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

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FEB. 7, 2023 RELEASES

CHRIS BLACKWELL
“The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond” (Paperback; written with Paul Morley; Gallery Books) » BUY NOW

RICH MULLINS
“Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition)” (Paperback; author: James Bryan Smith; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Jim Denison) » BUY NOW

MARK RIVERA (Billy Joel’s saxophonist and musical director for Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band)
“Sideman: In Pursuit of the Next Gig” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Matt Holt) » BUY NOW

ELIZABETH WAY & ELENA ROMERO
“Fresh Fly Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style” (Hardcover; Rizzoli Electa) » BUY NOW

FEB. 14, 2023 RELEASES

PAUL MYERS & S.W. LAUDEN
“Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop” (Paperback; Rare Bird Books) » BUY NOW

FEB. 15, 2023 RELEASES

SSGT. BARRY SADLER
“Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved, Violent Death” (Paperback; author: Marc Leepson; Stackpole Books) » BUY NOW

Top Book Preorders

1. Never Never (A Novel) $13.64
2. Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear $26.99
3. Young Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life $23.99
4. 8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go $18.65
5. Encore in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel $20.99

More Top Preorders. »

FEB. 21, 2023 RELEASES

GRAHAM COXON (of Blur)
“Verse, Chorus, Monster!” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Faber & Faber) » BUY NOW

HUGH HODGES
“The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher’s Britain in 21 Mixtapes” (Paperback; PM Press) » BUY NOW

PAUL WELLER
“Magic: A Journal of Song” (Hardcover; contributor: Dylan Jones; Genesis Publications) » BUY NOW

FEB. 28, 2023 RELEASES

PETER BLECHA
“Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll” (Hardcover; University of Washington Press) » BUY NOW

ROSE MARSHACK
“Play Like a Man: My Life in Poster Children” (Paperback; University of Illinois Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 7, 2023 RELEASES

JOHN COLTRANE
“Coltrane: The Definitive Visual Celebration of the Legend” (Hardcover; photograph celebration of the jazz legend, with contributions written by Ravi Coltrane, Wayne Coyne, Dev Hynes, Phil Lesh, Julie Mehretu, Carlos Santana, and Patti Smith; Digital Book; Ten Speed Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 9, 2023 RELEASES

MARVIN GAYE
“Marvin Gaye’s I Want You (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Derrais Carter; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MARCH 14, 2023 RELEASES

TARA MacLEAN
“Song of the Sparrow: A Memoir” (Paperback; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; HarperAvenue) » BUY NOW

LOU REED & LAURIE ANDERSON
“The Art of the Straight Line” (Hardcover; Digital Book; HarperOne) » BUY NOW

LEON RUSSELL
“Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time’s Journey Through Rock & Roll History” (Hardcover; author: Bill Janovitz; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

MARTYN WARE
“Electronically Yours: Vol. 1: My Autobiography” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Podcast; Constable) » BUY NOW

MARCH 21, 2023 RELEASES

PINK FLOYD
“Pink Floyd and The Dark Side of the Moon: 50 Years” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Merch; Sona Books) » BUY NOW

MARCH 28, 2023 RELEASES

PAUL SIMPSON (of The Teardrop Explodes, Care, and The Wild Swans)
“Revolutionary Spirit: A Post-Punk Exorcism” (Paperback; Jawbone Press) » BUY NOW

DEE SNIDER
“Dee Snider: HE’S NOT GONNA TAKE IT” (Paperback Graphic Novel; authors: Snider, Frank Marrafino; artist: Steve Kurth; Z2 Comics) » BUY NOW

APRIL 4, 2023 RELEASES

JOAN BAEZ
“Baez Upside Down: An Album of Drawings” (Hardcover; Digital Book; David R. Godine) » BUY NOW

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Romuald Ollivier, Olivier Roubin; On Tour; Merch; Black Dog & Leventhal) » BUY NOW

