Peter Aaron's book signing for If You Like the Ramones at the Spotty Dog in Hudson, N.Y.,

on November 22, 2013 -- a night of songs, stories, and rare punk video.

Thanks to WGXC for recording this event!

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
If You Like The Ramones... takes an in-depth look at what may be the most imitated band of all time, the Ramones stripped rock 'n' roll down to its bare bones and beating heart and handed it back to the people, making it fun again and reminding everyone that, hey, they could do this, too.


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Peter Aaron is the music editor of Chronogram magazine and the front man of influential New York punk blues band the Chrome Cranks. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at AllMusic and All About Jazz. In the 1980s, he promoted early concerts by Nirvana, the Flaming Lips, White Zombie, and others. 

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Scott Yanow about his book The Great Jazz Guitarists with Mark Lynch of "Inquiry" on WICN Radio.

Onstage and Backstage

About the Book
The Great Jazz Guitarists is the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. With hundreds of dossiers and discographies on every major (and not so major) jazz guitar player of note, arranged in encyclopedia fashion, this is the final stop on anyone's tour of six-string wizards working the swinging side of the street.

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Scott Yanow has been writing about jazz of all eras and styles since 1975. He has written for virtually all of the significant jazz magazines, including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Coda, Cadence, and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene, as well as being a major contributor to the All Music Guide to Jazz.

Mark Lynch is the host of Inquiry, on WICN Public Radio, which you can listen to for free here

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: Inquiry-Scott_Yanow_Jazz_guitarists_pod.mp3
Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT
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Dave Thompson, author of If You Like True Blood..., joins Patrick Phillips on The Patrick Phillips Show to talk about True Blood and vampires!

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
If You Like True Blood... by Dave Thompson (Limelight Editions) is a popular history of vampires in classical and popular culture, by an author who has been reading and watching such things since high school, and who seriously believes The Hunger is one of the best things David Bowie has ever done.

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Dave Thompson is the author of more than 100 books on music and pop culture, including If You Like Led Zeppelin... and If You Like Bob Marley...

The Patrick Phillips Show is a podcast about pop culture and nostalgia. Click here to visit their website. 

The If You Like series plays the game of cultural connectivity at a high level—each book is written by an expert in their field and travels far beyond the expected, unearthing treats that will enlighten even the most jaded couch potato or pop culture vulture. Every volume tackles several genres, so If You Like the Beatles… introduces the reader not only to records, but to movies and TV shows as well, just as the Sopranos and the Monty Python editions of the If You Like series tackle jewels beyond the small screen.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Limelight Editions is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. For more than 20 years, Limelight has been one of the world's leading publishers of books on the performing arts, including film, theatre, music, and dance. Visit limelighteditions.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: iylTrueBlood.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Dave Thompson, author of If You Like Bob Marley..., joins Patrick Phillips on The Patrick Phillips Show for a quick interview about Bob Marley and reggae music.

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
If You Like Bob Marley... is the unique and utterly compulsive story of the King of Reggae, told not through the life and times of Marley himself, but through the music and magic of the musicians who grew up around and under the influence of Bob Marley and his band, the Wailers.

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Dave Thompson has written over 100 books, most of them about rock and roll. These include Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Bad Reputation, Hearts of Darkness, and Doctor Who FAQ.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show, which you can listen to for free here

If You Like Series is a pop culture connectivity book series that makes recommendations based on the person, movie, TV show, or band on the cover.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: IYLmarley.mp3
Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Thornton Cline, author of Practice Personalities: What's Your Type, joins Rascal Flatts drummer Jim Riley to discuss music education and understanding the benefits of linking personality types to practice methods for musicians. 

Onstage and Backstage


About the Books
Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? Identifying and Understanding the Practice Personality Type in the Music Student by Thornton Cline (Centerstream Publications)
Teaching is one of the greatest responsibilities in society. It's an art form that requires craft, patience, creativity, and intelligence. Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? will help teachers, parents and students realize the challenges of practicing, understand the benefits of correct practicing, identify and understand nine practice personality types, and employ useful strategies to effectively motivate and inspire each type of student. The accompanying CD demonstrates effective practice strategies for selected piano, violin and guitar excerpts from the book.

  Amazon    BarnesandNoble   IndieBound

Song Charting Made Easy: A Play-Along Guide to the Nashville Number System by Jim Riley (Hal Leonard Corporation)
Here's your personal introduction to the most versatile song charting system ever created, the Nashville Number System. Used for decades by the world's top studio musicians, the Number system allows you to chart an entire song for the whole band on a single sheet of paper in about five minutes! Whether you are a musician trying to break into the competitive world of session playing, a songwriter looking for a quick way to document your songs, or you're just looking for a better way to communicate musically with your band, this system is exactly what you need. The book includes a CD with more than 90 musical examples recorded by some of the world's best session musicians. They will guide you through the Number system from its basic concepts to the most intricate nuances. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to take what you have learned and jam along with fully-produced tracks that have been custom-mixed for guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. 

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Thornton Cline is a teacher, performer, songwriter, music producer, and author. Visit his website at Clinetelmusic.com.

Jim Riley is the drummer for Rascal Flatts. He has a teaching studio called Drum Dojo. You can find out more about his book on thenashvillenumbersystem.com or about contact him at his website jimrileymusic.com.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  

 

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: personalities.mp3
Category:Music Industry -- posted at: 10:37am EDT
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Bob Elliott of the famous Bob and Ray joins his biographer David Pollock to tell stories from David's new book, Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons (Applause Books). Get ready for some amusing "backstayge" anecdotes from one of the funniest broadcasters in radio history.

