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

July 30, 2024

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Collection” (Paperback; Digital Book; Merch; Fox Chapel Publishing)

Aug. 6, 2024

EUGENE RODRIGUEZ
“Bird of Four Hundred Voices: A Mexican American Memoir of Music and Belonging” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Heyday)

MARK WINKLER
“The Songwriter’s Handbook: Power Strategies for Crafting Great Lyrics” (Hardcover; Paperback; Digital Book; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) 

Aug. 9, 2024

IAN LITTLE (producer of “Seven and the Ragged Tiger”)
“Baptism of Fire: A Year Living and Working With Duran Duran” (Hardcover; Invisible Hands Music)

Hot Music Book Releases

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Aug. 13, 2024

SCOTT JARRETT & HOLLY DAY
“Music Composition for Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies)

MIA ZAPATA & THE GITS
“Mia Zapata & The Gits: A True Story of Art, Rock, and Revolution” (Paperback; author: Steve Moriarty; Feral House) 

Aug. 16, 2024

GORDON ROSS THOMPSON
“Sixties British Pop, Outside In, Volume 1: Downtown, 1956-1965” (Paperback; Amazon UK)
“Sixties British Pop, Outside In, Volume 2: Itchycoo Park, 1964-1970” (Paperback; Amazon UK; Oxford University Press)

Aug. 20, 2024

MOON UNIT ZAPPA
“Earth to Moon: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Audio CD; Dey Street Books)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Springsteen: Album by Album” (Hardcover; author: Ryan White; On Tour; Merch; Palazzo Editions) 

EVA WALKER & JAKE UITTI
“The Sound of Seattle: 101 Songs That Shaped a City” (Paperback; foreword by Mike McCready; Digital Book; Sasquatch Books)

Aug. 27, 2024

PHILLIP LEEDS (photographer)
“BIG SHOTS!! Volume Two: More Shots From the Worlds of Music, Fashion and Beyond” (Hardcover; foreword by Pharrell Williams; Blurring Books) 

Aug. 30, 2024

STEVE WYNN
“I Wouldn’t Say It If It Wasn’t True: A Memoir of Life, Music, and The Dream Syndicate” (Paperback; Digital Book; Jawbone Press)

Sept. 3, 2024

CHEAP TRICK
“American Standard: Cheap Trick from the Bars to the Budokan and Beyond” (Paperback; author: Ross Warner; foreword by Mike McCready; Digital Book; Merch; Backbeat Books)

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (Revised Illustrated Edition)” (Hardcover; author: Robert Shelton; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Elizabeth Thomson; Merch; Palazzo Editions)

KIM GORDON
“Keller” (Paperback; Karma)

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
“Never Understood: The Jesus and Mary Chain” (Hardcover; authors: founding members William and Jim Reid; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Hachette Books)

DOLLY PARTON
“Dolly Parton All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Simon Benoît, Damien Somville, Lalie Walker; Digital Book; Merch; Black Dog & Leventhal)

SOFT CELL
“Bedsit land: The strange worlds of Soft Cell” (Paperback; author: Patrick Clarke; Amazon UK; Manchester University Press)

Sept. 5, 2024

LEONARD COHEN
“Leonard Cohen: The Man Who Saw the Angels Fall” (Paperback; author: Christophe Lebold; Digital Book; ECW Press) 

Sept. 10, 2024

JOE BOYD
“And the Roots of Rhythm Remain: A Journey Through Global Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; ZE Books)

MARVIN HAMLISCH
“The Way I Was” (Digital Book; written with Gerald Gardner; Open Road Media) 

ALAN McGEE
“How to Run an Indie Label” (Hardcover; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Rare Bird Books)

JIM MORRISON
“Jim Morrison, Secret Teacher of the Occult: A Journey to the Other Side” (Paperback; author: Paul Wyld; Digital Book; Merch; Inner Traditions) 

