Music Books

Published on February 26th, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Feb. 24 and beyond)

FEB. 24, 2015

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band” (Paperback; author: Alan Paul; St. Martin’s Griffin)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
“Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism” (Paperback; author: Thomas Brothers; W.W. Norton & Company, Feb. 23)

ALEX CHILTON
“A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man” (Paperback; author: Holly George-Warren; Penguin Books)

ROBERT CHRISTGAU
“Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

KIM GORDON
“Girl in a Band: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

GUY MANKOWSKI
“How I Left The National Grid: A Post-Punk Novel” (Paperback; Roundfire Books, Feb. 27)

MARCH 3, 2015

MICHAEL PILHOFER, MM, and HOLLY DAY
“Music Theory For Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies, March 2)

SELENA
“Selena’s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death” (Kindle; author: María Celeste Arrarás; Atria Books)

MARCH 10, 2015

FRED BRONSON
“The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook” (Hardcover; Carlton Books Ltd.)

ERIC CLAPTON
“Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton” (Hardcover; author: Paul Scott; Paperback; Kindle; Headline Book Publishing, March 12)

SEAN MADIGAN HOEN
“Songs Only You Know: A Memoir” (Paperback; Read here; Kindle; Soho Press)

MARCH 17, 2015

TONY BARRELL
“Born to Drum: The Truth About the World’s Greatest Drummers–from John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

BECK
“Throwing Frisbees At The Sun: A Book About Beck” (Paperback; author: Rob Jovanovic; Kindle; Jawbone Press, March 15)

JA RULE
“Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man” (Paperback; Amistad)

MARCH 24, 2015

LEONARD COHEN
“A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen” (Paperback; author: Liel Leibovitz; W.W. Norton & Company, March 23)

ZOE CORMIER
“Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science” (Hardcover; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

NELSON GEORGE
“The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style” (Paperback; Hardcover; Kindle; William Morrow Paperbacks)

MARCH 31, 2015

AC/DC
“AC/DC FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Paperback; author: Susan Masino; Backbeat Books)

PHILIP BAILEY
“Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire” (Paperback; Plume)

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Then There Was Music” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill; William Morrow, March 28)

TERRY BURROWS
“The British Invasion: The 1960’s Music Revolution Day by Day” (Hardcover; Chartbeat Books, April 1)

STUART COSGROVE
“Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul” (Paperback; Kindle; Stuart Cosgrove)

ADAM NERGAL DARSKI (of Behemoth)
“Confessions of a Heretic: The Sacred and the Profane: Behemoth And Beyond” (Paperback; co-author: Mark Eglinton; Jawbone Press)

NODDY HOLDER (of Slade)
“The World According to Noddy: Life Lessons Learned in and Out of Rock & Roll” (Paperback; author: Mark Ribowsky; Constable, April 2)

BILLIE HOLIDAY
“Billie Holiday: A Musical Biography” (Hardcover; author: John Szwed; Kindle; Viking Adult)

PRESTON LAUTERBACH
“Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis” (Hardcover; Kindle; W.W. Norton & Company, March 30)

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
“Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd” (Hardcover; author: Mark Ribowsky; Chicago Review Press, April 1)

NIRVANA
“I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana” (Paperback; author: Nick Soulsby; Kindle; St. Martin’s Griffin)

APRIL 7, 2015

REV. GARY DAVIS
“Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis” (Hardcover; author: Ian Zack; University of Chicago Press, April 6)

PHILIP GLASS
“Words Without Music: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Liveright, April 6)

LISA ROBINSON
“There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll” (Paperback; Riverhead Trade)

ELLIOTT SMITH
“Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith” (Paperback; author: William Todd Schultz; Bloomsbury USA)

APRIL 14, 2015

BERT BERNS
“Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues” (Paperback; author: Joel Selvin; Counterpoint)

BLACK SABBATH
“Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe” (Kindle; author: Mick Wall; St. Martin’s Press)

BREAD
“Bread: A Sweet Surrender – The Musical Journey of David Gates, James Griffin & Co.” (Paperback; author: Malcolm Searles; Helter Skelter Publishing)

ELVIS COSTELLO
“Elvis Is King: Costello’s My Aim Is True” (Paperback; author: Richard Crouse; Kindle; ECW Press)

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

PAUL HEMPHILL and DONALD F. CUSIC
“The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music” (Paperback; University of Georgia Press, April 15)

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
“Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story” (Kindle; author: Zoë Howe; Polygon, April 16)

LOVE
“Pegasus Epitaph: The Story of the Legendary Rock Group Love” (Paperback; author: Michael Stuart-Ware; Helter Skelter Publishing)

LES McCANN
“Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980” (Hardcover; Fantagraphics, April 19)

LINDA McCARTNEY
“Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs” (Hardcover; Taschen, April 15)

