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Published on October 3rd, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Oct. 3 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

OCT. 3, 2017

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni: The Anthology” (Hardcover; edited by Barney Hoskyns; Picador)

RAY PADGETT
“Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time” (Hardcover; Sterling)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Springsteen: Album by Album” (Paperback; author: Ryan White; Sterling)

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OCT. 5, 2017

BJÖRK
“Björk’s Homogenic (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Emily Mackay; Bloomsbury Academic)

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

OCT. 10, 2017

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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. 26, 2017

KISS
“KISS KLASSIFIED: War Stories from a Kiss Army General” (Hardcover; author: Johan Kilhberg, as told to Sweden Rock Magazine’s Carl Linnaeus; photographer: Mats Vassfjord; Gain Production AB)

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)

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)

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

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

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. 15, 2017

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

NOV. 16, 2017

GEORGE MICHAEL
“George: A Memory of George Michael” (Hardcover; author: Sean Smith; HarperCollins)

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)

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

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

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

DEC. 7, 2017

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

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

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.)

MARCH 13, 2018

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

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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