Music Books

Published on August 31st, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Sept. 1 and beyond)


New music book releases! Read on …

SEPT. 1, 2015

THE BEATLES
“Baby You’re a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun and Profit” (Hardcover; author: Stan Soocher; ForeEdge, Sept. 1)

RAY DAVIES
“Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story” (Paperback; Sterling)

THE DOORS
“Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of The Doors” (Hardcover; author: Mick Wall; Chicago Review Press)

TOM HINGLEY
“Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets” (Paperback; Route Publishing)

NILSSON
“Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter” (Paperback; author: Alyn Shipton; Oxford University Press)

STEPHEN POLLARD
“Falling Off a Clef: The Lives and Bizarre Deaths of the Great Composers” (Hardcover; Robson Press)

CHRIS SALEWICZ
“Dead Gods: The 27 Club” (Paperback; Quercus Publishing)

ANNE SMITH
“Good News: Innovators and Originators of Gospel Music” (Paperback; Tate Publishing)

DARRYL SWANN
“Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

U2
“U2 Experience” (Paperback; author: Brian Boyd; Carlton Books)

The New York Times Best SellersBest Books of the MonthDeals in Books

SEPT. 8, 2015

CAROLYN ABBATE and ROGER PARKER
“A History of Opera” (Paperback; W.W. Norton & Company)

DANIEL B. CORNFIELD
“Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville” (Hardcover; Princeton University Press)

DIXIE CHICKS
“All About the Dixie Chicks” (Kindle; author: Ace Collins; St. Martin’s Griffin)

BOB DYLAN
“The Dead Straight Guide to Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Nigel Williamson; Clarksdale)

CURTIS FORNADLEY
“Tone Wizards: Interviews With Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus On the Quest For The Ultimate Sound” (Paperback; BookBaby, Sept. 10)

LESLEY GORE
“You Don’t Own Me: The Life and Times of Lesley Gore” (Hardcover; author: Trevor Tolliver; Backbeat Books)

CHRISSIE HYNDE
“Reckless: My Life as a Pretender” (Hardcover; Kindle; Doubleday)

AL JOURGENSEN
“Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen” (Kindle; Da Capo Press)

JOHN LENNON
“John Lennon: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy” (Paperback; editor: Ben Nussbaum; i5 Press)

STEVE MARRIOTT
“Steve Marriott: All Too Beautiful” (Kindle; authors: Paolo Hewitt, John Hellier; Dean Street Press, Sept. 7)

BENNY MORÉ
“Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré” (Paperback; author: John Radanovich; University Press of Florida)

“Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent”

SEPT. 15, 2015

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Photographs from the Set of Help!” (Hardcover; photographer: Emilio Lari; introduction by Richard Lester; Rizzoli)

GEORGE CARLIN
“A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George” (Hardcover; author: daughter Kelly Carlin; Kindle; St. Martin’s Press)

RICARDO CAVOLO (illustrator)
“101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die” (Hardcover; Nobrow Press)

PATTY FARMER
“Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music” (Hardcover; contributor: Will Friedwald; forewords by George Wein and Victor Lownes; Beaufort Books)

SAMMY HAGAR
“Are We Having Any Fun Yet? The Red Rocker’s Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Rockin’ with Friends” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

DARREN HENLEY
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music” (Hardcover; Kindle; Elliott & Thompson)

JEWEL
“Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story” (Hardcover; Kindle; Blue Rider Press)

CHAD JOHNSON
“How to Record at Home on a Budget” (Paperback; Hal Leonard, Sept. 14)

DAVE KINZER
“The 80s Music Compendium” (Kindle; Amazon Digital Services)

JERRY LEE LEWIS
“Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” (Paperback; author: Rick Bragg; Harper Paperbacks)

LOS LOBOS
“Los Lobos: Dream in Blue” (Hardcover; author: Chris Morris; University of Texas Press)

DAVID MARANISS
“Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” (Hardcover; Kindle; Simon & Schuster)

GREIL MARCUS
“The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs” (Paperback; Yale University Press)

