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Published on November 30th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Nov. 30 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

DEC. 1 RELEASES

DOUG BROD
“They Just Seem a Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz Remade Rock and Roll” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

JOHN LENNON
“All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono (40th Anniversary Edition)” (Paperback; author: David Sheff; includes a new introduction by Sheff, who interviewed Lennon for Playboy in 1980; Free Preview; Merch; St. Martin’s Griffin) » BUY NOW

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

BILLY JOE SHAVER
“Honky Tonk Hero” (Paperback; University of Texas Press) » BUY NOW

DEC. 7 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON
“The Last Days of John Lennon” (Hardcover; author: James Patterson, with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge; Digital Book; Merch; Little, Brown and Company) » BUY NOW

FRED TAYLOR
“What, and Give Up Showbiz? Six Decades in the Music Business” (Hardcover; co-author: Richard Vacca; Digital Book; Free Preview; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

DEC. 8 RELEASES

LINKIN PARK
“One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park” (Hardcover; author: Jeff Blue; foreword by Samantha Bennington; Digital Book; Merch; Permuted Press) » BUY NOW

DEC. 10 RELEASES

CHIPS MOMAN
“Chips Moman: The Record Producer Whose Genius Changed American Music” (Hardcover; author: James L. Dickerson; Digital Book; Sartoris Literary Group) » BUY NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY
“Inventing Elvis: An American Icon in a Cold War World” (Paperback; author: Mathias Haeussler; Digital Book; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

DEC. 15 RELEASES

ANDY BIERSACK (of Black Veil Brides)
“They Don’t Need to Understand: Stories of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, and Never Giving In” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Merch; Rare Bird Books) » BUY NOW

BRIAN WHEAT (Tesla bassist)
“Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; foreword by Joe Elliott; Digital Book; Free Preview; Post Hill Press) » BUY NOW

DEC. 31 RELEASES

THE CURE
“The Cure FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Heartbreakingly Excellent Rock Band the World Has Ever Known”
(Paperback; author: Christian Gerard; Merch; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

JAN. 1, 2021 RELEASES

REBECCA GREIG
“Greatest Albums to Own on Vinyl Ever 1950-2020” (Hardcover; Sona Books) » BUY NOW

JAN. 5, 2021 RELEASES

ROBIN TURNER
“Believe in Magic: Heavenly Recordings – The First 30 Years” (Hardcover; Digital Book; White Rabbit) » BUY NOW

JAN. 12, 2021 RELEASES

MICKEY NEWBURY
“Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury” (Hardcover; author: Brian T. Atkinson; forewords by Don McLean and Larry Gatlin; Texas A&M University Press) » BUY NOW

NEIL PEART
“Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes” (Hardcover; Merch; Fantoons) » BUY NOW

JAN. 19, 2021 RELEASES

PETER AMES CARLIN
“Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audio CD; Henry Holt and Co.) » BUY NOW

JAN. 21, 2021 RELEASES

DEREK TAYLOR
“Derek Taylor: For Your Radioactive Children … Days In The Life of the Beatles’ Spin Doctor” (Paperback; author: Andrew Darlington; Sonicbond Publishing) » BUY NOW

JAN. 26, 2021 RELEASES

SVEN CARLSSON & JONAS LEIJONHUFVUD
“The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance” (Paperback; Digital Book; Audio CD; Diversion Books) » BUY NOW

CHER
“Cher: Strong Enough” (Paperback; author: Josiah Howard; Free Preview; Plexus Publishing) » BUY NOW

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
“Don’t Stop Believin'” (Paperback; Free Preview; Gallery Books) » BUY NOW

FEB. 1, 2021 RELEASES

WALTER CRASSHOLE, YONY LEYSER & LIAM WARFIELD
“Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History” (Paperback; PM Press) » BUY NOW

GRACE ELIZABETH HALE
“Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; University of North Carolina Press) » BUY NOW

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni Mitchell: Lady of the Canyon” (Hardcover; author: Michael A O’Neill; Merch; Danann Books) » BUY NOW

CLIFF RICHARD
“The Dreamer: An Autobiography” (Hardcover; Free Preview; Virgin Books) » BUY NOW

FEB. 7, 2021 RELEASES

BRIAN ENO
“A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno’s Diary (25th Anniversary Edition)” (Hardcover; with a new introduction by Eno; Digital Book; Free Preview; Faber & Faber) » BUY NOW

