Permuted Press is proud to announce The Singers Talk – The Greatest Singers of Our Time Discuss the One Thing They’re Never Asked About: Their Voices, a groundbreaking collection of conversations with the greatest vocalists of the modern era by author/musician Jason Thomas Gordon, to be published on September 5. Pre-orders are available now.
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Jason Thomas Gordon, the lead singer and drummer for the Los Angeles-based rock band Kingsize, was searching for answers to his own struggles as a frontman and decided to ask his favorite singers how they approach their job behind the microphone. This effort produced more than 70 instantly classic conversations with legendary artists including Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, Stevie Nicks, Roger Daltrey, Brittany Howard, Thom Yorke, Chrissie Hynde, Nick Cave, Lionel Richie, Chuck D, Michael Stipe, Karen O, Perry Farrell, Brian Johnson, John Lydon, Patty Griffin, and Robert Smith, among many others. The Singers Talk also features exclusive interviews about celebrated voices no longer with us, such as Steven Van Zandt on Little Richard, Butch Vig on Kurt Cobain, Clive Davis on Whitney Houston, Nile Rodgers on David Bowie, and Jimmy Iovine on Tom Petty.
Frequently funny and deeply engrossing, these revelatory interviews offer fans and aspiring singers a backstage pass to the challenges every vocalist faces onstage and in the studio. Packed with never-before-heard stories, The Singers Talk reveals a truly intimate side to these iconic personalities while offering a masterclass on how the best in their field keep their vocal cords in shape and protect themselves on the road, along with countless other tricks, techniques, strategies, and philosophies to help vocalists at every level perfect the craft of singing.
“Singing is so much more than hitting the right note,” Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs tells Gordon. “It’s about connecting with the audience, connecting with something divine, connecting to your most primitive and deepest intuition, and to your nature as a human on this planet.” Adds Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, mid-interview, “This is the most geeked out I’ve ever talked about my voice!”
More than just an indispensable guide for singers of any level, The Singers Talk is an unforgettable read for music fans everywhere. All royalties from will benefit the kids and families at Memphis, TN’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through its Music Gives to St. Jude Kids campaign, which was created by the author. St. Jude was founded in 1962 by Gordon’s famed grandfather, entertainer Danny Thomas.
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THE SINGERS TALK – THE GREATEST SINGERS OF OUR TIME
DISCUSS THE ONE THING THEY’RE NEVER ASKED ABOUT: THEIR VOICES
By Jason Thomas Gordon
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH:
Bryan Adams ● Seth Avett (The Avett Brothers) ● Tony Bennett ● Nile Rodgers on David Bowie ● Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) ● Andy Wallace on Jeff Buckley ● Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s) ● Neko Case ● Nick Cave ● Jody Stephens on Alex Chilton & Big Star ● Chuck D (Public Enemy/Prophets of Rage) ● Butch Vig on Kurt Cobain ● Citizen Cope ● Tom Morello on Chris Cornell ● Roger Daltrey (The Who) ● Britt Daniel (Spoon) ● Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) ● Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) ● Patty Griffin ● Sammy Hagar ● Emmylou Harris ● Davey Havok (AFI) ● Eddie Kramer on Jimi Hendrix ● Clive Davis on Whitney Houston ● Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) ● Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) ● Jim James (My Morning Jacket) ● Joan Jett ● Brian Johnson (AC/DC) ● Norah Jones ● Peter Albin on Janis Joplin ● Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) ● Geddy Lee (Rush) ● Steven Van Zandt on Little Richard ● John Lydon (The Sex Pistols/PiL) ● Aimee Mann ● Chan Marshall (Cat Power) ● Michael McDonald ● Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) ● Robby Krieger on Jim Morrison ● Meshell Ndegeocello ● Lukas Nelson ● Willie Nelson ● Aaron Neville ● Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) ● Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) ● T Bone Burnett on Roy Orbison ● Ozzy Osbourne ● Steve Perry (Journey) ● Jimmy Iovine on Tom Petty ● Doug Pinnick (King’s X) ● Wendy Melvoin on Prince ● Marky Ramone on Joey Ramone ● Steve Cropper on Otis Redding ● Lionel Richie ● LeAnn Rimes ● Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) ● Smokey Robinson ● Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) ● Al Schackman on Nina Simone ● Matt Skiba (Blink–182/ Alkaline Trio) ● Robert Smith (The Cure) ● Bruce Springsteen ● Billy Squier ● Paul Stanley (Kiss) ● Mavis Staples ● Rod Stewart ● Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) ● Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) ● Dionne Warwick ● Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) ● Ann Wilson (Heart) ● Thom Yorke (Radiohead).