SEAN MacLEOD
“Leaders of the Pack: Girl Groups of the 1960s and Their Influence on Popular Culture in Britain and America” (Hardcover; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sept. 16)

EILON PAZ
“Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting” (Hardcover; foreword by RZA; Kindle; Ten Speed Press)

DOMENIC PRIORE
“Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand In Hollywood (Revised Edition)” (Paperback; foreword by Arthur Lee; Jawbone Press)

TRACEY THORN (of Everything But the Girl)
“Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing” (Hardcover; Virago UK)

VARIOUS EDITORS
“Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine” (Paperback; University of Illinois Press)

ROBERT WYATT
“Different Every Time: The Authorized Biography of Robert Wyatt” (Paperback; author: Marcus O’Dair; Soft Skull Press)

“Why Not Me?,” Mindy Kaling“Saga Volume 5,” Brian K. Vaughan

SEPT. 22, 2015

THE BEATLES
“The Dead Straight Guide to The Beatles” (Paperback; author: Roy Jones; Clarksdale)

PETER FINCH
“The Roots of Rock from Cardiff to Mississippi and Back” (Paperback; Seren, Sept. 24)

STEVEN JAE JOHNSON
“Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir” (Paperback; Kallisti Publishing)

PAUL McCARTNEY
“Conversations with McCartney” (Hardcover; author: Paul Du Noyer; Paperback; Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., Sept. 24)

RINGO STARR
“Photograph” (Hardcover; rare and unseen photographs taken by Starr; Genesis Publications)

VICTORIA WILLIAMSON
“You Are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to Be Human” (Paperback; Kindle; Icon Books)

RONNIE WOOD
“How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary” (Hardcover; Genesis Publications)

“Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children,” Ransom Riggs

SEPT. 29, 2015

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia, 1969-1976” (Paperback; authors: Willie Perkins, Jack Weston; Mercer University Press, Oct. 1)

RAY BENSON
“Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel” (Hardcover; co-author: David Menconi; University of Texas Press, Oct. 1)

DAVID CAVANAGH
“Good Night and Good Riddance: How 35 Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life” (Kindle; Faber & Faber)

ADRIAN DAUB & CHARLES KRONENGOLD
“The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism” (Hardcover; Kindle; Oxford University Press, Sept. 30)

J. MARTIN DAUGHTRY
“Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq” (Hardcover; Oxford University Press)

STEPHEN FRY
“Stephen Fry’s Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music” (Hardcover; as told to Tim Lihoreau; Boxtree Ltd., Oct. 1)

JERRY GARCIA
“Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia” (Paperback; author: Robert Greenfield; Plexus Publishing)

MICHAEL GARNICE
“The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae: The Complete Story of Reggae Told Through Its Greatest Songs, Famous and Forgotten” (Hardcover; Equinox Publishing, Oct. 1)

RONNIE GILBERT (the founding member of The Weavers died on June 6, 2015)
“Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song – A Memoir” (Hardcover; foreword by Holly Near; University of California Press, Oct. 2)

ARIANA GRANDE
“Ariana Grande: Official 2016 Calendar” (Calendar; Danilo Promotions Ltd., Oct. 1)

BILLY IDOL
“Dancing With Myself” (Paperback; Touchstone)

GRACE JONES
“I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” (Hardcover; co-author: Paul Morley; Kindle; Gallery Books)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones: An Extraordinary Life” (Paperback; author: Gwen Russell; John Blake Publishing Ltd., Oct. 1)

TRACEY LAIRD, BRANDON LAIRD
“Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music” (Hardcover; photographer: Scott Newton; Insight Editions)

MADONNA
“Madonna: Ambition. Music. Style.” (Hardcover; author: Caroline Sullivan; Carlton Books)

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
“Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound” (Hardcover; Kindle; Roaring Brook Press)

LOU REED
“Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed” (Hardcover; author: Aidan Levy; Chicago Review Press, Oct. 1)

THIN LIZZY
“Are You Ready? Thin Lizzy: Album By Album” (Paperback; author: Alan Byrne; Soundcheck Books, Oct. 1)

CARL WILSON
“Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Kent Crowley; Jawbone Press)

“The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 3, 1926-1929”

OCT. 6, 2015

THE BAND
“The Band Photographs: 1968-1969” (Hardcover; photographer: Elliott Landy; Backbeat Books)

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: The Golden Years” (Paperback; author: Roger Griffin; Overlook Books, Oct. 4)

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie: Experience Rock’s Enduring Enigma” (Hardcover; author: Mike Evans; Carlton Books)

JOHN FOGERTY
“Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music” (Hardcover; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

MICHAEL JACKSON
“MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson” (Hardcover; author: Steve Knopper; Scribner)

GREIL MARCUS
“Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations” (Hardcover; Harvard University Press, Oct. 7)

JOHNNY MORGAN & BEN WARDLE
“The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955–1995” (Hardcover; Sterling)

PRINCE
“Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain” (Paperback; author: Alan Light; Atria Books)

DAVID ROBERTS
“Rock Chronicles: Every Legend, Every Line-Up, Every Look” (Paperback; foreword by Alice Cooper; Firefly Books)

JOHN SEABROOK
“The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory” (Hardcover; Kindle; W.W. Norton & Company, Oct. 5)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra 100” (Hardcover; forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn; afterwords by Nancy, Tina and Frank Sinatra Jr.; author: Charles Pignone; Thames & Hudson)

PATTI SMITH
“M Train” (Hardcover; Kindle; Knopf)

JAMES WESTBROOK
“An Illustrated History and Directory of Acoustic Guitars” (Paperback; subtitled “A Visual Guide to More Than 150 Guitars From the Early 16th Century Up to the Modern Day”; Southwater, Oct. 7)

THE WHO
“The Who: The Official History” (Hardcover; authors: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ben Marshall; Virgin Books, Oct. 8)

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” George R. R. Martin

OCT. 13, 2015

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)

PETER BEBERGAL
“Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll” (Paperback; Tarcher)

BOBBY BRADDOCK (Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter)
“Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row” (Hardcover; Read here; Vanderbilt University Press / Country Music Foundation Press, Oct. 15)

JOHN BROVEN
“Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans” (Paperback; revised and updated; Pelican Publishing, Oct. 15)

ELVIS COSTELLO
“Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” (Hardcover; Kindle; Blue Rider Press)

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

GRATEFUL DEAD
“The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 50th Anniversary Edition” (Hardcover; annotations by David Dodd; foreword by Robert Hunter; Simon & Schuster)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“The Grateful Dead: Travel Through the Decades with the Original Jam Band” (Paperback; author: Ben Nussbaum; i5 Press)

ANDREW S. GUTHRIE
“Paul’s Records: How a Refugee from the Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl on the Streets of Hong Kong” (Paperback; Blacksmith Books)

GEORGE JONES
“The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death” (Paperback; author: Charles Montgomery; Heritage Builders)

KISS
“Shout It Out Loud: The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon” (Paperback; author: James Campion; Backbeat Books)

JOHN LENNON
“John Lennon: The New York Years” (Hardcover; author: Bob Gruen; Abrams)

GERRY MULLIGAN
“Jeru’s Journey: The Life & Music of Gerry Mulligan” (Paperback; author: Sanford Josephson; Hal Leonard)

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

PINK FLOYD
“The Dead Straight Guide to Pink Floyd” (Paperback; author: Roy Jones; Clarksdale)

DAVE RUBIN
“Inside Rock Guitar: Four Decades of the Greatest Electric Rock Guitarists” (Paperback; Hal Leonard, Oct. 16)

JOHN SCANLAN
“Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock” (Paperback; Reaktion Books, Oct. 15)

SHEA SERRANO
“The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed” (Paperback; foreword by Ice-T; Abrams Image)

STING
“Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps” (Hardcover; author: Aaron West; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct. 16)

TEFLON (commercial artist/graphic designer)
“This Art 2 Tone” (Paperback; Kindle; Omnibus Press, Oct. 12)

VAN HALEN
“Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” (Paperback; author: Greg Renoff; Kindle; ECW Press)

THE WHO
“The Who: 50 Years of My Generation” (Hardcover; author: Mat Snow; Race Point Publishing, Oct. 15)

NEIL YOUNG
“Neil Young: American Traveller” (Paperback; author: Martin Halliwell; Reaktion Books, Oct. 15)

OCT. 20, 2015

TRAVIS BARKER (of Blink-182)
“Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums” (Hardcover; co-author: Gavin Edwards; Atlantic Publishing / Croxley Green)

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs” (Paperback; author: Hunter Davies; Little, Brown and Company)

MILES DAVIS
“Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: George Grella Jr.; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

KEVIN J. DONNELLY
“Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

MIKE EVANS
“Vinyl: The Art of Making Records” (Hardcover; Sterling)

CALVIN HARRIS
“Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Douglas Wight; Black and White Publishing, Oct. 21)

JEFF LYNNE
“Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra – Before and After” (Paperback; Fonthill Media, Oct. 19)

TYLER OAKLEY (pop-culture tastemaker)
“Binge” (Hardcover; Kindle; Gallery Books)

JOE PERRY
“Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” (Paperback; co-author: David Ritz; Simon & Schuster)

PHISH
“Phish’s A Live One (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Walter Holland; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

ANDY POWELL
“Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior” (Paperback; co-author: Colin Harper; Jawbone Press)

HOWARD SMITH (Village Voice “Scenes” columnist and WPLJ-FM radio host)
“The Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons 1969-1972” (Paperback; author: Ezra Bookstein; Princeton Architectural Press)

THE WHO
“Before I Get Old: The Story of The Who” (Paperback; author: Dave Marsh; Plexus Publishing)

OCT. 27, 2015

THE BEACH BOYS
“The Beach Boys: America’s Band” (Hardcover; author: Johnny Morgan; Sterling)

CARRIE BROWNSTEIN (of Sleater-Kinney)
“Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Riverhead Books)

JOHN CAGE
“Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” (Hardcover; edited by Richard Kraft and Joe Biel; Siglio)

PHIL COLLEN (Def Leppard guitarist)
“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond” (Kindle; Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; Atria Books)

BRIAN EPSTEIN
“The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story” (Paperback; author: Vivek J. Tiwary; illustrators: Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker; M Press)

RICK SHEFCHIK
“Everybody’s Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock N Roll in Minnesota” (Hardcover; University of Minnesota Press, Oct. 31)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra: The Photographs” (Hardcover; author: Andrew Howick; foreword by Barbara Sinatra; Abrams)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
“Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975” (Hardcover; photographs by Barbara Pyle; Reel Art Press, Oct. 31)

THE WHO
“The Who: 50 Years – The Official History” (Hardcover; author: Ben Marshall; Harper Design)

NOV. 3, 2015

ERNESTO ASSANTE
“The Milestones of Rock & Roll: The Events that Changed the History of Music” (Hardcover; White Star Publishers)

THE BEATLES
“The Complete Beatles Songs: The Stories Behind Every Track Written by the Fab Four” (Hardcover; author: Steve Turner; Dey Street Books)

BEYONCÉ
“Beyoncé – Running the World: The Biography” (Paperback; author: Anna Pointer; Hodder & Stoughton, Nov. 1)

DOUG BRADLEY & CRAIG WERNER
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” (Paperback; University of Massachusetts Press, Nov. 7)

JAKE BUGG
“Jake Bugg: The Biography” (Paperback; author: David Nolan; Kindle; John Blake Publishing Ltd., Nov. 1)

DJ ROSS ONE
“Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

CRIS FREESE
“Songwriter’s Market 2016: Where & How to Market Your Songs” (Paperback; 39th annual edition; Writer’s Digest Books, Nov. 2)

JOHN GLATT
“Live at the Fillmore East & West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends” (Paperback; Lyons Press, Nov. 1)