Sept. 12, 2024

LEEROY THORNHILL
“Wildfire: My Ten Years Getting High in The Prodigy” (Digital Book; Hardcover out Sept. 24; Amazon UK; Rough Trade-Exclusive Orange Hardcover, signed, with two postcards and four previously unseen photo prints of the original Prodigy band members; White Rabbit)

Sept. 17, 2024

DAVID BROWNE
“Talkin’ Greenwich Village: The Heady Rise and Slow Fall of America’s Bohemian Music Capital” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books)

EVE
“Who’s That Girl? A Memoir” (Hardcover; written with Kathy Iandoli; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hanover Square Press) 

JOEL GREY
“The Book of Joel” (Hardcover; includes essays by actor Eddie Redmayne and playwright-author Tony Kushner; powerHouse Books) 

NOAH LEFEVRE
“Century of Song: 101 Songs That Shaped American Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Page Street Publishing)

 JOANNA “JOJO” LEVESQUE
“Over the Influence: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audio CD; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) 

HENRY MANCINI
“The Extraordinary Life of Henry Mancini: The Official Graphic Novel” (Hardcover; foreword by Hans Zimmer; Fantoons) 

RUSH
“Rush at 50” (Hardcover; author: Daniel Bukszpan; Digital Book; Merch; Motorbooks) 

HARRY STYLES
“Harry Styles: A Sign of the Times” (Hardcover; author: Annie Zaleski; Palazzo Editions) 

Sept. 24, 2024

ALEX BLEEKER & LUKE PYENSON
“Taste in Music: Eating on Tour with Indie Musicians” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Chronicle Books)

KATE BUSH
“Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush” (Paperback; first published in 2010; revised and updated for 2024; author: Graeme Thomson; Omnibus)

ELTON JOHN
“Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life On Tour” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Merch; Hyperion Avenue) 

KENNY G
“One Note at a Time” (Hardcover; written with Philip Lerman; Digital Book; Audio CD; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Blackstone Publishing) 

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
“Mind Games” (Hardcover; an exploration of his 1973 album; Merch; Thames & Hudson) 

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
“Hit Me With Music: roots rock reggae” (Hardcover; author: Lee Jaffe; Merch; Rizzoli)  

Best Sellers (Fiction)

Oct. 1, 2024

MUHAMMAD ALI & GEORGE HARRISON
“We Shook Up the World: The Spiritual Rebellion of Muhammad Ali and George Harrison” (Hardcover; author: Tracy Daugherty; Digital Book; University of Oklahoma Press) 

FRANK DeCARO
“Disco: Music, Movies and Mania Under the Mirror Ball” (Hardcover; Rizzoli)

ALISON FENSTERSTOCK
“How Women Made Music: A Revolutionary History from NPR Music” (Hardcover; introduction by Ann Powers; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Audio CD; HarperOne)

FLEETWOOD MAC
“Dreams: The Many Lives of Fleetwood Mac” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake; Digital Book; Merch; Pegasus Books) 

THE HOLD STEADY
“Stay Positive” (Hardcover; children’s picture book based on The Hold Steady song of the same name; Digital Book; On Tour; Akashic Books)

LINKIN PARK
“It Starts with One: The Legend and Legacy of Linkin Park” (Hardcover; author: Jason Lipshutz; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) 

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Taylor Swift” (Hardcover; 100+ photos, with commentary on her music and influence; contributors: Beatrice Forman, Maura Johnston, Scott Raab, Annie Zaleski; On Tour; Merch; Hearst Home) 

THE TRAGICALLY HIP
“This Is Our Life” (Hardcover; official band anthology, as told through the words of bandmates Rob Baker, Gord Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, and Gord Sinclair; Genesis Publications) 

JOY WHITE
“Like Lockdown Never Happened: Music + Culture During COVID” (Paperback; Digital Book; Repeater)

Oct. 8, 2024

KAREN CARPENTER
“Lead Sister: The Story of Karen Carpenter” (Paperback; author: Lucy O’Brien; Rowan & Littlefield Publishers) 

NENEH CHERRY
“A Thousand Threads: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Scribner) 

