Get the behind-the-music story of the New Barbarians, the short-lived band founded by the Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood!
In 1979, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood founded the New Barbarians. The group's all-star lineup included Wood's fellow Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, former Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Stones confederate and saxophonist Bobby Keys, and drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste from the Meters. The band formed in 1979, toured, and played its final concert in 1980-gone, but not forgotten. Now fans can learn the untold story of this legendary band, recounted through never-before-seen photography and in-depth interviews. The New Barbarians offers an intimate look at the brief history of a band that built a cult following in record time.
The band became known for hard-edged music, but it also gained notoriety for events such as the riot at the New Barbarians' first concert in Milwaukee-a riot that broke out when the "special guests" did not appear during the show. This and more wild, rollicking stories are included in The New Barbarians, which features behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the band members as well as dirt about its famous tour, plus background on the widespread influence of its music.
Featuring never-before-published photography of the band by Bruce Silberman, who accompanied the New Barbarians on their US tour in 1979, this book is a feast for Stones fans and an essential contribution to rock and roll history. Includes a CD with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the band's 1979 U.S. tour.
Rob Chapman spent twenty-five years on the label side of the music business, working with such notable artists as Warren Zevon, Robert Plant, and Billy Idol. A former radio show host, he's particularly fond of blues and reggae. Rob lives with his wife Alyssa and daughters Izzy and Jade in Minneapolis.
Bruce Silberman is a Los Angeles native who has photographed the likes of the New Barbarians, The Rolling Stones, and Carlos Santana. He has known Keith Richards and Ron Wood for more than 40 years, and he is a major contributor to The New Barbarians.
Geoff Gans is an art director and designer whose work creating high-end boxed set album and book packages have gained him five Grammy nominations. As head of Geoff Gans Design operation, Gans has earned accolades for projects such as The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" boxed set, Motown's deluxe anthology series, The Grateful Dead's "So Many Roads" live retrospective boxed set, and deluxe boxed sets and reissues for John Coltrane. Gans helped bring to light the photography of the late Alan Pariser, who took many candid photos of his friends Keith Richards and Ron Wood during the New Barbarians' notorious tour.
Henry Diltz is a folk musician and photographer who has been active since the 1960s. He has photographed bands and musicians including, the Modern Folk Quartet, The Eagles, The Monkees, James Brown, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, and many more legendary artists. He was the official photographer at Woodstock and the Monterey and Miami Music Festivals and has photographed more than 200 record album covers. Diltz was the official photographer of the New Barbarians.
"Packed with details of stage designs, offstage and onstage photos and reproductions of tour T-shirts and limousine bills, New Barbarians is surely the last word on one of rock's most oddball superstar tours." - RollingStone.com
"...handsome book does a wonderful job telling the Barbarians’ story. It’s chock-full of rare live photos, memorabilia, and ephemera, and seemingly done in participation with band members and associates." - Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press
"...the book explores the Barbarians’ inside story in a coffee-table compilation that features stunning photography and artifacts, much of which has never been seen publicly until now." - Twin Cities Geek
Featured in The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club"a great read full of unforgettable stories about rock and roll life at the tail end of the Me Decade." - Jay Gabler, TheCurrent.org
Interview on the Sirius/XM show Tell Me Everything With John Fugelsang on the Sirius/XM channel Insight, #121 - Tell Me Everything With John Fugelang
"If you are a Stones or Faces fan — hell, any kind of rock ‘n’ roll fan — you should embrace the glorious mess that was the New Barbarians. The book is a breezy, chronological read of a legendary story whose telling is long overdue. Chapman’s book is chock full of live and backstage photographs, memorabilia and stories for the ages..." - All Music Books
Picked as one of the best titles to buy on a post-holiday gift guide. - All Music Books, All Music Books
On the Fox television affiliate morning show - Fox 9 News
"Book Review: New Book Reminds Us Of The Power Of The New Barbarians" - JP, JP's Music Blog
"a loving and raucous salute to one of rock’s most unheralded supergroups". - AliaJanine.com
"...fantastic...crammed with a slew of great pics...the result is a great chapter in the rock n' roll history book." - Innocent Words