Montclair, NJ (November 20, 2013)—Backbeat Books will release Rolling Stones Gear, the first book to historically document all of the musical equipment that The Rolling Stones used on the band’s way to superstardom, in January 2014.
Rolling Stones Gear covers the group’s personal background, as well as every tour and studio session from the band’s inception in 1962 to date, with detailed descriptions what instruments and equipment were used during these periods. Every song recorded by the band, including demos and outtakes, are documented, with input from within the Stones’ ranks as well as from people who were involved with the band.
Author Andy Babiuk was given exclusive access to The Rolling Stones’ musical equipment, and has compiled the history of the band through the instruments the band used for more than 50 years. “The book has taken nine years to finish and I thank The Rolling Stones as well as the hundreds of people who helped make this historic document possible,” says Babiuk about the 672 pages of lavishly illustrated research on The Rolling Stones.
The book boasts hundreds of photographs and rare images, many of which have never been published, including The Rolling Stones’ actual guitars and gear, specially photographed for this book and to be seen here for the first time.
Rolling Stones Gear is available for pre-order online and will ship in January 2014.
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