Music Books

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Aug. 30 and Beyond)

Every decade has its boy-band madness: One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer in the 2000s; Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC in the ’90s; New Kids on the Block and New Edition in the ’80s.

What about the ’70s? The Jackson 5 and the Osmonds racked up hit after hit in the United States, but on the other side of the Atlantic, the U.K. had Rollermania … the Bay City Rollers. They made it big in the U.S., too, but on a smaller scale, scoring a No. 1 with their first hit (“Saturday Night”) and five more Top 40 hits.

With “When the Screaming Stops: The Dark History of Pop’s First Boy Band,” writer Simon Spence traces the band’s big rise and massive fall and their infamous battles with an overbearing manager, Tam Paton, and their former label (Arista) over unpaid royalties.

In an interview with the Daily Mail last year, Les McKeown said: “Tam was a talented PR man, but a manipulative, evil b*****d.’ … I was afraid of him. I mean, he was a big guy.”

It’s just of many new and upcoming music book releases. Read on.

AUG. 30, 2016

BAY CITY ROLLERS
“When the Screaming Stops: The Dark History of Pop’s First Boy Band” (Hardcover; author: Simon Spence; Omnibus Press)

KURT COBAIN
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” (Kindle; author: Brett Morgen; Insight Editions)

STEVE DAHL (Chicago DJ legend)
“Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died” (Hardcover; co-author: Dave Hoekstra; photographer: Paul Natkin; Curbside Splendor Publishing)

ROBERT DARDEN
“Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Volume 2 – Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City” (Hardcover; Penn State University Press)

MICHAEL JACKSON
“Elizabeth & Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop – A Love Story” (Hardcover; author: Donald Bogle; Atria Books)

KEITH MORRIS (of Black Flag and Circle Jerks)
“My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor” (Hardcover; co-author: Jim Ruland; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

THE SMITHS
“Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance: 20th Anniversary Edition” (Paperback; author: Johnny Rogan; The Overlook Press)

SEPT. 1, 2016

BILL ANDERSON
“Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music” (Hardcover; co-author: Peter Cooper; University of Georgia Press)

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
“Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero” (Hardcover; author: Ed Ward; foreword by Billy F. Gibbons; Chicago Review Press)

RODGER LYLE BROWN
“Party Out of Bounds: The B-52’s, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia” (Paperback; University of Georgia Press)

KURT COBAIN and NIRVANA
“Kurt Cobain and Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History (Second Edition)” (Paperback; author: Charles Cross; Voyageur Press)

BOB DYLAN
“Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006” (Paperback; author: Clinton Heylin; Free Preview; Chicago Review Press)

FLEETWOOD MAC
“Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History” (Hardcover; author: Richie Unterberger; Voyageur Press)

METALLICA
“Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History (Second Edition)” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Voyageur Press)

SEPT. 5, 2016

THE BEATLES
“A Hard Day’s Night: A Private Archive” (Hardcover; author: Mark Lewisohn; Phaidon Press)

SEPT. 6, 2016

TRAVIS BARKER
“Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums” (Paperback; co-author: Gavin Edwards; Free Preview; William Morrow Paperbacks)

THE BEATLES
“Looking Through You: Rare & Unseen Photographs from The Beatles Book Archive” (Hardcover; edited by Andy Neill; The Overlook Press)

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie Treasures” (Hardcover; author: Mike Evans; Carlton Books), “David Bowie Changes: His Life in Pictures 1947-2016” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch; Carlton Books), “David Bowie and Philosophy: Rebel, Rebel” (Paperback; edited by Theodore G. Ammon; Open Court)

CLIFF BURTON
“To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton” (Paperback; revised and updated edition; author: Joel McIver; Jawbone Press)

VIC CHESNUTT
“Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt” (Paperback; author: Kristin Hersh; Free Preview; University of Texas Press)

JAN & DEAN
“Surf City: The Jan and Dean Story” (Paperback; author: Dean Torrence; SelectBooks)

MATT PINFIELD (former host of MTV’s “120 Minutes”)
“All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life – Music, Mayhem & MTV” (Hardcover; co-author: Mitchell Cohen; Scribner)

KANYE WEST
“Pocket Kanye Wisdom: Witty Quotes and Wise Words from Kanye West” (Paperback; Hardie Grant Books)

