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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 Atria Books (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...


Substance

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 Quotable Musician

by Sheila E. Anderson Allworth (February 16, 2010)

In The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac, music artists through the ages speak out in this illuminating collection of quotations. Both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music--including classical,...


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...


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...


Anger Is an Energy

by John Lydon Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words.

John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the...


Dylan Goes Electric!

by Elijah Wald Dey Street Books (July 14, 2015)

One of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event’s fiftieth anniversary....


Not Dead & Not for Sale

by Scott Weiland & David Ritz Scribner (May 17, 2011)

In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam— was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts....


Meet Me in the Bathroom

by Lizzy Goodman Dey Street Books (May 23, 2017)

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the...


Born to Drum

by Tony Barrell Dey Street Books (March 17, 2015)

“An engaging journey into the wild and wonderful world of drumming.”—CLEM BURKE, Blondie

To have a great band you need a great drummer. For the first time, Tony Barrell shines a long-overdue spotlight on...


The Underground Is Massive

by Michaelangelo Matos Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering...


Guitar Encyclopedia

by Brian Tarquin Allworth (September 02, 2014)

From renowned guitarist and multi-Emmy-award winning composer, Brian Tarquin, comes a display-quality, full-color reference guide to guitars. The Guitar Encyclopedia begins with the history of guitars spanning...


33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

by Dorian Lynskey HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

Dorian Lynskey is one of the most prominent music critics writing today. With 33 Revolutions Per Minute, he offers an engrossing, insightful, and wonderfully researched history of protest music in the twentieth...


Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

by Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli & Holly George-Warren HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them.

Included...


Do Not Sell At Any Price

by Amanda Petrusich Scribner (July 08, 2014)

“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation,...


Michael Jackson, Inc.

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Atria Books (June 03, 2014)

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.

Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary...


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob

by David Kinney Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2014)

A joyous and poignant exploration of the meaning of fandom, the healing power of art, and the importance of embracing what moves you, “The Dylanologists is juicy…artfully told…and an often moving chronicle...


Glaring Through Oblivion

by Serj Tankian & Roger Kupelian HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

In this strikingly illustrated book of original poetry, System of a Down fans gain an intimate glimpse into the soul of the band's frontman, Serj Tankian. For fans stirred by the cerebral lyrics of SOAD albums...


The Dirt

by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars Dey Street Books (July 01, 2014)

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.

Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe...


The Insider's Guide to Music Licensing

by Brian Tarquin Allworth (March 04, 2014)

First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes...


The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess Dey Street Books (November 04, 2014)

On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle:...


The Advanced Genius Theory

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman Scribner (May 18, 2010)

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


Rock & Roll Jihad

by Salman Ahmad Free Press (November 02, 2009)

"The story you are about to read is the story of a light-bringer....Salman Ahmad inspires me to reach always for the greatest heights and never to fear....Know that his story is a part of our history."

-- Melissa...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story behind the Song

by Jo-Ann Geffen, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Lamont Dozier Chicken Soup for the Soul (January 07, 2014)

You will get an inside look at the personal stories behind your favorite songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them.

Songs tell a story, and now popular...


Barenaked Ladies

by PAUL MYERS Touchstone (September 16, 2003)

From geeks in short pants to multiplatinum artists, Barenaked Ladies are nothing less than a phenomenon. Now, for the first time in the United States, we can read their astonishing story.

Steven, Ed, Jim, Tyler,...


Death Punch'd

by Jeremy Spencer Dey Street Books (September 02, 2014)

From the cofounder of Five Finger Death Punch, a fascinating inside account of one of the most successful heavy-metal bands of the past decade, and a revealing personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying...


Great Pretenders

by Karen Schoemer Free Press (January 31, 2006)

February 1964: The Beatles step onto the tarmac at JFK International Airport and turn the country on its head. It's the advent of rock and roll's uninterrupted reign, youthful rebellion, and overt teenage sex....


The Beatles Way

by Larry Lange Atria Books/Beyond Words (June 30, 2008)

The Beatles as personal growth gurus, you ask? Sure! Everyone knows that the Beatles were brilliant musicians. But there was much more to them than just great music. John, Paul, George, and Ringo created a living...


