Music Books

Published on February 15th, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Feb. 16 and Beyond)

It’s a slow week for new music books, but here’s the biggest news of the short year so far: Bruce Springsteen is writing his autobiography … and is reportedly getting a nice $10 million advance for it.

His publisher, Simon & Schuster, is releasing “Born to Run” on Sept. 27 in hardcover, ebook and audio-book versions.

There have been countless Springsteen books in the past, including his first authorized biography, 1979’s “Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story,” written by Dave Marsh. But this is the first one penned by Springsteen himself.

“This is the book we’ve been hoping for,” Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said in a news release. “Readers will see their own lives in Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary story, just as we recognize ourselves in his songs.”

More on “Born to Run” below (see Sept. 27).

Read on …

FEB. 14, 2016

JAN & DEAN
“The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions” (Hardcover; author: Mark A. Moore; foreword by Brian Wilson; McFarland)

FEB. 15, 2016

FACES
“Had Me a Real Good Time: Before, During and After” (Paperback; author: Andy Neill; Omnibus Press)

BUDDY GUY
“Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads” (Paperback; author: Alan Harper; University of Illinois Press)

FEB. 16, 2016

IDA LICHTER
“The Secret Magic of Music: Conversations with Musical Masters” (Paperback; SelectBooks)

FEB. 23, 2016

LITA FORD
“Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

JON LYDON
“Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored” (Paperback; Dey Street Books)

MEZZ MEZZROW and BERNARD WOLFE
“Really the Blues” (Paperback; introduction by Ben Ratliff; NYRB Classics)

OLA BELLE REED
“Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line” (Hardcover + double CD; authors: Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, Douglas Dowling Peach; Dust-to-Digital)

FEB. 24, 2016

LED ZEPPELIN
“Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Led Zeppelin: Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time” (Hardcover; author: Benjamin Darling; The Enthusiast)

FEB. 27, 2016

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
“New Kids on the Block: The Story of Five Brothers and a Million Sisters (The Authorized Biography)” (Paperback; author: Nikki Van Noy; Touchstone)

FEB. 28, 2016

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Are Coming” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill; Atlantic Publishing), “The Beatles: Then There Was Music” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill; Atlantic Publishing)

FEB. 29, 2016

JOHN BROVEN
“Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans” (Paperback; revised and updated edition; Pelican Publishing)

MARCH 1, 2016

MIKE BADGER (former La’s guitarist) & TIM PEACOCK
“The Rhythm & the Tide: Liverpool, The La’s and Ever After” (Hardcover; Liverpool University Press)

MARY J. BLIGE
“Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige” (Hardcover; author: Danny Alexander; University of Texas Press)

JOHN FARNHAM
“John Farnham: The Untold Story” (Paperback; author: Jane Gazzo; Random House Australia)

MICHAEL GARNICE
“The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae: The Complete Story of Reggae Told Through Its Greatest Songs, Famous and Forgotten” (Hardcover; Equinox Publishing)

BILLIE HOLIDAY
“Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth” (Paperback; author: John Szwed; Penguin Books)

MORRIS LEVY
“Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy” (Hardcover; author: Richard Carlin; University Press of Mississippi)

BARRY MILES
“The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label” (Hardcover; Peter Owen Publishers)

LES PAUL
“Les Paul in His Own Words: Centennial Edition” (Hardcover; co-author: Michael Corcoran; Backbeat Books)

SHELLY PEIKEN (penned Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants,” and Meredith Brooks’
“Bitch”)
“Confessions of a Serial Songwriter” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

DEE DEE RAMONE
“Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones” (Paperback; co-author: Veronica Kofman; Da Capo Press)

THE REPLACEMENTS
“Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Hardcover; author: Bob Mehr; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

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

JACK VIERTEL
“The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built” (Hardcover; Sarah Crichton Books)

MARCH 3, 2016

ERIC CLAPTON
“Eric Clapton: The World’s Greatest Living Guitarist” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch; Carlton Books)

PINK FLOYD
“The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Carlton Books), “Pink Floyd: Giants of Rock” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Carlton Books)

MARCH 4, 2016

A-HA
“Living a Fan’s Adventure Tale: a-ha in the eyes of the beholders” (Paperback; author: Greg Lansdowne; Wymer Publishing)

MARCH 8, 2016

STEVEN BLUSH with PAUL RACHMAN and TONY MANN
“Lost Rockers: Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

BARNEY HOSKYNS
“Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock” (Hardcover; Da Capo Press)

MARCH 14, 2016

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

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

MARCH 15, 2016

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

RICK HALL
“The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame” (Paperback; Heritage Builders)

WOODY GUTHRIE
“Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads” (Hardcover; graphic novel; author/artist: Nick Hayes; Abrams ComicArts)

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

MICHELLE LEON
“I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland” (Hardcover; Minnesota Historical Society Press)

MADONNA
“Madonna: Nudes II” (Hardcover; photographer: Martin HM Schreiber; DAAB Media)

NEW ORDER
“The Blue Monday Diaries: In the Studio with New Order” (Paperback; author: Michael Butterworth; Plexus Publishing)

MARCH 16, 2016

DAN DIETZ
“The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals” (Hardcover; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

MARCH 17, 2016

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan: Experience the World’s Greatest Singer-Songwriter” (Hardcover; author: Brian Southall; Carlton Books)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin: Experience the Biggest Band of the 70s” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch; Carlton Books)

MARCH 18, 2016

GEORGE CASE
“Here’s to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980” (Hardcover; Quill Driver Books)

MARCH 22, 2016

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
“Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician” (Paperback; author: Allen Shawn; Yale University Press)

XTC
“Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC” (Paperback; authors: frontman Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt; Jawbone Press)

MARCH 23, 2016

JUAN FLORES
“Salsa Rising: New York Latin Music of the Sixties Generation” (Paperback; Oxford University Press)

MARCH 24, 2016

BLONDIE
“Blondie’s Parallel Lines (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Kembrew McLeod; Bloomsbury Academic)

MARCH 25, 2016

JOOYOUNG LEE
“Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central” (Paperback; University Of Chicago Press)

MARCH 28, 2016

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

MARCH 29, 2016

GEORGE JONES
“The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” (Hardcover; author: Rich Kienzle; Da Capo Press)

JOHN POPPER (of Blues Traveler)
“Suck and Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell” (Hardcover; co-author: Dean Budnick; Da Capo Press)

FRANK SINATRA
“Frank Sinatra: A Celebration of the Music and Movies of Ol’ Blue Eyes” (Paperback; author: Ben Nussbaum; i5 Press)

APRIL 1, 2016

DAMON ALBARN
“Damon Albarn: Blur, Gorillaz and Other Fables” (Paperback; authors: Martin Roach, David Nolan; John Blake)

PAUL GORMAN
“Punk London: In The City, 1975-78” (Paperback; Herb Lester Associates)

MICHAEL JACKSON
“83 Minutes: The Doctor, The Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson” (Paperback; authors: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne; Blink Publishing)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones: An Extraordinary Life” (Paperback; author: Gwen Russell; John Blake Publishing Ltd.)

ÉDITH PIAF
“Édith Piaf: A Cultural History” (Hardcover; author: David Looseley; Liverpool University Press)

QUEEN
“Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century” (Paperback; author: former Queen roadie Peter Hince; John Blake)

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

PATTI SMITH
“Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story” (Paperback; author: Dave Thompson; Chicago Review Press)

SAM SMITH
“Sam Smith: The Biography” (Hardcover; author: Joe Allan; Kindle; John Blake)

TRAVIS D. STIMELING
“Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin’s Progressive Country Music Scene” (Paperback; Oxford University Press)

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Dress Up Taylor Swift” (Paperback; with more than 450 stickers; Michael O’Mara)

MARY WELLS
“Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar” (Paperback; author: Peter Benjaminson; Chicago Review Press)

THE WHO
“The Who: Their Generation” (Hardcover; author: Michael A. O’Neill; Upfront Entertainment)

APRIL 5, 2016

JAMES BROWN
“Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown” (Hardcover; author: James McBride; Kindle; Spiegel & Grau)

RITA COOLIDGE
“Delta Lady: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Michael Walker; Kindle; Harper)

APRIL 7, 2016

KATHERINE SPIELMANN
“Now Is the Time to Invent: Reports from the Indie-Rock Revolution, 1985-2000” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

APRIL 12, 2016

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

BOB BOILEN (host and creator of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and “Tiny Desk Concerts”)
“Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It” (Hardcover; Kindle; William Morrow)

IAN McGILLIS
“Higher Ground: One Person’s Lifelong Relationship with Soul, Reggae and Rap” (Paperback; Biblioasis)

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

NOFX
“NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories” (Paperback; co-author: Jeff Alulis; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

QUESTLOVE
“Somethingtofoodabout” (Hardcover; conversations with 10 innovative chefs in America; co-author: Ben Greenman; photographer: Kyoko Hamada; foreword by Anthony Bourdain; Kindle; Clarkson Potter)

JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS
“The Complete Singer-Songwriter: A Troubadour’s Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording, and Business (Second Edition)” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

RAY ROBERTSON
“Lives of the Poets With Guitars: Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock & Roll” (Paperback; Biblioasis)

RUSH
“2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush” (Paperback; contains stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, etc.; Kindle; ECW Press)

APRIL 13, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“The Complete David Bowie Fan Guide” (Kindle; author: Benjamin Roth; Amazon Digital Services LLC)

APRIL 14, 2016

JO HOARE
“Festivals: A Survival Guide: How to cope with everything: tents, toilets, torrential rain, too much booze, and more” (Hardcover; Dog ‘N’ Bone)

APRIL 15, 2016

TONI TENNILLE
“Toni Tennille: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Caroline Tennille St. Clair; Taylor Trade Publishing)

APRIL 16, 2016

THE ROLLING STONES
“Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion” (Hardcover; author: David Malvinni; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

APRIL 18, 2016

BRUCE JENKINS
“Shop Around: Growing Up With Motown in a Sinatra Household” (Paperback; Wellstone Books)

APRIL 19, 2016

MOSES AVALON
“Confessions of a Record Producer: How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business 5th Edition – Revised and Updated” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

RAMONES
“Ramones at 40” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Sterling)

APRIL 21, 2016

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Buzz Poole; Bloomsbury Academic)

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
“New Kids on the Block’s Hangin’ Tough (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rebecca Wallwork; Bloomsbury Academic)

APRIL 25, 2016

THIN LIZZY
“From Dublin to Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 1969-76” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Wymer Publishing)

APRIL 26, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie” (Hardcover; photographer: Steve Schapiro; powerHouse Books)

RAY DAVIES
“Ray Davies: A Complicated Life” (Paperback; author: Johnny Rogan; Random House)

JOHN DOE
“Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk” (Hardcover; co-author: Tom DeSavia; Da Capo Press)

BOB DYLAN
“Who Is That Man? In Search of the Real Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: David Dalton; Hachette Books)

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

STEPHEN SORRELL & DAMON MURRAY
“The Music Library: Revised and Expanded Edition” (Hardcover; Fuel Publishing)

APRIL 30, 2016

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

JAMES WIERZBICKI
“Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties “ (Paperback; University of Illinois Press)

MAY 1, 2016

ERIC CLAPTON
“Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History – Updated Edition” (Paperback; author: Chris Welch; Voyageur Press)

LOVE
“My Little Red Book: Love Day-By-Day 1945-1971” (Paperback; author: Bruno Ceriotti; Soundcheck Books)

JOHNNY MARR
“Johnny Marr: The Smiths & the Art of Gun-Slinging” (Paperback; author: Richard Carman; John Blake)

MACEO PARKER
“98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music” (Paperback; Chicago Review Press)

DEREK RIDGERS (photographer)
“Punk London 1977.” (Paperback; Carpet Bombing Culture)

YES
“Time and a Word: The Yes Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Soundcheck Books)

MAY 2, 2016

BILLY J. KRAMER
“Do You Want to Know a Secret?: The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer” (Paperback; co-author: Alyn Shipton; Equinox Publishing)

MAY 3, 2016

BOB DYLAN
“Seeing the Real You at Last: Life and Love on the Road with Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Britta Lee Shain; Jawbone Press)

SCOTTY McCREERY
“Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream” (Hardcover; co-author: Travis Thrasher; Zondervan)

