Music Books

Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (March 26 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

MARCH 26 RELEASES

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
“Dave Matthews Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Popular Jam Band” (Paperback; author: Stephen Thomas Erlewine; On Tour; Backbeat Books)

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)

JIMMY PAGE
“Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography” (Hardcover; author: Chris Salewicz; Da Capo Press)

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

APRIL 9 RELEASES

ROGER MIRET
“My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; Digital Book; Post Hill Press)

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 23 RELEASES

KEITH ELLIOT GREENBERG
“Where You Goin’ with That Gun in Your Hand?: The True Crime Blotter of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

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)

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

APRIL 30 RELEASES

JAMES ARTHUR
“Back to the Boy” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Hodder)

JAY DeMARCUS (of Rascal Flatts)
“Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope” (Hardcover; contributor: Timothy D. Willard; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Zondervan)

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

MAY 1 RELEASES

SONNY JAMES
“Willful Shadows: The Account of Sonny James and the Southern Gentlemen” (Hardcover; author: Gary Robble; Paperback; Clovercroft Publishing)

MAY 2 RELEASES

BARON WOLMAN
“My Generation: The Classic Rock Photos of Baron Wolman” (Paperback; Omnibus Press)

MAY 7 RELEASES

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

ADAM DOLGINS
“The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names: How Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Vampire Weekend, and 532 Other Bands Got Their Names” (Paperback; Digital Book; Abrams)

MIKE EVANS & PAUL KINGSBURY
“Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World (50th Anniversary Edition)” (Hardcover; Merch; Sterling)

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

NOV. 19 RELEASES

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)


About the Author

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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