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  • Sing Backwards and Weep

    A Memoir

    by Mark Lanegan ...
    This gritty bestselling memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Soulsavers documents his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s.When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' roll." Little did he know that within less ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Little Devil in America

    In Praise of Black Performance

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and BeyoncéONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning News, Publishers ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • She Begat This

    20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    by Joan Morgan ...
    **A stirring and eye-opening celebration of the enduring legacy of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill—released in 1998 and named "Best Album of All Time" by Apple Music.Lauryn Hill’s first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings in modern history. From being chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry to influencing subsequent ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Notebooks of Sonny Rollins

    by Sonny Rollins ...
    An illuminating selection of writings on a wide variety of topics—everything from technique, music theory, and daily routine to spirituality and systemic racism—from the personal journals of Sonny Rollins, master of the tenor saxophone and “jazz’s greatest living improviser” (The New York Times).Sonny Rollins is one of the towering masters of American music, a virtuoso of the saxophone, and an ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Juke Box Hero

    My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll

    Lou Gramm rose from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, New York, to become one of rock’s most popular and distinctive voices in the 1970s and ’80s, singing and cowriting more than a dozen hits with the band Foreigner. Songs such as “Cold As Ice,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent,” and “Midnight Blue” are among 20 Gramm songs that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Storyteller

    Tales of Life and Music

    by Dave Grohl ...
    The #1 New York Times Bestseller * Named one of Variety's Best Music Books of 2021 * Included in Audible's Best of The Year list * A Business Insider Best Memoirs of 2021 * One of NME's Best Music Books of 2021So, I've written a book.Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of... ... Read more

    $19.49 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Creative Act

    A Way of Being

    by Rick Rubin ...
    **The #1 New York Times bestseller."A gorgeous and inspiring work of art on creation, creativity, the work of the artist. It will gladden the hearts of writers and artists everywhere, and get them working again with a new sense of meaning and direction. A stunning accomplishment.” —Anne LamottFrom the legendary music producer, a master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • C'mon, Get Happy

    The Making of Summer Stock

    In their third and final screen teaming, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly starred together in the MGM musical Summer Stock. Despite its riveting production history, charismatic lead actors, and classic musical moments, the movie has not received the same attention as other musicals from MGM’s storied dream factory. In C’mon, Get Happy: The Making of “Summer Stock,” authors David Fantle and Tom Johnson ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Francisco Tarrega for Ukulele

    by Ondrej Sarek ...
    Francisco Tarrega (November 21, 1852 - December 15, 1909) was a Spanish composer, guitar virtuoso and one of the world's foremost classic guitar teachers. His guitar compositions are staples of classic guitar concert repertoire and are renown for their beauty and guitaristic nature.In this book I arranged 30 preludes from Tarrega's brilliant concert repertoire. Among the pieces contained are ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Mastering Chord Inversions for Ukulele

    by Mark Nelson ...
    With over 1,000 chord diagrams and 37 full-sized fingerboard charts, Mastering Ukulele Chord Inversions is the most comprehensive and useful ukulele chord book ever published. It includes all the chords you will need for fingerstyle and chord melody arrangements, complex styles like jazz and bossa nova, or simply for tickling your fingers and exercising your brain.This book can help you find any ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Understanding Ukulele Chords

    This book is intended for ukulele players who had some experience with their instruments, but would like to increase their musical ability, as well as for guitarists who like to improve their accompaniment skills on the treble strings of the guitar. There exist many excellent introductory ukulele methods, as well as extensive chord dictionaries. Instead, this book is intended for those players who ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • My Effin' Life

    by Geddy Lee ...
    The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and New York Times bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Runnin' with the Devil

    A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen

    The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop

    A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    by Jeff Chang ...
    Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Never Too Late

    A heartwarming escapist holiday romance

    by T.A. Williams ...
    Series Book 1 - Beneath Italian Skies
    A second chance to realise her dreams…A classically trained pianist, Steph works as a recording engineer for a small studio when she’s offered the job of a lifetime – travel to the Italian Riviera to help world-famous band, Royalty, record their reunion album after a decades-long hiatus.Steph could definitely do with the distraction. Her boyfriend – who also happens to be her boss – is ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Paris

    The Memoir

    by Paris Hilton ...
    ***An Instant New York Times Bestseller***From the woman who is credited for launching what we know as the celebrity focused, “brand” driven, social media obsessed popular culture of today, comes an honest and surprising memoir that reckons with that truth, and shows that there is so much more to Paris Hilton than you might believe. This extended edition includes a bonus chapter detailing her ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Little Girl Blue

    The Life of Karen Carpenter

    Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Southern California superstar.Karen was the instantly recognizable lead singer of the Carpenters. The top-selling American musical act of the 1970s, they delivered the love songs that defined a generation. Karen's velvety voice on a string of 16 consecutive Top 20 hits from 1970 to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The New Winds of Change

    The Evolution of the Contemporary American Wind Band/Ensemble and Its Music

    (Meredith Music Resource). A new and expanded version of the first two Winds of Change volumes containing much new information about wind band/ensemble literature, important conferences, concerts and events from the 19th century through 2015. ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • The Music Producer's Handbook

    Includes Online Resource

    Series series Technical Reference
    The Music Producer's Handbook, Second Edition reveals the secrets to becoming a music producer and producing just about any kind of project in any genre of music. Among the topics covered are the producer's multiple responsibilities and all the elements involved in a typical production, including budgeting, contracts, selecting the studio and engineer, hiring session musicians, and even getting ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Backstage Pass

    by Paul Stanley ...
    TheNew York Times bestselling author and KISS rock star grants fans an all-access Backstage Pass to his personal life and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.In this follow-up to his popular bestseller Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the Starchild—takes us behind the scenes, revealing what he’s learned from a lifetime as the front man, rhythm guitarist, and driving force of KISS, and how he brings his unique ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business

    Eleventh Edition

    Dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Donald Passman is the go-to guide for everyone in the music business through ten editions, over thirty years, and over a half a million copies sold. Now with updates explaining why musicians have more power today than ever in history; discussion of the mega-million-dollar ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll

    My Life in Rock

    Series series A Heavy Metal Memoir
    A jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup Ratt: the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, the drugs—and just how much you can get away with when you’re one of the biggest hair metal stars of all time.Women. Spandex. Drugs. Hair spray...Welcome to heavy metal rock ’n’ roll, circa 1980, when all you needed was the right look, burning ambition, and a chance. Stephen Pearcy and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • On Streisand

    An Opinionated Guide

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Traveling

    On the Path of Joni Mitchell

    by Ann Powers ...
    *An Observer Best New Biographies of 2024*Celebrated NPR music critic Ann Powers explores the life and career of Joni Mitchell in a lyrical style as fascinating and ethereal as the songs of the artist herself.“What you are about to read is not a standard account of the life and work of Joni Mitchell. Instead, it’s a tale of long journeying through a life that changed popular music: of a homesick ... Read more

    $15.99 USD