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Will Young Memoir Set for October 2012

Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Will Young's autobiography, set for publication by Sphere Books this autumn.

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A Fast Ride Out of Here

Pete Way, Paul Rees
Authors:
Pete Way, Paul Rees

'I don't think I was ever sober for long enough to get a hangover. I thought it was normal to inject drugs. I saw it as a lifestyle - my job. But it becomes pretty sad when you're in, say, Vienna and spending all your time trying to find a needle exchange.' - Pete WayThere are rock memoirs and then there is this one. A Fast Ride Out of Here tells a story that is so shocking, so outrageous, so packed with excess and leading to such uproar and tragic consequences as to be almost beyond compare. Put simply, in terms of jaw-dropping incident, self-destruction and all-round craziness, Pete Way's rock'n'roll life makes even Keith Richards's appear routine and Ozzy Osbourne seem positively mild-mannered in comparison. Not for nothing did Nikki Sixx, bassist with LA shock-rockers Motley Crue and who 'died' for eight minutes following a heroin overdose in 1988, consider that he was a disciple of and apprenticed to Way.During a forty-year career as founding member and bassist of the venerated British hard rock band UFO, and which has also included a stint in his hell-raising buddy Ozzy's band, Pete Way has both scaled giddy heights and plunged to unfathomable lows. A heroin addict for more than ten years, he blew millions on drugs and booze and left behind him a trail of chaos and carnage. The human cost of this runs to six marriages, four divorces, a pair of estranged daughters and two dead ex-wives. Latterly, Way has fought cancer, but has survived it all and is now ready to tell his extraordinary tale. By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, A Fast Ride Out of Here will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale and also to one man's sheer indestructability. 'They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I'm out of my league.' - Ozzy Osbourne

Sphere

Nobody Likes You

Marc Spitz
Authors:
Marc Spitz
Hachette Audio

You Must Remember This

Maurice Sellar, Steven Seidenberg
Authors:
Maurice Sellar, Steven Seidenberg

Remembering songs from the radio, from dance bands and music halls, from the popular films of the period, and from the ENSA tours that took British entertainers to the troops, this audiobook recaptures the spirit of the World War II years through the music and songs. It includes information about the legendary entertainers of the era, along with 23 full-length original recordings of the songs they made famous. These songs, moving and inspiring in equal measure, allow a glimpse into a world at war and the heroic effort of the British people that eventually brought victory and peace.Songs include: We'll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover, In The Mood and Lili Marlene.

Portrait

The Lost Tribes Of Pop

Tom Cox
Authors:
Tom Cox

Few things tell us more about ourselves than the music we listen to, a fact that Tom Cox has demonstrated brilliantly in his acclaimed Observer column, The Lost Tribes of Pop. Extended from that column, Cox's beautifully illustrated book presents a unique and hilarious vision of the current pop climate, via the people who really make it what it is: the fans. From Dave, the Old School Goth, and Charlie, the iPod Twit, to Nancy, the Rave Mom, and Margot, the First-time Gigger, Lost Tribes is an endlessly entertaining and curious mix of social stereotypes, in all their flawed, obsessive, identity-searching glory. Some are idiotic. There are plenty of books about people behind the music. The Lost Tribes of Pop is different: it's a book about the people in front of it. It's the work of a major writing talent, and a must-have for any music fan.

Sphere

Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll

John Harris
Authors:
John Harris
Piatkus

Goodbye 20Th Century

David Browne
Authors:
David Browne

There has never been a rock institution quite like Sonic Youth. Their distinctive, uncompromising sound provided a map for innumerable musicians who followed, and in 2005, CMJ, the bible of the indie and alternative music work, ranked them no. 3 on its list of the 25 most influential artists of the last quarter century. But their impact does not end with their music. The Sonic Youth worldview encompasses punk rock, trashy pulp fiction, pop-art minimalism, contemporary classical composition, glam rock, leftist politics, feminist iconography, and ironic humour. Countless musicians and artists - including Kurt Cobain, Beck, Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola - were introduced to the world thanks to Sonic Youth. In Goodbye 20th Century, David Browne tells the full glorious story of 'the Velvet Underground of their generation', based on extensive research, fresh interviews with the band and those who have worked with them, and unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and documents. Complete with never before published photos and artwork, Goodbye 20th Century is a richly detailed account of an iconic band and the times they helped create.

