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            Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

            Me: Elton John Official Autobiography (Hardback)

            By John, Elton

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            The incredibly honest, funny, outrageous autobiography of Elton John.

            ISBN 9781509853311
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

            Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flea

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            Iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

            ISBN 9781472230829
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Janis: Her Life and Music

            Janis: Her Life and Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By George-Warren, Holly

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            It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the `creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon? Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the a...rrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved. She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll. What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.
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            ISBN 9781471189999
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie

            Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simon, Carly

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            An intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, Carly Simon's Touched by the Sun is a chronicle, in loving detail, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared.

            ISBN 9781472133823
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem

            Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bozza, Anthony

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            In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit became the most influential music artist in the world. He was a fish out of water, a white artist creating powerful art in a black medium, telling stories with verbal dexterity, nimble wit and an honest that shocked the world. Eminem chan...ged the landscape of music and pop culture as we know it. Then, in 2006, at the height of his fame and as one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, Eminem all but disappeared. Beset by non-stop controversies, bewildering fame, a debilitating drug problem and personal tragedies, he became a virtual recluse, withdrawing to his Detroit area compound. He struggled with weight gain and a prescription pill addiction that resulted in an overdose that nearly took his life. Over the next five years, he got sober, relapsed and finally got clean, before triumphantly returning to the top. Rhyme and Reason picks up where rock journalist Anthony Booza's bestselling Whatever You Say I Am left off, capturing Eminem's wilderness years in his own words and through the insights of those closest to him. Chronicling the music, personal and spiritual growth of one of music's most enduring and enigmatic artists, this is an intimate portrait of an incredibly private man known by many to be the greatest rapper alive.
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            ISBN 9781788701204
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Kate Bush: Symphony of You

            Kate Bush: Symphony of You (Hardback)

            By Mankowitz, Gered

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            Stunning rare and unpublished photographs of Kate Bush early in her career, accompanied by text from prominent fans.

            ISBN 9781788401456
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            David Bowie's Diamond Dogs
             

            David Bowie's Diamond Dogs (Paperback)

            By Hendler, Glenn

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Provides a window into a moment when both phantasmatic and real relationships between straightness and queerness, between blackness and whiteness, and between utopia and dystopia, were in flux; Bowie in the mid-1970s both exemplified and had a hand in creating the complex and con...tradictory opening of possibilities now seen as the hallmark of that decade --
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            ISBN 9781501336584
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series 33 1/3
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            Where's Bowie?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more...
             

            Where's Bowie?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Gahan, Kev; Cowan, Rob

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            This book is a reverent and interactive homage to David Bowie, with dense illustrations of the many real and imagined universes of his own making. Hidden somewhere on each of these double page spreads, a Bowie is patiently waiting to be spotted by the well-trained eye of a fan. A...s the chameleonic Bowie took on so many iconic personas across his illustrious career, each moment is celebrated chronologically in this book. You will have to find young and dapper David Jones in 1960s Brixton; look for Ziggy Stardust in spaced out Outer Space, crawling with Martian spiders and nestled between the stars; then search for glam Bowie among the revellers at Studio 54; and ask yourself, is that the Thin White Duke outside Hansa By the Wall in late-70s Berlin? Each page of this book is so laden with Bowie references that you might even pick up a factoid or two in your search. With fun, detailed illustrations that explore Bowie's world - and that of his influences - Where's Bowie is the perfect guide to the cultural icon for both adults and children. Plus, who doesn't want to raise their kid as a Bowie super-geek? No one - that's who.
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            ISBN 9781925811193
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Smith Street Books
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            Blood: A Memoir

            Blood: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Moorer, Allison

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            The Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter's lyrical memoir, sharing the harrowing story of the murder-suicide of her parents, addressing the legacy of violence and healing through art

            ISBN 9780306922688
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Blood: A Memoir By The Jonas Brothers
             

            Blood: A Memoir By The Jonas Brothers (Hardback)

            By Jonas, Joe; Jonas, Kevin; Jonas, Nick; Strauss, Neil

            • RRP: $52.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            The first official autobiography from Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum powerhouse the Jonas Brothers.

            ISBN 9781529031782
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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