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House of Blues: A Backstage Pass to the Artists, Music, and Legendsby Daniel Siwek
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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the House of Blues is an institution in music history. Since opening its doors in 1992 in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it has been home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine. Today, House of Blues boasts thirteen unique venues across the country, with its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Countless famous musicians have performed on those stages, from the Blues Brothers, Bootsy Collins, Al Green, and Eric Clapton, to Lenny Kravitz, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg. Concertgoers, music fans, and pop culture junkies alike will dig this illustrated account of the story behind the music.
Chapters explore the venues, musicians, performances, and food, providing readers with a backstage pass to everything House of Blues. Personal interviews with company founders and famous musicians tell the story, revealing behind-the-scenes details and outrageous party anecdotes. Vivid photography showcases iconic performers on stage as well as in private moments in dressing rooms. Tucked among the pages are concert memorabilia, including special reproductions of tickets, posters
About the Author
Daniel Siwek loves the House of Bluesand#151;from his first time there in 1995 as a Bootsy Collins fanatic to covering shows for outlets like Music Connection and the Village Voice Media. Music journalism is only his excuse to get on the list; once inside, heand#8217;s as big a music freak as ever. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Dan Aykroyd was born in Ottawa, Canada on July 1, 1952. An acclaimed actor, writer, musician, and nationally syndicated radio host, Aykroyd has been nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar. A philanthropist and entrepreneur by nature, he helped create the House of Blues brand with cofounder Isaac Tigrett in 1992. Dan Aykroyd spends time in both the United States and Canada.
Ron Bension is Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation's House of Blues, Clubs and Theaters, the largest collection of live entertainment clubs and theaters in the world. His goal is to have and#147;our legendary properties serve as a home for emerging artists and the place major stars want to get as close as possible to their audiences.and#8221; Ron resides in Pasadena, California.
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