MICK O’ SHEA
“Pocket Guide to Glam Rock” (Paperback; Red Planet Books) » BUY NOW

2PAC
“2Pac in the Studio: The Stories Behind the Greatest Hits” (Audible Audiobook, try Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; author/narrator: Jake Brown; Merch; Jacob P. Brown) » BUY NOW

APRIL 23, 2023 RELEASES

MARIE FREDRIKSSON (late lead singer of Roxette)
“Listen to My Heart: Life, Love & Roxette” (Hardcover; written with Helena Von Zweigbergk; 1984 Publishing) » BUY NOW

APRIL 24, 2023 RELEASES

BARBRA STREISAND
“Barbra Streisand: The Albums, the Singles, the Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Fayetteville Mafia Press) » BUY NOW

APRIL 25, 2023 RELEASES

MEGHAN TRAINOR
“Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, try Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Harper Horizon) » BUY NOW

MAY 2, 2023 RELEASES

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Deliver Me from Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska” (Hardcover; author: Warren Zanes; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Crown) » BUY NOW

MAY 9, 2023 RELEASES

DEF LEPPARD
“Definitely: The Story of Def Leppard” (Hardcover; On Tour, with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Merch; Genesis Publications) » BUY NOW

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

MAY 10, 2023 RELEASES

DAVE MASON
“Only You Know and I Know” (Hardcover; contributor: Chris Epting; BMG Books) » BUY NOW

MAY 23, 2023 RELEASES

LORETTA LYNN
“A Song & A Prayer: 30 Devotions Inspired by My Favorite Songs” (Hardcover; written with Kim McLean; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Worthy Books) » BUY NOW

TAMMY WYNETTE
“Why Tammy Wynette Matters” (Hardcover; author: Steacy Easton; Digital Book; University of Texas Press) » BUY NOW

MAY 25, 2023 RELEASES

EAGLES
“Eagles: Dark Desert Highway” (Paperback; author: Mick Wall; Merch; Trapeze) » BUY NOW

JUNE 1, 2023 RELEASES

THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
“All the Leaves Are Brown: How the Mamas & the Papas Came Together and Broke Apart” (Hardcover; author: Scott G. Shea; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

JUNE 6, 2023 RELEASES

CIDNY BULLENS
“TransElectric: My Life as a Cosmic Rock Star” (Hardcover; foreword by Elton John; Digital Book; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

GEEZER BUTLER
“Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath ― And Beyond” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, try Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books) » BUY NOW

CHRIS PAYNE
“Where Are Your Boys Tonight?: The Oral History of Emo’s Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books) » BUY NOW

JUNE 13, 2023 RELEASES

MAL EVANS
“Brother Malcolm: The Beatles’ Gentle Giant” (Hardcover; author: Kenneth Womack; Digital Book; Dey Street Books) » BUY NOW

PAUL McCARTNEY
“1964: Eyes of the Storm” (Hardcover; more than 200 photographs taken by McCartney on a 35mm camera during the height of Beatlemania; See here; Read here; Digital Book; Liveright) » BUY NOW

JUNE 22, 2023 RELEASES

WAYNE HUSSEY
“Heady Daze: The Mission Years, 1985-1990” (Paperback; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

JUNE 27, 2023 RELEASES

NICK DUERDEN
“Exit Stage Left: The Curious Afterlife of Pop Stars” (Paperback; Mobius) » BUY NOW

JULY 4, 2023 RELEASES

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Bruce Springsteen – Born to Dream: 50 Years of the Boss” (Hardcover; author: Alison James; On Tour; Merch; Sona Books) » BUY NOW

JULY 11, 2023 RELEASES

THE B-52’S
“The Story of The B-52’s: Neon Side of Town” (Paperback; On Tour; Palgrave Macmillan) » BUY NOW

GEORGE BROWN
“Too Hot: Kool & The Gang & Me” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
“Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of The Doobie Brothers” (Paperback; authors: bandmates Pat Simmonsand Tom Johnston; On Tour; St. Martin’s Griffin) » BUY NOW

THE ROLLING STONES
“Parachute Women: Marianne Faithfull, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and the Women Behind the Rolling Stones” (Hardcover; author: Elizabeth Winder; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

