The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

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Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers—from the one-hit wonders to the megastars.

In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem.

Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all—'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743201209
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/08/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 1136
Sales rank: 182,894
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.98(d)

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The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
cmcvittie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While not as current as some Encyclopedias, this is an excellent addition to secondary libraries. The editorial forward addresses the issues of bias, selection of artists and journalistic fact checking, making this probably the best compendium on a very popular topic for young adults. The entries are entertaining, factual and include selected discographies and band member lists, including some changes. For students of music and fans alike this is a must-have. We can look forward to a new update between 2010 and 2019.
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