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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

by David G. Dodd Free Press (December 16, 2014)

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers...

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag Touchstone (January 13, 2015)

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...

Are We Having Any Fun Yet?

by Sammy Hagar Dey Street Books (September 15, 2015)

Indulge yourself in the superstar rocker and #1 New York Times bestselling author’s raucous and delicious lifestyle with this bold cookbook and entertaining guide, complete with stories from a lifetime of...


by Peter Hook Dey Street Books (January 31, 2017)

Includes full set lists not included in the physical edition.

In this final installment of his internationally bestselling three-part memoir—including The Hacienda and Unknown Pleasures—British rocker Peter...

The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...

My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....

Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.

British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...

Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...

The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...

The Way of Music: Aural Training for the Internet Generation

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

The Way of Music builds on the author's earlier work, The Second Sense: Language, Music and Hearing, and is a study guide in attention training, listening skills, and music appreciation for students, teachers...

The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...

Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...

Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...

Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light Atria Books (December 09, 2014)

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...

Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...

The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...

The Instrumental Music Director's Guide to Comprehensive Program Development

by Michael J. Pagliaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2014)

The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development offers an approach to the procedures associated with teaching instrumental music and administering the program. An in-depth discussion...

Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

by Libby Van Cleve Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Libby Van Cleve opens up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. She discusses:

  • standard technique;
  • multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres;...

So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll: A Guide for Professionals

by Matthew Edwards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This book gives readers a comprehensive guide to voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Author Matthew Edwards provides easy-to-understand...

Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi HarperCollins e-books (May 10, 2011)

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...

The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.

Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...

Ticket Masters

by Dean Budnick, Dean Budnick and Josh Baron & Josh Baron Ecw Press (June 01, 2011)

?In the spring of 1975 a trio of neophyte businessmen backed an old Chrysler onto a sun-baked Arizona driveway and convened in their new office. The garage start-up, dubbed Ticketmaster, would come to achieve...

Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time, The

by Martin Popoff & Jay S. Jacobs Ecw Press (October 01, 2002)

"Martin has the most thorough knowledge of heavy metal of anybody I've ever met." - Dee Snider Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, KISS, Mötley Crüe ? "Purple Haze," "Paranoid," "Smoke on the Water,"...

Rick Rubin

by Jake Brown & Mark Sinnett Ecw Press (August 01, 2009)

There is no greater enigma than Rick Rubin working in record production today. As mysterious personally as the Buddhist religion he practices, Rubin has made one thing crystal clear: the records he produces...

Tori Amos

by Jake Brown, Grant Goodbrand & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (May 01, 2011)

?Featuring exclusive interviews with people who worked alongside Tori Amos in the studio - one of her producers, sound engineers, and backing band members - as well as in-depth research into the singer herself,...

Country Music Fun Time Activity Book

by Aye Jay Morano, Aye Jay & Alison Appelbe Ecw Press (October 01, 2009)

Aye Jay, creator of the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book, the Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book (ECW 2007), and the Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book (ECW 2009), takes on Country music in his latest collection of pop...

Steve Goodman

by Clay Eals & Alessandro Porco Ecw Press (May 15, 2007)

?Steve Goodman wrote "Good mornin' America, how are ya" into the nation's consciousness, becoming one of the most respected singer/songwriters of the 1970s and early 80s. With warmth and wit, he charmed better-known...

Hallo Spaceboy

by Dave Thompson, Mendelson Joe, as told by Nadia Halim & Mark Weisleder Ecw Press (June 09, 2006)

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most...

Randy Newman's American Dreams

by Kevin Courrier & Aye Jay Morano, foreword by Andrew W.K. Ecw Press (June 20, 2005)

?Among his peers, Randy Newman is considered one of the most respected singer-songwriters in contemporary American music. For over 40 years, he has composed a variety of hits for artists as diverse as Judy Collins,...

You Can't Always Get What You Want

by Sam Cutler, Paul Challen & Robin Spano Ecw Press (April 01, 2010)

Sam Cutler was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the infamous concert at Altamont where a man was murdered by a Hells Angel in front of the stage...

Traveling Music

by Neil Peart & Marc Vachon with François Bugingo, translated by Charles Phillips Ecw Press (June 24, 2004)

Neil Peart decided to drive his BMW Z-8 automobile from L.A. to Big Bend National Park, in Southwest Texas. As he sped along "between the gas-gulping SUVs and asthmatic Japanese compacts clumping in the left...

Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book

by Aye Jay Morano, Aye Jay Morano, foreword by Andrew W.K. & Brian Harvey Ecw Press (September 01, 2007)

"At last, an activity magazine for Metal Heads. From Slipknot to Spinal Tap, the brain teasers are all there. Use some magic and the answers are sure to come." - Ronnie James Dio From the creator of the bestselling...

Beer, Blood and Cornmeal

by David Olive Ecw Press (April 01, 2008)

Incredibly Strange Wrestling was the bastard offspring of post-punk garage rock and masked Mexican lucha libre. Fielding a cast of crazed characters with names like El Homo Loco, Macho Sasquatcho and El Pollo...

Have Not Been the Same (rev)

by Michael Barclay, Jim Hanas, Christopher Meades & Michael Barclay, Ian A. D. Jack, and Jason Schneider et al. Ecw Press (June 01, 2011)

?Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw...

Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book

by Aye Jay Morano, Aye Jay & Richard Rosenbaum Ecw Press (April 01, 2009)

Fasten your safety pins and spike your mohawks for another round of pop culture activity fun! Aye Jay, creator of the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book and the Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book (ECW 2007), takes on...

Judas Priest

by Martin Popoff & James Guttman Ecw Press (December 01, 2007)

When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains,...

Rave America

by Mireille Silcoff & Nancy Woods Ecw Press (September 01, 1999)

For the last three years, the sale of Technics 1200 turntables (used by DJs in clubs) have outstripped those of electric guitars. Raves have gone from parties involving a few hundred people to commercially sponsored...

Classic Material

by Oliver Wang, ed., Angel Largay, Oliver Wang & Dante Ross Ecw Press (May 05, 2003)

With over 40 unique reviews covering 60 landmark hip-hop albums, Classic Material proves that there is no lack of intelligent commentary and criticism on rap music. Written by an impressive team of North America's...

Traveling Music

by Neil Peart & Mike Knowles Ecw Press (August 03, 2004)

Neil Peart decided to drive his BMW Z-8 automobile from L.A. to Big Bend National Park, in Southwest Texas. As he sped along "between the gas-gulping SUVs and asthmatic Japanese compacts clumping in the left...

Raised by Wolves

by Dave Thompson Ecw Press (November 30, 2000)

An insider's look at the birth, evolution, and growing popularity of Christian rock music. As the counter-cultural movements of the sixties gathered steam, one of its first splinter groups was the Jesus freaks....

Tokio Hotel Fever

by Béatrice Nouveau, BŽatrice Nouveau & Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner Ecw Press (April 01, 2010)

Tokio Hotel - twin brothers Bill (vocalist) and Tom (guitarist) Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing - were already multi-platinum-selling superstars in their native Germany when they...

Whispering Pines

by Jason Schneider, Vince Spadea and Dan Markowitz & Mark Sinnett Ecw Press (July 01, 2009)

Whispering Pines is the first comprehensive history of Canada's immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell. Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflects the...

Dave Matthews Band

by Morgan Delancey & Nikki Stafford and Robyn Burnett Ecw Press (April 01, 2001)

The best-selling first book about the Grammy-winning mega-band. Step Into the Light? with the Dave Matthews Band. From their initial stints in 1991 at the local bars of Charlottesville, Virginia to selling over...

Smoke on the Water

by Dave Thompson & Scott Thomas Ecw Press (August 20, 2004)

It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today - 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later - the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than...

Chicago Folk

by Raeburn Flerlage, Raeburn Flerlage, Ronald D. Cohen, Bob Riesman & Randall Radic Ecw Press (October 01, 2009)

Chicago Folk includes over 200 of Raeburn Flerlages's photographs of folk musicians during the 1960s. No other book has presented a portrait of such a vibrant urban folk milieu, featuring popular performers...

Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time, The

by Martin Popoff & A. W. Stencell Ecw Press (June 08, 2004)

The result of an extensive poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favourite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results with Popoff's original interviews with world famous rockers who...


by Jake Brown & Micah Locilento Ecw Press (June 01, 2008)

With more Top 10 hits than any other female-fronted music group in history, beginning with such '70s classics as "Crazy on You," "Barracuda,'" "Magic Man," and "Straight On," Rolling Stone hailed Heart's "sister...