Share Tweet With the holiday gift-giving season approaching, Lesser Gods is excited about our author events in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California and Florida in the month ahead. Our fall list has something for music lovers of all stripes. On Friday, November 17, at 6 pm, at The BookMark Shoppe in Brooklyn, New York, Howie
Share Tweet (October 25, 2017). Luminaries from the music, photography, fashion and design worlds gathered together at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on Prince Street Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of Cody Smyth’s acclaimed new photo retrospective on New York’s last great rock ’n’ roll band, The Strokes: The First Ten Years. Attendees enjoyed drinks by
Share Tweet Lesser Gods just published Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016 by Corbin Reiff. Each chapter walks readers through some of the most legendary live shows of all time and makes them feel as if they were really there. This “must-read” by a “masterful historian” lets music lovers “vicariously live these
Share Tweet Attention: fans of The 1975! Check out our brand-new biography, The 1975: Love, Sex & Chocolate. Author David Nolan interviewed key figures in the band’s story. “The big scoop,” as Nolan put it, was getting original guitarist Owen Davies to talk about the group’s early years and reflect on how far they’ve come.
Share Tweet Lesser Gods just published My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory by Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn. My Riot is the definitive insider account of the birth of the volatile New York Hardcore scene. It’s an unflinching portrait of downtown New York in the 1980s and a testament to the perils of
Share Tweet Lesser Gods is pleased to announce our brand-new book The 1975: Love, Sex & Chocolate. Award-winning music journalist David Nolan wrote the definitive biography of the funk-pop-rock band, with previously untold stories and never-before-seen pictures. We interviewed Nolan about what attracted him to The 1975, how front man Matthew Healy is a big
Share Tweet While Slash and Duff are suing Axl and he’s countersuing them, their new band Velvet Revolver is riding high. This leads to a bitter war of words with Scott Weiland. Let’s look back at the spats between GN’R and Velvet Revolver in 2005. Here’s an exclusive excerpt from our just published Last of the
Share Tweet Axl Rose challenged Vince Neil to a fight in an interview with Mick Wall. Then he denied having said it. Let’s look back at Axl being an out-of-control rock star in 1990. Here’s an exclusive excerpt from our just published Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N’ Roses by Mick Wall. Back
Share Tweet As sales of Appetite for Destruction soar, the band embraces stardom, struggles to get clean and adjusts to a new reality at home in LA. Let’s look back at Guns N’ Roses’ wild tour in 1988 and their struggle to cope with time off in 1989. Here’s an exclusive excerpt from our just
Share Tweet Alan Niven does whatever it takes to get the band back on the road, even if it costs him his relationship with Axl. Slash passes out in a hotel lobby and hides his stash of Jack from Steven Tyler. Guns N’ Roses started their North American tour last night. Let’s look back
Share Tweet The question isn’t who was breaking lamps and televisions in hotel rooms. It’s who wasn’t? Guns N’ Roses kick off the North American leg of their tour tonight. Let’s wind back the clock to when GN’R were touring behind Appetite for Destruction in 1988 and wreaking havoc along the way. Here’s an exclusive
Share Tweet “Of course we’re doing it for the money,” Mick Jagger once said. “We’ve always done it for the money.” Today we look back at the time Guns N’ Roses opened for their heroes, The Rolling Stones, at the LA Forum and how, unsurprisingly, it nearly didn’t happen, even as the crowd sat waiting
Share Tweet Littlefinger told Sansa that “Chaos is a ladder.” It’s easy to imagine Axl Rose relating to that sentiment. Welcome back to our celebration of 30 years of Appetite for Destruction. Today, we look back at the night Guns N’ Roses tried to fire Axl as his antics pushed the band to the brink and
Share Tweet It’s an exciting time to be a Guns N’ Roses fan. Today marks 30 years since they released their blockbuster debut album, Appetite for Destruction. The North American leg of their Not in This Lifetime tour begins July 27 and runs through November 29. Lesser Gods published Mick Wall’s Last of the Giants: The True
Share Tweet With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went from being thrash pioneers to heavy metal gods. Lesser Gods is publishing the first and only biography of Hetfield on April 11. So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield does justice to the many hats Hetfield has worn, with his strong leadership, signature vocal
Share Tweet Lesser Gods is publishing Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains next week. This oral history is the first fully authorized biography of H.R., the enigmatic front man of the legendary Bad Brains, who were recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out the book trailer!
Share Tweet Lesser Gods will publish the first fully authorized biography of Paul “H.R.” Hudson, one of rock’s most enigmatic, mysterious and troubled lead singers, who founded and fronted the seminal punk/hardcore band Bad Brains. The announcement comes on the heels of today’s exciting news that Bad Brains have been nominated for the Rock & Roll
Share Tweet Lesser Gods is pleased to announce that we will be publishing Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend in May 2017. This biography of legendary singer Dusty Springfield is an intimate portrait of an immensely complicated and talented woman. It’s the definitive account of one of music’s most legendary figures. Combining brand-new
Share Tweet On the publication date of A Vulgar Display of Pantera, featuring photographs by Joe Giron and a foreword by Rex Brown, Lesser Gods is pleased to share this video trailer, featuring dozens of photos from the book and a live version of “Cowboys from Hell.” Click here to learn more about the book. A Vulgar Display
Share Tweet “There was never a time that I didn’t have direct eye contact with each member of the band. They were always playing to the camera. Especially Dimebag, who always encouraged me to get up close and personal. ‘Son, get up here and getcha a pull,’ he’d say.” Lesser Gods is excited to publish A
Lesser Gods is pleased to announce the acquisition of This Is It: The Strokes 1996-2016, a visual history of the band by their longtime friend and photographer Cody Smyth. Check out an article about the book and an interview with Smyth from Consequence of Sound.