ROBERT HUNTER
“The Silver Snarling Trumpet: The Birth of the Grateful Dead – The Lost Manuscript of Robert Hunter” (Hardcover; introduction by Dennis McNally; foreword by John Mayer; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) 

ERIC IDLE
“The Spamalot Diaries” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Crown) 

MC5
“MC5: An Oral Biography of Rock’s Most Revolutionary Band” (Hardcover; authors: Brad Tolinski, Jaan Uhelszki, Ben Edmonds; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) 

REDD KROSS
“Now You’re One of Us: The Incredible Story of Redd Kross” (Hardcover; authors: Jeff and Steven McDonald, with Dan Epstein; foreword by Charlotte Caffey; On Tour; Omnibus Press) 

PATTI SMITH
“Before Easter After” (Hardcover; photographs by Lynn Goldsmith; Rizzoli) 

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Taylor Swift Style: Fashion Through the Eras” (Hardcover; author: Sarah Chapelle; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; St. Martin’s Griffin) 

DERYCK WHIBLEY (lead singer of Sum 41)
“Walking Disaster: My Life Through Heaven and Hell” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Gallery Books) 

Oct. 11, 2024

DEPECHE MODE
“Depeche Mode: Live” (Hardcover; authors: Dennis Burmeister, Sascha Lange; Merch; Akashic Books) 

Oct. 12, 2024

BARBRA STREISAND
“Barbra Streisand” (Hardcover; behind-the-scenes photos and stories from photojournalists Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller; Taschen America) 

Oct. 15, 2024

JOHN COLTRANE
“Coltrane: The Definitive Visual Celebration of the Legend” (Hardcover; author: Ravi Coltrane; Digital Book; Ten Speed Press) 

COLIN GREENWOOD
“How to Disappear: A Portrait of Radiohead” (Hardcover; Amazon UK; Merch; Mobius) 

LED ZEPPELIN
“Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga” (Digital Book; revised and updated with new material; author: Stephen Davis; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Merch; Dey Street Books) 

LISA MARIE PRESLEY
“From Here to the Great Unknown: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: daughter Riley Keough; Paperback; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Random House) 

Oct. 22, 2024

JOHN LENNON
“We All Shine On: John, Yoko & Me” (Hardcover; author: Elliot Mintz; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Merch; Dutton) 

RANDY NEWMAN
“A Few Words in Defense of Our Country: The Biography of Randy Newman” (Hardcover; author: Robert Hilburn; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) 

ALEX VAN HALEN
“Brothers” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Merch; Harper) 

Oct. 28, 2024

IRON MAIDEN
“Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Iron Maiden Bible” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Merch; Schiffer Publishing)

Oct. 29, 2024

CHARLES KING
“Every Valley: The Desperate Lives and Troubled Times That Made Handel’s Messiah” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Doubleday) 

MF DOOM
“The Chronicles of DOOM: Unraveling Rap’s Masked Iconoclast” (Hardcover; author: S.H. Fernando Jr.; Astra House) 

Best Sellers (Non-Fiction)

Nov. 5, 2024

DARREN HAYES (Savage Garden singer)
“Unlovable” (Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Penguin)

R.E.M.
“The Name of This Band Is R.E.M.: A Biography” (Hardcover; author: Peter Ames Carlin; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Doubleday)

Nov. 12, 2024

CARY BAKER
“Down on the Corner: Adventures in Busking & Street Music” (Paperback; foreword by Dom Flemons; Digital Book; Jawbone Press)

PJ MORTON (Maroon 5 keyboardist)
“Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Staying True to Myself from the Pews to the Stage” (Paperback; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Worthy Books)

COLE PORTER
“Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics” (Paperback; edited by Robert Kimball; Digital Book; Library of America)

DAVID ROWELL
“The Endless Refrain: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Threat to New Music” (Paperback; Digital Book; Melville House)

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Heartbreak Is the National Anthem: How Taylor Swift Reinvented Pop Music” (Hardcover; author: Rob Sheffield; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Dey Street Books)

