Music Books

Published on June 5th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (June 5 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

JUNE 5 RELEASES

JOHN PERRY BARLOW (a lyricist for Grateful Dead)
“Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times” (Hardcover; co-author: Robert Greenfield; Digital Book; Crown Archetype)

WARREN ZEVON
“Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon” (Paperback; author: James Campion; Backbeat Books)

JUNE 7 RELEASES

THE THE
“Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & the The” (Hardcover; author: Neil Fraser; Omnibus Press)

JUNE 12 RELEASES

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
“Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein” (Hardcover; author: Jamie Bernstein; Digital Book; Harper)

CAN
“All Gates Open: The Story of CAN” (Hardcover; authors: Rob Young, Irmin Schmidt; Digital Book; Free Preview; Faber & Faber)

SEYMOUR STEIN (co-founder and chairman of Sire Records)
“Siren Song: My Life in Music” (Hardcover; co-author: Gareth Murphy; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Press)

JUNE 19 RELEASES

RORY FEEK
“Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audiobook; Thomas Nelson)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip” (Hardcover; author: Joel Selvin; Da Capo Press)

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

JUNE 21 RELEASES

STEVE LUKATHER (of Toto)
“The Gospel According to Luke” (Hardcover; co-author: Paul Rees; Paperback; eBay; Constable)

JUNE 25 RELEASES

EDDIE DeGARMO (of the seminal Christian rock duo DeGarmo & Key and one of the founders of ForeFront Records)
“Rebel for God: Faith, Business, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Regnery Faith)

JUNE 26 RELEASES

RYAN ADAMS / WHISKEYTOWN
“Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck” (Hardcover; author: tour manager Thomas O’Keefe, with Joe Oestreich; Skyhorse Publishing)

KATRINA McHUGH
“Pop Charts: 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized” (Hardcover; Harper Design)

JULY 3 RELEASES

THE CLASH
“We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered” (Paperback; authors: Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki; Akashic Books)

JULY 10 RELEASES

ANDREW GRANT JACKSON
“1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music” (Paperback; Free Preview; Thomas Dunne Books)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont” (Hardcover; author: Saul Austerlitz; Thomas Dunne Books)

JULY 17 RELEASES

GEORGE MICHAEL
“George Michael: The Biography 1963-2016” (Hardcover; author: Rob Jovanovic; Piatkus)

JULY 28 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Tom Murray’s Mad Day Out” (Hardcover; author: photographer Paul Skellett; eBay; Merch; ACC Art Books)

JULY 31 RELEASES

JIMMY WEBB
“The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview; Omnibus Press)

AUG. 1 RELEASES

JIM ED BROWN
“Going Our Way: My Life with Jim Ed Brown, Grand Ole Opry legend and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame” (Hardcover; author: Brown’s widow Becky Perry Brown, with Roxane Atwood; Paperback; Clovercroft Publishing)

AUG. 7 RELEASES

JASON LAURÉ (photojournalist)
“Woodstock 1969: The Lasting Impact of the Counterculture” (Hardcover; co-author: Ettagale Blauer; Digital Book; Skyhorse Publishing)

GEORGE MICHAEL
“George: A Memory of George Michael” (Paperback; author: Sean Smith; Harper)

AUG. 14 RELEASES

DAVID FRANGIONI
“CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen” (Hardcover; Insight Editions)

WAYNE KRAMER
“The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

AUG. 21 RELEASES

GUIDED BY VOICES
“Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices” (Hardcover; author: Matthew Cutter; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

AUG. 28 RELEASES

JORMA KAUKONEN (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna co-founder and guitarist)
“Been So Long: My Life and Music” (Hardcover; foreword by Grace Slick; Digital Book; Audiobook; Thomas Dunne Books)

VARIOUS EDITORS
“The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained” (Hardcover; DK)

SEPT. 4 RELEASES

SEX PISTOLS
“The Sex Pistols – 1977: The Bollocks Diaries” (Hardcover; Cassell)

SEPT. 8 RELEASES

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
“The Music of Charlie Chaplin” (Paperback; author: Jim Lochner; McFarland Publishing)

SEPT. 18 RELEASES

K.K. DOWNING (Judas Priest co-founder and guitarist)
“Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest” (Hardcover; contributor: Mark Eglinton; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Da Capo Press)

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

OCT. 2 RELEASES

JESSIE JAMES DECKER
“Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family, and Food” (Paperback; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin” (Hardcover; the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band; Reel Art Press)

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

OCT. 9 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
“Imagine” (Hardcover; eBay; Merch; Grand Central Publishing)

OCT. 15 RELEASES

PRINCE
“Prince: Before the Rain” (Hardcover; author: photographer Allen Beaulieu; eBay; Merch; Minnesota Historical Society Press)

OCT. 16 RELEASES

LEONARD COHEN
“Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen” (Hardcover; author: longtime friend Eric Lerner; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Da Capo Press)

IRON MAIDEN
“Iron Maiden: Album By Album” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; eBay; On Tour; Merch; Voyageur Press)

CHRIS STEIN (of Blondie)
“Point of View: New York City and the Birth of New Wave” (Hardcover; Rizzoli)

VIKKI TOBAK
“Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop” (Hardcover; foreword by Questlove; Digital Book; Clarkson Potter)

TINA TURNER
“My Love Story: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Atria Books)

TOWNES VAN ZANDT
“My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius, and Rage” (Hardcover; author: longtime road manager and producer Harold F. Eggers, with L.E. McCullough; Backbeat Books)

OCT. 18 RELEASES

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
“Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Peepshow (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Samantha Bennett; eBay; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

OCT. 23 RELEASES

CHRIS DIFFORD
“Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze” (Hardcover; Paperback; Digital Book; On Tour; Free Preview; Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

MEREDITH OCHS
“Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Sterling)

ARTIMUS PYLE
“Street Survivor: Keeping the Beat in Lynyrd Skynyrd” (Hardcover; co-author: Dean Goodman; Backbeat Books)

FRANK SINATRA
“The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra” (Paperback; author: longtime manager Eliot Weisman, with Jennifer Valoppi; Free Preview; eBay; Merch; Hachette Books)

PATTI SMITH
“Just Kids (Illustrated Edition)” (Hardcover, with new material and never-before-seen photographs; Digital Book; Ecco)

OCT. 26 RELEASES

ROBERT CHRISTGAU
“Is It Still Good to Ya? Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017” (Paperback; Bibliography; Duke University Press Books)

OCT. 30 RELEASES

BEASTIE BOYS
“Beastie Boys Book” (Hardcover; authors: Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Spiegel & Grau)

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

GORDON LIGHTFOOT
“Lightfoot” (Paperback; author: Nicholas Jennings; eBay; On Tour; Penquin Canada)

NOV. 1 RELEASES

TORI AMOS
“Tori Amos’s Boys for Pele (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Amy Gentry; eBay; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

NOV. 6 RELEASES

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

STEVIE NICKS
“Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks” (Paperback; author: Stephen Davis; St. Martin’s Griffin)

NOV. 13 RELEASES

ALICE IN CHAINS
“Alice in Chains: The Untold Story” (Paperback; author: David de Sola; Free Preview; eBay; Merch; Thomas Dunne)

THE BEATLES
“The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert” (Hardcover; author: Ken Mansfield; eBay; Merch; Post Hill Press)

BING CROSBY
“Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star – The War Years, 1940-1946” (Hardcover; author: Gary Giddins; Digital Book; eBay; Little, Brown and Company)

GEDDY LEE
“Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass” (Hardcover; Harper Design)

QUEEN
“Queen: Album By Album” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; eBay; On Tour, with Adam Lambert; Merch; Voyageur Press)

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: A Life” (Paperback; author: Anthony DeCurtis; Free Preview; Little, Brown and Company)

NOV. 27 RELEASES

GLENN SHORROCK
“Now, Where Was I?: My career with The Twilights, Axiom & Little River Band and back again” (Hardcover; New Holland Publishers)

DEC. 11 RELEASES

PETER GRANT
“Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond – The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake; Da Capo Press)

APRIL 16, 2019 RELEASES

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

JUNE 11, 2019 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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