Categories: Music Books

Your Music Book Store (Oct. 13 and Beyond)

New York Times book reviewer Dwight Garner is right on the money about Elvis Costello’s new autobiography, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink”: It “feels as if it were written during a six-year residency at Yaddo and driven to his publisher on the back of a flatbed truck.”

At 674 pages, it’s a hefty piece of prose, but it’s literate and profoundly honest. Costello’s memoir leads the pack of new music book releases this week.

Read on …

OCT. 13, 2015

PETER BEBERGAL
“Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll” (Paperback; Tarcher)

JOHN BROVEN
“Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans” (Paperback; revised and updated; Pelican Publishing, Oct. 15)

ELVIS COSTELLO
“Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” (Hardcover; Kindle; the accompanying CD “Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album” is out Oct. 9; Blue Rider Press)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 50th Anniversary Edition” (Hardcover; annotations by David Dodd; foreword by Robert Hunter; Simon & Schuster)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“The Grateful Dead: Travel Through the Decades with the Original Jam Band” (Paperback; author: Ben Nussbaum; i5 Press)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John: From Tin Pan Alley to the Yellow Brick Road” (Kindle; author: Keith Hayward; Wymer Publishing, Oct. 12)

KISS
“Shout It Out Loud: The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon” (Paperback; author: James Campion; Backbeat Books)

JOHN LENNON
“John Lennon: The New York Years” (Hardcover; author: Bob Gruen; Abrams)

LOU REED
“Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed” (Hardcover; author: Aidan Levy; Chicago Review Press, Oct. 15)

DAVE RUBIN
“Inside Rock Guitar: Four Decades of the Greatest Electric Rock Guitarists” (Paperback; Hal Leonard, Oct. 16)

SHEA SERRANO
“The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed” (Paperback; foreword by Ice-T; Abrams Image)

FREDA LOVE SMITH (drummer for the Blake Babies)
“Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes” (Paperback; Kindle; Agate Midway)

STING
“Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps” (Hardcover; author: Aaron West; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct. 16)

TEFLON (commercial artist/graphic designer)
“This Art 2 Tone” (Paperback; Kindle; Omnibus Press, Oct. 12)

VAN HALEN
“Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” (Paperback; author: Greg Renoff; Kindle; ECW Press)

  100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime“Rising Strong,” Brené Brown

OCT. 20, 2015

TRAVIS BARKER (of Blink-182)
“Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums” (Hardcover; co-author: Gavin Edwards; Atlantic Publishing / Croxley Green)

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs” (Paperback; author: Hunter Davies; Little, Brown and Company)

MILES DAVIS
“Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: George Grella Jr.; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

KEVIN J. DONNELLY
“Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

MIKE EVANS
“Vinyl: The Art of Making Records” (Hardcover; Sterling)

CALVIN HARRIS
“Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Douglas Wight; Black and White Publishing, Oct. 21)

JEFF LYNNE
“Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra – Before and After” (Paperback; Kindle; Fonthill Media, Oct. 19)

GREIL MARCUS
“Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014” (Hardcover; Kindle; Yale University Press)

TYLER OAKLEY (pop-culture tastemaker)
“Binge” (Hardcover; Kindle; Gallery Books)

JOE PERRY
“Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” (Paperback; co-author: David Ritz; Simon & Schuster)

PHISH
“Phish’s A Live One (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Walter Holland; Bloomsbury Academic, Oct. 22)

ANDY POWELL
“Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior” (Paperback; co-author: Colin Harper; Jawbone Press)

  “All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra”“Box of Fire,” Aerosmith

OCT. 27, 2015

THE BEACH BOYS
“The Beach Boys: America’s Band” (Hardcover; author: Johnny Morgan; Sterling)

CARRIE BROWNSTEIN (of Sleater-Kinney)
“Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Riverhead Books)

JOHN CAGE
“Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” (Hardcover; edited by Richard Kraft and Joe Biel; Siglio)

PHIL COLLEN (Def Leppard guitarist)
“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond” (Kindle; Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; Atria Books)

