Music Books

Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Aug. 4 and beyond)

AUG. 4, 2015

AC/DC
“The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC” (Hardcover; author: Jesse Fink; Paperback; Kindle; Black and White Publishing, Aug. 5)

ALICE IN CHAINS
“Alice in Chains: The Untold Story” (Hardcover; author: David de Sola; Kindle; Thomas Dunne Books, Aug. 4)

LUKE CAMPBELL
“The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City” (Hardcover; co-author: Tanner Colby; Kindle; Amistad, Aug. 4)

FRANK W. HOFFMANN
“WABC Weekly Music Charts: 1970-1977” (Paperback; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2)

JEWEL
“Angel Standing By: The Story of Jewel” (Kindle; author: P.J. McFarland; St. Martin’s Griffin, Aug. 4)

ED PISKOR
“Hip Hop Family Tree Book 3: 1983-1984” (Paperback graphic novel series; Fantagraphics, Aug. 8)

BOOTS RILEY (lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club)
“Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security – We Are the Bomb” (Paperback; Haymarket Books, Aug. 4)

SONNY ROLLINS
“Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation” (Kindle; author: Eric Nisenson; St. Martin’s Press, Aug. 4)

AUG. 11, 2015

HAROLD ARLEN
“The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen” (Hardcover; author: Walter Rimler; University of Illinois Press, Aug. 15)

THE BEATLES
“Looking Through You: Rare & Unseen Photographs From The Beatles Monthly Archive” (Hardcover; Kindle; Omnibus Press, Aug. 10)

DENNIS BYRON (Bee Gees drummer)
“You Should Be Dancing: My Life with the Bee Gees” (Paperback; ECW Press)

NEIL PEART
“Far and Near: On Days Like These” (Paperback; ECW Press)

RICH TERFRY
“Wicked and Weird: The Amazing Tales of Buck 65” (Kindle; Doubleday Canada)

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“In Search of Pharrell Williams” (Paperback; author: Paul Lester; Kindle; Omnibus Press, Aug. 15)

AUG. 18, 2015

CARL LUNDGREN
“The Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren” (Hardcover; Hermes Press, Aug. 20)

PHISH
“Go Phish” (Kindle; author: Dave Thompson; St. Martin’s Griffin)

AUG. 25, 2015

BILL MEDLEY
“The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir” (Paperback; Da Capo Press)

BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
“It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era” (Hardcover; Rizzoli)

SEPT. 1, 2015

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)

BLAKE ELLS
“The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME” (Kindle; foreword by Jason Isbell; The History Press)

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEPT. 8, 2015

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

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Help!: Photographs on Set” (Hardcover; photographer: Emilio Lari; Rizzoli)

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)

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

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)

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)

THE SMITHS
“The Smiths FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Important British Band of the 1980s” (Paperback; author: John D. Luerssen; Backbeat Books)

SEPT. 15, 2015

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

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

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; Blue Rider Press)

TRACEY LAIRD, BRANDON LAIRD, SCOTT NEWTON
“Austin City Limits: Forty Years of Legendary Music” (Hardcover; Insight Editions)

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

SEPT. 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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)

GEORGE CLINTON
“Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? A Memoir” (Paperback; co-author: Ben Grossman; Atria Books)

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)

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)

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

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

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

DON RANDI and KAREN “NISH” NISHIMURA
“You’ve Heard These Hands: From the Wall of Sound to the Wrecking Crew and Other Incredible Stories” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

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)

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)

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

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)

PINK FLOYD
“The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Carlton Books, Oct. 8)

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)

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)

PETE BROWN
“Eric, Jack, Ginger and Me: Oh! and Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs & Ferlinghetti too …” (Paperback; Clarksdale)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

OCT. 27, 2015

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“Les Brers: Kirk West’s Photographic Journey with the Brothers” (Hardcover; with essays written by Alan Paul and John Lynskey; foreword by Warren Haynes; Insight Editions)

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

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)

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

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)

RONNIE GILBERT
“Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song” (Hardcover; foreword by Holly Near; University of California Press, Nov. 6)

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

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)

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

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)

THE HOLLIES
“The Hollies: The Road Is Long” (Paperback; author: Brian Sothall; Clarksdale)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

VARIOUS WRITERS
“Now Is the Time To Invent! Reports from the Indie-Rock Revolution, 1985-2000” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

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

NOV. 17, 2015

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

SARAH HILL
“San Francisco and the Long 60s” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Nov. 19)

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

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)

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

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

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” (Paperback; edited by Dennis McNally; foreword by Trixie Garcia; Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

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.)

STEPHEN SONGHEIM
“On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide” (Hardcover; author: Ethan Mordden; Oxford University Press, Nov. 25)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

JAN. 5, 2016

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

JAN. 12, 2016

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)

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. 16, 2016

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

FEB. 23, 2016

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

MARCH 1, 2016

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)

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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