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  • Making Rumours

    The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

    Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's RumoursFleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Life of Lou Reed

    Notes from the Velvet Underground

    by Howard Sounes ...
    An illuminating biography of Lou Reed, featuring interviews with over 140 people who knew him intimately, plus previously unpublished photographs.As band leader of the Velvet Underground and later a successful solo artist, Reed was much more than what the general public came to know as the grumpy New Yorker in black who sang “Walk on the Wild Side.” To his dedicated admirers, he was one of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Country Music

    Life Lessons on Love, Heartbreak, and More from America's Favorite Songs

    by Stella Barnes ...
    **Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Country Music is a Nashville tribute perfect for any country music lover from Stella Barnes, featuring illustrations by Bob Delevante.You can always count on country music!**Take it from your favorite country artists! Whether you’re nursing a beer and a broken heart or you’re raising a glass to the little things in life, they’re right there by your side ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

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  • 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

    $13.49 USD $1.99 USD

  • Face It

    A Memoir

    by Debbie Harry ...
    Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie HarryBRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNKMusician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool, Debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop ... Read more

    $21.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Don't Suck, Don't Die

    Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

    by Kristin Hersh ...
    series American Music Series
    “Not only one of the best books of the year, it’s one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written . . . Her portrayal of Chesnutt is perfectly done.” —NPR“Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt “came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess.” A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Tooth of Crime

    Second Dance

    by Sam Shepard ...
    One of the plays that first announced Sam Shepard as an original voice in American theater, Tooth of Crime is his thrillingly innovative rock drama, published here in a revised edition that is as fresh and provocative as the original was more than thirty years ago.An aging rock star in a world in which entertainment and street warfare go hand in hand, Hoss must defend himself against Crow, a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine

    A Love Story, in Music Lessons

    by Jeremy Denk ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A beautifully written, witty memoir that is also an immersive exploration of classical music—its power, its meanings, and what it can teach us about ourselves—from the MacArthur “Genius” Grant–winning pianistLONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • “Jeremy Denk has written a love letter to the music, and especially to the music teachers, in his life.”—Conrad Tao, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Without Getting Killed or Caught

    The Life and Music of Guy Clark

    series John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
    Winner, 2016 the Belmont Book Award, Sponsored by the International Country Music ConferenceFor more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Book of Jose

    A Memoir

    Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum–selling artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Fat Joe pulls back the curtain on his larger-than-life persona in this gritty, intimate memoir about growing up in the South Bronx and finding his voice through music.Fat Joe is a hip-hop legend, but this is not a tale of celebrity; it is the story of Joseph Cartagena, a kid who came of age in the South Bronx during ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Music

    The Definitive Visual History

    by DK ...
    Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, Music: The Definitive Visual History guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, discussing not just Western classical music, but music from all around the world.Telling the story of musical developments, era by era, linking musical theory, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Templar's Garden

    Book 1 - Maid of Gascony
    A young woman forced to fight for her beliefs. A chaplain with a secret that could determine the fate of a kingdom.England, 1452. Under the reign of King Henry VI the country is on the brink of civil war after the Hundred Years’ War.Young mystic Lady Isabelle d’Albret Courteault’s family is forced to flee the Duchy of English Gascony for a new and unforeseeable life in England. While they become ... Read more

    $8.99 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

    $14.99 USD

  • Southern Music/American Music

    The South—an inspiration for songwriters, a source of styles, and the birthplace of many of the nation's greatest musicians—plays a defining role in American musical history. It is impossible to think of American music of the past century without such southern-derived forms as ragtime, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun, zydeco, Tejano, rock'n'roll, and even rap. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Anvil!

    The Story of Anvil

    In the early seventies, when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world, Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto, vowed to rock together forever. A decade later, their band Anvil released one of the heaviest records in music history, Metal on Metal, which influenced a whole musical generation, including the world-dominating bands ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Hell Is Round the Corner

    The Unique No-Holds Barred Autobiography

    by Tricky ...
    'Bookended by tragedy, shot through with violence, ultimately uplifting' Guardian'An insight into a singular artist' New Statesman'Fierce, funny and indomitable' Observer'My tears were relentlessly pricked by Tricky's memoir' Daily TelegraphTricky is one of the most original music artists to emerge from the UK in the past 30 years. His signature sound, couple... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

    Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

    series Music in American Life
    From the 1930s to the 1960s, the booming popularity of country music threw a spotlight on a new generation of innovative women artists. These individuals blazed trails as singers, musicians, and performers even as the industry hemmed in their potential popularity with labels like woman hillbilly, singing cowgirl, and honky-tonk angel.Stephanie Vander Wel looks at the careers of artists like Patsy ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Last Days of John Lennon

    Discover one of the greatest true crime stories in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says. “There was nobody to touch us.” Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Mars the Bringer of War Easy Piano Sheet Music with Colored Notes

    by Gustav Holst ...
    From Holst's famous "Planets Suite" for Easy PianoA SilverTonalities Arrangement!With Colored Notation to enable Beginner Pianists to read Music quickly and accurately! ... Read more

    $4.00 USD

  • Behind Kpop

    by UK Jung ...
    -Stories behind k-pop news-Answers to questions about k-pop idols-Written by an experienced k-pop journalisAre you a k-pop lover? Well, don’t you want to know stories behind k-pop news then? Welcome to the real world of k-pop. Behind Kpop contains various unknown stories about k-pop stars. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to various questions ... Read more

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  • Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

    The History of the Disc Jockey

    “A riveting look at record spinning from its beginnings to the present day . . . A grander and more fascinating story than one would think.” —Time Out LondonThis is the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a cult classic now updated with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material. It’s the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Let's Go!

    Benjamin Orr and The Cars

    by Joe Milliken ...
    “When Ben got out of the hospital he said, ‘When I fall down and can’t pick myself up we’ll know it’s over. Until then, we rock!’” – Jeff CarlisiBenjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. Often considered the band’s heartthrob, Orr possessed an incredible voice, diverse musical talent, and rare stage presence, all balanced by an ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • San Juan Noir (Spanish-language edition)

    This is Akashic's first fully Spanish-language publication. It will be published simultaneously with a English-language edition of San Juan Noir. Both editions should be sold in both the US and Puerto Rico.All the stories are originally written in Spanish, except for 3 in English.Brand-new stories by: Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos, Ernesto Quiñonez, Myra Santos-Febres, José Rabelo, Luis Negrón, Yolanda ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth

    series 33 1/3
    Welsh post-punk band Young Marble Giants released one LP in 1980 and then, like their vanishing portraits on the album's cover, disappeared. Even though Colossal Youth received positive reviews and sold surprisingly well, Young Marble Giants quickly slid into the margins of rock 'n' roll history-relegated to cult status among post-punk and indie rock fans. Their lasting appeal owes itself to the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD