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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...


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.


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...


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...


Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio

by James Young Bloomsbury Publishing (May 18, 2013)

The story of Nico, former model, film actress, singer with the Velvet Underground and darling of Andy Warhol's factory.;In 1982 Nico was living in Manchester, alone and interested only in feeding her heroin...


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....


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound

by Paul Drummond & Julian Cope Process (October 01, 2007)

The wild, untold story of the 13th Floor Elevators, led by the notorious Roky Erickson.


The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

by Hunter Davies Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.

For the Beatles, writing songs was...


Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music

by David A. Ensminger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous...


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...


Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool

by Primus & Greg Prato Akashic Books (September 16, 2014)

An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Trey Anastasio, etc.)


Letters to Kurt

by Eric Erlandson Akashic Books (March 27, 2012)

A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain's wife Courtney Love.


Artificial Light

by James Greer & Dennis Cooper Akashic Books (July 01, 2006)

James Greer's fiction debut is the latest in Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking "Little House on the Bowery" series.


Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak’s excitingWho Did It First? series,readers explore the hidden history of the most famous,...


Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock: A Populist Rebellion in the 1990s

by Ronald D. Lankford Jr. Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock provides an overview of the women's singer-songwriter movement during the 1990s with detailed analyses of the music of Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Liz Phair,...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...


We Owe You Nothing: Expanded Edition: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

by Daniel Sinker Akashic Books (November 01, 2007)

A revised and expanded edition of the punk classic, with new interviews.


Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

by Ian F. Svenonius Akashic Books (January 01, 2012)

Washington, D.C.-based rock 'n' roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.


Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith

by Michael Stipe Akashic Books (August 30, 2011)

Michael Stipe's enchanting photo-diary of Patti Smith on tour, with words by Stipe, Patti Smith, William Burroughs, and more.


The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music

by Craig Harris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished...


Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country

by Angela Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

Combining archival research with personal interviews of over 50 female drummers representing more than eight decades in music history, Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country paints...


Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution

by Alan Rifkin, Jerry Burgan & Sylvia Tyson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

The birth of folk rock comes to life in Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk Rock Revolution, Jerry Burgan’s unforgettable memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s. As a naive folksinger from Pomona, California,...


The Dirt

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

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE 

Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography...


The Elvis Movies

by James L. Neibaur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a...


Music Express: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Canada's Music Magazine

by Keith Sharp & Alan Frew Dundurn (April 14, 2014)

The rise of the Canadian music industry, along with anecdotes and exclusive photos of international rock and pop stars, from the perspective of Canada's foremost music magazine from the 70s to the 90s.


The Jesus Lizard Book

by The Jesus Lizard Akashic Books (February 16, 2014)

Legendary indie rockers the Jesus Lizard present an idiosyncratic, impassioned book document of their rock and roll conquests.


The Beatles Come to America

by Martin Goldsmith Wiley (January 26, 2004)

When the Beatles touched down in New York on February 7, 1964 for their first visit to America, they brought with them a sound that hadn't been heard before. By the time they returned to England two weeks later,...


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...


Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet

by Donald L. Deardorff Ii Scarecrow Press (December 01, 2013)

Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen’s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play: Inside Two Long Songs

by Tim Smolko & Adrian Stone-Mason Indiana University Press (October 07, 2013)

Since the 1960s, British progressive rock band Jethro Tull has pushed the technical and compositional boundaries of rock music by infusing its musical output with traditions drawn from classical, folk, jazz,...


Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Scarecrow Press (July 11, 2013)

For fifty years, Bob Dylan’s music has been a source of wonder to his fans and endless fodder for analysis by music critics. In Counting Down Bob Dylan, rock journalist Jim Beviglia dares to rank these songs...


Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts

by Babacar M'Baye & Alexander Charles Oliver Hall Scarecrow Press (July 12, 2013)

In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between...


Bon Jovi: America's Ultimate Band

by Margaret Olson Scarecrow Press (June 20, 2013)

In Bon Jovi: America’s Ultimate Band, Margaret Olson chronicles the history and music of the band from its inception to present day. She closely examines Bon Jovi’s musical and social relevance to listeners...


Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie

by Wade Hollingshaus Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2013)

In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix,...


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...


Robert Plant

by Paul Rees It Books (October 22, 2013)

Robert Plant by Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven"...


Adios, Motherfucker

by Michael Ruffino Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (August 29, 2017)

A blend of This Is Spinal Tap and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the cult classic confessions of a debauched rock ’n’ roller and his adventures in excess on the ’80s hair-metal nostalgia tour through...


Meet the Beatles

by Steven D. Stark HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean...


Memories of John Lennon

by Yoko Ono Dey Street Books (October 13, 2009)

John Lennon . . . as much a part of our world today as he ever was

He touched many lives in his brief forty years, and continues to move and inspire millions more to this day. Now, invited by Yoko Ono, friends,...


Owsley and Me: My LSD Family

by Rhoney Gissen Stanley & Tom Davis Monkfish Book Publishing (April 12, 2013)

Owsley and Me is an insider's account of sixties counterculture, told by the partner of Owsley "Bear" Stanley.


Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll

by Larry Birnbaum Scarecrow Press (November 29, 2012)

An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ‘n’ Roll surveys the origins of rock ’n’ roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley....