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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...


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,...


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...


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....


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...


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,...


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...


You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

by Peter Doggett HarperCollins e-books (June 08, 2010)

“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.” — Annie Lennox

“Enthralling… Impossible to put down.” — The Independent

Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the...


Parental Advisory

by Eric D. Nuzum HarperCollins e-books (October 27, 2009)

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To Hear

Believe it or not, music censorship in America did not begin with Tipper Gore's horrified reaction to her daughter's Prince...


Here We Are Now

by Charles R. Cross It Books (March 18, 2014)

In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes...


Green Day

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he looks at Green Day from their founding through 2006.

This ebook is adapted from the audiobook.


Radiohead

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of the slow-building rock band Radiohead.

This look at "one of the biggest, most important and most revered bands in the world"...


Tool

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of the mysterious and eccentric rock band Tool.

This look at "a band that stays so deep in the shadows that they could walk...


The Killers

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Las Vegas rock band The Killers.

This look at "one of the biggest new bands of the new century" is adapted from the audiobook....


Linkin Park

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of nu metal band Linkin Park.

This look at "the best-selling American rock band of the 20th century" is adapted from the audiobook....


The White Stripes

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Jack White and The White Stripes.

This look at the band "with just two people, and not a bass player in sight" is adapted...


Oasis

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Liam and Noel Gallagher and Oasis.

This look at the "arrogant, irrational, vindictive, sometimes violent and occasionally...


The Red Hot Chili Peppers

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he looks at the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their founding through 2008.

This snapshot of "the right band with the right sound at the right time"...


Coldplay

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Chris Martin and Coldplay.

This look at the "rock band that doesn’t rock in the traditional sense" is adapted from the...


Smashing Pumpkins

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins.

This look at the band -- "Corgan's Heroes" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the...


Pearl Jam

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a short history of Pearl Jam from their founding through the year 2000.

This look at the "anti-stars from Seattle" is adapted from the...


Nirvana

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a short history of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

This look at "the vital link in '90s rock" is adapted from the audiobook of the same name....


Nine Inch Nails

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.

This look at NIN -- "Anger is an (Industrial) Energy" -- is adapted from the audiobook...


The Beastie Boys

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a short history of The Beastie Boys from the group's founding through Hello Nasty.

This revised and updated look at the group -- "Three...


Brian Eno

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides a history of musician and producer Brian Eno's decades-long career. This look at Eno's influence -- "Musician, Producer; Artist, Philosopher;...


The Pixies

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of trailblazing grunge band The Pixies.

This look at the band -- "Music from the Planet of Sound" -- is adapted from the audiobook...


The Smiths

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of The Smiths, the definitive British indie band of the 1980s.

This look at the band -- "Those Charming Men" -- is adapted...


Skinny Puppy

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of cEvin Key, Nivek Ogre, and Skinny Puppy.

"Digging It, Industrially" is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.


Sonic Youth

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rockers Sonic Youth.

This look at the band -- "Beautiful Indie Noise" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same...


R.E.M.

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Michael Stipe and R.E.M.

This look at the band -- "Radio Free Athens" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name....


Depeche Mode

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of electronic pioneers Depeche Mode.

This look at the group -- "Music for the Masses--and Then Some" -- is adapted from the...


The Cure

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rock legends The Cure.

This look at the band -- "Faith, Pornography and, Sometimes, Love" -- is adapted from the audiobook...


U2

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of U2.

This look at the band -- "Four Hearts Beat as One" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.


New Order

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of New Order and what happened after the death of Ian Curtis.

This look at the group -- "A Band of Substance" -- is adapted...


Joy Division

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Ian Curtis and Joy Division.

The text of this look at the band -- "Here Come the Young Men" -- is adapted from the audiobook...


Kraftwerk

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Kraftwerk, the world's most famous sound chemists.

"The Man Machines" is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.


The Clash

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and The Clash.

This look at the band -- "The Only Band That Matters" -- is adapted from the audiobook...


The Sex Pistols

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of punk-rock revolutionaries The Sex Pistols.

This look at the band -- "Delivering Anarchy to the UK" -- is adapted from the...


The Ramones

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rock pioneers The Ramones.

This look at the band -- "Four Leather Jackets, Two Chords and an Attitude" -- is adapted...


Patti Smith

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of Patti Smith, Godmother of Punk.

"The High Punk Priestess of New York" looks at her influence and is adapted from the audiobook...


Jonathan Richman

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of alt-rock cult figure Jonathan Richman.

"Boston's Anti-hippie Punk Pioneer" is adapted from the audiobook of the same name....


David Bowie

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of David Bowie's career from his start as Davy Jones through the end of the millennium.

This look at Bowie -- "Shape-shifter,...


Iggy Pop

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides a history of punk icon Iggy Pop.

"The Godfather of Punk" looks at his career and is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.


The Velvet Underground

by Alan Cross Audio Joe (June 26, 2012)

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.

Here he provides the history of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground.

This look at the band -- "The First Alternative Band" -- is based on the audiobook...


Rivington Was Ours

by Brendan Jay Sullivan It Books (September 03, 2013)

Lady Gaga's old friend and former DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the downtown scene from which she emerged.

Brendan Jay Sullivan was an up-and-coming DJ in New York City when he met Stefani...


The Art of Writing Love Songs

by Pamela Phillips Oland Allworth (May 01, 2003)

Finally—the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating...


The Relation of Music to Mental Progress

by Stephen A. Pearce Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 12, 2019)

This book treats of the relation of music to the mental progress.The music of a people may be considered in direct relation to their supersensuous natures. From this point of view alone, strongly marked differences...


Woodstock 1969

by Jason Lauré & Ettagale Blauer Skyhorse (August 07, 2018)

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock festival nears, Woodstock 1969 stands out for its singular voice. Photojournalist Jason Lauré followed his unerring instinct for being in the right place at the...


God Save the Queens

by Kathy Iandoli Dey Street Books (October 22, 2019)

An NPR Best Books of 2019

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop meets Girls to the Front in this essential and long overdue history of hip-hop’s female pioneers and its enduring stars.

Every history of hip-hop previously...


Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)

A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018

‘The definitive grime biography’ NME

’A landmark genre history’ Pitchfork

The year 2000. As Britain celebrates...