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon; Kindle; Black Dog & Leventhal)

BRIAN EPSTEIN
“The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story” (Paperback; author: Vivek J. Tiwary; illustrators: Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker; M Press)

MICK FLEETWOOD
“Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac – The Autobiography” (Paperback; co-author: Anthony Bozza; Back Bay Books)

RICK SHEFCHIK
“Everybody’s Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock N Roll in Minnesota” (Hardcover; University of Minnesota Press, Oct. 31)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra: The Chairman” (Hardcover; author: James Kaplan; Kindle; Doubleday)

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra: The Photographs” (Hardcover; author: Andrew Howick; foreword by Barbara Sinatra; Abrams)

BILLY STRAYHORN
“Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life” (Hardcover; editors: A. Alyce Claerbaut, David Schlesinger; foreword by Ramsey Lewis; Agate Bolden)

THE WHO
“The Who: The Official History” (Hardcover; authors: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ben Marshall; Kindle; Virgin Books, Oct. 27)

  “Thirty Years of Maximum R&B,” The Who“Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys”
“The Harper Lee Collection: To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman” [Slipcased Edition]

NOV. 3, 2015

ERNESTO ASSANTE
“The Milestones of Rock & Roll: The Events that Changed the History of Music” (Hardcover; White Star Publishers)

THE BEATLES
“The Complete Beatles Songs: The Stories Behind Every Track Written by the Fab Four” (Hardcover; author: Steve Turner; Dey Street Books)

BEYONCÉ
“Beyoncé – Running the World: The Biography” (Paperback; author: Anna Pointer; Hodder & Stoughton, Nov. 1)

DOUG BRADLEY & CRAIG WERNER
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” (Paperback; University of Massachusetts Press, Nov. 7)

EE BRILLEAUX (Dr. Feelgood frontman)
“Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘N’ Roll Gentleman” (Paperback; author: Zoë Howe; Polygon)

JAKE BUGG
“Jake Bugg: The Biography” (Paperback; author: David Nolan; Kindle; John Blake Publishing Ltd., Nov. 1)

DJ ROSS ONE
“Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

CRIS FREESE
“Songwriter’s Market 2016: Where & How to Market Your Songs” (Paperback; 39th annual edition; Writer’s Digest Books, Nov. 2)

JOHN GLATT
“Live at the Fillmore East & West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends” (Paperback; Lyons Press, Nov. 1)

TRAVIS L. GOSA & ERIK NIELSON
“The Hip Hop & Obama Reader” (Paperback; Oxford University Press)

JANIS JOPLIN
“On the Road with Janis Joplin” (Paperback; author: John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s former road manager, 1967-70; Kindle; Berkley)

BRIAN JONES
“Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones” (Paperback; author: Paul Trynka; Plume)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin, 2nd Edition: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Bream; Voyageur Press)

JON PAXMAN
“Classical Music: A Chronology” (Hardcover; The Overlook Press)

PINK FLOYD
“The Dead Straight Guide to Pink Floyd” (Paperback; author: Roy Jones; Clarksdale)

HOWARD SMITH (Village Voice “Scenes” columnist and WPLJ-FM radio host)
“The Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons 1969-1972” (Paperback; author: Ezra Bookstein; Princeton Architectural Press)

BERNARD SUMNER
“Chapter and Verse [New Order, Joy Division and me]” (Hardcover; Thomas Dunne Books)

DAVID SYLVIAN
“Hypergraphia: The Writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014” (Hardcover; Opium (Arts) Ltd.)

