Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures

Slithering mercilessly from the bowels of the planet comes an eighteen-legged, nine-headed metal monster, intent on spreading its disease to the four corners of the earth. Known to its prey as Slipknot, this terrifying beast is achieving its aim at a fearful pace. Barcode Killers charts the rise of this dark sinister animal and recreates, in words and pictures, its strategic attempts to infect all those who come into close contact. W...

Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture [Two Volumes]

The extraordinary impact of hip-hop music on American culture over the past three decades is undeniable. At the forefront of this global phenomenon stand artists who broke new ground, both musically and politically. This unique reference provides substantial entries on the most revolutionary hip-hop artists and innovators, past and present, and offers in-depth coverage of each icon's influence in shaping hip-hop music. An essential r...

The Words and Music of Tom Waits

Tom Waits's distinctive, bourbon-soaked growl, his unique persona, and his incorporation of musical styles from blues to experimental to vaudeville have secured for him a top-shelf cult following and an extraordinary critical respect. The idea of the Wanderer - someone who seeks an escape from all of life's problems, and dreams himself into oblivion - serves as the fundamental personality type around which all Waits's music revolves....

Jazz: The American Theme Song

Praised by the Washington Post as a "tough, unblinkered critic," James Lincoln Collier is probably the most controversial writer on jazz today. His acclaimed biographies of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman continue to spark debate in jazz circles, and his iconoclastic articles on jazz over the past 30 years have attracted even more attention. With the publication of Jazz: The American Theme Song, Collier does nothin...

Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Qualities of motion and emotion in song come from poetic images, melody, harmony, and voice leading, but they also come from rhythm and meter-the flow and articulation of words and music in time. This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth-century German Lied, including songs for voice and piano by Fanny Hensel née Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf. The Lied, as a genre, is charact...

Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and Korn

From Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu, legendary bassist of nu-metal pioneers KORN, comes Got the Life: a no-holds-barred look at his extreme highs, drug- and-booze-fueled lows, and, finally, redemption through a conversion to Christianity. Got the Life is simultaneously an insider’s look at rock n’ roll superstardom—the good, the bad, and everything in between—and a survivor’s story of a life brought back from the precipice by a new found bel...

Reflections of an American Harpsichordist

This collection of unpublished writings by the eminent harpsichordist and scholar Ralph Kirkpatrick contains his memoirs for the period 1933-77 as well as essays on a variety of topics, including his preparation for the first performance of Elliott Carter's Double Concerto, thoughts on editing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and reflections on recording, chamber music, performance, and harpsichords and their transport. The volume also co...

Using Logic Pro X's Updated Score Editor

If you're a Logic Pro Score Editor user, this information-packed eBook will quickly get you up to speed on the new features in the latest version of Score Editor in Logic Pro X including the new Styles Editor, Score Set Editor, and more. Written by film scoring artist and columnist Jay Asher, Using Logic Pro X's Updated Score Editor includes easy-to-follow, illustrated tutorials and walk-throughs that will help you get the most out o...

Class Act: The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan Maccoll

Ewan MacColl is one of the outstanding British singers and songwriters of the mid to late 20th century,and his work has been covered by artists including Roberta Flack, Johnny Cash and the Pogues. He was also a committed political activist. For sixty years he was at the cultural forefront of numerous political struggles,producing plays,songs and radio programs on subjects ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the Poll Tax. A founder-...