SEPT. 7, 2016

JEREMY MONTEIRO
“Jeremy Monteiro: Random Thoughts of a Jazz Musician” (Paperback; Marshall Cavendish International)

SEPT. 8, 2016

PRINCE
“Prince 1958-2016” (Hardcover; author: BBC journalist Mobeen Azhar; Carlton Books)

SEPT. 13, 2016

BUDDY HOLLY
“Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly” (Paperback; author: John Gribbin; Free Preview; Icon Books)

M.L. LIEBLER
“Heaven Was Detroit: Detroit Music from Jazz to HipHop and Beyond” (Paperback; foreword by Dave Marsh; Painted Turtle)

MIKE LOVE
“Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy” (Hardcover; co-author: James S. Hirsch; Kindle; Blue Rider Press)

METALLICA
“Metallica: Back to the Front: A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour” (Hardcover; author: Matt Taylor; foreword by James Hetfield; Insight Editions)

CAROLINE MOORE
“Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values” (Paperback; Microcosm Publishing)

PANTERA
“A Vulgar Display of Pantera” (Hardcover; photographer: Joe Giron; Lesser Gods)

NEIL PEART
“Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me!” (Hardcover; Kindle; ECW Press)

RuPAUL
“The Essential RuPaul: Herstory, Philosophy & Her Fiercest Queens” (Hardcover; author: Libby VanderPloeg; Smith Street Books)

BEN WESTHOFF
“Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap” (Hardcover; Kindle; Hachette Books)

ADAM WHITE and BARNEY ALES
“Motown: The Sound of Young America” (Hardcover; Thames & Hudson Ltd.)

MAURICE WHITE
“Keep Your Head to the Sky: My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” (Hardcover; co-author: Herb Powell; Kindle; Amistad)

SEPT. 15, 2016

BILL CLIFTON
“Bill Clifton: America’s Bluegrass Ambassador to the World” (Paperback; author: Bill C. Malone; University of Illinois Press)

KARI KALLIONEMI
“Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain” (Hardcover; Intellect Ltd)

ROGER WATERS
“Roger Waters and Pink Floyd: The Concept Albums” (Paperback; author: Phil Rose; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press)

SEPT. 16, 2016

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
“John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson: The Blues Harmonica of Chicago’s Bronzeville” (Hardcover; author: Mitsutoshi Inaba; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

SEPT. 19, 2016

SLIM HARPO
“Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge” (Hardcover; author: Martin Hawkins; Kindle; Louisiana State University Press)

SEPT. 20, 2016

SHEP GORDON (manager, agent and producer)
“They Call Me Supermensch LP: My Amazing Adventures in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hollywood, and Haute Cuisine” (Paperback; Kindle; HarperLuxe)

ROB RUFUS
“Die Young With Me: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Touchstone)

SEPT. 26, 2016

GUY CLARK
“Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark” (Hardcover; author: Tamara Saviano; Read here; Texas A&M University Press)

SEPT. 27, 2016

THE BEATLES
“When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top” (Paperback; author: Larry Kane; Running Press)

THE BEATLES
“The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label” (Hardcover; author: Barry Miles; Abrams Image)

VICTORIA BROACKES / GEOFFREY MARSH
“You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966–1970” (Hardcover; revised edition; V & A Publishing)

JOHN LENNON & PAUL McCARTNEY
“Come Together: Lennon & McCartney in the Seventies” (Paperback; author: Richard White; Omnibus)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Rollaresque: Or the Rakish Progress of The Rolling Stones – A Tale of Loose Morals” (Hardcover; author: Simon Goddard; Kindle; Free Preview; Ebury Press)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Born to Run” (official autobiography; Hardcover; Kindle; Read here; Simon & Schuster)

SEPT. 28, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“Life on Tour with Bowie: A Genius Remembered” (Paperback; author: Sean Mayes; John Blake)

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
“Bullet for My Valentine: Scream Aim Conquer – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Ben Welch; John Blake)

SEPT. 30, 2016

TIM LAWRENCE
“Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” (Paperback; Duke University Press Books)

SAILOR
“Sailor: The Official Biography” (Paperback; author: James McCarraher; Wymer Publishing)

OCT. 1, 2016

COUNT BASIE
“Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie” (Paperback; as told to Albert Murray; University of Minnesota Press)

THE BEACH BOYS
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds” (Paperback; author: Charles L. Granata; Kindle; Chicago Review Press)

