the UK, but still very hard to find! :eek: A fantastic musician, but a very difficult character to put it mildly. You could also call him a real a**h**e!

    Just started Ozzy's Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy, which is hilarious!!! :D



    Tons of other books I have read and can recommend, let alone fiction...
    Well, it's part of my job, and I like it! :)

    Cheers,
    Christian

    P.S. Thanks for pointing to Jerry Shirley's book, David. Will look out for that. Hasn't somebody on here mentioned Guy Pratt's book in another thread...?



  • Hasn't somebody on here mentioned Guy Pratt's book in another thread...?



    Yup, Christian, that was me. Another good read, especially those chapters when he was touring with Pink Floyd. And the Coverdale episode... ;)

    Will look out for the Ozzy book, must be delicious.

    Cheers back at ya!

    Yvonne

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon



  • As we're talking other books here... one to look out for is "Best Seat In The House: Drumming In The '70s with Marriott, Frampton, & Humble Pie" by Jerry Shirley.

    It's available now, but Amazon have yet to stock it... you can find out more here :cool:

    Here's Chad with his copy of the book :cool:




    http://twitter.com/#!/JerryShirley1/status/129596361199976449/photo/1/large

  • Yeah Lioness! I typically have a current new book I'm reading at any given time, my reading slowed to just reading on trips a few years ago, now I'm always reading a book whether Im on a trip or not. Having Borders close has been very painful- I sometimes feel the USA is in a race to the bottom of stupidity and having almost no bookstores sure doesn't help my thoughts on that. Those afternoons spent in Borders while on cruise ships (especially in 2001 while far away from home in Puerto Rico) absolutely were life savers. I've started in on the Iommi book and it's already caused me to laugh my head off yesterday in public. Another good one I got this year was Steven Tyler's. The best one recently was Keith Richard's- almost 500 pages and never boring. I watched a very good band tear into Start Me UP last night and as I heard them butcher the chords I mmediately thought of something in the book: No bar band ever gets it right, because they don't tune their guitars to the correct Keith tuning. If I ever do this song again, I will be bringing a spare guitar or at the very least Ill tune my one guitar Keith's way! Another good one I read a couple of years ago was Don Felder's Eagles memoir.

  • Somebody over at the Highway Star made a short review about the Colin Hart book:

    www.thehighwaystar.com/thsblog/2011/12/10/a-hart-life

    And here's a longer one on musicstreetjournal:

    www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_book_display.cfm?id=100035

    Definitely the next most-wanted item on my book list!

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • It's funny back when I was 17 and read that Charlesworth book, I thought reading about the Come Taste the Band era the turmoil at the time meant the music must be awful, now it's just about my favorite Purple album. I never imagined it was as good as it turned out to be and I would rather listen to it or MK 3 than what I liked at 17-Machine Head, Perfect Strangers, Made In Japan.


  • Just started Ozzy's Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy, which is hilarious!!! :D

    Cheers,
    Christian



    Thanks again, Christian, for pointing out THAT book. I simply can't stop laughing! :lol:

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    For the German (speaking) crowd: If you like stories about Rainbow, Whitesnake 1987 and The James Gang - get the latest ROCKS magazine. All in all 16 pages!

    www.rocks-magazin.de/shop/de/Einzelhefte/ROCKS-Magazin-27-02/2012-mit-CD

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • :cool: thanx for that tipp about the "Rocks" Yvonne, i'll go and get me one.
    And the "Ozzy" book seems to be interesting too, ey!
    The DVD "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" is great too, enjoy it!
    A lot of material of old Sabbath days and of course all the crazy stuff, i laughed a lot.
    But it shows Ozzy's other sides, he's into painting, and he's into Leonardo da Vinci art.
    And the story of his father brought tears in my eye, must have been a great man. I had a wonderful father too, i know what it's like.

    greets
    Sigurd
    :bouncer:

  • The website has been telling me I haven't posted in a while, so here is a short one :thumbup:

    Currently reading Miles - The Autobiography by Miles Davis.

  • I was just reading on a Rhoads forum. Bob Daisley is finishing his book, it apparently will be long. He's worked for Blackmore, Malmsteen, Rhoads, Ozzy, Moore, Iommi...this will be a great book!


    I did get the Evel Knievel book and it was great reading. Currently reading American Icon about Alan Mullally saving Ford. It's brilliant. He's my hero. Hart life is here as well, reading on next trip to Vegas this weekend.

  • Read the last couple of months

    - Colin Hart - A Hart Life
    - Glenn Hughes
    - Tony Iommi - Iron Man
    and now

    My Boy by Philomena Lynott.
    Originally released in 1996 (or 1995). This is an updated version with stories about the brother and sister of Phil.
    Phil didn't know about their exsistence.

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