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Published on August 4th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Aug. 4 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

AUG. 4 RELEASES

BRETT ANDERSON (of Suede)
“Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Little, Brown Book Group) » BUY NOW

DOROTHY (U.K.-based design collective)
“Post-Punk Postcards: 50 Designs Inspired by Influential Albums, from New Order’s Movement to The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead” (Postcards; Clarkson Potter) » BUY NOW

CHUCK PROPHET
“What Makes the Monkey Dance: The Life and Music of Chuck Prophet and Green On Red” (Paperback; author: Stevie Simkin; Digital Book; Jawbone Press) » BUY NOW

AUG. 9 RELEASES

ABBA
“ABBA Backstage” (Hardcover; author: Carl Magnus Palm; Merch; Carlton Publishing) » BUY NOW

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AUG. 11 RELEASES

BTS
“BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears” (Paperback; author: Tamar Herman; Digital Book; Merch; VIZ Media LLC) » BUY NOW

EDDIE FLOYD
“Knock! Knock! Knock! On Wood: My Life in Soul” (Hardcover; co-author: Tony Fletcher; Merch; BMG Books) » BUY NOW

FRANK TURNER
“Try This At Home: Adventures in Songwriting” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Headline) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS EDITORS
“The Complete Classical Music Guide” (Hardcover; Digital Book; DK) » BUY NOW

AUG. 14 RELEASES

EMILY J. LORDI
“The Meaning of Soul: Black Music and Resilience Since the 1960s” (Paperback; Duke University Press Books) » 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

AUG. 25 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

LITTLE RICHARD
“The Big Life of Little Richard” (Hardcover; author: Mark Ribowsky; Digital Book; Diversion Books) » BUY NOW

AMY RAPHAEL
“A Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music” (Paperback; Virago) » BUY NOW

SCOTT WALKER
“Scott Walker: The Rhymes of Goodbye” (Paperback; author: Lewis Williams; Digital Book; Free Preview; Plexus Publishing) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 1 RELEASES

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
“Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong” (Paperback; Ricky Riccardi; Digital Book; Free Preview; Oxford University Press) » BUY NOW

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: Changes: A Life in Pictures 1947-2016” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch; Merch; Welbeck Publishing) » BUY NOW

LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS
“Lightnin’ Hopkins: His Life and Blues” (Paperback; author: Alan Govenar; Digital Book; Free Preview; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

BRUNO MacDONALD
“666 Songs to Make You Bang Your Head Until You Die: A Guide to the Monsters of Rock and Metal” (Hardbook; Laurence King Publishing) » BUY NOW

NORM N. NITE & TOM FERAN
“The House That Rock Built: How It Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans to Bring the Rock Hall to Cleveland” (Paperback; foreword by Stevie Van Zandt; The Kent State University Press) » BUY NOW

PEPÉ WILLIE
“If You See Me: My Six-Decade Journey in Rock and Roll” (Paperback; written with Tony Kiene; Minnesota Historical Society Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 2 RELEASES

WENDY CARLOS
“Wendy Carlos: A Biography” (Hardcover; author: Amanda Sewell; Digital Book; Free Preview; Oxford University Press) » 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. 8 RELEASES

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

RALPH J. GLEASON
“Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Yale University Press) » BUY NOW

MEGADETH
“Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece” (Hardcover; author: frontman Dave Mustaine, with Joel Selvin; foreword by Slash; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 15 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON
“John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life” (Paperback; author: Kenneth Womack; Digital Book; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 29 RELEASES

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

GEORGE HARRISON
“George Harrison: Be Here Now” (Hardcover; photography by Barry Feinstein, with Chris Murray; Rizzoli) » BUY NOW

BOB LeVITUS
“GarageBand For Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies) » 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. 10 RELEASES

BILL COSGRAVE
“Love Her Madly: Jim Morrison, Mary, and Me” (Paperback; Digital Book; Dundurn) » BUY NOW

OCT. 13 RELEASES

EAGLES
“Eagles: Take It To The Limit” (Hardcover; author: Ben Fong-Torres; Welbeck Publishing) » BUY NOW

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

LECRAE
“I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion But Found My Faith” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Zondervan) » 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

OCT. 29 RELEASES

CLIFF RICHARD
“The Dreamer: An Autobiography” (Digital Book; Ebury Digital) » 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

FEB. 11, 2021 RELEASES

COWBOY JUNKIES
“Music Is the Drug: The Authorised Musical Biography of Cowboy Junkies” (Hardcover; author: Dave Bowler; Digital Book; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

FEB. 25, 2021 RELEASES

IAN HUNTER
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Sweepstakes: The Official Biography of Ian Hunter (Volume Two)” (Hardcover; author: Campbell Devine; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 2, 2021 RELEASES

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

JONATHAN TAPLIN (tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the 1960s)
“The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life” (Hardcover; Heyday) » BUY NOW

APRIL 6, 2021 RELEASES

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours” (Hardcover; author: Tony Oppedisano, with Mary Jane Ross; Digital Book; Scribner) » 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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