CHERRY VANILLA
“Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla” (Paperback; Kindle; Chicago Review Press)

DOMINQUE DUPUIS
“Vinyl: All You Need to Know” (Hardcover + LP package; Earbooks)

TOM T. HALL
“The Storyteller’s Nashville: An Inside Look at Country Music’s Gritty Past” (Paperback, revised and expanded; Spring House Press)

IRON MAIDEN
“Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Beast (Updated)” (Hardcover; author: Neil Daniels; Voyageur Press)

CURTIS MAYFIELD
“Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield” (Hardcover; author: son Todd Mayfield, with Travis Atria; Chicago Review Press)

DAVID NOLAN
“I Swear I Was There: Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World” (Paperback; John Blake)

LOU REED
“Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed” (Paperback; author: Aidan Levy; Free Preview; Chicago Review Press)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra: The Legend and the Voice: 100 Years” (Paperback; author: Glenn Dunks; Wilkinson Press)

THE STOOGES
“The Stooges – Head On: A Journey Through the Michigan Underworld” (Paperback; author: Brett Callwood; Kindle; John Blake)

ANDY VASTAGH and ROBERT LEE
“Rock Art: A Gig Poster Coloring Book” (Paperback; Spring House Press)

OCT. 3, 2016

JOHN FARNHAM
“Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham” (Kindle; author: Jeff Apter; Nero)

MICHAEL BUFFALO SMITH
“Capricorn Rising: Conversations in Southern Rock” (Paperback; Mercer University Press)

OCT. 4, 2016

STEVEN BLUSH
“New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB” (Paperback; Kindle; St. Martin’s Griffin)

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie: Album by Album” (Paperback; author: Paolo Hewitt; Insight Editions)

T BONE BURNETT
“T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit” (Hardcover; author: Lloyd Sachs; Kindle; University of Texas Press)

NICK HARPER
“Marshall: The Book of Loud” (Hardcover; Mitchell Beazley)

GERED MANKOWITZ
“Gered Mankowitz: Rock and Roll Photography” (Flexibound; forewords by Annie Lennox, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman; Carlton Books)

PAUL McCARTNEY
“Conversations with McCartney” (Hardcover; author: Paul Du Noyer; Kindle; The Overlook Press)

BARRY MILES, GRANT SCOTT and JOHNNY MORGAN
“The Greatest Album Covers of All Time” (Hardcover; Collins & Brown)

PRINCE
“Prince: Purple Reign” (Hardcover; author: Mick Wall; Trapeze)

JOHN RIORDAN
“Sound and Vision: A Guide to Music’s Cult Artists – From Punk, Alternative, and Indie Through to Hip Hop, Dance Music, and Beyond” (Hardcover; CICO Books)

PATRICK SULLIVAN
“That’s So ’90s Pop: A Fill-In Activity Book” (Paperback; Clarkson Potter)

JACK WHITE
“Citizen Jack: How Jack White Built an Empire From the Blues” (Hardcover; author: Nick Hasted; The Overlook Press)

OCT. 6, 2016

PETER HOOK
“Substance: Inside New Order – Coming Up and Coming Down” (Hardcover; Simon & Schuster)

OCT. 9, 2016

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ
“Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We’re Doing” (Paperback; author: John Blaney; Paper Jukebox)

OCT. 10, 2016

TOBY MOTT
“Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980” (Paperback; Phaidon Press)

OCT. 11, 2016

THE BEATLES
“Tune In: The Beatles – All These Years” (Paperback; Three Rivers Press)

BEYONCÉ
“Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story” (Paperback; author: J. Randy Taraborrelli; Grand Central Publishing)

DAVID BOWIE
“The Golden Years: David Bowie” (Hardcover; author: Robert Griffin; Omnibus)

NICK CAVE
“Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You” (Paperback; illustrations by Automne Zingg; recipes by Joshua Ploeg; Microcosm Publishing)

THE CURE
“Cured: A Tale of Two Imaginary Boys” (Hardcover; author: band co-founder Lol Tolhurst; Da Capo Press)

THOMAS DOLBY
“The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology (A Memoir)” (Hardcover; Kindle; Flatiron Books)

RIKKI ERCOLI
“Legends of Punk: Photos from the Vault” (Paperback; Manic D Press, Inc.)