RON WEISNER
“Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music – Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson” (Paperback; co-author: Alan Goldsher; foreword by Gladys Knight; Lyons Press, Nov. 1)

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
“In Search of Pharrell Williams” (Paperback; author: Paul Lester; The Overlook Press)

  Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display“The Last of the President’s Men,” Bob Woodward

NOV. 10, 2015

THE BEATLES
“Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four’s Instruments from Stage to Studio – The Ultimate Edition” (Hardcover; author: Andy Babiuk; Backbeat Books)

BOB DYLAN
“Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks” (Paperback; authors: Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes; St. Martin’s Griffin)

RIKKI ERCOLI
“Legends of Punk: Photos from the Vault” (Paperback; Manic D Press, Inc.)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; authors: Blair Jackson, David Gans; Kindle; Flatiron Books)

MICHAEL JACKSON
“Michael Jackson FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the King of Pop” (Paperback; author: Kit O’Toole; Backbeat Books)

SAM KNEE
“The Bag I’m In: The Fashions of UK Youth Underground Music Scenes, 1961-1991” (Hardcover; foreword by Bobby Gillespie; Cicada Books)

SPENCER LEIGH
“The Cavern Club: The Rise of the Beatles and Merseybeat” (Paperback; foreword by Paul McCartney; McNidder & Grace)

IAN McGILLIS
“Higher Ground: One Person’s Lifelong Relationship with Soul, Reggae and Rap” (Paperback; Biblioasis)

DAVID NICHOLS
“Dig! Australian Popular Music, 1960-85” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

NIRVANA
“The Dead Straight Guide to Nirvana” (Paperback; author: Gillian G Gaar; Clarksdale)

JAS OBRECHT
“Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar” (Hardcover; University of Minnesota Press, Nov. 9)

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

TOM PETTY
“Petty: The Biography” (Hardcover; author: Warren Zanes, a member of the Del Fuegos; Kindle; Henry Holt and Co.)

SAM PHILLIPS
“Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; author: Peter Guralnick; Kindle; Little, Brown and Company)

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

THE WHO
“The Who: 50 Years of My Generation” (Hardcover; author: Mat Snow; Race Point Publishing)

  Used Music Store$3.99 Albums$0.69 Songs30 Top Tailgating AlbumsGifting Music

NOV. 17, 2015

M.J. INDELICATO
“Guitar Man: Six Strings of Separation” (Hardcover; Hal Leonard, Nov. 16)

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: The Life” (Paperback; author: Mick Wall; Orion Publishing, Nov. 15)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs” (Hardcover; author: Jim Beviglia; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Nov. 16)

JOHN SCANLAN
“Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock” (Paperback; Reaktion Books, Nov. 15)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
“Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975” (Hardcover; photographs by Barbara Pyle; Reel Art Press, Nov. 15)

TIMBALAND
“The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Amistad)

U2
“Rock Atlas U2” (Paperback; authors: Dave Griffith, David Roberts; Clarksdale)

MICHAEL WHITE
“Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Nov. 19)

NEIL YOUNG
“Neil Young: American Traveller” (Paperback; author: Martin Halliwell; Reaktion Books, Nov. 15)

  “Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel,” Janet Evanovich“The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel,” Richard Paul Evans“The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine, Book Three),” James Dashner

NOV. 24, 2015

STUART BAKER
“Cuban Music in Revolution: 70 Years of Cuban Record Cover Art” (Hardcover; Soul Jazz Books)

THE BEATLES
“This Bird Has Flown: The Enduring Beauty of Rubber Soul, Fifty Years On” (Paperback; author: John Kruth; Backbeat Books, Nov. 25)

JERRY GARCIA
“Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews” (Hardcover; edited by longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally; foreword by Trixie Garcia; Black Dog & Leventhal)

DAVID HAMSLEY
“To Disco, with Love: The Records That Defined an Era” (Hardcover; Flatiron Books)

SCOTT IAN
“I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; foreword by Kirk Hammett; Da Capo Press)

GLYN JOHNS
“Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces …” (Paperback; Plume)

GEORGE JONES
“The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death” (Paperback; author: Charles Montgomery; Heritage Builders)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones – The Life” (Paperback; HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

CARLY SIMON
“Boys in the Trees: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Flatiron Books)

  “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” Patrick J. KennedyBest-Selling Books of 2015 (so far)$5 Digital Albums

DEC. 1, 2015

ANDY BRADLEY and ROGER WOOD
“House of Hits: The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studio” (Paperback; University of Texas Press)

GEORGE HURCHALLA
“Going Underground: American Punk 1979–1989” (Paperback, second edition; PM Press)

