Please note new street date: December 17. Lenny Kaye's new book "Lightning Striking" is part history, part memoir and one hundred percent engaging from start to finish. It is not the generalist flip through rock's back pages, but instead surfs the flashpoints of inception and development that have lightning-struck Lenny the most. Each section devours the history and excitement of specific moments in rock 'n' roll evolution, and with chapter headers such as "Memphis 1954", "Detroit 1969", or "Seattle 1991", the thrust of "Lightning Striking" is unequivocally, unapologetically concerned with rock 'n' roll in its most basic and thrilling incarnations. In collaboration with Ace's Alec Palao, Lenny has also assembled an original soundtrack to "Lightning Striking"; the perfect playlist to spin whilst one peruses the pages. Like the book, it is a mixture of the familiar but essential and the fascinatingly unpredictable: in other words, not dissimilar to Kaye's curatorial triumph of yore "Nuggets", the compilation that established the garage rock genre. The earliest entry here is the Boswell Sisters' 1934 prophetic ‘Rock And Roll’, the most recent ‘Gimme Chocolate!!‘ by hard rock/J-Pop hybrid Babymetal. In-between we hear a nuanced selection of the finest vintage R&B, pop, psychedelia, punk rock and heavy metal, from an intriguingly diverse selection of bedfellows.