Music Books

Published on November 6th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Nov. 6 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

NOV. 6 RELEASES

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell” (Hardcover; author: Susan Whithall; Chicago Review Press)

AL SCHMITT
“Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music” (Hardcover; co-author: Maureen Droney; foreword by Paul McCartney; Hal Leonard Books)

ED SHEERAN
“Ed Sheeran: Memories We Made” (Hardcover; photographer: Christie Goodwin; On Tour; Harper Design)

ANTHONY TOMMASINI
“The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Penguin Press)

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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)

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

JEFF TWEEDY
“Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dutton)

NOV. 14 RELEASES

AC/DC
“AC/DC: 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years” (Paperback; author: Jeff Apter; eBay; Merch; Jawbone Press)

NOV. 20 RELEASES

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)

NOV. 27 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple” (Hardcover; author: Bruce Spizer; eBay; Merch; 498 Productions, LLC)

RICHIE RAMONE
“I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During, and After the Ramones” (Hardcover; co-author: Peter Aaron; Backbeat Books)

NOV. 27 RELEASES

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

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

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

DEC. 15 RELEASES

BENJAMIN ORR
“Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars” (Hardcover; author: Joe Milliken; Digital Book; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

DEC. 18 RELEASES

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

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni Mitchell: The Norman Seeff Sessions” (Hardcover; author/photographer: Norman Seeff; Insight Editions)

DEC. 20 RELEASES

LILY ALLEN
“My Thoughts Exactly” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Blink Publishing)

DEC. 21 RELEASES

TODD RUNDGREN
“The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations” (Hardcover; eBay; Merch; Cleopatra)

JAN. 15 RELEASES

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. 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. 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

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

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)

MARCH 12 RELEASES

PRINCE
“Prince: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” (Paperback; Digital Book; Melville House)

APRIL 2 RELEASES

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)

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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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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