JOHN MAYALL
“John Mayall: The Blues Crusader” (Hardcover; author: Dinu Logoz; Edition Olms)

PINK FLOYD
“The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Carlton Books, Dec. 3)

RUSSELL SENIOR
“Freak Out the Squares: My Life In a Band Called Pulp” (Hardcover; Aurum Press)

PAUL SLADE
“Unprepared To Die: America’s Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them” (Paperback; Soundcheck Books LLP)

BEN YAGODA
“The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song” (Paperback; Riverhead Books)

NEIL YOUNG
“Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars” (Paperback; Penguin Books)

  “Thirteen Ways of Looking,” Colum McCann“A Strangeness in My Mind: A Novel,” Orhan Pamuk“The Clasp: A Novel,” Sloane Crosley“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government,” David TalbotDeals in Books

DEC. 8, 2015

ANDREW S. GUTHRIE
“Paul’s Records: How a Refugee from the Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl on the Streets of Hong Kong” (Paperback; Blacksmith Books, Dec. 7)

HERBIE HANCOCK
“Herbie Hancock: Possibilities” (Paperback; co-author: Lisa Dickey; Penguin Books)

STEVE KRAKOW
“My Kind of Sound: The Secret History of Chicago Music” (Hardcover; Curbside Splendor Publishing)

JIM MORRISON
“Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison” (Paperback; author: Dylan Jones; Bloomsbury USA)

STEPHEN SONGHEIM
“On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide” (Hardcover; author: Ethan Mordden; Oxford University Press, Dec. 7)

THE WHO
“Before I Get Old: The Story of The Who” (Paperback; author: Dave Marsh; Plexus Publishing)

DEC. 15, 2015

BOB DYLAN
“Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Ian Bell; Pegasus)

MORRISSEY
“Morrissey in Conversation: The Essential Interviews” (Paperback; author: Paul A. Woods; Plexus Publishing)

DEC. 29, 2015

GRATEFUL DEAD
“No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” (Paperback; author: Peter Richardson; St. Martin’s Griffin)

RICK JAMES
“Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James” (Paperback; co-author: David Ritz; Atria Books)

OL’ DIRTY BASTARD
“The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol’ Dirty Bastard” (Paperback; authors: Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess; Dey Street Books)

THE WHO
“Pretend You’re In a War: The Who & the Sixties” (Paperback; author: Mark Blake; Aurum Press Ltd., Jan. 1)

JAN. 5, 2016

DAVID E. JAMES
“Rock ‘N’ Film: Cinema’s Dance With Popular Music” (Hardcover; Oxford University Press)

MARKY RAMONE
“Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone” (Paperback; Touchstone)

JAMES WESTBROOK
“An Illustrated History and Directory of Acoustic Guitars” (Paperback; subtitled “A Visual Guide to More Than 150 Guitars From the Early 16th Century Up to the Modern Day”; Southwater, Jan. 7)

JAN. 12, 2016

SARAH HILL
“San Francisco and the Long 60s” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, Jan. 14)

SYLVIA MASSEY
“Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

COREEN SHEEHAN and ANIKA PARIS
“Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers” (Paperback; Hal Leonard)

AMY WINEHOUSE
“Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story” (Hardcover; author: Janis Winehouse; Thomas Dunne Books)

JAN. 19, 2016

KEITH RICHARDS
“Keith Richards: A Life In Pictures” (Hardcover; edited by Andy Neill; The Overlook Press)

JAN. 26, 2016

WILLIAM F. BAKER, WARREN GIBSON & EVAN LEATHERWOOD
“The World’s Your Stage: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love” (Paperback; AMACOM, Jan. 27)

FEB. 2, 2016

KURT COBAIN
“Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; edited by Nick Soulsby; Chicago Review Press, Feb. 1)

NAS
“It Ain’t Hard to Tell: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Atria Books)

RUTH POINTER
“Still So Excited! My Life in the Pointer Sisters” (Hardcover; co-author: Marshall Terrill; foreword by Natalie Cole; Triumph Books, Feb. 1)

