Out TODAY from The Go-Go’s GINA SCHOCK – “Made In Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s”

The Go-Go’s were the first all-female rock group in history to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and reach the top of the Billboard charts with their #1 album, Beauty and the BeatMade In Hollywood is drummer Gina Schock’s personal account of the band, which includes a treasure trove of photographs and memorabilia collected over the course of her 40-year career.

Black Dog  & Leventhal, a division of Hachette, release the debut book from Gina Schock, Made In Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s (on sale now; hardcover; price $40; ISBN: 9780762474974). Made In Hollywood is a photographic journey ​​as told by Gina, drummer of the groundbreaking, all-female rock band – the Go-Go’s. The book features intimate personal photographs and memorabilia collected over the course of her 40-year career and has already been heralded by fans and press alike. With raves from the likes of Andy Cohen, Sandra Bernhard, Drew Barrymore, Forbes Magazine, VMagazine, Billboard, Martha Quinn, Baltimore Magazine, LA Daily NewsYahoo and more.

Schock is also excited to announce a series of in-person and virtual events supporting the publication of her debut book. Beginning today, October 26th, Schock will host a series of book events, both in-person and virtually, inviting various friends and guests to join her along the way. Schock will host events with book stores in New York, New Jersey, Southern California, San Francisco and a special event in Cleveland on Friday, October 29th, just prior to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Fellow Go-Go’sBelinda Carlisle and Kathy Valentine, will join Gina for this unique event following the band’s exclusive Q&A session at the Rock Hall.

Full book event itinerary is below.

The beautifully designed coffee table photo book features a poignant and well thought out foreword by Go-Go’s bass player, and friend, Kathy Valentine who refers to Schock‘s perch on the drum stool as a ‘throne.’ Kathy laments that as the drummer, Gina had a bird’s-eye view of not only the entire band and crew, but a unique look at the audience each night. And Gina, as the drummer, was the ‘ruler of the band,’ the one who dictates the direction of each song, sped up or slowed down. As Kathy says, “You best follow along…The drummer, if it’s Gina Schock, also gives the songs identifiable hooks – instantly recognizable, the heartbeat and life-force of a track.”


October 26
Greenlight Books – Brooklyn – Virtual Event
A virtual conversation with Gina Schock and Kate Pierson of the B-52’s
3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET
Register for this event here.

October 29
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – In-Person book event
In Conversation with Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine and Belinda Carlisle
Rock Hall in Cleveland, OH
Book signing to take place after the band Q&A, details here.

October 30
Induction Ceremony at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
Will air on HBO and HBO Max at a later date…

November 5
Harley Laguna Beach – In-Person book event
370 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
7:00 – 10:00 pm PST
Ticket info:  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame VIP After Party & Book Release Go-Go’s Gina Schock Tickets, Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
Sponsored by Julie Laughton Custom Homes

November 6
Mr Musichead – Hollywood – In-person book event
In conversation with Alison Brower (The Insider) and fellow Go-Go, Kathy Valentine. 
7420 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
2:00 – 4:00 pm PT – ticketed event
Get tickets here.
Sponsored by Julie Laughton Custom Homes 

November 8
 Book Soup – West Hollywood – Virtual Event
In conversation with Gina Schock, Belinda Carlisle and James Duke Mason
3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET
Join the conversation here.

November 13
St. Joseph’s Art Society / San Francisco – In-person book event
In Conversation with Tony Bravo (SF Chronicle)
1401 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
6:00 – 9:00 pm PT
Limited capacity – RSVP to info@saintjosephsartssociety.com

November 16 
Rizzoli Bookstore / New York City – In person book event
1133 Broadway , New York, NY 10010
Gina Schock In Conversation with Special Guest to be announced (tbd Lisa Robinson)
6:00 pm ET
Register for the event here
In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.
*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass.
 Registration will be required.

November 17
Premiere Collectibles – LiveSigning event
Live zoom event from New York City – moderated by James Duke Mason
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT / 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Join in here.

November 18
Bookends – Ridgewood, NJ – In-person book event
211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ  07450
6:00 pm ET
For tickets available here.

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  • Tyree
    3 years ago Reply

    Thanks for sharing this one.

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