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Bono’s memoir, Surrender  40 Songs, One Story will be released on November 1, 2022

Bono’s memoir, Surrender 40 Songs, One Story will be released on November 1, 2022

The title ‘SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story’ refers to the book’s 40 chapters, which are each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created 40 original drawings for ‘SURRENDER’ which will appear throughout the book. Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has Bon’s written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas

Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas

On November 19, UMe and Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes join forces to gift us all with Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas, a six-track EP sure to bring much needed holiday cheer to the ears and hearts of every little girl and boy. The EP will be available on CD and in all digital formats.

Tapedeck: The Audio Tape Cassette Collection

Tapedeck: The Audio Tape Cassette Collection

Tapedeck.org is a project of neckcns.com, built to showcase the amazing beauty and (sometimes) weirdness found in the designs of the common audio tape cassette. There’s an amazing range of designs, starting from the early 60’s functional cassette designs, moving through the colorful playfulness of the 70’s audio tapes to amazing shape variations during the ’80s and ’90s.

Box Of Pin-Ups: The British Sounds Of 1965

Box Of Pin-Ups: The British Sounds Of 1965

The latest installment in Grapefruit’s acclaimed series of 3-CD, four-hour celebrations of a specific calendar year in British pop history. 1965 saw the beat/R&B revolution of the previous two years twisted into new, more ambitious shapes as British pop reached a shattering crescendo of sound, with feedback, fuzzboxes and (in Graham Bond’s case) the Mellotron adding to the sonic mix. The year was a dizzying melange of visceral Pretty Things/Kinks/Small Faces garage band raunch, blue-eyed club soul (courtesy of mod-favored groups like The Action), Searchers-derived jingle-jangle folk-rock and Zombies/Poets-style minor chord introspection.

Rockets Of Love! Power Pop Gems From The 70s, 80s & 90s Various Artists (Power Pop Gems)

Rockets Of Love! Power Pop Gems From The 70s, 80s & 90s Various Artists (Power Pop Gems)

In this follow-up to our “Come On Let’s Go! Power Pop Gems From The 70s & 80s” compilation, we have extended the timeframe to cover the 90s and even include one outlier from the 2000s. There was just too much great power pop being made beyond the 70s and 80s for us to ignore. Another change to this volume is that we look beyond American shores and include selections from the UK and Australia. As before, we take a broad view of power pop and you will find elements of punk, new wave, garage and various other sub-genres within. However, we can guarantee that all our selections are top-notch songs delivered with all the jangling guitars, catchy hooks, banging beats and snappy tunes that make power pop such a blast.

Foo Fighters Morph Into The Dee Gees

Foo Fighters Morph Into The Dee Gees

Get out the disco balls, disco is back! Foo Fighters have announced that they will be releasing a new album next month under the moniker the Dee Gees. They just covered the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” during a BBC Radio 2 session a few months ago. I really like this version, I am really ashamed to say that this could be Foo Fighter’s best song ever in a long time. Did grunge bring back disco? The disco-inspired album called ‘Hail Satin’ will be available on July 17. The album will include four Bee Gees covers.

Kim Wilde / Pop Don’t Stop: Greatest Hits Box Set

Kim Wilde / Pop Don’t Stop: Greatest Hits Box Set

Cherry Red is to release Pop Don’t Stop: Greatest Hits, a new Kim Wilde box set that includes five CDs and two DVDs. Kim Wilde needs no introduction, having registered a staggering 30 hits on the UK charts since 1981, and selling over 30 million records globally. The Cherry Pop label is dedicated to interesting poptastic catalogue releases from records that originally came out in the 1980’s & 90’s.