For 30 years, drummer, author, and songwriter Neil Peart had wanted to write a book about ´´the biggest journey of all in my restless existence: the life of a touring musician.´´ Finally, the right time, and the right tour. In the summer of 2004, after three decades, 20 gold albums, and thousands of performances spanning four continents, the band Rush embarked on a celebratory 30th Anniversary World Tour. The ´´R30´´ tour traveled to nine countries, where the band performed 57 shows in front of more than half a million fans. Uniquely, Peart chose to do his between-show traveling by motorcycle, riding 21,000 miles of back roads and highways in North America and Europe - from Appalachian hamlets and Western deserts to Scottish castles and Alpine passes. Roadshow illuminates the daunting rigors of a major international concert tour, as well as Peart´s exploration of the scenic byways and country towns along the way. His evocative and entertaining prose carries the listener through every performance and every journey, sharing the bittersweet reflections triggered by the endlessly unfolding landscape. Observations and reflections range from the poignantly, achingly personal to the wickedly irreverent. Part behind-the-scenes memoir, part existential travelogue, Roadshow winds through 19 countries on both sides of the Atlantic, in search of the perfect show, the perfect meal, the perfect road, and an elusive inner satisfaction that comes only with the recognition that the journey itself is the ultimate destination. The inner workings of the tour, the people Peart works with and the people he meets, the roads and stages and ever-changing scenery - all flow into an irresistible story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008109/bk_adbl_008109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intergalactic pop idol dies in a tragic murder. But one of his most devoted fans isn´t ready to say goodbye. Twana Burch, super-fan, waits outside a concert venue for a glimpse of Bieber, the object of her obsession. Her whole world changes when his limo explodes. In the blast, she catches a souvenir, his finger. In the midst of recent controversy surrounding illegal cloning, Twana concocts a plan to resurrect her pop idol and rescue his career by booking him at the biggest concert event in the known universe: The Pan-Galactic Prom Show. Meanwhile... The warrior crew of a dying race of alien creatures sets out into space in a search for help to rescue their war-tattered planet. Their tools: entertainment and propaganda. Their target: The Pan-Galactic Prom Show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Nybo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025515/bk_acx0_025515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barry Avrich - a self-made, Montreal-born film producer-director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars. For over three decades, he has relentlessly produced films on some of the most notorious show-business titans and also found the time to market and promote feature films, concerts, and the biggest shows on Broadway. In his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen, Barry takes listeners from his early days, shaping his brand as a creative adman with the infamous Garth Drabinsky and witnessing the genius of legendary Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl, to his acclaimed documentaries on Harvey Weinstein, Lew Wasserman, Bob Guccione, and many others. Go behind the scenes on his most provocative films - like The Last Mogul, Unauthorized, and Filthy Gorgeous - and follow Barry as he moves from the power rooms of Hollywood to the launches of incredible brands while hanging around with royalty, rogues, clients, and confidants. An extraordinary raconteur, Barry spares no one, least of all himself, as he details his extraordinary relationships and encounters with everyone from Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Moguls, Monsters and Madmen is a sharp and witty exposé of show business and notorious characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026623/bk_adbl_026623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Clumsies are back in their third and most hilarious book yet! Full of the surreal invention and sparkling wit we’ve come to expect, this latest instalment will have everyone checking under their desks for talking mice… Howard´s evil boss Mr Bullerton has decided to put on a Big Show at work – and he wants Howard to sing! Trouble is, Howard´s singing is worse than awful… and Mr Bullerton knows it. Now Howard faces an epic humiliation. Can the Clumsies help by turning Mr Bullerton´s concert into total chaos? Silly question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Coen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000810/bk_hcuk_000810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ed Byrne is now one of the most successful comedians around. A familiar face - and voice - on many TV programmes, he has appeared in all of the best-known shows and, with great friend Dara Ó Briain, starred in Dara and Ed´s Big Adventure, about their journey along the Pan-American Highway. This great show was recorded live in concert. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000103/bk_rbet_000103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Top Irish comedian Ed Byrne live in concert with another hilariously funny show. Ed sees the world in a marvellously witty way that has you thinking and laughing in equal measure. A comedian at the very top of his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000110/bk_rbet_000110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeff Dunham has become the biggest comedian in the USA with sell out stadium concerts, TV specials and half a billion views on YouTube. His unique show uses puppets that he interacts with in hilarious dialogues. His most popular characters are all here: Walter, Peanut and Achmed! Warning: This Audiobook contains strong language 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Dunham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000079/bk_rbet_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comic Bob Newhart on this archive edition of Fresh Air. He´s been a part of the American comedy landscape since 1961 when his debut comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became a surprise hit. Since then he´s starred in three TV shows, including the Peabody award winning original The Bob Newhart Show, and appeared in numerous films. There´s a new Rhino anthology of his classic routines, Something Like This...The Bob Newhart Anthology. Recently Newhart was honored at the Aspen Comedy Festival. This fall Newhart is scheduled to co-star in a pilot for a new TV show. There´s also a live concert performance by Newhart on video, featuring him doing some new and classic routines, Bob Newhart: Button Down concert: Off the Record. (Original Broadcast Date: June 8, 1998) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020628/rt_whyy_020628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the gang in these four classic BBC TV episodes! Enjoy the exploits of the Royal Artillery Concert Party, a motley troupe of military thespians seconded to India during the Second World War. In ´My Lovely Boy´, When RSM Williams realises the love of his life is Parky´s mum, he sets about recruiting him for the concert party. In ´The Supremo Show´, a VIP visit calls for a very special show - but when Gloria sprains his ankle, the Sergeant Major must take his place. In ´We are Not Amused´, Gloria plays Queen Victoria in a jingoistic pageant - but the men don´t realise they´ll be playing to an Indian VIP. In ´Money Talks´, when the men discover that Gunner Graham is due to receive an inheritance, they set about winning his favour. Starring Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Don Estelle and Michael Bates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Don Estelle, Michael Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005620/bk_bbcw_005620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones´ infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock - the day that shattered the ´60s´ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth - until now. Altamont explores rock´s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show - from the Stones´ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening - to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead´s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band´s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of 20 years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock´s formative and most turbulent decade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005476/bk_harp_005476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.