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Published on February 4th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Feb. 4 and Beyond)

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

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FEB. 4 RELEASES

JESSICA SIMPSON
“Open Book” (Hardcover; co-author: Kevin Carr O’Leary; Digital Book; Free Preview; Dey Street Books)

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FEB. 5 RELEASES

JIM PETERIK (of Survivor), DAVE AUSTIN & CATHY LYNN AUSTIN
“Songwriting For Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies)

FEB. 11 RELEASES

POINTER SISTERS
“Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters’ Family Story” (Paperback; authors: Anita Pointe, Fritz Pointer; Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)

FEB. 12 RELEASES

10cc
“10cc: The Worst Band in the World: The Definitive Biography” (Hardcover; author: Liam Newton; foreword by Kevin Godley; On Tour; Merch; Rocket 88)

FEB. 13 RELEASES

TOM PETTY
“Conversations with Tom Petty” (Hardcover; author: Paul Zollo; Digital Book; Free Preview; Omnibus Press)

FEB. 18 RELEASES

DAVE BRUBECK
“Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time” (Hardcover; author: Philip Clark; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

JEREMY CAMP
“I Still Believe: A Memoir” (Paperback; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson)

THE CLASH
“A Riot of Our Own: Night & Day with The Clash – And After” (Paperback; revised and updated; authors: Johnny Green, Garry Barker; foreword by the late Joe Strummer; Free Preview; Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

FEB. 25 RELEASES

ZOË HOWE, KAT PEARSON & JENNIFER NOBLE
“50 Women in the Blues” (Hardcover; Aurora Metro Press)

ALAN LEEDS
“There Was a Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, and Me” (Hardcover; Post Hill Press)

FEB. 26 RELEASES

BOB “DR. MAC” LeVITUS
“GarageBand For Dummies” (Paperback; 2nd edition; For Dummies)

MARCH 1 RELEASES

MICHAEL ALAGO
“I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death” (Paperback; co-author: Laura Davis-Chanin; Backbeat Books)

BRYAN MORRISON (music impresario)
“Have a Cigar! The Memoir of the Man Behind Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam and George Michael” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Quiller Publishing)

ANITA O’DAY
“High Times Hard Times: Special Anniversary Edition” (Paperback; co-author: George Eells; Applause)

PINK FLOYD
“Wish You Were Here: Inside Pink Floyd’s Musical Milestone” (Paperback; author: Will Romano; Merch; Backbeat Books)

SONA BOOKS
“The Complete Beginners Guide to Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the Guitar” (Paperback; Sona Books)

SONA BOOKS
“The Greatest 100 Albums to Own on Vinyl: The Must Have Records for Your Collection” (Hardcover; Sona Books)

MARCH 2 RELEASES

CHARLIE SOUZA & KEITH WILKINS
“Tampa Bay Music Roots” (Paperback; foreword by Ronny Elliot; Arcadia Publishing)

MARCH 3 RELEASES

THE JAM
“The Dead Straight Guide to The Jam” (Paperback; authors: Jam drummer Rick Buckler, Ian Snowball; Dead Straight Guides)

MALCOLM McLAREN
“Malcolm McLaren: The Autobiography” (Hardcover; Red Planet)

VAN MORRISON
“Keep ‘Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics” (Digital Book; Hardcover, out April 14; On Tour; Faber & Faber)

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

QUEEN
“The Dead Straight Guide to Queen” (Paperback; author: Phil Chapman; On Tour; Merch; Dead Straight Guides)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
“The Dead Straight Guide to The Velvet Underground” (Paperback; author: Peter Hogan; Merch; Red Planet)

PAUL WELLER
“Paul Weller: Sounds from the Studio” (Paperback; author: Ian Snowball; Digital Book; On Tour; Free Preview; Red Planet)

MARCH 5 RELEASES

MIKE BARNES
“A New Day Yesterday: UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s” (Paperback; Digital Book; Omnibus Press)

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Glenn Hendler; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

D’ANGELO
“D’Angelo’s Voodoo (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Faith A. Pennick; Bloomsbury Academic)