L.A. REID
“Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” (Hardcover; Kindle; Harper)

THE RESIDENTS
“Never Known Questions: Five Decades of The Residents” (Paperback; author: Ian Shirley; Cherry Red Books, Feb. 1)

MICHAEL RUFFINO (of Unband)
“Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll” (Paperback; ABEcco)

FEB. 9, 2016

CHARLES MINGUS
“Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus” (Hardcover; author: Krin Gabbard; University of California Press, Feb. 8)

DANYEL SMITH
“She’s Every Woman: The Power of Black Women in Pop Music” (Hardcover; foreword by Mick Jagger; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

DAVE STEWART (of Eurythmics)
“Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; NAL)

TINY TIM
“Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim” (Paperback; authors: Justin Martell, Alanna Wray McDonald; Jawbone Press)

FEB. 16, 2016

FACES
“Had Me a Real Good Time: Before, During and After” (Paperback; Andy Neill; Omnibus Press, Feb. 15)

JAN & DEAN
“The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions” (Hardcover; author: Mark A. Moore; foreword by Brian Wilson; McFarland)

FEB. 23, 2016

STEVEN BLUSH with PAUL RACHMAN and TONY MANN
“Lost Rockers: The Rediscovery of Great Forgotten Musicians” (Hardcover; powerHouse Books)

LITA FORD
“Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Led Zeppelin: Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time” (Hardcover; author: Benjamin Darling; The Enthusiast, Feb. 24)

MARCH 1, 2016

MIKE BADGER (former La’s guitarist) & TIM PEACOCK
“The Rhythm & the Tide: Liverpool, The La’s and Ever After” (Hardcover; Liverpool University Press)

MARY J. BLIGE
“Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige” (Hardcover; author: Danny Alexander; University of Texas Press)

BARRY MILES
“The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label” (Hardcover; Peter Owen Publishers)

BUCK OWENS
“Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens” (Paperback; co-author: Randy Poe; Backbeat Books)

PINK FLOYD
“The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey; Sterling)

THE REPLACEMENTS
“Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Hardcover; author: Bob Mehr; Kindle; Da Capo Press)

THE SMITHS
“Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography” (Paperback; author: Con Chrissolis; The Overlook Press)

MARCH 22, 2016

BLONDIE
“Blondie’s Parallel Lines (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Kembrew McLeod; Bloomsbury Academic, March 24)

MARCH 29, 2016

DAMON ALBARN
“Damon Albarn: Blur, Gorillaz and Other Fables” (Paperback; authors: Martin Roach, David Nolan; John Blake, April 1)

TOM JONES
“Tom Jones: An Extraordinary Life” (Paperback; author: Gwen Russell; John Blake Publishing Ltd.)

BILLY J. KRAMER
“Do You Want to Know a Secret?: The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer” (Paperback; co-author: Alyn Shipton; Equinox Publishing, March 31)

JOHN POPPER (of Blues Traveler)
“Suck and Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell” (Hardcover; co-author: Dean Budnick; Da Capo Press)

QUEEN
“Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century” (Paperback; author: former Queen roadie Peter Hince; John Blake, April 1)

PATTI SMITH
“Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story” (Paperback; author: Dave Thompson; Chicago Review Press, April 1)

APRIL 12, 2016

SEBASTIAN BACH
“18 and Life on Skid Row” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

STEVE DAHL (Chicago DJ legend)
“Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died” (Hardcover; co-author: Dave Hoekstra; photographer: Paul Natkin; Curbside Splendor Publishing)

RAY ROBERTSON
“Lives of the Poets With Guitars: Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock & Roll” (Paperback; Biblioasis)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion” (Hardcover; author: David Malvinni; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, April 16)

APRIL 19, 2016

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Buzz Poole; Bloomsbury Academic, April 21)

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
“New Kids on the Block’s Hangin’ Tough (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rebecca Wallwork; Bloomsbury Academic, April 21)

APRIL 26, 2016

LOU REED
“Lou Reed – Chapter & Verse: New York’s Finest” (Hardcover; authors: Paul Skellett, Simon Weitzman; Wonderland Publications)

