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Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Oct. 10 and Beyond)

Here’s our weekly rundown of upcoming new music book releases …

Read on.

OCT. 10, 2017

RICHARD BRANSON
“Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Portfolio)

CHUCK D
“Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Black Dog & Leventhal)

MARK FLEISCHMAN
“Inside Studio 54” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Rare Bird Books)

ALLAN JONES (editor of Melody Maker from 1984-1997)
“Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock ‘n’ Roll War Stories” (Paperback; Free Preview; Bloomsbury Publishing)

KISS
“KISS: 1977-1980” (Hardcover; author: photographer Lynn Goldsmith; Rizzoli)

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: A Life” (Hardcover; author: Anthony DeCurtis; Little, Brown and Company)

CORBIN REIFF
“Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Lesser Gods)

THE STROKES
“The Strokes: The First Ten Years” (Paperback; photographer: Cody Smyth; Lesser Gods)

CHRIS TOMLIN
“Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change The Way You Worship” (Hardcover; co-author: Darren Whitehead; a href=”http://amzn.to/2yeiFk7″ rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Digital Book; Free Preview; Bowyer & Bow)

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS
“The Traveling Wilburys: The Biography” (Paperback; author: Nick Thomas; Digital Book; Free Preview; Guardian Express Media)

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

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OCT. 13, 2017

JENNIFER OTTER BICKERDIKE
“Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans” (Hardcover; ACC Publishing Group)

OCT. 15, 2017

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Book” (Hardcover; author: Hunter Davies, the only authorized biographer of the Fab Four; Digital Book; Ebury Press)

OCT. 17, 2017

THE BEATLES
“Crayola The Beatles Yellow Submarine: A Creative Experience” (Paperback), “Crayola The Beatles Yellow Submarine Color by Numbers: All You Need Is Color!” (Paperback; Parragon Books Ltd.)

ALAN DOYLE (frontman of Great Big Sea)
“A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Doubleday Canada)

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

JONI MITCHELL
“Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell” (Hardcover; author: David Yaffe; Digital Book; Sarah Crichton Books)

ROY ORBISON
“The Authorized Biography: Roy Orbison” (Hardcover; authors: Roy Jr., Welsey and Alex Orbison, with Jeff Slate; Center Street)

ELVIS PRESLEY
“Elvis: A King in the Making” (Hardcover; author: Alfred Wertheimer; Chartwell Books)

OCT. 19, 2017

GEORGE MICHAEL
“Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael” (Hardcover; author: Robert Steele; Omnibus Press)

OCT. 23, 2017

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995” (Hardcover; photographers include Herb Greene, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Baron Wolman, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Putland, William Coupon, Michael O’Neill and Peter Simon; foreword by Graham Nash; Rock Out Books)

OCT. 24, 2017

BILL BENTLEY
“Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen” (Hardcover; a coffee-table book of mostly crowd-sourced rock ‘n’ roll photography, showcasing unseen photographs from fans and music industry insiders; Read here; Smithsonian Books)

DAVID BOWIE
“Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth” (Paperback; author: Susan Compo; Jawbone Press)

CHARLIE DANIELS
“Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson)

THE JACKSONS
“The Jacksons: Legacy” (Hardcover; author: Fred Bronson; Digital Book; Black Dog & Leventhal)

RICHARD LLOYD
“Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist” (Hardcover; Beech Hill Publishing Company)

PINK FLOYD
“Pink Floyd – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon; Digital Book; Black Dog & Leventhal)

PRINCE
“Prince: A Private View” (Hardcover; author: Afshin Shahidi; foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Press)

PEGGY SEEGER
“First Time Ever: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Faber & Faber)

PAUL SIMON
“Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon” (Paperback; author: Peter Ames Carlin; Digital Book; Free Preview; St. Martin’s Griffin)

FRANK SINATRA
“The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra” (authors: Eliot Weisman, Jennifer Valoppi; Digital Book; Hachette Books)

THE VERVE
“The Verve: Photographs by Chris Floyd” (Hardcover; Reel Art Press)

JANN WENNER
“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine” (Hardcover; author: Joe Hagan; Digital Book; Knopf)

OCT. 31, 2017

BRUCE DICKINSON (of Iron Maiden)
“What Does This Button Do?” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

PETER DOGGETT
“Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music” (Paperback; Free Preview; Random House)

BOB DYLAN
“100 Songs” (Paperback; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster)

PATTY SCHEMEL (Hole drummer)
“Hit So Hard: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