GEORGE HARRISON
“George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door” (Paperback; author: Graeme Thomson; The Overlook Press)

ZIGGY MARLEY
“Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Whole, Organic Ingredients and Delicious Meals from the Marley Kitchen” (Hardcover; Akashic Books)

MORRISSEY
“Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind” (Paperback; illustrations by Automne Zingg; recipes by Joshua Ploeg; Microcosm Publishing)

BERNIE NELSON
“Honky Tonk Angels: Stories of God’s Influence on Nashville’s Most Iconic Songs” (Paperback; Heritage Builders)

DAVID NICHOLS
“Dig: Australian Popular Music, 1960-85” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

JIMMY PAGE
“No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page” (Hardcover; author: Martin Power; Omnibus Press)

PINK FLOYD
“Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd: Dark Globe” (Paperback; revised edition; author: Julian Palacios; Plexus Publishing)

SIMON REYNOLDS
“Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century” (Paperback; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

PAUL SIMON
“Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon” (Hardcover; author: Peter Ames Carlin; Kindle; Henry Holt and Co.)

JOHN SNELSON
“How to Enjoy Opera” (Paperback; Oberon Books)

RINGO STARR
“Ringo: With a Little Help” (Paperback; author: Michael Seth Starr; Backbeat Books)

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song” (Hardcover; author: Tyler Conroy; Kindle; Simon & Schuster)

BRIAN WILSON
“I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Ben Greenman; Da Capo Press)

OCT. 13, 2016

BRUCE P. GLEASON
“Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1820–1940” (Hardcover; University of Oklahoma Press)

OCT. 15, 2016

BLACK SABBATH
“The Complete History of Black Sabbath: What Evil Lurks” (Hardcover; author: Joel McIver; Race Point Publishing)

THE NEW BARBARIANS (short-lived all-star band led by Ron Wood)
“New Barbarians: Outlaws, Gunslingers and Guitars” (Hardcover; with 16 unreleased tracks from 1979 rehearsals and live shows; Voyageur Press)

OCT. 18, 2016

DAVID HAJDU
“Love for Sale: Pop Music in America” (Hardcover; Kindle; Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

GEORGE HARRISON
“I Me Mine: The Extended Edition” (Hardcover; conversations with Derek Taylor, originally released in 1980; included written contributions from Olivia Harrison and previously unpublished material; Genesis Publications)

RANDY NEWMAN
“Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong: The Life and Times of Randy Newman” (Hardcover; authors: David and Caroline Stafford; The Overlook Press)

MARTIN POPOFF
“Punk Tees: The Punk Revolution in 125 T-Shirts” (Hardcover; Sterling)

CAROLE BAYER SAGER
“They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Simon & Schuster)

JOHN SEABROOK
“The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory” (Paperback; W.W. Norton & Company)

OCT. 20, 2016

STUART COSGROVE
“Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul” (Paperback; Free Preview; Polygon)

DONNY HATHAWAY
“Donny Hathaway’s Donny Hathaway Live (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Emily J. Lordi; Bloomsbury Academic)

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
“The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Paula Mejia; Bloomsbury Academic)

ALISTAIR LAWRENCE
“Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World” (Kindle; foreword by Sir George Martin; Bloomsbury Publishing)

OCT. 21, 2016

DAVE THOMPSON
“Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide (3rd Edition)” (Paperback; Krause Publications)

OCT. 25, 2016

STUART BAKER
“Cuban Music in Revolution: 70 Years of Cuban Record Cover Art” (Hardcover; Soul Jazz Books)

THE BEATLES
“Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year” (Hardcover; author: Steve Turner; Kindle; Ecco)

PHIL COLLINS
“Not Dead Yet: The Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Crown Archetype)

JOHN FOGERTY
“Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music” (Paperback; Back Bay Books)

THE MONKEES
“The Monkees, Head, and the 60s” (Paperback; author: Peter Mills; Jawbone Press)

TOM PETTY
“Petty: The Biography” (Paperback; author: Warren Zanes; Kindle; Free Preview; St. Martin’s Griffin)

SAM PHILLIPS
“Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Paperback; author: Peter Guralnick; Kindle; Free Preview; Back Bay Books)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; Kindle; Black Dog & Leventhal)

CARLY SIMON
“Boys in the Trees: A Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview; Flatiron Books)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World” (Paperback; author: David Lehman; Kindle; Free Preview; Harper Paperbacks)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra: The Chairman” (Paperback; author: James Kaplan; Anchor)

