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  • Tell Me Why

    The Story of My Life and My Music

    by Archie Roach ...
    A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.Not many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach – stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader – but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was.Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Faith, Hope and Carnage

    Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with the journalist Seán O’Hagan, this is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.The book examines questions of belief, art, music, freedom, grief and love. It draws candidly on Cave’s life, from his early ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Living on a Thin Line

    by Dave Davies ...
    The all new, must-read memoir by legendary Kinks guitarist Dave Davies'BOOK OF THE DAY' - Guardian'This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke.' - Observer'Heartfelt, hilarious, revealing, insightful and astonishingly candid. Boy, you really got me Dave. I can't wait to read it again.'... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Working Class Man

    The No.1 Bestseller

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOYIt's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bit Of A Blur

    The Autobiography

    by Alex James ...
    I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.'For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Who I Am


    by Melanie C ...
    For the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls.THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER___________'What a woman and what a book!' Elizabeth Day'Fabulous ... There is so much I really relate to, growing up as a young girl, the 90s, all the stuff you went through.' Zoe Bal... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Courtney Love

    The Real Story

    by Poppy Z Brite ...
    It was one of the great rock romances of the 20th Century – Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Surrounded by chaos, hype and scandal, hounded by the press, their story mesmerised a generation.Cobain fronted Nirvana, the band who took Seattle grunge rock global and came to define the 90s. Courtney was a leading figure in the riot grrrl movement with her band Hole. Together they were rock royalty.But ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Remembering Whitney: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Died

    by Cissy Houston ...
    The definitive account of Whitney Houston’s astonishing life, ground-breaking career and tragic death – complete with never-before-seen photographs – from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines: her mother, Cissy Houston.Cissy has said little publicly about Whitney’s heart-breaking death. Now, for the first time, she opens up and shares the unbelievable story of her daughter’s ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Storms

    My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac

    A consummate insider as the girlfriend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist, Carol Ann Harris leads fans into the very heart of the band’s storms between 1976 and 1984. From interactions between the band and other stars-Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilson-to the chaotic animosity between band members, this memoir combines the sensational account of some of the world’s ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Charlie's Good Tonight: The Authorised Biography of Charlie Watts

    by Paul Sexton ...
    Featuring forewords from bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this is the official and fully authorised biography of the world’s most revered and celebrated drummer.Mid-1962. The newly formed Rolling Stones are on the hunt for a permanent drummer. Their sights are set on Charlie Watts, a jazz musician already well-known within London’s rhythm and blues clubs. Fortunately for future Stones ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • Surrender

    Bono Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story

    by Bono ...
    'A brilliant, very funny, very revealing autobiography-through-music. Maybe the best book ever written about being a rockstar' CAITLIN MORAN_______________________________________________________________Bono - artist, activist and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 - has written his autobiography: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he's ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Will

    The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography

    The Instant Sunday Times BestsellerThe Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerPRAISE FOR WILL'The best memoir I ever read' Oprah Winfrey'If you read one book this year, make it this one' Jay Shetty'Incredible' Idris Elba'The book is awesome. So candid and considered...fascinating' Chris Evans'A trium... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Absolutely on Music

    Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

    Translated by Jay Rubin ...
    An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer Haruki Murakami and world-class conductor, Seiji Ozawa.Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Killing Time

    Short stories from the long road home

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss - this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy.Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than forty yarns reflecting an epic life - from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York, and a doomed haircut in Thailand to a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Nirvana: The True Story

    by Everett True ...
    Everett True is responsible for bringing Nirvana Hole Pavement Soundgarden and a host of other bands to public attention. He introduced Kurt to Courtney performed on stage with Nirvana on numerous occasions and famously pushed Kurt onto the stage of the Reading Festival in 1992 in a wheelchair. This is the true story written by the only journalist allowed into the Cobain house immediately after ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bedsit Disco Queen

    How I grew up and tried to be a pop star

    by Tracey Thorn ...
    I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records.Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Buddy Holly

    Learning the Game

    by Spencer Leigh ...
    Buddy Holly died on the 3 February 1959 death. He was 22 years old. Don McLean called that fatal day ‘The Day the Music Died’. But, his music hasn’t died, as he has left us a wonderful legacy.With his animated voice, trademark black glasses, fender Stratocaster and inimitable songs, Buddy and his music live on and continue to influence subsequent generations of musicians.Spencer Leigh has ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician (Second Edition)

    by Ari Herstand ...
    Hailed as an “indispensable” guide (Forbes), How to Make It in the New Music Business returns in this extensively revised and expanded edition.When How to Make It in the New Music Business hit shelves in 2016, it instantly became the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Widely adopted by music schools everywhere and considered “the best how- to book of its ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

    The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

    by Philip Watson ...
    The definitive biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist Bill Frisell.FEATURING EXCLUSIVE LISTENING SESSIONS WITH: Paul Simon; Justin Vernon of Bon Iver; Gus Van Sant; Rhiannon Giddens; The Bad Plus; Gavin Bryars; Van Dyke Parks; Sam Amidon; Hal Willner; Jim Woodring; Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill'A beautiful and long overdue portrait of one of America's true living cultural ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Something to Believe In

    Set to the soundtrack of music that has shaped a generation, Something To Believe In will resonate with anyone whose life has been saved by rock 'n' roll. Born in Melbourne's outer suburbs in the 1970s, Andrew Stafford grew up in a time when music was a way out and a way up. His passion for rock 'n' roll led him to a career as a journalist and music critic, but along the way his battles with ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Am Ozzy

    by Ozzy Osbourne ...
    'Mightily entertaining' - HeatPeople ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson

    by Steve Knopper ...
    The ultimate critical biography of the King of Pop: a panoramic, vivid, and incisive portrait of Michael Jackson that explores and celebrates his influence in music, dance, and popular culture, drawing on 400 interviews.From the moment in 1965 when he first stepped on stage with his brothers at a local talent show in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Don't Stop Believin'

    The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations

    by Jonathan Cain ...
    Keyboardist and songwriter with the band Journey, Jonathan Cain writes this long-awaited memoir about his personal story of overcoming and faith, his career with one of the most successful musical groups in history, and the stories behind his greatest hits including "Don't Stop Believin'."When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Working Class Boy

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.Working Class ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD