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Published on July 2nd, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (July 2 and Beyond)

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

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JULY 2 RELEASES

CARPENTERS
“Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography” (Hardcover; author: Randy L. Schmidt; Mascot Books)

JULY 4 RELEASES

CHRIS SCHWARTZ (founder and CEO of Ruffhouse Records)
“Ruffhouse: From the Streets of Philly to the Top of the ’90s Hip-Hop Charts” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Diversion Books)

JULY 9 RELEASES

BRETT ANDERSON (of Suede)
“Coal Black Mornings” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; On Tour; Abacus)

MIKE GREENBLATT
“Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Back to Yasgur’s Farm” (Hardcover; foreword by Country Joe McDonald; Krause Publications)

LYDIA LUNCH
“So Real It Hurts” (Paperback; introduction by Anthony Bourdain; Digital Book; Seven Stories Press)

JULY 16 RELEASES

DREW FORTUNE
“No Encore! Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs” (Paperback; Post Hill Press)

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

DAVID RITZ
“The God Groove: A Blues Journey to Faith” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Howard Books)

JULY 23 RELEASES

H.R.
“Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains” (Paperback, reprint featuring new material; authors: Howie Abrams, James Lathos; On Tour; Merch; Post Hill Press)

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

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

RUSH
“RUSH Coloring Book” (Paperback; illustrator: David Calcano; Merch; Fantoons)

PHIL SWERN
“Sounds of the Sixties: The Ultimate Sixties Music Companion” (Paperback; Red Planet)

KEITH WATERS
“Postbop Jazz in the 1960s: The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, & Chick Corea” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Oxford University Press)

JULY 30 RELEASES

BEN FOLDS
“A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Ballantine Books)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones 1963-1980: Every album, every song” (Paperback; author: Steve Pilkington; On Tour; Merch; Sonicbond Publishing)

YES
“Yes: Every album, every song” (Paperback; author: Stephen Lambe; On Tour; Merch; Sonicbond Publishing)

AUG. 13 RELEASES

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

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
“Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan” (Hardcover; authors: Alan Paul, Andy Aledort; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Press)

AUG. 16 RELEASES

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
“The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard” (Hardcover; author: Brian T. Atkinson; forewords by Jerry Jeff Walker and Hayes Carll; On Tour; Texas A&M University Press)

AUG. 20 RELEASES

JOHNNY CASH
“Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon” (Hardcover; authors: Greg Laurie, Marshall Terrill; Digital Book; Merch; Salem Books)

JOHN Z. KOMURKI
“Cassette Cultures: The Past and Present of a Musical Icon” (Paperback; Benteli Verlags)

NICK LOWE
“Cruel to Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe” (Hardcover; author: Will Birch; Digital Book; On Tour; Da Capo Press)

AUG. 27 RELEASES

JAMES BALL
“Pop Science: Serious Answers to Deep Questions Posed in Songs” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Ten Speed Press)

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

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

ROBERT WEBB
“The 100 Greatest Road Songs (The Ultimate Playlist)” (Paperback; McNidder & Grace)

SEPT. 1 RELEASES

DEVENDRA BANHART
“Vanishing Wave” (Hardcover; On Tour; Anteism Books)

BEE GEES
“Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of The Gibb Brothers” (Paperback; author: Jeff Apter; Echo Publishing)

STANLEY GREEN
“Broadway Musicals, Show by Show” (Paperback, Ninth Edition; revised and updated by Cary Ginell; Applause)

JON PARELES
“New York Times Essential Library: Rock Music (A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings)” (Paperback; Times Books)

SEPT. 3 RELEASES

ABBA
“ABBA: The Stories Behind Every Song” (Hardcover; author: Robert Scott; Merch; Carlton Books)

STEVE AOKI
“Blue: The Color of Noise” (Hardcover; co-author: David Paisner; Digital Book; On Tour; St. Martin’s Press)

BOB DYLAN
“Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters” (Paperback; editor: Jeff Burger; On Tour; Merch; Chicago Review Press)

DYLAN JONES
“The Wichita Lineman: Searching in the Sun for the World’s Greatest Unfinished Song” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Faber & Faber)

METALLICA
“Metallica: The Stories Behind the Songs” (Hardcover; author: Chris Ingham; On Tour; Merch; Carlton Books)

TIM MOHR
“Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” (Paperback; Algonquin Books)

RICK ROSS
“Hurricanes: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Neil Martinez-Belkin; Digital Book; Hanover Square Press)

TINA TURNER
“My Love Story” (Paperback; Atria Books)

SEPT. 5 RELEASES

EAMONN FORDE
“The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig” (Hardcover; Omnibus Press)

POLY STYRENE
“Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story” (Hardcover; authors: Celeste Bell, Zoe Howe; Omnibus Press)

RANKING ROGER
“I Just Can’t Stop It: My Life in the Beat” (Paperback; co-author: Daniel Rachel; Digital Book; Omnibus Press)

WILL STOCKTON & D. GILSON
“The 33 1/3 B-sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic)

DICK WEISSMAN
“A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic)

SEPT. 9 RELEASES

ARETHA FRANKLIN
“The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait” (Kindle; author: Linda Solomon; foreword by Burt Barachach; Hardcover, out Oct. 14; Wayne State University Press)

SEPT. 10 RELEASES

RUSH
“Rush: The Making of A Farewell to Kings (The Graphic Novel)” (Hardcover; authors: David Calcano, Lindsay Lee; illustrators: Juan Riera, Ittai Manero; Fantoons)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born To Run, to Born on the USA” (Hardcover; authors: David Gahr, Chris Murray; Merch; Rizzoli)

NEIL YOUNG
“To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission to Save High-Quality Audio” (Hardcover; co-author: Phil Baker; Digital Book; BenBella Books)

SEPT. 15 RELEASES

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

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

PAUL SIMON
“Paul Simon FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Legendary Singer and the Iconic Songs” (Paperback; author: Dave Thompson; On Tour; Backbeat Books)

FRANK ZAPPA
“Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment” (Hardcover; author: Mick Ekers; foreword by Dweezil Zappa; Merch; Backbeat Books)

SEPT. 17 RELEASES

PETER LA CHAPELLE
“I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music” (Paperback; University of Chicago Press)

WILCO
“Wilco-pedia: A Comprehensive Guide to the Music of America’s Best Band” (Paperback; author: Daniel Cook Johnson; On Tour; Jawbone Press)

MARY WILSON
“Supreme Glamour” (Hardcover; co-author: Mark Bego; Thames & Hudson)

SEPT. 19 RELEASES

VERNON DUKE
“Taking a Chance on Love: The Life and Music of Vernon Duke” (Paperback; author: George Harwood Phillips; University of Oklahoma Press)

SEPT. 23 RELEASES

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan Anthology Volume 3: Celebrating 200 Editions of ISIS Magazine” (Hardcover; author: Derek Baker; On Tour; Merch; Red Planet)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen” (Hardcover; editors: Jonathan D. Cohen, June Skinner Sawyers; Merch; Rutgers University Press)

SEPT. 24 RELEASES

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

STEVE GORMAN (drummer for The Black Crowes)
“Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes – A Memoir” (Hardcover; contributor: Steven Hyden; Digital Book; Merch; Da Capo Press)

LOU GRAMM
“Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Paperback; On Tour; Triumph Books)

DAVE HASLAM
“Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor: Music, Manchester, and More: A Memoir” (Paperback; Constable)

TIM ROGERS (of You Am I)
“Detours” (Paperback; Digital Book; HarperCollins)

IRENE SANKOFF & DAVID HEIN
“Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical” (Hardcover; contributor: Laurence Maslon; foreword by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Digital Book; Hachette Books)

PATTI SMITH
“Year of the Monkey” (Digital Book; Knopf)

RINGO STARR
“Another Day in the Life: My Life in Photos & Music” (Hardcover; On Tour; Merch; Genesis Publications)

TEGAN & SARA
“High School” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; MCD)

SEPT. 27 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road” (Hardcover; compiled by Bruce Spizer; Merch; 498 Productions, LLC)

OCT. 1 RELEASES

JAKE BRENNAN (host of the rock ‘n’ roll true crime podcast “Disgraceland”)
“Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Grand Central Publishing)

DEBBIE HARRY
“Face It” (Hardcover; her first autobiography; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Dey Street Books)

