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Music biographer Jake Brown, Author of Beyond The Beats

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Today on The Neil Haley Show, The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview  Music biographer Jake Brown, Author of Beyond The Beats.

A holy grail for rock and metal drummers of any generation, this book features the stories behind hundreds of their favorite beats, whether the reader is a fan streaming his favorite hits by each band while reading along to how they were created in the studio or a young drummer learning how to play each song by these superstar hitters.  Beyond the Beats gives a real look behind the kit at the power and pain it takes to stay on top for decades. 

Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown has written forty-three published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock’s biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), country music legends Merle Haggard and Freddy Powers, heavy metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), celebrated rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, legendary R&B producer Teddy Riley, country rap star Big Smo, late funk pioneer Rick James, the superstar country music anthology Nashville Songwriter, all-star rock drummers anthology Beyond the Beats, all-star rap producers Hip Hop Hits anthology, and the all-star rock producers anthology Behind the Boards, among many others. Brown is a regular contributor to Tape Op magazine. He won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.