Categories: Music Books

Your Music Book Store (March 22 and Beyond)

In my world, XTC rules. Frontman Andy Partridge, a tortured but amiable soul, unleashes “Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC” this week. It’s a must-read for music book fans.

Read on …

MARCH 22, 2016

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

DUKE ELLINGTON
“Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon” (Hardcover; authors: Mercedes Ellington, Steven Brower; introduction by Tony Bennett; Rizzoli)

J.C. GABEL and KRISTINE McKENNA
“Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine: 1977-1980” (Hardcover; Hat & Beard Press)

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

MARCH 23, 2016

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

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

MARCH 24, 2016

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

MARCH 29, 2016

GEORGE JONES
“The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” (Hardcover; author: Rich Kienzle; Kindle; 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; Kindle; Free Preview; John Blake)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL 5, 2016

CATHY ALTER and DAVID SINGLETON
“CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush” (Hardcover; contributors include James Franco, Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Roxane Gay, Jodi Picoult, Emily Gould, Hanna Rosin, etc.; Kindle; William Morrow)

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)

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

APRIL 7, 2016

THE ROLLING STONES
“Breaking Stones: 1963-1965 – A Band on the Brink of Superstardom” (Hardcover; photographs by Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz; Antique Collectors Club Dist.)

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

APRIL 12, 2016

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)

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; Kindle; Free Preview; Heritage Builders)

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

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; Kindle; 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 18, 2016

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

APRIL 19, 2016

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

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

WAYLON JENNINGS
“Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad” (Hardcover; author: Terry Jennings; co-author: David Thomas; Kindle; Hachette Books)

APRIL 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

BARBRA STREISAND
“Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power “ (Hardcover; author: Neal Gabler; Yale University Press)

APRIL 29, 2016

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

APRIL 30, 2016

CARL ALLEN
“London Gig Venues” (Paperback; Amberley)

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

MAY 1, 2016

CARMEN APPICE
“Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; co-author: Ian Gittins; foreword by Rod Stewart; Chicago Review Press)

JAMES BROWN
“Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me” (Paperback; author: Yamma Brown; co-author: Robin Gaby Fisher; Kindle; Free Preview; Chicago Review Press)

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)

ANDY VASTAGH and ROBERT LEE
“Rock Art: A Gig Poster Coloring Book” (Paperback; Spring House Press)

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

MAY 2, 2016

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings About the Fab Four” (Paperback; author: Erin Torkelson Weber; McFarland & Company)

CAROLINE GNAGY
“Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History” (Paperback; Arcadia 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)

LECRAE
“Unashamed” (Hardcover; Kindle; B&H Books)

PAUL McCARTNEY
“Paul McCartney: The Life” (Hardcover; author: Philip Norman; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

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

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie Black Book: The Illustrated Biography” (Paperback; authors: Barry Miles, Chris Charlesworth), “Bowie Style” (Paperback; author: Mark Paytress; The Overlook Press)

RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
“Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the ’60s” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview; University of Nevada Press)

DUFF McKAGAN
“How to Be a Man (and other illusions)” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview; Da Capo Press)

JANIS L. McKAY
“Played Out on the Strip: The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands” (Hardcover; Kindle; Clarksdale)

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

DAVE ROBERTS
“RockStarsCars” (Hardcover; Clarksdale)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones” (Hardcover; author: Rich Cohen; Kindle; Spiegel & Grau)

MAY 12, 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)

MAY 16, 2016

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

ALBERT MURRAY
“Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues” (Hardcover; editor: Paul Devlin; foreword: Gary Giddins; afterword: Greg Thomas; University of Minnesota Press)

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

MAY 17, 2016

BOBBY BONES (host of radio’s “The Bobby Bones Show”)
“Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book” (Hardcover; Kindle; HarperCollins)

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

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

ANGIE MARTINEZ (hip-hop radio icon)
“My Voice: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Celebra)

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

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

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

MARK RIBOWSKY
“Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul” (Paperback; Free Preview; Liveright)

BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH
“With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn” (Hardcover; co-author: Carol Traver; Kindle; HarperCollins)

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 26, 2016

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

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; Kindle; Free Preview; 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; Kindle; The History Press)

JUNE 2, 2016

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

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

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

QUEEN
“40 Years of Queen” (Hardcover; author: Harry Doherty; introduction by Brian May and Roger Taylor; Carlton Books)

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; Kindle; 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; Kindle; 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; Kindle; Free Preview; The Robson Press)

BOBBY BROWN
“Every Little Step: My Story” (Hardcover; Dey Street Books)

JULIAN COPE
“Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Underworld” (Paperback; Faber & Faber)

BOB DYLAN
“Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties” (Paperback; author: Elijah Wald; Kindle; Free Preview; 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; Kindle; Free Preview; Eamon Dolan / Mariner Books)