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
“Michael: My Brother, Lost Boy of INXS” (Paperback; author: Tina Hutchence, with Jen Jewel Brown; Digital Book; Allen & Unwin)

IGGY POP
“‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Clarkson Potter)

OCT. 8 RELEASES

MORRIS DAY
“On Time: A Princely Life in Funk” (Hardcover; contributor: David Ritz; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

LIZ PHAIR
“Horror Stories: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Random House)

ANDREW RIDGELEY
“WHAM!, George Michael, and Me: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dutton)

OCT. 15 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)

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
“Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues” (Hardcover; author: David Dann; Digital Book; University of Texas Press)

JEFF BUCKLEY
“Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice” (Hardcover; editors: Mary Guibert, David Browne; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

TED GIOIA
“Music: A Subversive History” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Basic Books)

ELTON JOHN
“Me” (Hardcover; his first autobiography; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Virgin EMI)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John: Fifty Years On – The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin” (Paperback; authors: Stephen Spignesi, Michael Lewis; On Tour; Merch; Post Hill Press)

THE MISFITS
“Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits” (Hardcover; authors: Tom Bejgrowicz, Jeremy Dean; Digital Book; Abrams)

PRINCE
“My Name Is Prince” (Hardcover; 288-author: photographer Randee St. Nicholas; Amistad)

FRANK ZAPPA
“The Hot Rats Book: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats” (Hardcover; author: Bill Gubbins; Merch; Backbeat Books)

OCT. 22 RELEASES

LAMONT DOZIER
“How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter’s Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse” (Hardcover; co-author: Scott B. Bomar; BMG Books)

KATHY IANDOLI
“God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

JANIS JOPLIN
“Janis: Her Life and Music” (Hardcover; author: Holly George-Warren; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster)

JONI MITCHELL
“Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs & Drawings” (Hardcover; handwritten lyrics and watercolor paintings, originally handcrafted as a holiday gift to her friends in 1971, now released to the public for the first time; Merch; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

RUSH
“RUSH: Wandering the Face of the Earth – The Official Touring History” (Hardcover; authors: Skip Daly, Eric Hansen; Merch; Insight Editions)

CARLY SIMON
“Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie” (Hardcover; “Jackie” is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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)

OCT. 29 RELEASES

BOOKER T. JONES
“Time Is Tight: An Autobiography” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Little, Brown and Company)

ALLISON MOORER
“Blood: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

DONALD S. PASSMAN
“All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition” (Hardcover; Simon & Schuster)

MARTIN POPOFF
“Satisfaction: 10 Albums That Changed My Life” (Paperback; foreword by Heart’s Nancy Wilson; Krause Publications)

PRINCE
“The Beautiful Ones” (Hardcover; 288-page project combines the late pop star’s unfinished manuscript with never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets; Read here; Digital Book; Random House)

BEBE WINANS
“Born for This: My Story in Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; FaithWords)

OCT. 30 RELEASES

ERIC CLAPTON
“Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton” (Hardcover; author: Philip Norman; Little, Brown and Company)

NOV. 5 RELEASES

JOHNNY CASH
“Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash” (Paperback; author: Richard Beck; Digital Book; Merch; Fortress Press)

FLEA
“Acid for the Children: A Memoir” (Hardcover; foreword by Patti Smith; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Grand Central Publishing)

WHITNEY HOUSTON
“A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston” (Hardcover; author: Robyn Crawford; Digital Book; Dutton)

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

NOV. 12 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour” (Hardcover; author: Peter Asher; Digital Book; Merch; Henry Holt and Co.)

NOV. 15 RELEASES

PRINCE
“I Wonder U: How Prince Went Beyond Race and Back” (Paperback; author: Adilifu Nama; Merch; Rutgers University Press)

NOV. 19 RELEASES

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

COLE PORTER
“The Letters of Cole Porter” (Hardcover; editors: Cliff Eisen, Dominic McHugh; Yale University Press)

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

ED WARD
“The History of Rock & Roll, Volume II: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Flatiron Books)

DEC. 3 RELEASES

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

JAN. 2, 2020 RELEASES

RUSH
“RUSH: Song By Song” (Paperback; author: Alex Body; Merch; Fonthill Media)

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