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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Books for music fans

So many music books, so little time. Depending on what the sounds that person in your life loves, there’s a ton of great books out there to choose from this Holiday Season. Here are a few of our favourite selections:

Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jan Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine – Writer Joe Hagan had unprecedented access to the founder and publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine, and the end result didn’t please Jann Wenner at all. Lots of sex, drugs and rock and roll, and comments from the rock stars that Wenner himself loved to hang around with. It’s all happening in this book.

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Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black – With the passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young just a few weeks ago, reading about the band’s original lead singer Bon Scott has become even more fitting. Jesse Fink delves deep into the lore of the Thunder from Down Under, Bon’s influence on the band, and his tragic passing at the age of 33. Read the rest of this entry

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Twin Peaks: The Limited Event Series, The Final Dossier, Wrapped in Plastic + Funko Toys

For fans of Twin Peaks, 2017 has been an incredible, defining year. First, the long-talked about third season made its way to Showtime as an 18-part film, written by series co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, with every hour directed by Lynch himself. Familiar faces mingled with new ones, though nobody would disagree that the new series was a tour de force delivered by Kyle MacLachlan, who not only returned as Special Agent Dale Cooper, along with two brand new characters. The series picked up 25 years after Cooper became trapped in the Black Lodge with his doppelgänger roaming free. While the ratings weren’t outstanding, the quality of the series was incredible, and its making many a Best of 2017 lists.

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This week sees the release of Twin Peaks: The Limited Event Series on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring hours of incredible behind the scenes footage that take you up close and personal into David Lynch’s creative process. The Blu-ray is the version to pick up, as it contains a bonus disc of footage that absolutely is a must-experience for fans. The packaging is a gorgeous slipcase that features Cooper’s various guises. For anyone looking to delve deeper into the world of Twin Peaks, this is 100% a must have. Read the rest of this entry

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Snap a Pic with FujiFilm’s Instax Mini 9 and Share SP 2

It’s the first installment in this year’s edition of Biff Bam Pop!’s Holiday Gift Guide, and we’re kicking it off with a flash, and some help from BBP’s Princess.

Andy Burns: So, my little Princess, what are we going to talk about first?

Princess: Fujifim Instax Mini Camera and printer!

Andy Burns: Now, where did you and I first try this out?

Princess: At a Holiday Toy Showcase put on by our friend.

AB: That’s right, put on by our friends at Swerve PR! It was early, though.

Princess: The end of October, I think. And we saw some cool things.

AB: I think the coolest thing we saw was the camera, the Instax Mini 9 from Fujifilm.

Princess: And the printer!

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31 Days of Horror 2017: Lucas Mangum’s Engines of Ruin

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Folks who frequent Biff Bam Pop! know the name of Lucas Mangum. He’s one of our own, he’s a friend, he’s a contributor here onsite, but more than that, he is one hell of a writer beyond the world of pop culture we cover here. I suggested his novel Mania last year in our Holiday Gift Guide, and now Lucas has a new book out, an anthology of short stories. Meet me after the jump for the details on Lucas Mangum’s Engines of Ruin.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Gift Cards

gift-cardsWork has been super busy for you.

You just got into town.

You’ve been procrastinating.

You completely forgot. (Really?)

You just don’t know what to get.

Look, It’s December 24th. It’s finally here: Christmas gift giving.

And. You. Are. Out. Of. Time.

But fear not! It’s not quite DEFCON 1 – just yet! Biff Bam Pop! has got you covered on all of your last-second gift-giving needs!

For right now, you need to give the gift of Gift Cards!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: King Kong

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With Kong: Skull Island on the horizon, and a rematch between King Kong and Godzilla in the planning stages, the world may be ready to go ape again, but King Kong has always been here, meet me after the jump for some gift ideas that may make you go ape!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Gift of Music

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The year 2016 has been a rough one when it comes to our heroes passing. For me, I lost two out of three of my favorite performers, but thankfully all three have new collections out for the holidays. Meet me after the jump for my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide suggestions involving David Bowie, Prince, and Kate Bush.

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The GAR! Podcast: The Old Man Episode

 

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re kvetching about being old, remembering cassettes and vinyl, talking Philadelphia sports, and just generally telling kids to get off our lawn. See and hear more after the jump.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013 – Breaking Bad: The Complete Series

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The series probably, if not one of the best made for television, is certainly one of the most watched and critically acclaimed. I’m talking about the multiple award winning “Breaking Bad.” Just in time for the holidays, a special edition packaging of the complete series has been released, excellent fodder for the Biff Bam Pop! Holiday Gift Guide, and a terrific gift for the television connoisseur on your list. Check it out, after the jump.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide Boxing Day Bonus – Movies Galore!

Happy boxing day, Biff Bam Poppers! Hopefully you had a joyeux noel and a kick-ass festivus, full of lots of gift cards under the tree that you’re itching to utilize asap. On that note, here’s some recommended under the radar movie purchases for that Best Buy, Future Shop, HMV or Sunrise Records gift certificate (or Amazon-reserved cash) burning a hole in your pocket.

Chained-CoverChained – One of my favourite movies of the year, staring Vincent D’Onofrio as a serial killer taxi driver who takes a victims son as his own. This is seriously dark stuff, but director Jennifer Lynch makes her third film a disturbing and engrossing tour de force.

Find out what else you should pick up on Boxing Day after the jump!
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