Nov. 19, 2024

CHER
“Cher: The Memoir, Part One” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books)

DE LA SOUL
“High and Rising: a.k.a. The De La Soul Book” (Hardcover; author: Marcus J. Moore; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books)

CHRISTINE McVIE
“Songbird: An Intimate Biography of Christine McVie” (Hardcover; author: Lesley-Ann Jones; Digital Book; Hachette Books)

JOE MULHALL
“Rebel Sounds: Music as Resistance” (Hardcover; Footnote Press)

OZZY OSBOURNE
“Ozzy & Me: Life Lessons, Wild Stories, and Unexpected Epiphanies from Forty Years of Friendship with the Prince of Darkness” (Hardcover; author: Stephen Rea; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Merch; Simon & Schuster)

Nov. 26, 2024

ALEX COLES
“Fusion! From Alice Coltrane to Moor Mother” (Paperback; Sternberg Press)

CARL PERKINS
“Carl Perkins: The King of Rockabilly” (Hardcover; author: Jeff Apter; Digital Book; Citadel)

Dec. 3, 2024

MARTY FRIEDMAN (former Megadeth guitarist)
“Dreaming Japanese” (Hardcover; written with Jon Wiederhorn; Digital Book; Permuted Press)

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Long Live: The Definitive Guide to the Folklore and Fandom of Taylor Swift” (Hardcover; author: Nicole Pomarico; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Merch; Running Press Adult)

ANNIE ZALESKI
“We Found Love, Song by Song: The Stories Behind 100 Romantic Hits” (Hardcover; illustrated by Darling Clementine; Digital Book; Barnes & Noble; Running Press Adult)

Dec. 10, 2024

JONATHAN SCOTT
“Into the Groove: The Story of Sound From Tin Foil to Vinyl” (Paperback; Bloomsbury)

PAUL McCARTNEY
“The McCartney Legacy, Volume 2: 1974-80” (Hardcover; authors: Allan Kozinn, Adrian Sinclair; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books)

Dec. 19, 2024

NATHAN HURWITZ
“A History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It” (Hardcover; second edition; Paperback; Digital Book; Routledge)

Jan. 7, 2025

LIZ PELLY
“Mood Machine: The Rise of Spotify and the Costs of the Perfect Playlist” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Atria / One Signal Publishers)  

Jan. 21, 2025

DONNA-CLAIRE CHESMAN
“Crybaby: The Artists Who Shaped Emo Rap” (Hardcover; Permuted Press)  

JONI MITCHELL
“I Dream of Joni: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell in 53 Snapshots” (Hardcover; author: Henry Alford; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Gallery Books)  

Jan. 28, 2025

NEKO CASE
“The Harder I Fight The More I Love You: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Grand Central Publishing)  

TANYA PEARSON
“Pretend We’re Dead: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Women in Rock in the ’90s” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Hachette Books)  

Feb. 4, 2025

ELLA FITZGERALD
“Ella Fitzgerald: The Official Graphic Novel” (Hardcover; author: Ngozi Nwadiogbu; Fantoons)

Feb. 18, 2025

THE BANGLES
“Eternal Flame: The Authorized Biography of The Bangles” (Hardcover; author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books)

March 11, 2025

PETER WOLF
“Waiting on the Moon: Artists, Poets, Drifters, Grifters, and Goddesses” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Little, Brown and Company)

March 18, 2025

BEN RATLIFF
“Run the Song: Writing About Running About Listening” (Paperback; Graywolf Press)  

April 5, 2025

RICHARD BIENSTOCK & TOM BEAUJOUR
“Lollapalooza: The Uncensored Story of Alternative Rock’s Wildest Festival” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Merch; St. Martin’s Press)  

April 8, 2025

ARIANA GRANDE
“Be More Ariana Grande: Fierce Advice on Breaking Free and Being Yourself” (Hardcover; author: Satu Fox; Merch; DK)  

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Friend of the Devil: My Time With Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; author: videographer Len Dell’Amico; Merch; Weldon Owen)