BRAD TOLINSKI / ALAN DI PERNA
“Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar” (Hardcover; foreword by Carlos Santana; Kindle; Doubleday)

CHRISTOPHER WARD (former VJ)
“Is This Live? Inside the Wild Early Years of MuchMusic: The Nation’s Music Station” (Paperback; foreword by Mike Myers; Kindle; Random House Canada)

OCT. 27, 2016

ARCTIC MONKEYS
“Pretend Memories: A Biography” (Paperback; author: Rob Jovanovic; Red Planet)

BILL DAHL
“The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music’s Golden Age” (Hardcover; University of Chicago Press)

MORRISSEY
“Mozlandia: Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands” (Paperback; author: Melissa Mora Hidalgo; Headpress)

OCT. 28, 2016

KURT BOONE
“Subway Beats: Celebrating New York City Buskers” (Hardcover; Schiffer)

OCT. 31, 2016

JACQUES DENIS
“Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover” (Paperback; Aperture)

TED WILLIAMS (jazz photographer)
“Jazz: The Iconic Images of Ted Williams” (Hardcover; Antique Collectors Club Dist.)

NOV. 1, 2016

AC/DC
“AC/DC: Experience the Original Monsters of Rock” (Hardcover; author: Jerry Ewing; Carlton Books)

BON JOVI
“Bon Jovi: The Story” (Hardcover; author: Bryan Reesman; Sterling)

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust” (Paperback; author: Steve Wide; illustrator: Libby Vanderploeg; Smith Street Books)

CORRIGAN DANIEL
“Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis – The Photography of Corrigan Daniel” (Hardcover; co-author: Danny Sigelman; Minnesota Historical Society Press)

JEFF GOLD
“101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols” (Paperback; Gingko Pr)

JIMI HENDRIX
“Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix” (Hardcover; edited by Steven Roby; Chicago Review Press)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song” (Flexibound; author: Chris Welch; Carlton Books)

JOHN LENNON
“Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon” (Hardcover; author: Jeff Burger; Chicago Review Press)

JAMES McBRDE
“Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul” (Paperback; Spiegel & Grau)

METALLICA
“Metallica: Experience Heavy Metal’s Biggest Band” (Hardcover; author: Jerry Ewing; Carlton Books)

TOMMY MOTTOLA
“A New America: How Music Reshaped the Culture and Future of a Nation and Redefined My Life” (Hardcover; Kindle; Celebra)

MARC MYERS
“Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop” (Hardcover; Grove Press)

NIRVANA
“Nirvana: The Biggest Rock Band of the ’90s” (Hardcover; author: Gillian G. Gaar; Carlton Books)

QUEEN
“Classic Queen” (Paperback; author: rock photographer Mick Rock; The Overlook Press)

SEASICK STEVE
“Seasick Steve: Tales of a Travellin’ Man” (Paperback; author: Matthew Wright; John Blake)

BRIAN TARQUIN
“Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia” (Paperback; Kindle; Allworth Press)

U2
“U2: Past, Present, Future” (Hardcover; author: Ernesto Assante; White Star Publishers)

SPENCER VIGNES
“The Train Kept A-Rollin: How the Train Song Changed the Face of Popular Music” (Paperback; Soundcheck Books)

JIM WALSH
“Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes: Jim Walsh on Music from Minneapolis to the Outer Limits” (Hardcover; University of Minnesota Press)

THE WHO
“The Who: Experience the Band That Defined a Generation” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch; Carlton Books)

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“Pharrell Williams: Ultimate Fan Book” (Hardcover; author: Malcolm Croft; Carlton Publishing Group)

NEIL YOUNG
“Neil Young: Stories Behind the Songs 1966-1992” (Flexibound; auhor: Nigel Williamson; Carlton Books)

NOV. 8, 2016

THE BAND
“The Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana” (Paperback; author: Peter Aaron; Backbeat Books)

ERIN DUVALL
“Country Music Hair” (Hardcover; Kindle; Harper Design)

BOB DYLAN
“The Lyrics: 1961-2012” (Hardcover; Simon & Schuster)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead” (Paperback; authors: Blair Jackson, David Gans; Kindle; Free Preview; Flatiron Books)

MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN
“A Perfect Union of Contrary Things” (Hardcover; co-author: Sarah Jensen; Backbeat Books)

JOHNNY MARR
“Set the Boy Free: The Autobiography” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

