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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv...


Another Side of Bob Dylan

by Victor Maymudes & Jacob Maymudes St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

A vivid, first-hand account of Nobel Prize-winning singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut...


In My Life

by Debbie Geller & Anthony Wall St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Without the determination, magnetism, vision, good manners, respectable clothes and financial security of Brian Epstein, no one would ever have heard of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. In Liverpool, in December...


Boogie Man

by Charles Shaar Murray St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

Acclaimed writer Charles Shaar Murray's Boogie Man is the authorized and authoritative biography of an extraordinary musician. Murray was given unparalleled access to Hooker, and he lets the man from Clarksdale,...


Home Before Daylight

by Joe Layden, Steve Parish & Bob Weir St. Martin's Press (October 01, 2004)

The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today.

Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood...


Love Song

by Ethan Mordden St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2012)

Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists

For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte...


Shall We Play That One Together?

by Paul de Barros St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2012)

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age

Born in the UK as Margaret Marian Turner, Marian McPartland learned to play classical piano,...


Never Fade Away

by Dave Thompson St. Martin's Press (June 15, 1994)

Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an...


Seeing the Light

by Rob Jovanovic St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

With exclusive new interviews from the band, this is a captivating account of one of the most influential groups in rock history.

Brian Eno famously said "the first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000...


Prince

by Ronin Ro St. Martin's Press (October 25, 2011)

With a brand-new introduction and chapter that cover the last five year's of Prince's life and work and his untimely death in April 2016.

In his three decades of recording, Prince had nearly thirty albums hit...


Enter Night

by Mick Wall St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2011)

Their roots lie in the heavy rock of 70s groups like Deep Purple. The music they played—heavy metal mixed with punk attitude—became its own genre: thrash. Their bassist died and they survived to became the...


Keith

by Stanley Booth St. Martin's Press (January 05, 1996)

Keith is the biography of Keith Richards, written by one of his old friends, Stanley Booth. Drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the book explores Richards' relationship with Mick Jagger and the Stones,...


Enrique Iglesias

by Elina Furman & Leah Furman St. Martin's Press (March 15, 2000)

Son of the Latin singing legend Julio Iglesias, Enrique has his own sexy style and his own kind of sound. Born in Spain, he's hit the charts big time and captured hearts around the world. But Enrique is more...


Eminem

by Martin Huxley St. Martin's Press (September 19, 2000)

"God sent me to piss the world off," Eminem boasts on his breakthrough hit "My Name Is." A grandiose claim to be sure, but it's hard to imagine another rapper generating as much controversy and outrage as this...


Prince

by Afshin Shahidi & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter St. Martin's Press (October 24, 2017)

Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

When Prince wanted to document his One Nite Alone tour in 2002, he turned to Afshin Shahidi. Again in 2004, he went along on Prince’s record breaking Musicology...


Notorious C.O.P.

by Derrick Parker & Matt Diehl St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Throughout his career, Derrick Parker worked on some of the biggest criminal cases in rap history, from the shooting at Club New York, where Derrick personally escorted Jennifer Lopez to police headquarters,...


A Boy Named Shel

by Lisa Rogak St. Martin's Press (November 13, 2007)

Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind...


Melissa Etheridge

by Chris Nickson St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2011)

Chris Nickson's biography of Melissa Etheridge explores the pop star's life and music. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Melissa Etheridge faced years of struggle and hard work to make it in the music business. But...


Rock Stars Do The Dumbest Things

by Margaret Moser & Bill Crawford St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Aerosmith. Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson. Nine Inch Nails. Ozzy Osbourne. U2. What do all of these artists have in common? They're rich and rowdy rock 'n' roll renegades whose wild stunts, dumb quotes, and...


Go Phish

by Dave Thompson St. Martin's Press (August 18, 2015)

On Halloween night 1983, at an ROTC dance on a college campus deep in the heart of Vermont, the band subsequently known as Phish played their very first gig.

It was a total disaster.