MAY 3, 2016

LOVE
“My Little Red Book: Love Day-By-Day 1945-1971” (Paperback; author: Bruno Ceriotti; Soundcheck Books, May 1)

MACEO PARKER
“98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music” (Paperback; Chicago Review Press, May 1)

JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON
“Hip Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, May 5)

DEREK RIDGERS (photographer)
“Punk London 1977.” (Paperback; Carpet Bombing Culture, May 1)

DAVID TOOP
“Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970” (Paperback; Bloomsbury Academic, May 5)

YES
“Time and a Word: The Yes Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Soundcheck Books, May 1)

MAY 10, 2016

RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
“Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the ’60s” (Paperback; Bloomsbury USA)

DAVE ROBERTS
“Rock Stars’ Cars” (Hardcover; Clarksdale)

MAY 17, 2016

GETO BOYS
“Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rolf Potz; Bloomsbury Academic, May 19)

STEVEN HYDEN
“Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic; Back Bay Books)

WILLIE NELSON
“It’s a Long Story: My Life” (Paperback; author: David Ritz; Back Bay Books)

DOLLY PARTON
“Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton: A Biography” (Paperback; author: Stephen Miller; The Overlook Press)

SLEATER-KINNEY
“Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic; Bloomsbury Academic, May 19)

MAY 24, 2016

MOBY
“Porcelain: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Penguin Press)

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Seattle’s Most Enduring Band” (Paperback; authors: Bernard M. Corbett, Thomas Edward Harkins; Backbeat Books)

MAY 31, 2016

MICHAEL BROWNING
“Dog Eat Dog: A Story of Survival, Struggle and Triumph by the Man Who Put AC/DC on the World Stage” (Paperback; Allen & Unwin, June 1)

RAY DAVIES
“Ray Davies: A Complicated Life” (Paperback; author: Johnny Rogan; Random House, June 1)

FLEETWOOD MAC
“Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; author: Sean Egan; Chicago Review Press, June 1)

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Kindle; Da Capo Press, June 1)

XTC
“Revolution In The Shed: Inside the Songs of XTC” (Paperback; authors: frontman Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt; Jawbone Press, June 1)

JUNE 7, 2016

DAVID HEPWORTH
“Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded” (Hardcover; Henry Holt and Co.)

JENSEN KARP (aka “Hot Karl”)
“Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a Jewish Rapper Who Almost Made It Big” (Hardcover; Crown Archetype)

MAURICE WHITE
“Keep Your Head to the Sky: My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” (Hardcover; co-author: Herb Powell; Amistad)

JUNE 14, 2016

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Collected” (Paperback; subtitled “A fan’s guide to six decades of Beatles memorabilia”; authors: Pete Nash, David Roberts, Brian Southall; Clarksdale)

JULY 1, 2016

JUDY DYBLE
“An Accidental Musician: The Official Biography Of Judy Dyble” (Paperback; co-author: Dave Thompson; Soundcheck Books)

JULY 5, 2016

JIMMY PAGE
“No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page” (Hardcover; author: Martin Power; Omnibus Press)

JULY 7, 2016

JOY DIVISION
“Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and Fan Culture” (Paperback; editor: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike; Headpress)

JULY 12, 2016

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie and Philosophy: Rebel, Rebel” (Paperback; edited by Theodore G. Ammon; Open Court)

JULY 28, 2016

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin Day By Day” (Hardcover; author: Marc Roberty; Backbeat Books)

AUG. 2, 2016

THE BEATLES
“Looking Through You: Rare & Unseen Photographs from The Beatles Book Archive” (Hardcover; edited by Andy Neill; The Overlook Press)

SEPT. 6, 2016

JEREMY MONTEIRO
“Jeremy Monteiro: Random Thoughts of a Jazz Musician” (Paperback; Marshall Cavendish International, Sept. 7)

SEPT. 13, 2016

ROBBIE ROBERTSON
“Testimony: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life” (Hardcover; Kindle; Crown Archetype)

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