LOU REED
“Perfect Day: A First Wife’s Intimate Portrait of Life With Lou Reed” (Paperback; author: Bettye Kronstad; Jawbone Press)

THE SMITHS
“Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography” (Paperback; author/artist: Con Chrisoulis; Kindle; The Overlook Press)

PAUL ZOLLO
“More Songwriters on Songwriting” (Paperback; Da Capo Press)

NOV. 11, 2016

KRISTIN HERSH
“Wyatt at the Coyote Palace” (the Throwing Muses lead singer is releasing her new solo album as a hardback book, with artwork, lyrics, essays and stories; The Overlook Press)

NOV. 14, 2016

ROBERT WEBB
“The 100 Greatest Road Songs: The Ultimate Playlist” (Paperback; McNidder & Grace)

NOV. 15, 2016

KENNY ARONOFF
“Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll! The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business” (Hardcover; foreword by Neil Peart; Backbeat Books)

CERPHE COLWELL (D.C. rock radio legend)
“Cerphe’s Up: A Musical Life with Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, CSNY, and Many More” (Hardcover; co-author: Stephen Moore; Kindle; Carrel Books)

LITA FORD
“Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview; Dey Street Books)

LAURA JANE GRACE (of Against Me!)
“Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout” (Hardcover; co-author: Dan Ozzi; Kindle; Hachette Books)

ROBBIE ROBERTSON
“Testimony: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life” (Hardcover; Kindle; Crown Archetype)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
“Simon & Garfunkel: Together Alone” (Paperback; author: Spencer Leigh; McNidder & Grace)

AUGUSTUS OWSLEY STANLEY III
“Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III” (Hardcover; author: Robert Greenfield; Kindle; Thomas Dunne Books)

THE STOOGES
“Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges – As Told By Iggy Pop” (Hardcover; author: Jeff Gold; Third Man Books)

ED WARD
“The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963” (Hardcover; Kindle; Flatiron Books)

NOV. 22, 2016

MATTHEW ANNIS
“The Music Scene: The History of Modern Music” (Paperback; Franklin Watts)

DJ KHALED
“The Keys” (Hardcover; Kindle; Crown Archetype)

TOBIAS HANSSON / MICHAEL THORSBY
“Damn Son Where Did You Find This?: A Book about US Hiphop Mixtape Cover Art” (Hardcover; Koenig Books)

FREDDIE MERCURY
“Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury” (Hardcover; authors: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne; Blue Streak)

PATTI SMITH
“Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015” (Paperback; Ecco)

HANK WILLIAMS
“Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams” (Hardcover; author: Mark Ribowsky; Kindle; Liveright)

AMY WINEHOUSE
“Back To Black: Amy Winehouse’s Only Masterpiece” (Paperback; author: Donald Brackett; Backbeat Books)

NOV. 30, 2016

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four” (Paperback; abridged edition; author: Kenneth Womack; Greenwood)

NOV. 29, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“The Complete David Bowie” (Paperback; revised and updated edition; author: Nicholas Pegg; Titan Books)

DEC. 2, 2016

JENNA MILES
“The Beginner’s Guide to Vinyl: How to Build, Maintain, and Experience a Music Collection in Analog” (Paperback; Adams Media)

DEC. 6, 2016

SEBASTIAN BACH
“18 and Life on Skid Row” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

ADRIAN BARTOS, PETER PRUDENTE and EVAN AUERBACH
“No Sleep.: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

THE CLASH
“The Clash FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Clash City Rockers” (Paperback; author: Gary J. Jucha; Backbeat Books)

NAOMI JUDD
“River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope” (Hardcover; co-author: Marcia Wilkie; Kindle; Center Street)

DEC. 13, 2016

THE BEATLES
“Love Me Do to Love Me Don’t: The Beatles on Record” (Paperback; author: Spencer Leigh; McNidder & Grace)

ALEX KAYNE
“L’Amour: Rock Capital of Brooklyn” (Hardcover; Rare Bird Books)

CANDI STATON
“Young Hearts Run Free: First Lady of Southern Soul” (Hardcover; Heritage Builders)

DEC. 20, 2016

AMANDA SHERIFF
“The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters” (Paperback; Gemstone Publishing)

JAN. 1, 2017

DAVID BOWIE
“Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story” (Hardcover, revised and updated edition; author: David Buckley; Chicago Review Press)