But it was the beginning of...


Hey Ya!

by Chris Nickson St. Martin's Press (September 01, 2004)

Since 1994 OutKast have been reinventing the rules of hip-hop, blending different styles of music into a Southern style that is wholly their own, soulful, outrageous, and addictive. They've captured the hearts...


Angel Standing By

by P. J. McFarland St. Martin's Press (August 04, 2015)

"There really aren't mistakes. Be very adventurous and brave in your life. Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous--there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kind to...


What You Wanna Know

by Samantha Stonebraker St. Martin's Press (February 09, 2016)

You know him as B-Rok, a front man for the Backstreet Boys. I know him as G.B., a special nickname shared only between the two of us until Now.

I am Brian Littrell's first love and highschool sweetheart. Brian...


AC/DC

by Martin Huxley St. Martin's Press (September 01, 2015)

Over the decades, AC/DC has carved out a unique niche in the rock world. Thanks to their stubborn refusal to alter their aggressive, in-your-face style that has been their stock in trade, they have emerged as...


Magical Mystery Tours

by Tony Bramwell & Rosemary Kingsland St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

"If you want to know anything about the Beatles, ask Tony Bramwell. He remembers more than I do."- Sir Paul McCartney to Donovan in a January 2002 interview

Tony Bramwell's remarkable life began in a postwar...


Skylark

by Philip Furia St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2004)

Skylark is the story of the tormented but glorious life and career of Johnny Mercer, and the first biography of this enormously popular and influential lyricist. Raised in Savannah, Mercer brought a quintessentially...


Singing Was the Easy Part

by David Chanoff, Vic Damone & Larry King St. Martin's Press (June 09, 2009)

Born Vito Farinola in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1928, Vic worked as an usher at the fabled Paramount Theatre before realizing a dream by shooting to the top of the Billboard Chart in 1947 with his first hit "I...


Modest Mouse

by Alan Goldsher St. Martin's Press (November 14, 2006)

THE BEST WAY TO BECOME A ROCK STAR IS SOMETIMES THE WORST WAY TO BECOME A ROCK STAR

Unruly and antagonistic, the Washington State rock trio Modest Mouse would seem like one of the least likely candidates for...


Passion and Pain

by Marc Shapiro St. Martin's Press (June 26, 2007)

From the poverty-stricken streets of Ponce, Puerto Rico to the vibrant barrios of New York City, HECTOR LAVOE became the singer of all singers, and the driving-force behind the Salsa movement in the mid-1960s....


The Importance of Being Barbra

by Tom Santopietro St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Controversial, a global icon, a diva among divas---Barbra Streisand, the last genuinely unique show business personality of the twentieth century is the most honored entertainer in the world today. But along...


Nine Inch Nails

by Martin Huxley St. Martin's Press (September 01, 2015)

Sound, throb, and a long low wail of pure, hard pain...Nine Inch Nails.

The world's most disturbing rock band is in effect one man singer and songwriter Trent Reznor. Since stealing the show during the original...


Perry Farrell

by Dave Thompson St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2011)

Dave Thompson's biography of Perry Farrell traces the performer's life from his childhood in Flushing, Queens to becoming front man for the band Jane's Addiction to his founding of the touring festival, Lollapalooza....


Halfway to Paradise

by Tony Orlando & Patsi Bale Cox St. Martin's Press (November 08, 2003)

He's known the world over for his heyday with Dawn, but that glittering 1970's whirl was just one chapter in Tony Orlando's rich life. Orlando began his showbiz career as a teen heartthrob with the single "Halfway...


War Child

by Emmanuel Jal & Megan Lloyd Davies St. Martin's Press (February 03, 2009)

In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer—with the Islamic government...


Chapter and Verse

by Bernard Sumner St. Martin's Press (November 03, 2015)

Bernard Sumner pioneered the post-punk movement when he broke onto the scene as a founding member of Joy Division, and later as the front man of New Order. Heavily influencing U2 and The Cure while paving the...