FEB. 11, 2021 RELEASES

COWBOY JUNKIES
“Music Is the Drug: The Authorised Musical Biography of Cowboy Junkies” (Hardcover; author: Dave Bowler; Digital Book; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

FEB. 16, 2021 RELEASES

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

LORETTA LYNN
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Paperback; updated and expanded; co-author: George Vecsey; Digital Book; Grand Central Publishing) » BUY NOW

ANNIE NIGHTINGALE
“Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Britain’s First Female DJ” (Hardcover; White Rabbit) » BUY NOW

KARL WHITNEY
“Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop” (Paperback; Weidenfeld & Nicolson) » BUY NOW

FEB. 20, 2021 RELEASES

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
“Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography” (Paperback; author: Andrea Warner; foreword by Joni Mitchell; Digital Book; Greystone Books) » BUY NOW

FEB. 22, 2021 RELEASES

REGINA N. BRADLEY
“Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-hop South” (Paperback; Digital Book; University of North Carolina Press) » BUY NOW

FEB. 25, 2021 RELEASES

IAN HUNTER
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Sweepstakes: The Official Biography of Ian Hunter (Volume Two)” (Hardcover; author: Campbell Devine; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 2, 2021 RELEASES

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

MARCH 11, 2021 RELEASES

CAROLE KING
“Carole King’s Tapestry (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Loren Glass; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam’s Vs. (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Clint Brownlee; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MARCH 12, 2021 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You’ve Known for All These Years” (Paperback; authors: Kenneth Womack, Kit O’Toole ; Merch; Oxford University Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 18, 2021 RELEASES

STEVE MARRIOTT
“All or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott” (Hardcover; Simon Spence; Digital Book; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

APRIL 6, 2021 RELEASES

BRANDI CARLILE
“Broken Horses: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Crown) » BUY NOW

APRIL 15, 2021 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) » BUY NOW

APRIL 30, 2021 RELEASES

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni Mitchell: Backstage Pass” (Hardcover; author: Michael A O’Neill; Merch; Danann Books) » BUY NOW

MAY 4, 2021 RELEASES

KRISTIN HERSH
“Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood” (Hardcover; Digital Book; University of Texas Press) » BUY NOW

JONATHAN TAPLIN (tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the 1960s)
“The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Heyday) » BUY NOW

MAY 6, 2021 RELEASES

SYD BARRETT
“The Lyrics of Syd Barrett” (Hardcover; author: Rob Chapman; Scribner) » BUY NOW

DURAN DURAN
“Duran Duran’s Rio (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Annie Zaleski; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

ROXY MUSIC
“Roxy Music’s Avalon (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Simon A. Morrison; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

DONNA SUMMER
“Donna Summer’s Once Upon a Time (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Alex Jeffery; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MAY 11, 2021 RELEASES

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours” (Hardcover; author: Tony Oppedisano, with Mary Jane Ross; Digital Book; Scribner) » BUY NOW

MAY 18, 2021 RELEASES

BOB DYLAN
“The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941-1966)” (Hardcover; author: Clinton Heylin; Digital Book; Merch; Little, Brown and Company) » BUY NOW

MAY 22, 2021 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“Those Were The Days 2.0: The Beatles and Apple” (Hardcover; author: Stefan Granados; Merch; Cherry Red Books) » BUY NOW

JUNE 8, 2021 RELEASES

TUPAC SHAKUR
“Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur” (Hardcover; author: Sheldon Pearce; Digital Book; Merch; Simon & Schuster) » BUY NOW

JUNE 15, 2021 RELEASES

DURAN DURAN
“Please Please Tell Me Now: The Duran Duran Story” (Hardcover; author: Stephen Davis; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

JUNE 29, 2021 RELEASES

CHARLES FARRELL
“(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob” (Hardcover; Hamilcar Publications) » BUY NOW

JULY 6, 2021 RELEASES

MARY GAUTHIER
“Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting” (Hardcover; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Essentials) » BUY NOW

RICHARD MARX
“Stories to Tell: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster) » BUY NOW

JULY 20, 2021 RELEASES

GEORGE HARRISON & ERIC CLAPTON
“All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs” (Hardcover; authors: Kenneth Womack, Jason Kruppa; Digital Book; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

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