TRAVIS L. GOSA & ERIK NIELSON
“The Hip Hop & Obama Reader” (Paperback; Oxford University Press, Nov. 2)

JANIS JOPLIN
“On the Road with Janis Joplin” (Paperback; author: John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s former road manager, 1967-70; Kindle; Berkley)

BRIAN JONES
“Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones” (Paperback; author: Paul Trynka; Plume)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin, 2nd Edition: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Bream; Voyageur Press)

JON PAXMAN
“Classical Music: A Chronology” (Hardcover; The Overlook Press)

BERNARD SUMNER
“Chapter and Verse [New Order, Joy Division and me]” (Hardcover; Thomas Dunne Books)

DAVID SYLVIAN
“Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014” (Hardcover; Opium (Arts) Ltd.)

RON WEISNER
“Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music – Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson” (Paperback; co-author: Alan Goldsher; foreword by Gladys Knight; Lyons Press, Nov. 1)

NOV. 10, 2015

THE BEATLES
“Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four’s Instruments from Stage to Studio – The Ultimate Edition” (Hardcover; author: Andy Babiuk; Backbeat Books)

BOB DYLAN
“Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks” (Paperback; authors: Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes; St. Martin’s Griffin)

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

MICHAEL JACKSON
“Michael Jackson FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the King of Pop” (Paperback; author: Kit O’Toole; Backbeat Books)

SAM KNEE
“The Bag I’m In: The Fashions of UK Youth Underground Music Scenes, 1961-1991” (Hardcover; foreword by Bobby Gillespie; Cicada Books)

SPENCER LEIGH
“The Cavern Club: The Rise of the Beatles and Merseybeat” (Paperback; foreword by Paul McCartney; McNidder & Grace)

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)

NIRVANA
“The Dead Straight Guide to Nirvana” (Paperback; author: Gillian G Gaar; Clarksdale)

JAS OBRECHT
“Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar” (Hardcover; University of Minnesota Press, Nov. 9)

DONALD S. PASSMAN
“All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition” (Hardcover; Simon & Schuster)

TOM PETTY
“Petty: The Biography” (Hardcover; author: Warren Zanes, a member of the Del Fuegos; Kindle; Henry Holt and Co.)

SAM PHILLIPS
“Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; author: Peter Guralnick; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

BILLY STRAYHORN
“Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life” (Hardcover; editors: A. Alyce Claerbaut, David Schlesinger; foreword by Ramsey Lewis; Agate Bolden)

NEIL YOUNG
“Neil Young: Heart of Gold” (Hardcover; author: Harvey Kubernik; Backbeat Books)

NOV. 17, 2015

M.J. INDELICATO
“Guitar Man: Six Strings of Separation” (Hardcover; Hal Leonard, Nov. 16)

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: The Life” (Paperback; author: Mick Wall; Orion Publishing, Nov. 15)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs” (Hardcover; author: Jim Beviglia; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Nov. 16)

TIMBALAND
“The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Amistad)

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

MICHAEL WHITE
“Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Nov. 19)

NOV. 24, 2015

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

THE BEATLES
“This Bird Has Flown: The Enduring Beauty of Rubber Soul, Fifty Years On” (Paperback; author: John Kruth; Backbeat Books, Nov. 25)

DAVID HAMSLEY
“To Disco, with Love: The Records That Defined an Era” (Hardcover; Flatiron Books)

SCOTT IAN
“I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; foreword by Kirk Hammett; Da Capo Press)

GLYN JOHNS
“Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces …” (Paperback; Plume)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones – The Life” (Paperback; HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

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

DEC. 1, 2015

ANDY BRADLEY and ROGER WOOD
“House of Hits: The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studio” (Paperback; University of Texas Press)

GEORGE HURCHALLA
“Going Underground: American Punk 1979–1989” (Paperback, second edition; PM Press)

JOHN MAYALL
“John Mayall: The Blues Crusader” (Hardcover; author: Dinu Logoz; Edition Olms)