JOHN POWELL
“Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica — The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds” (Hardcover; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

STEPHEN WITT
“How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention” (Paperback; Penguin Books)

JUNE 15, 2016

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

JUNE 16, 2016

GRACE JONES
“I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” (Paperback; Free Preview; Simon & Schuster)

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

JUNE 25, 2016

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

JUNE 28, 2016

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

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; Kindle; Free Preview; Da Capo Press)

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

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 5, 2016

DARYL “DMC” McDANIEL
“Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Amistad)

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

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

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 28, 2016

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

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)

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

AUG. 11, 2016

BRIAN ENO
“Brian Eno: Oblique Music” (Paperback; edited by Sean Albiez and David Pattie; Bloomsbury Academic)

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; Kindle; Free Preview; 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

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
“Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of the First Guitar Hero” (Hardcover; author: Ed Ward; foreword by Billy F. Gibbons; Chicago Review Press)

RODGER LYLE BROWN
“Party Out of Bounds: The B-52’s, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia” (Paperback; University of Georgia Press)

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

CLIFF BURTON
“To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton” (Paperback; revised and updated edition; author: Joel McIver; Jawbone Press)

M.L. LIEBLER
“Heaven Was Detroit: Detroit Music from Jazz to HipHop and Beyond” (Paperback; foreword by Dave Marsh; Painted Turtle)

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)

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

SEPT. 6, 2016

KANYE WEST
“Pocket Kanye Wisdom: Witty Quotes and Wise Words from Kanye West” (Paperback; Hardie Grant Books)

SEPT. 7, 2016

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

SEPT. 11, 2016

JOHN RIORDAN
“Sound and Vision: A Guide to Music’s Cult Artists” (Hardcover; Dog ‘n’ Bone)

SEPT. 13, 2016

MIKE LOVE
“Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy” (Hardcover; co-author: James S. Hirsch; Blue Rider Press)

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEPT. 28, 2016

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

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
“Bullet for My Valentine: Scream Aim Conquer – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Ben Welch; John Blake)

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)

THE STOOGES
“The Stooges: A Journey Through the Michigan Underworld” (Paperback; author: Brett Callwood; Kindle; John Blake)

OCT. 4, 2016

STEVEN BLUSH
“New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB” (Paperback; St. Martin’s Griffin)

DAVID BOWIE
“Bowie: Album by Album” (Paperback; author: Paolo Hewitt; Insight Editions)

NICK HARPER
“Marshall: The Book of Loud” (Hardcover; Mitchell Beazley)

GERED MANKOWITZ
“Gered Mankowitz: Rock and Roll Photography” (Flexibound; forewords by Annie Lennox, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman; Carlton Books)

BARRY MILES, GRANT SCOTT and JOHNNY MORGAN
“The Greatest Album Covers of All Time” (Hardcover; Collins & Brown)

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)

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

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

ZIGGY MARLEY
“Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Whole, Organic Ingredients and Delicious Meals from the Marley Kitchen” (Hardcover; Akashic Books)

RANDY NEWMAN
“Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong: The Life and Times of Randy Newman” (Hardcover; authors: David and Caroline Stafford; The Overlook Press)

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)

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

OCT. 21, 2016

DAVE THOMPSON
“Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide (3rd Edition)” (Paperback; Krause Publications)

OCT. 25, 2016

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

PHIL COLLINS
Untitled Memoir (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)

TOM PETTY
“Petty: The Biography” (Paperback; author: Warren Zanes; Kindle; Free Preview; St. Martin’s Griffin)

QUEEN
“Classic Queen” (Paperback; author: rock photographer Mick Rock; The Overlook Press)

SEASICK STEVE
“Seasick Steve: Tales of a Travellin’ Man” (Paperback; author: Matthew Wright; John Blake)

NOV. 8, 2016

THE BAND
“The Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana” (Paperback; author: Peter Aaron; Backbeat Books)

ADRIAN BARTOS, PETER PRUDENTE and EVAN AUERBACH
“No Sleep.: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

LOU REED
“Perfect Day: My Life With Lou Reed” (Paperback; author: Bettye Kronstad; Jawbone Press)

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

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)

GEORGE HARRISON
“George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door” (Paperback; author: Graeme Thomson; The Overlook Press)

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

AUGUSTUS OWSLEY STANLEY III
“Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III” (Hardcover; author: Robert Greenfield; Kindle; Thomas Dunne Books)

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; Kindle; 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

THE CLASH
“The Clash FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Clash City Rockers” (Paperback; author: Gary J. Jucha; Backbeat Books)

JAN. 1, 2017

RICK JAMES
“Super Freak: The Life of Rick James” (Hardcover; author: Peter Benjaminson; Chicago Review Press)

FEB. 7, 2017

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)

APRIL 20, 2017

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

AUG. 1, 2017

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

AUG. 15, 2017

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

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