Rock Cellar Magazine regular contributing writer Marc Shapiro does have a life outside of us.
Marc has been a freelance journalist and biographer for over 25 years, covering film, music and television. A few of the subjects of his biographies include Carlos Santana, George Harrison, the band Creed, Lauren Hill, salsa-singer Hector Lavoe, actors Gillian Anderson, Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon, director James Cameron, comedian Freddie Prinze Jr., writers J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) and Stephanie Meyer (Twilight series), and even Ashton Kutcher.
Not surprisingly, one of Shapiro’s best-sellers was Justin Bieber: The Fever! - a biography which you can get in paperback and kindle at Amazon, or as a download at iTunes! Now that Bieber’s in the news for punching a photographer in Calabasas, CA, The Fever! is the “perfect summer gift,” though probably not for Father’s Day.
The BIG NEWS however is that Shapiro’s new book, Adele – The Biography will be released on July 17th.
From the press release:
Over the past year, Adele has taken the country by storm, sweeping the 2012 Grammy Awards and taking home six titles, including one for Album of the Year. The success of her second album, 21, made her the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top-five hits in both the UK singles and albums charts. The album hit the #1 spot in 18 different countries. In the U.S., 21 is the longest running number one album by a female in Billboard history, surpassing Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard. To put it simply, her worldwide success is unmatched.
“This one-of-a-kind book will provide answers to fans’ burning questions, including:
—What was Adele’s childhood like as the daughter of a single, teenage mother?
— Who were her biggest inspirations and influences in the music industry?
— As someone whose career depends on her voice, what was it like being diagnosed with a vocal cord hemorrhage?
— How did canceling her Adele Live tour affect her career?
— How did she make the decision to perform at the Grammys, while still recovering from vocal surgery?
— And much more!”
This promises to be “a must-read for every Adele fan.” When it comes out, we’ll remind you to go to this link: Adele – The Biography by Marc Shapiro. Or perhaps you can get it through Rock Cellar. In any case, to those of you who have enjoyed Marc’s stories for Rock Cellar Magazine, your support is appreciated.