PINK FLOYD
“The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Carlton Books, Dec. 3)

RUSSELL SENIOR
“Freak Out the Squares: My Life In a Band Called Pulp” (Hardcover; Aurum Press)

PAUL SLADE
“Unprepared To Die: America’s Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them” (Paperback; Soundcheck Books LLP)

BEN YAGODA
“The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song” (Paperback; Riverhead Books)

DEC. 8, 2015

HERBIE HANCOCK
“Herbie Hancock: Possibilities” (Paperback; co-author: Lisa Dickey; Penguin Books)

STEVE KRAKOW
“My Kind of Sound: The Secret History of Chicago Music” (Hardcover; Curbside Splendor Publishing)

JIM MORRISON
“Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison” (Paperback; author: Dylan Jones; Bloomsbury USA)

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

STEPHEN SONGHEIM
“On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide” (Hardcover; author: Ethan Mordden; Oxford University Press, Dec. 7)

DEC. 15, 2015

BOB DYLAN
“Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Ian Bell; Pegasus)

DEC. 29, 2015

GRATEFUL DEAD
“No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” (Paperback; author: Peter Richardson; St. Martin’s Griffin)

RICK JAMES
“Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James” (Paperback; co-author: David Ritz; Atria Books)

OL’ DIRTY BASTARD
“The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol’ Dirty Bastard” (Paperback; authors: Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess; Dey Street Books)

THE WHO
“Pretend You’re In a War: The Who & the Sixties” (Paperback; author: Mark Blake; Aurum Press Ltd., Jan. 1)

JAN. 5, 2016

DAVID E. JAMES
“Rock ‘N’ Film: Cinema’s Dance With Popular Music” (Hardcover; Oxford University Press)

MARKY RAMONE
“Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone” (Paperback; Touchstone)

JAN. 12, 2016

SARAH HILL
“San Francisco and the Long 60s” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Jan. 14)

SYLVIA MASSEY
“Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

COREEN SHEEHAN and ANIKA PARIS
“Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

AMY WINEHOUSE
“Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story” (Hardcover; author: Janis Winehouse; Thomas Dunne Books)

JAN. 26, 2016

WILLIAM F. BAKER, WARREN GIBSON & EVAN LEATHERWOOD
“The World’s Your Stage: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love” (Paperback; AMACOM, Jan. 27)

FEB. 2, 2016

KURT COBAIN
“Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; edited by Nick Soulsby; Chicago Review Press, Feb. 1)

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

RUTH POINTER
“Still So Excited! My Life in the Pointer Sisters” (Hardcover; co-author: Marshall Terrill; foreword by Natalie Cole; Triumph Books, Feb. 1)

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

THE RESIDENTS
“Never Known Questions: Five Decades of The Residents” (Paperback; author: Ian Shirley; Cherry Red Books, Feb. 1)

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

FEB. 9, 2016

CHARLES MINGUS
“Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus” (Hardcover; author: Krin Gabbard; University of California Press, Feb. 8)

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

TINY TIM
“Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim” (Paperback; authors: Justin Martell, Alanna Wray McDonald; Jawbone Press)

FEB. 16, 2016

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

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. 23, 2016

STEVEN BLUSH with PAUL RACHMAN and TONY MANN
“Lost Rockers: The Rediscovery of Great Forgotten Musicians” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

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

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. 24)

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)

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

KEITH RICHARDS
“Keith Richards: A Life In Pictures” (Hardcover; edited by Andy Neill; The Overlook Press)

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

MARCH 15, 2016

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

APRIL 19, 2016

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

APRIL 26, 2016

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

MAY 3, 2016

JEREMY MONTEIRO
“Jeremy Monteiro: Random Thoughts of a Jazz Musician” (Paperback; Marshall Cavendish International, May 7)

JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON
“Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, May 5)

DAVID TOOP
“Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, May 5)

MAY 31, 2016

XTC
“Revolution In The Shed: Inside the Songs of XTC” (Paperback; authors: frontman Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt; Jawbone Press, June 1)

JUNE 7, 2016

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

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