5 Coloring Books for Grown-Up Music Nerds
Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, by Bun B & Shea Serrano
Now this thing's not out until September 17, but we couldn't be more stoked -- this 42-page creation is going to give you the opportunity to ink up the likes of Method Man, Vanilla Ice, T.I., Q-Tip, Nicki Minaj and many, many more. There's even going to be a make-your-own Kanye West mask and -- hang onto your pants y'all -- 50 Cent Easter egg holders. It's the brainchild of Bun B and music journalist/illustrator Shea Serrano. For a little taster, check out the Tumblr.
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book, by Aye Jay and Andrew W.K.
The Indie Rock Coloring Book, by the Yellow Bird Project & Andy J. Miller
Bloc Party, MGMT, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, and Iron & Wine all featured in this coloring extravaganza, sold to raise money for the Yellow Bird Project, a Montreal-based organization that creates charity band shirts. And, yes, thank you please, we would like to color in the shrapnel in Devendra Banhart's beard...
Women Who Rock Coloring Book, by Girls Rock!, Rhode Island
There are Girls Rock organizations all over the country, who are totally dedicated to empowering young ladies, using the power of rock 'n' roll. Only right then, that the Rhode Island chapter created a couple of coloring books (using a variety of local artists) that included images of everyone from Joan Jett and Heart, to Kim Gordon and The Breeders. The Kathleen Hanna one was our favorite. Aside from everything else, who doesn't want to color in Stevie Nicks?
Country Music Fun Time Activity Book, by Aye Jay