Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
This Day in Music Books is starting work on a new Foo Fighters book to be published next year to celebrate the band’s 30th Anniversary and we want to hear from fans!
We want this definitive book on the band’s history to include your recollection of what the band have meant to you.
Tell us your memories of first gigs, singles and albums, the memorable moments and people tethered to songs, about the place the band have in your life, and the reason why.
If your memory is about a gig, please include the date and venue if you can. Send your story, including how you discovered the band and their music, along with any photos of yourself, ticket stubs etc. Every email will be read and acknowledged by the book’s editor and the best stories will appear in print. Email your story to: [email protected]
New book INXS Calling All Nations - A fan history
INXS Calling All Nations

INXS Calling All Nations Super Deluxe Edition

This official new book – Calling All Nations – A Fan History of INXS is a moving and enlightening tribute to one of the worlds greatest bands…INXS.

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This book includes contributions and memories from all 5 members of INXS and is available in 3 different editions. Super Deluxe box, with bonus items and signed by 5 members of INXS, Special Edition box and limited hardback edition.

This is the journey of 6 Australian school boys who wanted to be in a band. Brothers Andrew, Jon and Tim Farriss and school friends Michael Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers.

In 1977 they made it happen.

Over the next 4 decades, they went on to become of the worlds greatest bands winning countless awards, playing over 2500 shows to millions of fans. In July 13, 1991, they delivered the show of their lives at Wembley, with a career-defining gig.

Thousands of journalists have interviewed and told the band’s story but this is the story told by those who loved them the most…the fans.

In 1984, INXS had their first number-one hit in Australia with “Original Sin”. The band would later achieve international success in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s with the hit albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and X, as well as the singles “What You Need”, “Need You Tonight” ( a US number-one single), “Devil Inside”, “Never Tear Us Apart”, “Suicide Blonde” and “New Sensation”. INXS has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, making them one of Australia’s highest selling music acts of all time.

Howard Jones - We’re in this Together

‘We’re in this Together’ will be published in three formats in Sept 2023 – a super deluxe box, a special edition and hardback. An oral history mixing hundreds of fan anecdotes with memories from collaborators, other musicians and celebrity admirers garnered from 40 years of recording and performing.

Howard is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US and has been described by AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine as “one of the defining figures of mid-’80s synth-pop.”

Howard had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986; six of those 10 singles reached the top ten, including “What Is Love?”, “New Song”, and “Things Can Only Get Better”. His 1984 album Human’s Lib reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. Around the world, Jones had 15 top 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1992. The 1986 hit single “No One Is to Blame” reached No. 4 on the US charts. Four others placed in the US top 20.

White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore
White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore

Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter Gary Moore, perhaps best known for his involvement in Thin Lizzy, also enjoyed a successful solo career before his untimely passing in 2011. Based on interviews with those who knew him and worked with him, White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore comprehensively explores his colourful story, for the very first time.

Influenced by Peter Green and Eric Clapton, Moore began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Skid Row, with whom he released two albums. After Moore left the group he joined Thin Lizzy, featuring his former Skid Row bandmate and frequent collaborator Phil Lynott. Moore began his solo career in the 1970s and achieved major success with 1978’s “Parisienne Walkways”, which is considered his signature song. During the 1980s, Moore transitioned into playing hard rock and heavy metal with varying degrees of international success.

In 1990, he returned to his roots with Still Got the Blues, which became the most successful album of his career. Moore continued to release new music throughout his later career, collaborating with other artists from time to time. Moore died on 6 February 2011 from a heart attack while on holiday in Spain.

Brix Smith
The Fall / Brix Smith

Three years after losing the genius that was Mark E. Smith, and following a wretched year where we’ve all missed live music, a new book project is underway celebrating The Fall, charting the band’s amazing four-decade journey from late ‘70s Prestwich punk roots through recollections from fans, ex-members and others who played a part in their incredible story. But we need your help.

Do you have a tale to tell or memory to impart related to the band’s amazing sonic journey that you’d like to share? The new publication will concentrate on – but not be exclusive to – the period from 1981’s Slates to 1996’s The Light User Syndrome, with Brix Smith curating the project, adding insight into her time with the band and related offshoot outfits.

‘Remember …’ the first time you heard John Peel play ‘Rowche Rumble’ or ‘Totally Wired’? Or maybe ‘Kicker Conspiracy’, ‘Cruiser’s Creek’, or ‘Telephone Thing’ turned your head to The Fall. ‘Remember …’ how you sat transfixed watching that spell-binding national TV debut on The Tube in late ’83, witnessed June ‘85’s Clitheroe Castle headliner, or Manchester’s Cities in the Park in August ’91?

Perhaps you go further back, the touch-paper lit in June ‘77 when The Fall supported Joy Division prototype Warsaw at The Squat, Manchester, or Buzzcocks and Purple Hearts at North East London Poly. Alternatively, it could have been one of several side-projects, an Adult Net, Blue Orchids, Creepers, Extricated or Imperial Wax show inspiring you to head back through the catalogue.

We look forward to hearing from you, via [email protected]

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