BRIX SMITH START (formerly of The Fall and The Adult Net)
“The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise” (Kindle; Faber & Faber)

MAY 5, 2016

DAVID TOOP
“Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic)

MAY 6, 2016

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
“Agents of Fortune: The Blue Öyster Cult Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Wymer Publishing)

SCORPIONS
“Wind of Change: The Scorpions Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Wymer Publishing)

MAY 10, 2016

RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
“Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the ’60s” (Paperback; Bloomsbury USA)

LEGS McNEIL & GILLIAN McCAIN
“Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk – 20th Anniversary Edition” (Paperback; Grove Press)

DAVE ROBERTS
“RockStarsCars” (Hardcover; Clarksdale)

MAY 16, 2016

C. ERIC BANISTER
“Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs” (Hardcover; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

JOHN W. TROUTMAN
“Kīkā Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music” (Hardcover; The University of North Carolina Press)

MAY 17, 2016

TED GIOIA
“How to Listen to Jazz” (Hardcover; Basic Books)

STEVEN HYDEN
“Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic; Back Bay Books)

MOBY
“Porcelain: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Penguin Press)

WILLIE NELSON
“It’s a Long Story: My Life” (Paperback; author: David Ritz; Back Bay Books)

DOLLY PARTON
“Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton: A Biography” (Paperback; author: Stephen Miller; The Overlook Press)

MAY 19, 2016

GETO BOYS
“Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rolf Potz; Bloomsbury Academic)

SLEATER-KINNEY
“Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic; Bloomsbury Academic)

MAY 24, 2016

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Seattle’s Most Enduring Band” (Paperback; authors: Bernard M. Corbett, Thomas Edward Harkins; Backbeat Books)

MAY 31, 2016

DOYLE GREENE
“Rock, Counterculture and the Avant-garde, 1966-1970: How the Beatles, Frank Zappa and the Velvet Underground Defined an Era” (Paperback; McFarland & Company)

JUNE 1, 2016

MICHAEL BROWNING
“Dog Eat Dog: A Story of Survival, Struggle and Triumph by the Man Who Put AC/DC on the World Stage” (Paperback; Allen & Unwin)

RUSH
“Rush: The Illustrated History – Updated Edition” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Voyageur Press)

JUDITH WILLS (Britain’s bestselling diet, food, and health writer)
“Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick: The Swinging ’60s, the Glam ’70s and Me” (Paperback; The History Press)

JUNE 3, 2016

DEEP PURPLE
“The Deep Purple Family: Year by Year, Volume One (to 1979)” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Wymer Publishing)

JUNE 7, 2016

DAVID HEPWORTH
“Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded” (Hardcover; Henry Holt and Co.)

JENSEN KARP (aka “Hot Karl”)
“Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a Jewish Rapper Who Almost Made It Big” (Hardcover; Crown Archetype)

JUNE 14, 2016

BEE GEES
“Tragedy: The Ballad of the Bee Gees” (Paperback; author: Jeff Apter; Jawbone Press)

ALFRED BRENDEL
“Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected Essays and Lectures” (Hardcover; The Robson Press)

BOBBY BROWN
“My Prerogative” (Hardcover; Dey Street Books)

BOB DYLAN
“Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties” (Paperback; author: Elijah Wald; Dey Street Books)

JUSTIN HENDERSON
“Grunge Seattle (Revised Edition)” (Paperback; Roaring Forties Press)

ALLEN KLEIN
“Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll” (Paperback; author: Fred Goodman; Eamon Dolan / Mariner Books)

JUNE 15, 2016

COLE PORTER
“A Cole Porter Companion” (Paperback; editors: Don M. Randel, Matthew Shaftel, Susan Forscher Weiss; University of Illinois Press)

JUNE 16, 2016

WARREN ZEVON
“Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles” (Hardcover; author: George Plasketes; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

JUNE 28, 2016

DAVE HOLMES (former MTV VJ)
“Party of One: A Memoir in 20 Songs” (Hardcover; Kindle; Crown Archetype)

INSANE CLOWN POSSE
“Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made” (Paperback; author: Steve Miller; Da Capo Press)

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

CHARLIE WILSON (of The Gap Band)
“I Am Charlie Wilson” (Paperback; Atria / 37 Ink)

JUNE 30, 2016

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan Play Book” (Paperback; author: Giulia Pivetta; illustrator: Matteo Guarnaccia; Antique Collectors Club Dist.)

