The Ultimate Rock Star Biography Bundle

The Ultimate Rock Star Biography Bundle

by Hyperink Publishing
     
 

This is a discounted bundle featuring 8 of Hyperink's most popular biographies on top musicians, including:

-Jim Morrison
-Lil Wayne
-Eminem
-Carrie Underwood
-Lady Gaga
-Drake
-Ke$ha
-Kanye West

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 37% off the combined price!

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Overview

This is a discounted bundle featuring 8 of Hyperink's most popular biographies on top musicians, including:

-Jim Morrison
-Lil Wayne
-Eminem
-Carrie Underwood
-Lady Gaga
-Drake
-Ke$ha
-Kanye West

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 37% off the combined price!

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From the biography of Jim Morrison:

Rock star, poet, filmmaker, and self-proclaimed shaman -- Jim Morrison is the archetype of the modern rock star. As lead singer of the celebrated 1960’s rock band The Doors, Morrison electrified audiences with his wild front man persona. Defiantly strutting the stage in his trademark leather pants, Morrison scowled, smiled, whispered and screamed his way to rock star immortality, a spellbinding entertainer at the pinnacle of his art.

Morrison’s primal scream was an invitation to the “other side” -- the Jungian collective unconscious of dreams and nightmares. He advocated an all-out pursuit of personal freedom. As a symbol, Morrison is the blueprint for the modern rock star, a sultry rebel oozing sex and danger.

Morrison is one of the most influential singer-songwriter’s in music history. As the poet punk of his time -- The Doors were arguably history’s first punk rock band, if not in sound then certainly in style and philosophy -- Morrison influenced a long line of talented poet-musicians. Just as Elvis Presley influenced a generation of musicians, the anarchic spirit of Jim Morrison lives on. Personifying an aggressive punk rock ethos, Morrison changed rock music forever.

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From the biography of Lil Wayne:

Sales for the group’s sophomore album, Guerrilla Warfare (1999), eclipsed those of their first by selling well over one million copies. By now, Lil Wayne was well on his way to success, all by the age of 16 years old.

In that same year, Wayne launched his solo career with his debut album, The Block Is Hot. The album was well received, eventually earning him platinum status, and debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 in November 1999.

As if this meteoric success wasn’t impressive enough, the album also led to his nomination for Best New Artist at the Source Awards.

Wayne’s next two albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), didn’t see the same level of commercial appeal, with each “only” reaching gold-status sales. To some, this may have signaled the end of Lil Wayne’s success, but Wayne himself clearly didn’t see it that way and soldiered on to eventually release the franchise that would forever brand his name in the in the history of hip hop...

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From the biography of Eminem:

When Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, made his album debut with The Slim Shady LP in the spring of 1999, he evoked an immediate and controversial response. Although album sales went platinum virtually overnight and his popularity soared among hip-hop fans of every color and race, the establishment lost no time in condemning him as a threat to the moral fiber of society due to his violent themes and profanity-laced lyrics.

To add to the controversy, his mother immediately launched a $10 million lawsuit for slander and defamation of character, alleging his interviews and song lyrics portraying her as an abusive drug addict were untrue and had caused loss of self-esteem, humiliation, and mental distress. Such lawsuits soon became commonplace, leading Mathers to observe cynically "for every million I make, another relative sues" (Marshall Mathers, The Marshall Mathers LP).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014454827
Publisher:
Hyperink
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,239,694
File size:
3 MB

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