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons traces the origins and development of the pair's unique sensibility that defined their dozens of local and network radio and TV series, later motion picture roles, Carnegie Hall performances, and hit Broadway show Bob and Ray – The Two and Only.

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Bob Elliott is a comedian, actor, and broadcaster, formerly one half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray. 

David Pollock is the author of Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons. With his writing parner Elias Davis, he has written for The Steve Allen Show, The Don Rickles Show, The Carol Burnett Show, All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Cheers, and Fraiser, as well as nightclub material for Jack Benny. Their play Points in Time was produced at South Coast Repertory. They've won an Emmy, Peabody, Writers Guild, and two Humanitas awards.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: bobray_podcast_final.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT
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In a Wicked-themed episode of The Patrick Phillips Show, Patrick chats with Carol de Giere about her Stephen Schwartz biography, Defying Gravity. This episode has been cut down and reposted with permission of Patrick Phillips. Visit his site for the full episode, including interview with Schwartz himself.

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
Defying Gravity takes readers into the creative world of Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz, from writing Godspell's score at age 23 through the making of the megahit Wicked

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Carol de Giere  A former librarian, Carol holds master's degrees in library science and writing. She launched her freelance writing career with this book project that involved over 80 hours of interviews with Schwartz as well as with about 100 of his colleagues, friends, and family members. She and her husband, Terry, are website publishers. They reside in Connecticut.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: defyinggravity_podcast.mp3
Category:Theatre -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT
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Little Blue Book for Filmmakers authors Carl Gottlieb (Jaws) and Toni Attell (The Attell Method of Acting) join Off the Meter radio host Jimmy Failla for a discussion of the writing process, tips for actors, and movie-making! This has been reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter. This is an excerpt. Visit Off the Meter for the full interview.

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers discusses issues faced by all beginning filmmakers, with a historical perspective that explains problems and solutions that reach back to the invention of movies at the turn of the last century, and stretch forward to include new digital technology and the popularization of videography as global self-expression.

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Carl Gottlieb is a veteran of more than 40 years in theatre, film, and television. He was nominated for the Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his screenplay for JAWS. He is the recipient of an Independent Spirit Award, an Emmy, a Clio, and the Morgan Cox Award.

Toni Attell is an Emmy-nominated actress, acting coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the Attell Method coaching style. She is an adjunct professor at the USC School for Cinema and currently teaches at the UCLA Extension. 

Off the Meter is a radio program hosted by Jimmy Failla: cabbie, comic, writer, and radio machine. Visit Off the Meter for more episodes.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Limelight Editions is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. For more than 20 years, Limelight has been one of the world's leading publishers of books on the performing arts, including film, theatre, music, and dance. Visit limelighteditions.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: littleblue_podcast.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT
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Carole King, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, the Monkees, the Archies: These are just a few of the talents discovered by Don Kirshner, the man with the golden ear. Today, Don Kirshner's biographer Rich Podolsky chats with Ed Robertson on TV Confidential. This episode is reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of TV Confidential.

Onstage and Backstage


About the Book
Don Kirshner, the Man with the Golden Ear (Hal Leonard Books): In 1958, long before he created and hosted Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the most dynamic rock-and-roll series in television history, before he developed the Monkees and created the Archies, Don Kirshner was a 23-year-old kid with just a dream in his pocket. Five years later he was the prince of pop music. He did it by building Aldon Music, a song publishing firm, from scratch. This is about how he did it.

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Rich Podolsky, an established reporter and writer since the 1970s, has been a staff writer for CBS, and has written for TV Guide, ESPN, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, and the Wilmington News Journal. His passion for the music of the '60s led him to Don Kirshner and the amazing teenage songwriters he discovered.

TV Confidential is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition features lively interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. Visit their website.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Hal Leonard Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. Hal Leonard Books publishes books, DVDs, and books with DVDs on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more.  

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: donkirshner_podcast.mp3
Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT
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Actor Charles Grodin joins Ed Robertson in this episode of TV Confidential. As you may have seen on Jimmy Fallon, Charles Grodin has a new DVD out called The Perils of Show Business. His real-life advice for would-be actors, screenwriters, directors, and entertainment business professionals is invaluable, and not without Grodin's typical wry, straightforward humorous style. This episode has been reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of TV Confidential. 

Onstage and Backstage


About the DVD
In The Perils of Show Business, Charles Grodin has created a frank, no-nonsense, no-question-about-it, one-hour video that reveals his personal experience of working his way through the world of acting schools, agent representation, auditions, and the rest of the real-life world that makes up what's called show business.

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Charles Grodin studied acting under the guidance of Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen before making his 1962 Broadway debut. He is best known for his roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Beethoven, and Dave. He currently hosts a daily talk-radio show on WCBS Radio. He is the author of 6 books.

TV Confidential is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition features lively interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. Visit their website.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

Limelight Editions is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. For more than 20 years, Limelight has been one of the world's leading publishers of books on the performing arts, including film, theatre, music, and dance. Visit limelighteditions.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: TV_CONFIDENTIAL_Charles_Grodin.mp3
Category:Theatre -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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