KISS
“Encyclopedia of Kiss: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects” (Paperback; author: Brett Weiss; Mcfarland & Co.)

JULY 1, 2016

GLENN BERGER
“Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More …” (Paperback; Schaffner Press)

JUDY DYBLE
“An Accidental Musician: The Official Biography Of Judy Dyble” (Paperback; co-author: Dave Thompson; Soundcheck Books)

FLEETWOOD MAC
“Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; author: Sean Egan; Chicago Review Press)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History” (Hardcover; Voyageur Press)

JULY 7, 2016

JOY DIVISION
“Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and Fan Culture” (Paperback; editor: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike; Headpress)

JULY 12, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie and Philosophy: Rebel, Rebel” (Paperback; edited by Theodore G. Ammon; Open Court)

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

JULY 14, 2016

JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON
“Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic)

ANDREW WEST
“The Art of Songwriting” (Paperback; Bloomsbury)

JULY 15, 2016

JAMES ARENA
“Legends of Disco: 40 Stars Discuss Their Careers” (Paperback; foreword by France Joli; McFarland & Company)

JULY 19, 2016

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

JULY 22, 2016

JAMES A. COSBY
“Devil’s Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies: How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll” (Paperback; McFarland & Company)

JULY 28, 2016

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin Day By Day” (Hardcover; author: Marc Roberty; Backbeat Books)

AUG. 2, 2016

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

AUG. 9, 2016

THE DOORS
“Jim Morrison and the Doors: Ride the Snake: 50 Years of Classic Writing” (Paperback; editor: Jerry Hopkins; Plexus Publishing)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS
“Assassinated Beauty: Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers” (Hardcover; photos: Kevin Cummins, the NME’s chief photographer for more than a decade; Faber & Faber)

AUG. 16, 2016

THE ROLLING STONES
“Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day” (Hardcover; author: Joel Selvin; Dey Street Books)

AUG. 23, 2016

STEELY DAN
“Steely Dan: Reelin’ in the Years” (Paperback; author: Brian Sweet; The Overlook Press)

AUG. 25, 2016

JON STEBBINS
“Vinyl FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Vinyl Records and Collecting Them” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

SEPT. 1, 2016

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

KURT COBAIN and NIRVANA
“Kurt Cobain and Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History (Second Edition)” (Paperback; author: Charles Cross; Voyageur 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. 6, 2016

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

SEPT. 7, 2016

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

SEPT. 13, 2016

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

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

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

FRANK ZAPPA
“Frank Zappa FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Father of Invention” (Paperback; author: John Corcelli; Backbeat Books)

SEPT. 20, 2016

THE BEATLES
“Beatlemania: America’s Obsession with the Paul, John, Ringo, and George” (Paperback; compiled by The Associated Press; AP Editions)

JONATHAN DALE
“Safety Pin Stuck in My Heart: Essential UK DIY Singles 1977-1985” (Hardcover; Cicada Books)

SEPT. 27, 2016

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)

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

OCT. 1, 2016

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

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. 10, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: The Golden Years” (Paperback; author: Roger Griffin; Omnibus Press)

OCT. 11, 2016

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)

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

NEIL TAYLOR
“C86 and All That: The Birth of Indie, 1983-1986” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

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

OCT. 18, 2016

STRETCH ARMSTRONG, PETER OASIS and EVAN AUERBACH
“Top Billin’: A Decade in NYC Club Flyer Art, 1989-1999” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

OCT. 20, 2016

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)

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

OCT. 25, 2016

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

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

NOV. 1, 2016

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

NOV. 8, 2016

PAUL ZOLLO
“Songwriters on Songwriting (Expanded Fourth Edition)” (Paperback; Da Capo Press)

NOV. 15, 2016

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)

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

NOV. 22, 2016

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

DEC. 1, 2016

BRET MICHAELS
“Roses & Thorns: The Reality of My Rock & Roll Fantasy” (Hardcover; co-author: Shane Stanley; Gallery Books)

DEC. 6, 2016

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

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)

JULY 11, 2017

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

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