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Published on February 25th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Feb. 26 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

FEB. 26 RELEASES

RUSS TAFF
“I Still Believe: A Memoir of Wreckage, Recovery, and Relentless Love” (Hardcover; co-authors: Tori Taff, Mark Smeby; Digital Book; Post Hill Press)

MARCH 1 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“Ricochet: David Bowie 1983 – An Intimate Portrait” (Hardcover; author: Denis O’Regan; eBay; Merch; Penguin Random House UK)

ENNIO MORRICONE
“Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words” (Hardcover; editor: Alessandro De Rosa; Digital Book; Free Preview; Oxford University Press)

MARCH 5 RELEASES

BEYONCÉ
“Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter” (Hardcover; author: Veronica Chambers; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Press)

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam: Art of Do The Revolution” (Hardcover; author: Joe Pearson; IDW Publishing)

RYAN H. WALSH
“Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Penguin Press)

MARCH 7 RELEASES

BLONDIE
“Blondie: Parallel Lives” (Paperback; authors: DIck Porter, Kris Needs; Digital Book; Free Preview; Omnibus Press)

PETER GABRIEL
“Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel” (Paperback; author: Daryl Easlea; Digital Book; Free Preview; Omnibus Press)

IAN HUNTER
“Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” (Paperback; Digital Book; Omnibus Press)

THE KINKS
“You Really Got Me: The Story of the Kinks” (Paperback; author: Nick Hasted; Omnibus Press)

MARCH 12 RELEASES

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
“Don’t Stop Believin’: A Memoir” (Hardcover; released in her native Australia in September; Digital Book; eBay; Gallery Books)

PRINCE
“Prince: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” (Paperback; Digital Book; Melville House)

MARCH 19 RELEASES

MARK MALLMAN
“The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music” (Paperback; Digital Book; Think Piece Publishing)

MARCH 26 RELEASES

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs” (Hardcover; author: Brian Hiatt; Abrams)

APRIL 1 RELEASES

NOEL GALLAGHER
“Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going)” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Blink Publishing)

STEVE KATZ
“Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?” (Paperback; Free Preview; Lyons Press)

APRIL 2 RELEASES

KURT COBAIN
“Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain” (Paperback; Free Preview; Hachette Books)

KURT COBAIN
“Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” (Hardcover; author: Danny Goldberg, president and owner of Gold Village Entertainment, an artist management company; Digital Book; Ecco)

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
“Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup” (Hardcover; author: David Browne; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

FLEETWOOD MAC
“The Chain: 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac” (Hardcover; author: Pete Chrisp; eBay; On Tour; Merch; Danann Books)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John: The Biography” (Paperback; author: David Buckley; Free Preview; Andre Deutsch)

TRACEY THORN (of Everything But the Girl)
“Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Canongate Books)

APRIL 12 RELEASES

ROBERT CHRISTGAU
“Book Reports: A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading” (Paperback; Duke University Press)

APRIL 16 RELEASES

COCTEAU TWINS
“Stars and Topsoil: Unearthing the Cocteau Twins” (Paperback; author: Nicola Meighan; Jawbone Press)

APRIL 30 RELEASES

PAUL STANLEY
“Backstage Pass” (Hardcover; Digital Book; eBay; On Tour; Merch; HarperOne)

MAY 7 RELEASES

ANI DiFRANCO
“No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; eBay; Viking)

VIVIEN GOLDMAN (formerly of The Flying Lizards)
“Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot” (Paperback; Digital Book; University of Texas Press)

TALIB KWELI
“Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story” (Hardcover; Digital Book; MCD)

MOBY
“Then It Fell Apart” (Hardcover; Read here; Faber & Faber)

MAY 14 RELEASES

RANDY TRAVIS
“Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life” (Hardcover; co-author: Ken Abraham; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson)

MAY 28 RELEASES

PAUL SIMON
“Paul Simon: The Life” (Paperback; author: Robert Hilburn; Free Preview; eBay; Simon & Schuster)

JUNE 4 RELEASES

JOHN DOE
“More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk” (Hardcover; co-author: Tom DeSavia; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

ROBERT JOHNSON
“Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson” (Hardcover; authors: Bruce Conforth, Gayle Dean Wardlow; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Chicago Review Press)

R. KELLY
“Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” (Hardcover; author: Jim DeRogatis, the former Chicago Sun-Times rock critic has been chasing this story of alleged sex abuse since 2000 when he got an anonymous tip about Kelly; Digital Book; Abrams Press)

JUNE 11 RELEASES

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Rocket Man” (Paperback; author: Donald Gibson; Backbeat Books)

JULY 16 RELEASES

LEIF GARRETT
“Idol Truth: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; Post Hill Press)

OCT. 15 RELEASES

ELTON JOHN
“The Autobiography” (Hardcover; Virgin EMI)

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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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