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April 16, 2024

DAVE HUNTER
“Fender Stratocaster 70 Years” (Hardcover; foreword by Nile Rodgers; Amazon UK; Digital Book; Motorbooks)

ELLA MELL
“The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Black Dog & Leventhal)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones: Rare and Unseen” (Hardcover; photographs by Gered Mankowitz; foreword by Keith Richards; afterword by Andrew Loog Oldham; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Welbeck Publishing) 

SONNY ROLLINS
“The Notebooks of Sonny Rollins” (Paperback; edited by Sam V.H. Reese; Digital Book; New York Review Books) 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Bruce Springsteen at 75” (Hardcover; author: Gillian G. Gaar; Digital BookOn Tour; Merch; Motorbooks) 

April 19, 2024

LOU REED
“Sweet, Wild and Vicious: Listening To Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground” (Digital Book; author: Jim Higgins; Paperback; Trouser Press Books) 

Hot Music Book Releases

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April 30, 2024

JOAN BAEZ
“When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance: Poems” (Hardcover; Digital Book; David R. Godine) 

KAZUO ISHIGURO
“The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain: Lyrics for Stacey Kent” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Knopf)

May 3, 2024

BILL O’HANLON, NANCY DECKANT, LESLIE BOWE
“The Songwriter’s Guide To Protecting Your Songs and Collecting Your Money” (Paperback; Digital Book; BookBaby) 

PETE SEEGER
“Chopping Wood: Thoughts & Stories of a Legendary American Folksinger” (Paperback; conversations with his close friend and collaborator David Bernz; Digital Book; Jawbone Press) 

May 7, 2024

THE BEATLES
“Shake It Up, Baby! The Rise of Beatlemania and the Mayhem of 1963” (Hardcover; author: Ken McNab; Digital Book; Merch; Pegasus Books) 

BOBBY BORG
“Music Marketing for the DIY Musician: Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget” (Paperback; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) 

JOHN DENVER
“Rocky Mountain Highway: Stories and Photos of My 25 Years Traveling with John Denver” (Hardcover; author: Lowell Norman; Digital Book; Weldon Owen) 

MAMA CASS ELLIOT
“My Mama, Cass: A Memoir” (Hardcover; author: Owen Elliot-Kugell; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books)  

TASHA COBBS LEONARD
“Do It Anyway: Don’t Give Up Before It Gets Good” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; WaterBrook) 

TAYLOR SWIFT
“Taylor Swift – Superstar: The Illustrated Biography Album by Album” (Hardcover; author: Carolyn McHugh; On Tour; Merch; Sona Books) 

LARRY TYE
“The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Audio CD; Mariner Books)

May 14, 2024

GHOSTFACE KILLAH
“Rise of a Killah: My Life in the Wu-Tang” (Hardcover; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; St. Martin’s Press)  

JOEL GION
“In the Jingle Jangle Jungle: Keeping Time with the Brian Jonestown Massacre” (Hardcover; Rare Bird Books) 

KATHLEEN HANNA (of Bikini Kill)
“Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk” (Hardcover; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Ecco)  

SERJ TANKIAN
“Down with the System: A Memoir (of Sorts)” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books) 

May 21, 2024

MICHAEL McDONALD
“What a Fool Believes: A Memoir” (Hardcover; written with Paul Reiser; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books) 

JOHN MELLENCAMP
“Mellencamp” (Paperback; author: Paul Rees; On Tour; Atria Books) 

BETTE MIDLER
“On Bette Midler [An Opinionated Guide]” (Hardcover; author: Kevin Winkler; Digital Book; Oxford University Press) 

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
“New Kids on the Block 40th Anniversary Celebration” (Hardcover; author: Selena Fragassi; Digital Book; On Tour, with Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff; Merch; Epic Ink) 

PRINCE
“Prince and Purple Rain: 40 Years” (Hardcover; author: Andrea Swensson; Merch; Motorbooks) 

TERRE ROCHE
“Inner Adult” (Hardcover; B0okBaby) 

WILL SERGEANT
“Echoes: A Memoir Continued” (Paperback; On Tour; Third Man Books) 

