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Published on September 28th, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Sept. 29 and Beyond)


In her 1981 song “Art Groupie,” Grace Jones declared “I’ll never write my memoirs.” Thirty-four years later, she changed her mind. With the help of British music journalist Paul Morley, the disco diva turned avant-garde rocker and Bond villain has indeed written her memoirs, titled “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs.” She dishes on her love affairs (including Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren) and her adventurous life as a supermodel, disco muse, new waver and actress. It’s the week’s top new music book release. Read on …

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)

JAY BLAKESBERG (rock photographer)
“Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender” (Hardcover; foreword by Grace Slick, afterword by Grace Potter; Rock Out Books, 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)

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
“5 Seconds of Summer: Official Calendar 2016” (Calendar; Danilo Promotions Ltd., Oct. 1)

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)

KELIS
“My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World” (Hardcover; Kyle Books, Sept. 28)

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)

OMC
“How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song That Stormed the World” (Paperback; author: Simon Grigg; Awa Press)

ONE DIRECTION
“One Direction: Official 2016 Calendar” (Calendar; Danilo Promotions Ltd., Oct. 1)

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

SAM SMITH
“Sam Smith: Official 2016 Calendar” (Calendar; Danilo Promotions Ltd., 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)

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

  “The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 3, 1926-1929”“The Martian,” Andy Weir“Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science,” Richard Dawkins“Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965” [Third Edition]“The Hotel Years,” Joseph Roth

OCT. 6, 2015

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

SARA BAREILLES
“Sounds Like Me: My Life (so far) in Song” (Hardcover; Kindle; Simon & Schuster)

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)

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)

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
“5 Seconds of Summer Book of Stuff” (Paperback; HarperCollins)

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)

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)

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)

  “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” George R. R. Martin“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” Marie KondoDeals in Books

OCT. 13, 2015

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

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

ELVIS COSTELLO
“Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” (Hardcover; Kindle; the accompanying CD “Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album” is out Oct. 9; Blue Rider Press)

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)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John: From Tin Pan Alley to the Yellow Brick Road” (Kindle; author: Keith Hayward; Wymer Publishing, Oct. 12)

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)

LOU REED
“Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed” (Hardcover; author: Aidan Levy; Chicago Review Press, Oct. 15)

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

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)

  100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime“Rising Strong,” Brené Brown

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; Kindle; 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)

  “All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra”“Box of Fire,” Aerosmith

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; Kindle; 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)

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon; Kindle; Black Dog & Leventhal)

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

MICK FLEETWOOD
“Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac – The Autobiography” (Paperback; co-author: Anthony Bozza; Back Bay Books)

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 Chairman” (Hardcover; author: James Kaplan; Kindle; Doubleday)

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

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

THE WHO
“The Who: The Official History” (Hardcover; authors: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ben Marshall; Kindle; Virgin Books, Oct. 27)

  “Thirty Years of Maximum R&B,” The Who“Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys”
“The Harper Lee Collection: To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman” [Slipcased Edition]

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)

EE BRILLEAUX (Dr. Feelgood frontman)
“Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘N’ Roll Gentleman” (Paperback; author: Zoë Howe; Polygon)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“In Search of Pharrell Williams” (Paperback; author: Paul Lester; The Overlook Press)

  Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display“The Last of the President’s Men,” Bob Woodward

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)

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

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)

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

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

  Used Music Store$3.99 Albums$0.69 Songs30 Top Tailgating AlbumsGifting Music

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)

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

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
“Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975” (Hardcover; photographs by Barbara Pyle; Reel Art Press, Nov. 15)

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)

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

  “Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel,” Janet Evanovich“The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel,” Richard Paul Evans“The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine, Book Three),” James Dashner

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)

JERRY GARCIA
“Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews” (Hardcover; edited by longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally; foreword by Trixie Garcia; Black Dog & Leventhal)

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.)

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)

NEIL YOUNG
“Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars” (Paperback; Penguin Books)

DEC. 8, 2015

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, Dec. 7)

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)

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

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

DEC. 15, 2015

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

MORRISSEY
“Morrissey in Conversation: The Essential Interviews” (Paperback; author: Paul A. Woods; Plexus Publishing)

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)

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, Jan. 7)

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. 19, 2016

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

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; foreword by Mick Jagger; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

DAVE STEWART (of Eurythmics)
“Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; NAL)

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

FEB. 16, 2016

FACES
“Had Me a Real Good Time: Before, During and After” (Paperback; Andy Neill; Omnibus Press, Feb. 15)

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)

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)

MARCH 22, 2016

BLONDIE
“Blondie’s Parallel Lines (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Kembrew McLeod; Bloomsbury Academic, March 24)

APRIL 1, 2016

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

APRIL 12, 2016

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

APRIL 19, 2016

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Buzz Poole; Bloomsbury Academic, April 21)

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
“New Kids on the Block’s Hangin’ Tough (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rebecca Wallwork; Bloomsbury Academic, April 21)

APRIL 26, 2016

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

MAY 3, 2016

LOVE
“My Little Red Book: Love Day-By-Day 1945-1971” (Paperback; author: Bruno Ceriotti; Soundcheck Books, May 1)

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)

YES
“Time and a Word: The Yes Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Soundcheck Books, May 1)

MAY 10, 2016

DAVE ROBERTS
“Rock Stars’ Cars” (Hardcover; Clarksdale)

MAY 17, 2016

GETO BOYS
“Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rolf Potz; Bloomsbury Academic, May 19)

MAY 24, 2016

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

MAY 31, 2016

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Kindle; Da Capo Press, June 1)

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)

JUNE 14, 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)

JUNE 30, 2016

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

AUG. 2, 2016

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

SEPT. 6, 2016

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

SEPT. 13, 2016

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

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