MARCH 9 RELEASES

PET SHOP BOYS
“Pet Shop Boys versus America” (Hardcover; author: Chris Heath; On Tour; Merch; William Heinemann)

MARCH 10 RELEASES

THE ASSOCIATION
“Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits” (Hardcover; authors: founding member Russ Giguere, Ashley Wren Collins; Rare Bird Books)

DALE BELL
“Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections” (Hardcover; Rare Bird Books)

DAVE HUNTER
“Ultimate Star Guitars: The Guitars That Rocked the World (Expanded Edition)” (Hardcover; Crestline Books)

MARCH 15 RELEASES

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
“Weird Al: Seriously” (Hardcover; author: Lily E. Hirsch; foreword by Dr. Demento; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

MARCH 17 RELEASES

BEASTIE BOYS
“Beastie Boys” (Hardcover; author: filmmaker/photographer Spike Jonze; Merch; Rizzoli)

JOE JONAS, KEVIN JONAS & NICK JONAS
“Blood” (Hardcover; co-author: Neil Strauss; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Feiwel & Friends)

MARCH 24 RELEASES

NIPSEY HUSSLE
“The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle” (Hardcover; author: Rob Kenner; Digital Book; Merch; Atria Books / Simon and Schuster)

MARCH 26 RELEASES

JENNY BOYD
“Jennifer Juniper: A journey beyond the muse” (Hardcover; Urbane Publications)

MARCH 31 RELEASES

ALICIA KEYS
“More Myself: A Journey” (Hardcover; contributor: Michelle Burford; Digital Book; Flatiron Books)

DAVE PIRNER
“Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics” (Paperback; Merch; Minnesota Historical Society Press)

APRIL 2 RELEASES

WENDY CARLOS
“Wendy Carlos: A Biography” (Hardcover; author: Amanda Sewell; Oxford University Press)

APRIL 7 RELEASES

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

JEREMY CAMP
“In Unison: The Unfinished Story of Jeremy and Adrienne Camp” (Paperback; Digital Book; Harvest House Publishers)

JOHN ENTWISTLE
“The Ox: The Authorized Biography of The Who’s John Entwistle” (Hardcover; author: Paul Rees; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

LORETTA LYNN
“Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline” (Hardcover; co-author: Lynn’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell; Digital Book; Grand Central Publishing)

MATT SORUM
“Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver” (Hardcover; co-authors: Leif Eriksson, Martin Svensson; foreword by Billy F. Gibbons; Digital Book; Chicago Review Board)

APRIL 9 RELEASES

KATHY VALENTINE
“All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; University of Texas Press)

APRIL 13 RELEASES

ORNETTE COLEMAN
“Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure” (Hardcover; author: Maria Golia; Reaktion Books)

APRIL 14 RELEASES

LOU BRUTUS
“Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate” (Hardcover; illustrations by Alan MacBain; foreword by Corey Taylor of Slipknot; Rare Bird Books)

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

ODETTA
“Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest” (Hardcover; author: Ian Zack; Digital Book; Beacon Press)

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
“13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History” (Hardcover; author: Paul Drummond; Anthology Editions)

APRIL 21 RELEASES

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

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

TED TEMPLEMAN
“Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music” (Paperback; autobiography as told to Greg Renoff; ECW Press)

APRIL 28 RELEASES

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

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

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

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)

MAY 5 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)

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

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

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)

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)

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

MAY 10 RELEASES

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

MAY 12 RELEASES

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

MAY 14 RELEASES

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

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

MAY 15 RELEASES

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

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

MAY 25 RELEASES

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)

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)

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)

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

JUNE 9 RELEASES

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

JUNE 16 RELEASES

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

JUNE 23 RELEASES

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

AUG. 18 RELEASES

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)

SEPT. 1 RELEASES

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

SEPT. 3 RELEASES

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

SEPT. 29 RELEASES

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)

OCT. 1 RELEASES

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

OCT. 20 RELEASES

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

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)

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