Hello! Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend and took in some good music and art. We continue with our Summer reading list from last week, curated by Rock*Snob, books that anyone in and around the industry should have knowledge of:
Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group (2001), by Stan Cornyn with Paul Scanlon. Two previous executive as the label, Warner Bros., chronicles the highs and lows of the industry from their perspective.
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga (1985), by Stephen Davies. ”One of the most notorious rock biographies ever written.” – Chicago Tribune
High Fidelity (1994), by Nick Hornby. According to the Rock*Snob dictionary this book is the one every rock snob wishes he’d written, and will never admit to having read.
Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business (1990), by Frederic Dannen. The industry . . . exposed!
Howling at the Moon (2004), by Walter Yetnikoff with David Ritz. CBS Records exec story of the mad genius of the music world. ”Outrageous..not so much kiss-and-tell as snort-and-Yell.” Sunday Times