Piatkus

Sun King

Kevin Crouch, Tanja Crouch
Authors:
Kevin Crouch, Tanja Crouch
Piatkus

The Directory Of Classical Themes

Denys Parsons
Authors:
Denys Parsons
Little, Brown US

Set Your Voice Free

Roger Love
Authors:
Roger Love

Roger Love, vocal coach of The Beach Boys, The Jacksons, Chicago, and Hanson, among others, and voice coach to celebrities such as John Gray, Martin Landau, and Tony Robbins, reveals the secrets to getting the speaking or singing voice you want. With an innovative technique and exercises that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Roger Love demonstrates how to carry a tune, expand vocal range, and speak with ease, confidence, and effectiveness. This is the solution for anyone who has ever hated the sound of his or her voice on an answering machine or telephone, or who has been self-conscious about speaking or singing in public.With innovative techniques and enjoyable exercises that have worked wonders with his professional clients, the internationally acclaimed vocal coach, Roger Love, demonstrates how to carry a tune, expand vocal range, and speak with ease, confidence, and effectiveness.The accompanying CD takes the reader step-by-step through essential breathing exercises and vocal routines.

How To Books

The Right Way to Sing

Linda Marquart
Authors:
Linda Marquart
Abacus

Bad Seed

Ian Johnston
Authors:
Ian Johnston
Abacus

Wonderland Avenue

Danny Sugerman
Authors:
Danny Sugerman

At the age of thirteen, Danny Sugerman- the already wayward product of Beverley Hills wealth and privilege- went to his first Doors concert. He never looked back. He became Jim Morrison's protégé and- still in his teens- manager of the Doors and then Iggy Pop. He also plunged gleefully into the glamorous underworld of the rock 'n' roll scene, diving headfirst into booze, sex and drugs: every conceivable kind of drug, ever day, in every possible permutation. By the age of twenty-one he had an idyllic home, a beautiful girlfriend, the best car in the world, two kinds of hepatitis, a diseased heart, a $500 a day heroin habit and only a week to live. He lived.This is his tale. Excessive, scandalous, comic, cautionary and horrifying, it chronicles the 60s dream gone to rot and the early life of a Hollywood Wild Child who was just brilliant at being bad.

Danny Sugerman

Danny Sugerman used to manage the Doors and wrote the definitive biography of the band NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE, as well as the cult bestseller, WONDERLAND AVENUE. He lives in Los Angeles

David Browne

David Browne is the former music critic for Entertainment Weekly, where he worked for over 15 years. A former reporter and columnist for the New York Daily News, he has also contributed to The New York Times, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, MOJO, Spin and other publications.

Denys Parsons

Denys Parsons was a musician, author, chemist, film-maker, professional piano tuner and repairer, press officer to the British Library and psychic researcher.

Kevin Crouch

Kevin Crouch , co-author of Sun King, is the former archivist for the Roy Orbison estate.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. He died on 5 December 2013.

Sean Egan

Sean Egan's previous books include The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones and 100 Albums That Changed Music. He is wellconnected in the music press in the UK and America.

Tanja Crouch

Tanja Crouch, co-author of Sun King, worked in the music business for over 15 years, most notably as an agent for artists such as Carl Perkins, Randy Travis and Vince Gill, and as the Vice President of the estate of Sun Records artist Roy Orbison.

Tom Cox

Tom Cox is the author of several bestselling books, including three previous memoirs about his adventures in cat ownership: Under the Paw, Talk to the Tail and the Sunday Times bestseller, The Good, The Bad and The Furry. He is on Twitter at @cox_tom and @MYSADCAT and blogs at www.tomcoxblog.blogspot.co.uk