NOV. 1, 2017

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie: The Illustrated Story” (Hardcover; author: Pat Gilbert; Voyageur Press)

THE CLASH
“The Clash on the Clash: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; edited by Sean Egan; Chicago Review Press)

LEO FENDER
“Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World” (Hardcover; authors: Phyllis Fender, Randall Bell; Leadership Institute Press)

NOV. 7, 2017

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

DEPECHE MODE
“Depeche Mode: Monument” (Hardcover; authors: Dennis Burmeister, Sascha Lange; Akashic Books)

WILL FRIEDWALD
“The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Pantheon)

WILKO JOHNSON
“Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life” (Hardcover; Little, Brown UK)

JOE SATRIANI
“Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir” (Hardcover, reprint edition; co-author: Jake Brown; foreword by Brian May; Free Preview; BenBella Books)

BON SCOTT
“Bon: The Last Highway – The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black” (Paperback; author: Jesse Fink; ECW Press)

NOV. 10, 2017

MIKE GITTER
“xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties” (Hardcover; edited by Bridge Nine owner Chris Wrenn; Bridge Nine)

NOV. 14, 2017

GARTH BROOKS
“Garth Brooks – The Anthology Part I: The First Five Years” (Hardcover and five CDs; written and recorded by Brooks; Chronicle Books)

SAMANTHA FOX
“Forever” (Hardcover; co-authors: Leif Eriksson, Martin Svensson; Backbeat Books)

WANDA JACKSON
“Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” (Hardcover; co-author: Scott B. Bomar; foreword by Elvis Costello; BMG Books)

GENE SIMMONS
“On Power” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

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

ED WARD
“The History of Rock & Roll, Volume One 1920-1963” (Paperback; Free Preview; Flatiron Books)

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


NOV. 21, 2017

JANN ARDEN
“Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss” (Hardcover; Random House Canada)

DARRYL W. BULLOCK
“David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music” (Hardcover; The Overlook Press)

BOB DYLAN
“Why Bob Dylan Matters” (Hardcover; author: Richard F. Thomas; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

JOSH GROBAN
“Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway” (Hardcover; WEA)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
“Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer” (Paperback; author: Darryl W. Bullock; The Overlook Press)

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

STEVIE NICKS
“Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks” (Hardcover; author: Stephen Davis; St. Martin’s Press)

NOV. 28, 2017

LITTLE MIX
“Our World” (Hardcover; Penguin UK)

NOV. 30, 2017

JAMES TAYLOR
“The Words and Music of James Taylor” (Hardcover; author: James E. Perone; Praeger)

DEC. 1, 2017

STUART COSGROVE
“Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Birlinn Ltd.)

ROBBIE WILLIAMS
“Reveal” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Heath; Digital Book; Free Preview; Blink Publishing)

DEC. 6, 2017

DELBERT McCLINTON
“Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few” (Hardcover; author: Diana Finlay Hendricks; Texas A&M University Press)

DEC. 8, 2017

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth” (Hardcover; author: Paul Duncan; Taschen)

DEC. 12, 2017

SCOTT IAN (of Anthrax)
“Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

DEC. 15, 2017

JASON DRAPER
“A Brief History of Album Covers” (Paperback; 2017 update; Flame Tree Publishing)

STANLEY SADIE
“Definitive Opera Encyclopedia (New & Expanded Edition)” (Hardcover; Flame Tree Publishing)

DEC. 19, 2017

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

JAN. 2, 2018

GEORGE MICHAEL
“George Michael – Freedom: The Ultimate Tribute 1963-2016” (Hardcover; author: David Nolan; Carlton Books)

JAN. 9, 2018

GREEN DAY
“Green Day FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s Most Popular Punk Band” (Paperback; author: Hank Bordowitz; Backbeat Books)

MARCH 6, 2018

GREG PRATO
“The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s” (Paperback; foreword by Fred Armisen; Jawbone Press)

MARCH 7, 2018

ARTIMUS PYLE
“Street Survivor: Keeping the Beat in Lynyrd Skynyrd” (Hardcover; co-author: Dean Goodman; Backbeat Books)

MARCH 13, 2018

RICKIE LEE JONES
“Rickie Lee” (Hardcover; Grove Press)

APRIL 24, 2018

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“The Allman Brothers Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Founding Fathers of Southern Rock” (Paperback; author: Michael Buffalo Smith; Backbeat Books)

JULY 17, 2018

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Rocket Man” (Paperback; author: Donald Gibson; Backbeat Books)

OCT. 2, 2018

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

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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