May 28, 2024

DARIUS RUCKER
“Life’s Too Short: A Memoir” (Hardcover; written with Alan Eisenstock; Digital Book; Audio CD; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Dey Street Books) 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“There Was Nothing You Could Do: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ and the End of the Heartland” (Hardcover; author: Steven Hyden; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Merch; Hachette Books) 

VAN HALEN
“Van Halen at 50” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Merch; Motorbooks)  

May 31, 2024

DEREK FORBES (Simple Minds bassist, 1978-1985)
“A Very Simple Mind on Tour” (Hardcover; McNidder and Grace) 

June 4, 2024

KURT COBAIN, COURTNEY LOVE & FRANCES BEAN
“Family Values: Kurt, Courtney & Frances Bean” (Hardcover; photographs by Guzman; introduction by Michael Azerrad; powerHouse Books) 

NICK CORASANITI
“I Don’t Want to Go Home: The Oral History of the Stone Pony” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audio CD; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Harper)

BRIAN FAIRBANKS
“Willie, Waylon, and the Boys: How Nashville Outsiders Changed Country Music Forever” (Hardcover; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Hachette Books)  

BILLY F. GIBBONS
“Gimme All Your Lovin’: The Blues, Boogie, and Beard of ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons” (Paperback; author: Christopher McKittrick; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Backbeat Books)  

DANIEL RACHEL
“Too Much Too Young – The 2 Tone Records Story: Rude Boys, Racism, and the Soundtrack of a Generation” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Akashic Books)

RUSS
“It Was You All Along” (Hardcover; Digital BookAudible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Harper) 

June 6, 2024

RADIOHEAD
“Radiohead: Climbing Up the Walls” (Hardcover; author/photographer: Tom Sheehan; Digital Book; Amazon UK; Merch; Welbeck Publishing)

June 11, 2024

JONI MITCHELL
“Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell” (Hardcover; author: Ann Powers; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Audio CD; Dey Street Books)  

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

QUESTLOVE
“Hip-Hop Is History” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; AUWA)

CHRIS STEIN
“Under a Rock: A Memoir” (Hardcover; foreword by Debbie Harry; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; St. Martin’s Press)  

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

June 17, 2024

MIKE SMITH
“In With the In Crowd: Popular Jazz in 1960s Black America” (Paperback; University Press of Mississippi)

June 18, 2024

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
“I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & The Family Stone” (Paperback; author: Jeff Kaliss; Backbeat Books)  

ALAN VEGA (co-founder of Suicide)
“Infinite Dreams: The Life of Alan Vega” (Hardcover; authors: Laura Davis-Chanin, Liz Lamere; foreword by Bruce Springsteen; Digital Book; Backbeat Books) 

June 25, 2024

MARK MORTON (Lamb of God guitarist and lyricist)
“Desolation: A Heavy Metal Memoir” (Hardcover; written with Ben Opipari; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; On Tour; Merch; Hachette Books)  

July 1, 2024

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

July 2, 2024

ROBYN HITCHCOCK
“1967: How I Got There and Why I Never Left – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Akashic Books)  

July 4, 2024

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

July 9, 2024

DR. JOHN
“Two Headed Doctor: Listening For Ghosts in Dr. John’s Gris-Gris” (Paperback; author: David Toop; Digital Book; Strange Attractor Press)

THE KLF
“The KLF: Chaos, Magic, and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds” (Paperback; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Blackstone Publishing)

Best Sellers (Fiction)

Aug. 20, 2024

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)

Sept. 3, 2024

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) 

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) 

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) 

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

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

Sept. 24, 2024

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

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 (Non-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)

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

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) 

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. 15, 2024

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

LISA MARIE PRESLEY
Untitled Memoir (Hardcover; co-author: Riley Keough; Digital Book; Audible Audiobook, get Audible Premium Plus free for 3 months; Random House) 

Oct. 22, 2024

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. 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) 

Nov. 5, 2024

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

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)

Nov. 19, 2024

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)

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

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)  

Sept. 23, 2025

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

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