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Published on October 19th, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Oct. 20 and Beyond)

Aerosmith’s rise and fall and amazing resurrection is well-documented, even without a slew of autobiographies. Drummer Joey Kramer weighed in first with his memoir in 2009; Steven Tyler followed suit in 2011, and now it’s Joe Perry’s turn.

The guitarist, who co-wrote his “Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith” (paperback) with David Ritz, documents his version of events. It leads the pack of new music book releases this week.

Read on …

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 Unauthorised 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)

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)

THE WHO
“The Who: 50 Years of My Generation” (Hardcover; author: Mat Snow; Race Point Publishing, Nov. 2)

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

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)

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, Nov. 9)

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)

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)

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

NOV. 17, 2015

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

SEPT. 27, 2016

NAS
“It Ain’t Hard to Tell: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Atria Books, Oct. 1)

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    Aug. 28, 2020 » Katy Perry, Metallica, The Avett Brothers, KEM, Disclosure, Gregory Porter, My Morning Jacket, Toni Braxton, Angel Olsen, Bettye LaVette, The Allman Betts Band, Ledisi, Jason Mraz, The Score, Seether, Toots and the Maytals, etc.

    Sept. 4, 2020 » Sara Evans, Billy Ocean, Grant-Lee Phillips, Tricky, Hurts, Stryper, San Cisco, All Them Witches, JARV IS …, New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers, The Puppini Sisters, Throwing Muses, “AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex,” Bill Callahan, Carolina Story, etc.

    More New Releases » Sept. 11 and Beyond: Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, Doves, Elizabeth Cook, Roachford, Blitzen Trapper, Keith Urban, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Cults, Liam Gallagher, Sufjan Stevens, Carrie Underwood, Bob Mould, Bon Jovi, BLACKPINK, Roger Waters, Brent Cobb, Aloe Blacc, Dawes, The Nude Party, Brothers Osborne, Loudon Wainwright III, Travis, Eagles, Tommy Lee, Steep Canyon Rangers, Joe Bonamassa, Sevendust, Blue October, Laura Veirs, Nothing But Thieves, Cam, Kylie Minogue, George Benson, and many more.

    More Upcoming Releases » Albums coming in 2020 but yet to be scheduled




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