Music Books

Published on January 9th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Jan. 8 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

JAN. 8 RELEASES

KATE BUSH
“How to be Invisible: Lyrics” (Hardcover; Faber & Faber)

TED FOX
“Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’’s Legendary Theater” (Hardcover; illustrated by James Otis Smith; )

TOM PETTY
“Tom Petty and Philosophy: We Need to Know” (Paperback; editors: Randall E. Auxier, Megan Volpert; Digital Book; Free Preview; Open Court)

JAN. 10 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the man who became a legend” (Digital Book; author: Phil Lancaster; eBay; Merch; John Blake)

$3.99 Albums »$5 Albums »$6.99 Albums »$0.69 Song Store »Band T-Shirts »

JAN. 15 RELEASES

CHRIS CHARLESWORTH, EDDI FIEGEL, BRYAN REESMAN, COLIN SALTER, SIMON SPENCE & DARYL EASLEA
“Rock Stars at Home” (Hardcover; Apollo Publishers)

IAN S. PORT
“The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Scribner)

JAN. 29 RELEASES

JAMES BROWN
“James Brown: Black and Proud” (Hardcover graphic novel, originally released in France in 2016; author: Xavier Fauthoux; Digital Book; IDW Publishing)

JASON PRUFER
“Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll” (Hardcover; foreword by Joe Walsh; The Kent State University Press)

JAKE SHEARS
“Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview; Atria Books)

FEB. 1 RELEASES

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
“Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest” (Paperback; author: Hanif Abdurraqib; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; University of Texas Press)

FEB. 5 RELEASES

AEROSMITH / RUN-D.M.C.
“Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever” (Hardcover; author: Geoff Edgers; Digital Book; Blue Rider Press)

MADONNA
“Madonna: Album by Album” (Hardcover; author: Caroline Sullivan; eBay; Merch; Carlton Books)

FEB. 12 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016” (Paperback; author: Chris O’Leary; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Repeater)

FEB. 14 RELEASES

TAYLOR DAYNE
“Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice” (Hardcover; co-author: Dave Smitherman; Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)

FEB. 15 RELEASES

LEFTOVER SALMON
“Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!” (Hardcover; author: Tim Newby; eBay; On Tour; Rowman & Littlefield)

FEB. 19 RELEASES

KING’S X
“King’s X: The Oral History” (Paperback; author: Greg Prato; Jawbone Press)

MARCH 1 RELEASES

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

MARCH 5 RELEASES

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

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

APRIL 2 RELEASES

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

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

APRIL 16 RELEASES

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

APRIL 30 RELEASES

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)

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 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)

JUNE 11 RELEASES

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

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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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