JAN. 2, 2017

WILSON PICKETT
“In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett” (Hardcover; author: Tony Fletcher; Oxford University Press)

JAN. 10, 2017

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: Color the Starman” (Paperback; contributors: Mica O’Herlihy, Mike Diana, Steve Krakow, Tony Millionaire; Feral House)

LEMMY KILMISTER
“Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead: Color the Ace of Spades” (Paperback; featuring the work of Joe Petagno; Feral House)

JAN. 15, 2017

MICK HOUGHTON
“Becoming Elektra: The True Story of Jac Holzman’s Visionary Record Label (Revised & Expanded Edition)” (Paperback; Jawbone Press)

JAN. 16, 2017

DAN AUTY
“Best-Selling Albums: From Vinyl Records to Digital Downloads” (Hardcover; Amber Books)

JAN. 17, 2017

PAUL “H.R.” HUDSON
“Finding Joseph I: The Journey from Bad Brains Through My Mysterious Mind – An Oral History” (Hardcover; co-authors: Howie Abrams, James Lathos; Lesser Gods)

FEB. 1, 2017

BOB DYLAN
“Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan” (Hardcover; author: Andrew McCarron; Oxford University Press)

FEB. 2, 2017

STEELY DAN
“Steely Dan FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About This Elusive Band” (Paperback; author: Anthony Robustelli; Backbeat Books)

FEB. 7, 2017

GEORGE JONES
“The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” (Paperback; author: Rich Kienzle; Dey Street Boys)

L.A. REID
“Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” (Paperback; Free Preview; Harper Paperbacks)

YES
“Close to the Edge: How Yes’s Masterpiece Defined Prog Rock” (Paperback; author: Will Romano; Backbeat Books)

FEB. 9, 2017

ANGELO BADALAMENTI
“Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Clare Nina Norelli; Bloomsbury)

THE MODERN LOVERS
“The Modern Lovers’ The Modern Lovers (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Sean L. Maloney; Bloomsbury)

FEB. 14, 2017

TIM FALCONER
“Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music” (Hardcover; House of Anansi Press)

BEN RATLIFF
“Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview; Picador)

ERIC SABLIN
“Studio Grace: The Making of a Record” (Hardcover; House of Anansi Press)

FEB. 21, 2017

DANYEL SMITH
“She’s Every Woman: The Power of Black Women in Pop Music” (Hardcover; foreword by Mick Jagger; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

MARCH 1, 2017

RICK JAMES
“Super Freak: The Life of Rick James” (Hardcover; author: Peter Benjaminson; Chicago Review Press)

MARCH 7, 2017

MIKE McCREADY
“Of Potato Heads and Polaroids” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

MARCH 9, 2017

FUNKADELIC
“Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Matt Rogers; Bloomsbury Academic)

MARCH 21, 2017

AMY WINEHOUSE
“Amy Winehouse: A Life Through the Lens” (Paperback; authors: Darren and Elliott Bloom; Omnibus)

MARCH 28, 2017

LOU REED
“Lou Reed – Chapter & Verse: New York’s Finest” (Hardcover; authors: Paul Skellett, Simon Weitzman; Wonderland Publications)

MARCH 30, 2017

THE BEATLES
“Eight Arms to Hold You: 50 Years of Help! and the Beatles” (Hardcover; authors: Simon Wells, Paul Skellett; Wonderland Publications)

APRIL 4, 2017

JOHN OATES
“Change of Seasons: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; St. Martin’s Press)

APRIL 5, 2017

THE RAINCOATS
“The Raincoats’ The Raincoats (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Jenn Pelly; Bloomsbury Academic)

APRIL 11, 2017

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Collected” (Paperback; subtitled “A fan’s guide to six decades of Beatles memorabilia”; authors: Pete Nash, David Roberts, Brian Southall; Clarksdale)

U2
“Rock Atlas U2” (Paperback; authors: Dave Griffith, David Roberts; Clarksdale)

AUG. 15, 2017

MICHAEL RUFFINO (of Unband)
“Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll” (Paperback; ABEcco)

SEPT. 19, 2017

KENT HARTMAN
“Goodnight, L.A.: Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rock’s Legendary Recording Studios” (Hardcover; Da Capo Press)

OCT. 10, 2017

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

JAN. 23, 2018

NAS
“It Ain’t Hard to Tell: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Atria Books)

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