Opera Theme Plot

by Rudolph Fellner Touchstone (November 15, 1971)

A comprehensive guide to opera for both beginners and connoisseurs.

This book is a comprehensive guide to operas. Whether you are a novice or an experienced musician, Fellner’s book serves as an indispensable...


Me, the Mob, and the Music

by Tommy James & Martin Fitzpatrick Scribner (February 16, 2010)

Now in paperback, after five hardcover printings, Tommy James’s wild and entertaining true story of his career—part rock & roll fairytale, part valentine to a bygone era, and part mob epic—that “reads...


Piano Notes

by Charles Rosen Free Press (October 29, 2002)

Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly...


Classical Music Top 40

by Anthony Rudel Touchstone (March 01, 1995)

The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover.

Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don’t know how or where to start—so many composers,...


Thelonious Monk

by Robin Kelley Free Press (December 08, 2009)

The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Now updated with an afterword for...


Bob Dylan

by Seth Rogovoy Scribner (November 24, 2009)

Bob Dylan and his artistic accomplishments have been explored, examined, and dissected year in and year out for decades, and through almost every lens. Yet rarely has anyone delved extensively into Dylan's Jewish...


Through the Wire

by Kanye West & Bill Plympton Atria Books (November 10, 2009)

This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts -- Kanye West, who was named "the smartest man in hip-hop" by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator,...


Heavy Metal in Baghdad

by Vice Media, Andy Capper & Gabi Sifre MTV Books (November 17, 2009)

documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring the members of Iraq’s only heavy metal band—Acrassicauda—and their daily struggle to survive and rock on even as their country fell into a bloody insurgency....


Blues & Chaos

by Robert Palmer & Anthony DeCurtis Scribner (November 10, 2009)

Now in paperback, the definitive anthology from a writer who “set the standard for newspaper pop-music criticism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the New York Times’ first chief pop music critic and Rolling...


Back to the Garden

by Pete Fornatale Touchstone (June 23, 2009)

The definitive oral history of the seminal rock concert, Woodstock—three days of peace and music and one of the most defining moments of the 1960s—with original interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez,...


Ripped

by Greg Kot Scribner (May 19, 2009)

A decade ago the vast majority of mainstream music was funneled through a handful of media conglomerates. Now, more people are listening to more music from a greater variety of sources than at any time in history....


Will You Take Me As I Am

by Michelle Mercer Free Press (April 07, 2009)

Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue, is one of her most beloved and revered works. Generations of people have come of age listening...


Pocket Karaoke

by Sarah Lewitinn Gallery Books (March 04, 2008)

Your nights of poring over massive karaoke binders are over! With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by music industry insider and DJ Sarah Lewitinn (a.k.a. Ultragrrrl), Pocket Karaoke is...


Dirty Rocker Boys

by Bobbie Brown & Caroline Ryder Gallery Books (November 26, 2013)

An uncensored Hollywood tell-all filled with explicit tales of love, sex, and revenge from the video vixen made famous by Warrant’s rock anthem “Cherry Pie.”

Who could forget the sexy “Cherry Pie” girl...


Music Through the Eyes of Faith

by Harold Best HarperOne (December 17, 2013)

"Christian musicians know of the obligation to make music as agents of God's grace. They make music graciously, whatever its kind or style, as ambassadors of Christ, showing love, humility, servanthood, meekness,...


Beatles vs. Stones

by John McMillian Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2013)

In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world—the clean-cut, mop-topped Beatles and the badboy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren’t really “rivals”—that...


My Life with Deth

by Joel McIver, David Ellefson & Alice Cooper Howard Books (October 29, 2013)

One of the hardest headbangers of heavy metal shares his uplifting and empowering memoir about overcoming addiction and discovering a life of faith.

In My Life with Deth, cofounder and bassist of Mega­deth David...


Face the Music

by Paul Stanley HarperOne (April 08, 2014)

NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible...


The Beatles: The BBC Archives

by Kevin Howlett Harper Design (November 05, 2013)

A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and...


Tales From Country Music

by Gerry Wood Sports Publishing (February 29, 2012)

Follow Gerry Wood on his journey with country music's biggest stars, featuring Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain and many more familiar names in the industry. Tales from Country Music will take you backstage...