JULY 13, 2023 RELEASES

QUEEN
“I Want It All! Volume I: The Ultimate Collection of Classic Queen Memorabilia” (Hardcover; Merch; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

JULY 15, 2023 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“Silhouettes and Shadows: The Secret History of David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” (Paperback; author: Adam Steiner; Merch; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

JULY 18, 2023 RELEASES

STEVEN L. JONES
“Murder Ballads Old & New: A Dark & Bloody Record” (Paperback; Feral House) » BUY NOW

JULY 25, 2023 RELEASES

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the ’70s” (Hardcover; author: Alan Paul; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, try Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; St. Martin’s Press) » BUY NOW

ALLAN JONES (editor of Melody Maker from 1984-1997, then launched Uncut magazine)
“Too Late To Stop Now: More Rock’n’Roll War Stories” (Paperback; Digital Book; Bloomsbury Caravel) » BUY NOW

AUG. 1, 2023 RELEASES

DAVID HEPWORTH
“Abbey Road: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio” (Hardcover; foreword by Paul McCartney; Digital Book; Pegasus Books) » BUY NOW

PRISCILLA PRESLEY
“Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll” (Paperback; Merch; Berkley) » BUY NOW

AUG. 8, 2023 RELEASES

MICHAEL STREISSGUTH
“Highways and Heartaches: How Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, and Children of the New South Saved the Soul of Country Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

AUG. 15, 2023 RELEASES

DAVE MARSH
“Kick Out the Jams: Jibes, Barbs, Tributes, & Rallying Cries from 25 Years of Music Writing” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster) » BUY NOW

AUG. 24, 2023 RELEASES

GARY MOORE
“White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore” (Hardcover; author: Martin Power; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 7, 2023 RELEASES

THE GO-GO’S
“The Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Lisa Whittington-Hill; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

K.D. LANG
“k.d. lang’s Ingénue (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Joanna McNaney Stein; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 12, 2023 RELEASES

DOLLY PARTON
“Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” (Paperback; written with Robert K. Oermann; Audible Audiobook, try Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Audible Audiobook, Chronicle Books) » BUY NOW

JOHN PRINE
“Prine on Prine: Interviews and Encounters with John Prine” (Digital Book; author: Holly Gleason; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 15, 2023 RELEASES

JONAS BROTHERS
“Blood: A Memoir by the Jonas Brothers” (Hardcover; written with Neil Strauss; Digital Book; On Tour; Dey Street Books) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 21, 2023 RELEASES

STEVE CROPPER
“The Colonel: The Steve Cropper Story” (Paperback; written with Mike Read; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

SLADE
“Whatever Happened to Slade? When the Whole World Went Crazee!” (Hardcover; author: Daryl Easlea; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 26, 2023 RELEASES

THE CURE
“Curepedia: The A-Z of The Cure” (Hardcover; author: Simon Price; Digital Book; Merch; Dey Street Books) » BUY NOW

OCT. 3, 2023 RELEASES

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: The King of New York” (Hardcover; author: Will Hermes; Digital Book; Farrar, Straus and Giroux) » BUY NOW

OCT. 17, 2023 RELEASES

BEE GEES
“Bee Gees – The Illustrated Story: 50 Years of Hits” (Hardcover; author: Brian Southall; Digital Book; Merch; OH! Life) » BUY NOW

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
“The Unarmed Truth” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Harper Wave) » BUY NOW

OCT. 24, 2023 RELEASES

MADONNA
“Madonna: A Rebel Life” (Hardcover; author: Mary Gabriel; Digital Book; Merch; Little, Brown and Company) » BUY NOW

THURSTON MOORE
“Sonic Life: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Doubleday) » BUY NOW

JULY 1, 2024 RELEASES

DEAN MARTIN
“Backstage at The Dean Martin Show” (Paperback; author: Lee Hale, with Richard D. Neely; Lyons Press) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 24, 2024 RELEASES

LIL’ KIM
“The Queen Bee” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW



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