Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0743201205
ISBN-13: 9780743201209
Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800,The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Rollis the authoritative volume on the world's music makers -- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1136
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800,The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Rollis the authoritative volume on the world's music makers -- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its firstRock & Roll Encyclopedia.Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, theEncyclopediaexplores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more.The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Editionincludes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos,The Rolling Stone Encyclopediais more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), Public Cowboy #1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry , Punk 365 , and a dozen other books. The two-time Grammy nominee has written for such publications as Rolling Stone , the New York Times , The Village Voice , and Entertainment Weekly . Coeditor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll , she served as the editorial director of Rolling Stone Press for eight years. She lives in upstate New York.

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