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Too Much Horror Business by Kirk Hammett

Not only is Kirk Hammett the lead guitarist for Metallica, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, but he’s also the curator of one of the world’s finest collections of monster-movie memorabilia, a collection few people have ever seen. In Too Much Horror Business, Kirk finally unveils his near-mythical treasure trove of rare posters, props, costumes, and toys from the early silent classics to more modern fare. From Bela Lugosi’s annotated Dracula script to the creepy Donnie Darko bunny suit to cool model kits from the 1960s, Hammett has amassed hundreds of items over the years, including priceless international collectibles as well as the quirkier toys of his youth. Alongside scores of full-color, original photographs in this highly designed volume, Kirk offers up thoughts about his appreciation for all things scary and fantastic, shedding light on not only the collection of a lifetime, but the man himself.

Lost Rolling Stones Photographs by Larry Marion

An intimate, revealing look at the legendary band, documented in a series of personal, never-before-seen photographs taken during The Beatles' three U.S. tours—the largest single trove of such important unknown rock photographs ever uncovered

In the early 1960s, four working-class lads from Liverpool invaded America, igniting a cultural revolution that would transform a generation and change the world. During that time, few were closer to The Beatles than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for all three U.S. tours, 1964, 1965, and 1966. While on the road with the Fab Four, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some nine hundred photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.

Unearthed after forty-five years, the photos that comprise The Lost Beatles Photographs form a groundbreaking portrait of the most iconic band of the twentieth century at a pivotal time in their career, conquering America. Bonis's photos offer fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to The Beatles during their breakthrough moments on the world stage, from rehearsing backstage to stellar performances in concert. Here are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in casual moments, in rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, at press events, on the road. Funny, surprising, provocative, beautiful, these photos recall an unforgettable period in history and offer a fresh look at these legends at the beginning of their fame.

Whether you're a devoted aficionado or just discovering the Fab Four, The Lost Beatles Photographs is a remarkable addition to Beatle lore and a must-have for every fan.

Lost Rolling Stones Photographs by Larry Marion

A revealing look at the earliest days of the legendary band, captured in a collection of personal, never-before-seen photographs—the largest single trove of such important rock images ever uncovered .

When they first came to America in June of 1964, The Rolling Stones had been together for only two years and were almost completely unknown to U.S. audiences. They often played on bills with a variety of other artists, not necessarily as the headlining act, and often received lukewarm receptions. Many of these earliest U.S. shows did not sell out. But in the years that Bob Bonis photographed them, The Stones went from unknowns to one of the most prominent bands in the world.

Documented in these photos is this seminal period when The Stones made their transformation into the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. And during that time, few were closer to The Stones than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for their U.S. tours between 1964 and 1966. While on the road with The Stones, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some 2,700 photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.

Onstage, offstage, and behind-the-scenes, these stunning photographs show The Stones in an entirely new light—intimate and unguarded. Here are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, and Bill Wyman in casual moments, in rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, on the road. Funny, surprising, provocative, beautiful, these photos recall an unforgettable period in history and offer a fresh look at these soon-to-be legends at the beginning of their fame. This was the point at which early manager Andrew Loog Oldham began to position the band as the antidote to The Beatles—troublemakers dressed in leather and singing about the dark side of relationships.

Comprised of images unearthed after forty-five years, The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs is a groundbreaking portrait of one of the most iconic bands of the twentieth century.

Anna Sui is a celebrated fashion designer who is known for hip and exuberant clothes that mix vintage style with her current cultural obsessions. A true trendsetter to whom stylists and editors look for direction, Anna’s energy and ingenuity come across on every runway. Anna studied at Parsons School of Design before launching her first collection in 1980. She has also launched cosmetics, fragrance, shoe, and accessory lines. Anna’s devotion to detail comes across in her iconic make-up packaging and fragrance bottle design, which have become collectors’ items. Anna Sui has thirty-two boutiques in five countries and her collection is sold in three hundred stores in over thirty countries. An illustrated memoir of Anna’s career and the inspiration behind her designs will be published by Chronicle Books.

by Joel Selvin and Paul Grushkin

This oversized faux-leather hardcover with gold gilt titles contains beautiful photographs of the collection of rock-and-roll memorabilia owned by the Hard Rock Cafe.

by John Edward Hasse and Tad Lathrop

Often referred to as America's classical music, jazz signified a new form of musical expression that illustrates the pace of the twentieth century. Edited by the Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution, John Edward Hasse, Jazz: The First Century illustrates the circumstance surrounding jazz, illuminates its contributors, and conveys the many varieties that it takes, from cool jazz and improvisation to fusion and hip-hop. This landmark collection also examines the overlap between jazz and other art forms such as film, literature, painting and dance, as well as television and radio.

by Donna Karan Corporation

The world-famous fashion designer documents the allure of the leg from classical times to the present, encompassing painting, sculpture, illustration and film in more than 100 color and black-and-white photographs.

by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King

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Authoritative, eye-popping, and massive, Art of Modern Rock is the first and last word on contemporary concert posters. An art form that has grown hand-in-hand with the independent music scene, the posters have emerged from visually creative street-level notices to prized collectibles rendered in a variety of styles and media. It features more than 1,600 exemplary rock posters and flyers from over 200 international studios and artists. Additionally, profiles and quotes from the pioneers in the field and their emerging heirs share nearly 500 gloriously packed pages of poster after mind-blowing poster. Art of Modern Rock is the long-anticipated sequel to co-author Paul Grushkin's The Art of Rock. As brash and colorful as the burgeoning scene it documents, Art of Modern Rock is the must-have book for music and poster fans and collectors.

by Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

Gone are the days of drab yoga clothes and wheatgrass cocktails - glamour and decadence are back in a big way. Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson, two of today's hottest Los Angeles designers, will teach you how to create beautiful, over-the-top spaces and enjoy them with your friends, family, dogs and neighbors. Drawing from vintage Hollywood with a fresh modern twist, Ron and Jaime's High Style can truly help you bring back the good life.

Both Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield have been named one of House Beautiful's Top 25 Designers. Ron and Jaime merged creative forces in 2004 and opened Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design in Los Angeles. The dynamic duo's work pushes the boundaries of decadent glamour and the hyper modern aesthetic.