Music Books Music Books 4.28.2020

Published on April 28th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (April 28 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

APRIL 28 RELEASES

CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON
“Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Amistad) » BUY NOW

MARK LANEGAN
“Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Da Capo Press) » BUY NOW

NATE PATRIN
“Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop” (Paperback; University of Minnesota Press) » BUY NOW

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Other Notable Releases

“Camino Winds,” John Grisham
“The Wedding Dress: A Novel,” Danielle Steel
“Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex,” Michael Todd
“Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss,” Jenna Bush Hager
“What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want: 125 Recipes for Real Life,” Gaby Dalkin

MAY 1 RELEASES

NAT KING COLE
“Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life & Music of Nat King Cole” (Paperback; author: Will Friedwald; Oxford University Press) » BUY NOW

MAY 5 RELEASES

TORI AMOS
“Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Atria Books) » BUY NOW

BRIAN MAY
“Brian May’s Red Special: The Story of the Home-Made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World” (Paperback; co-author: Simon Bradley; On Tour; Merch; Carlton Books) » BUY NOW

*NSYNC
“*NSYNC “It’s Gonna Be Me!” A Journal” (Diary; Merch; RP Studio) » BUY NOW

Other Notable Releases

“The 20th Victim,” James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
“Someone Like You: A Novel,” Karen Kingsbury
“Incomparable,” Brie and Nikki Bella
“Hello, Summer,” Mary Kay Andrews
“Big Summer: A Novel,” Jennifer Weiner
“Fit Gurl: The Total-Body Turnaround Program,” Melissa Alcantara
“The Water Keeper,” Charles Martin

MAY 12 RELEASES

RUSH
“Anthem: Rush in the 1970s” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Digital Book; Merch; ECW Press) » BUY NOW

MAY 14 RELEASES

JUDY GARLAND
“Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Manuel Betancourt; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John’s Blue Moves (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Matthew Restall; On Tour; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MAY 15 RELEASES

AMERICA
“America, the Band: An Authorized Biography” (Hardcover; author: Jude Warne; foreword by Billy Bob Thornton; On Tour; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) » BUY NOW

PHIL OCHS
“I’m Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs” (Hardcover; edited by David Cohen; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

MAY 19 RELEASES

LYDIA LUNCH
“Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over: A Companion to the Film By Beth B” (Paperback; author: Nick Soulsby; Jawbone Press) » BUY NOW

MAY 26 RELEASES

MIKEL JOLLETT (of The Airborne Toxic Event)
“Hollywood Park: A Memoir” (Hardcover; coincides with the release of the band’s new album, “Hollywood Park,” on May 8; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Celadon Books) » BUY NOW

Other Notable Releases

“Fair Warning,” Michael Connelly

JUNE 1 RELEASES

BERNARD RHODES (manager and impresario discovered John Lydon and helped form The Clash)
“Wake UP! to the World of Bernard Rhodes” (Hardcover; KMW Studio) » BUY NOW

JUNE 2 RELEASES

LEVON HELM
“Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond” (Hardcover; author: Sandra B. Tooze; Digital Book; Diversion Books) » BUY NOW

CHRISTINE McVIE
“Don’t Stop: A Children’s Picture Book” (Hardcover; illustrator: Nusha Ashjaee; Akashic Books) » BUY NOW

MARK WEISS
“The Decade That Rocked: The Photography of Mark ‘Weissguy’ Weiss” (Hardcover; author: Richard Bienstock, with Daniel Siwek; foreword by Rob Halford; Insight Editions) » BUY NOW

JUNE 9 RELEASES

XXXTENTACION
“Look at Me! The XXXTentacion Story” (Paperback; author: Jonathan Reiss; Digital Book; Da Capo Press) » BUY NOW

JUNE 23 RELEASES

JAKE BROWN
“Behind the Boards: Nashville (The Studio Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits!)” (Paperback; 2nd edition; Music Square Media) » BUY NOW

GLEN CAMPBELL
“Gentle on My Mind: In Sickness and in Health with Glen Campbell” (Hardcover; author: wife Kim Campbell; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson) » BUY NOW

JULY 14 RELEASES

TALIB KWELI
“Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; MCD) » BUY NOW

JULY 21 RELEASES

CHRIS FRANTZ
“Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Merch; St. Martin’s Press) » BUY NOW

JULY 28 RELEASES

CHRIS CORNELL
“Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell” (Hardcover; author: Corbin Reiff; Merch; Post Hill Press) » BUY NOW

AUG. 18 RELEASES

LAUREN AKINS (wife of Thomas Rhett)
“Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes” (Hardcover; co-author: Mark Dagostino; Digital Book; Ballantine Books) » BUY NOW

BAD RELIGION
“Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion” (Hardcover; co-author: Jim Ruland; Digital Book; On Tour, with Alkaline Trio; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 3 RELEASES

STEVE HOWE
“All My Yesterdays: The Autobiography of Steve Howe” (Paperback; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

JANET JACKSON
“Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Ayanna Dozier; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 1 RELEASES

SARA EVANS
“A Little Bit Stronger: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Howard Books) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 29 RELEASES

ROB HALFORD
“Confess” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

RADIOHEAD
“This Isn’t Happening: Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ and the Beginning of the 21st Century” (Hardcover; author: Steven Hyden; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

OCT. 1 RELEASES

PEARL JAM
“Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense” (Hardcover; author: Ronen Givon; On Tour; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

OCT. 6 RELEASES

PRINCE
“This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey, On + Off the Record” (Hardcover; author: Neal Karlen; Merch; St. Martin’s Press) » BUY NOW

OCT. 13 RELEASES

KENDRICK LAMAR
“The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America” (Hardcover; author: Marcus J. Moore; Digital Book; Atria Books / Simon and Schuster) » BUY NOW

OCT. 15 RELEASES

MICHAEL OBERMAN (rock journalist/photographer)
“Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind” (Paperback; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

OCT. 20 RELEASES

DAVE BRUBECK
“Digging Dave Brubeck and Time Out!” (Paperback; author: Alan Goldsher; Post Hill Press) » BUY NOW

PETER FRAMPTON
“Do You Feel Like I Do? A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Alan Light; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

NOV. 15 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
“Hold On World: The Lasting Impact of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band – 50 Years On” (Paperback; author: John Kruth; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

NOV. 17 RELEASES

MIKE DOUGHTY
“I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound: A Memoir” (Paperback; On Tour; Da Capo Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 2, 2021 RELEASES

PATTIE BOYD
“Pattie Boyd: My Life Through a Lens” (Hardcover; Read here; Insight Editions) » BUY NOW

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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