GRAM PARSONS
“Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock” (Paperback; author: Bob Kealing; University Press of Florida)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Bad Boys of Rock” (Paperback; author: Gary J. Jucha; Backbeat Books)

MIKE SPITZ and REBECCA VILLANEDA
“The Record Store Book: Fifty Legendary and Iconic Places to Discover New and Used Vinyl” (Paperback; Rare Bird Books)

ROGER STEFFENS and PETER SIMON
“Reggae Scrapbook” (Paperback; Insight Editions)

APRIL 21, 2015

TONI BRAXTON
“Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir” (Paperback; Dey Street Books)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones – The Life” (Hardcover; author: Sean Smith; Kindle; HarperCollins)

BRAD “SCARFACE” JORDAN
“Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap” (Hardcover; co-author: Benjamin Meadows Ingram; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

APRIL 28, 2015

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964” (Hardcover; author: Ted Russell; Rizzoli)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; author: David Browne; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

TOM HINGLEY
“Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets” (Paperback; Route Publishing, May 1)

DAVE LAING
“One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock” (Paperback; PM Press, May 1)

GREIL MARCUS
“Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music: Sixth Edition” (Paperback; Kindle; Plume)

MICHAELANGELO MATOS
“The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
“On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys: Forty Years of Untold Stories and Adventures” (Paperback; author: Joseph S. Bonsall; Harvest House Publishers, May 1)

PUBLIC ENEMY
“Public Enemy: Inside the Terrordome” (Paperback; author: Tim Grierson; Kindle; Omnibus Press, May 1)

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

MAY 5, 2015

BILL KREUTZMANN
“Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; co-author: Benjy Eisen; St. Martin’s Press)

WILLIE NELSON
“It’s a Long Story: My Life” (Hardcover; co-author: David Ritz; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

JESSYE NORMAN
“Stand Up Straight and Sing!” (Paperback; Mariner Books)

MAY 12, 2015

JESSICA HOPPER
“The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic” (Paperback; Featherproof Books)

DUFF McKAGAN
“How to Be a Man (and other illusions)” (Hardcover; Da Capo Press)

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

MAY 19, 2015

BOB MERSEREAU
“The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

JON FINE
“Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)” (Hardcover; Kindle; Viking Adult)

MAY 26, 2015

GRAHAM BONNET
“Graham Bonnet: The Story Behind the Shades” (Paperback; author: Steve Wright; Easy on the Eye Books, May 28)

JIM CROCE
“I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story” (Paperback; authors: Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock; Da Capo Press)

BOB DYLAN
“The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob” (Hardcover; author: David Kinney; Simon & Schuster)

MORRISSEY
“Morrissey FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About This Charming Man” (Paperback; author: D. McKinney; Backbeat Books)

MARK RIBOWSKY
“Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul” (Kindle; Hardcover; Liveright, May 25)

HOWARD SOUNES
“27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse” (Paperback; Da Capo Press)

MARK STRATFORD
“Boom Boom, Boom Boom: American Rhythm & Blues in England 1962-1966” (Paperback; Easy on the Eye Books, May 28)

JUNE 2, 2015

LITTLE FEAT
“Willin’: The Story of Little Feat” (Paperback; author: Ben Fong-Torres; Da Capo Press)

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

JUNE 9, 2015

DENNIS DUNAWAY
“Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Hodenfield; Kindle; Thomas Dunne Books)

AMANDA PETRUSICH
“Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records” (Paperback; Scribner)

BOB SUREN
“Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records” (Paperback; See here; Microcosm Publishing)

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

JUNE 16, 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)

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

STEPHEN WITT
“How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy” (Hardcover; Kindle; Viking Adult)

JUNE 23, 2015

SHEILA E.
“The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir” (Paperback; Atria Books)

JUNE 30, 2015

DAVID POGUE and SCOTT SPECK
“Classic Music For Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies, June 29)

COREY TAYLOR
“You’re Making Me Hate You: An Uncommon Guide to Common Sense” (Hardcover; Da Capo Press)

CHARLIE WILSON
“I Am Charlie Wilson” (Hardcover; Kindle; Atria Books / 37 Ink)

JULY 7, 2015

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

JULY 14, 2015

AC/DC
“The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC” (Paperback; author: Jesse Fink; Black and White Publishing, July 15)

BOB DYLAN
“Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Elijah Wald; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

JULY 21, 2015

DAVID STUBBS
“Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany” (Hardcover; Melville House)

JULY 28, 2015

CAROLYN ABBATE and ROGER PARKER
“A History of Opera” (Paperback; W.W. Norton & Company, July 27)

AUG. 4, 2015

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

AUG. 18, 2015

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

SEPT. 1, 2015

RAY DAVIES
“Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story” (Paperback; Sterling)

SEPT. 15, 2015

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

NOV. 10, 2015

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

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