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  • Come As You Are

    The Story of Nirvana

    The definitive biography of the revolutionary band Nirvana and its star-crossed frontman Kurt Cobain, hailed by Rolling Stone as “the first [book] to comprehensively tell the band’s tale from Aberdeen, Wash., to world domination”“Amazingly raw and candid . . . an unsparing and extremely honest depiction of the group’s highly tumultuous history . . . Come As You Are is as good as rock bios get.” ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Babbling Corpse

    Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts

    In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing meaning and exposing the gaps inherent in the electronic media that pervade our lives. Vaporwave is an infant musical micro-genre that foregrounds the horror of electronic media's ability to appear - as media theorist Jeffrey ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

    by Dan Levenson ...
    This book and accompanying audio download include popular and lesser-known old-time tunes for the clawhammer banjo. This book is a followup to Dan Levenson's Old-Time Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo (MB20313M) and includes 62 more tunes of varying difficulty. Old favorites as well as new additions are presented, including many time-tested standards. The material is presented in standard ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Please Kill Me

    The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

    The twentieth anniversary edition of the “utterly and shamelessly sensational” history of punk music—featuring new photos and an afterword by the authors (Newsday).A contemporary classic, Please Kill Me is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Richard Hell, the Ramones, and scores of other punk figures lend their voices to this decisive ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rebel Girl

    My Life as a Feminist Punk

    An electric, searing memoir by the original rebel girl and legendary front woman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.Hey girlfriend I got a proposition goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you wantKathleen Hanna’s band Bikini Kill embodied the punk scene of the 90s, and today her personal yet feminist lyrics on anthems like “Rebel Girl” and “Double Dare Ya” are more powerful than ever. But where ... Read more

    $15.99 USD


  • The Silver River

    A memoir of family - lost, made and found - from the Midnight Oil founding member, for readers of Dave Grohl, Tim Rogers and Rick Rubin

    by Jim Moginie ...
    A moving and inspiring memoir of families lost and rediscovered, by a founding member of legendary band Midnight Oil.For fifty years, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Jim Moginie was a driving force behind one of Australia's most iconic rock bands, Midnight Oil. As they made their way through the nascent domestic punk scene and the uncharted musical territory of the Western Desert to the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD


  • Testimony

    A Memoir

    New York Times Bestseller • On the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century.Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $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

    $15.99 USD

  • Wilco

    Learning How to Die

    by Greg Kot ...
    The intimate story of one of the great American bands of our time, creators of the controversial masterpiece Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWhen alt-country heroes-turned-rock-iconoclasts Wilco handed in their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to the band’s label, Reprise, a division of Warner Brothers, fans looked forward to the release of another challenging, genre-bending departure from their previous ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Gwen Stefani and No Doubt: Simple Kind of Life

    by Jeff Apter ...
    The eclectic Orange County band No Doubt was formed in 1986 by Eric Stefani and John Spence who soon recruited Eric’s younger sister Gwen as co-vocalist. With the addition of Tony Kanal on Bass, they launched a 20 year career that would fuse ska, grunge, alt. rock and shades of several other musical genres into a unique mix.The 1987 suicide of John Spence resulted in the battlefield promotion of ... Read more

    $13.99 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

  • I Slept with Joey Ramone

    A Family Memoir

    by Mickey Leigh ...
    “A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback.When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Dangerous Rhythms

    Jazz and the Underworld

    by T. J. English ...
    From T. J. English, the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, comes the epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20****th century America."[A] brilliant and courageous book." —Dr. Cornel WestDangerous Rhythms tells the symbiotic story of jazz and the underworld: a relationship fostered in some of 20th century America’s most notorious ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Charley Patton

    Expanded Edition

    by John Fahey ...
    Series series Dover Books On Music: Folk Songs
    The Father of the Delta Blues, Charley Patton (1891–1934) was born and raised around Mississippi's cotton plantations. During the 1920s, he was the first of the region's great stars, performing for packed houses throughout the South and making popular recordings in New York City. His music — ranging from blues and ballads to ragtime and gospel — is distinctive for his gravelly, high-energy singing ... Read more

    $12.95 USD

  • Nöthin' But a Good Time

    The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion

    **The New York Times BestsellerThe Explosive National Bestseller**"A backstage pass to the wildest and loudest party in rock history—you'll feel like you were right there with us!" —Bret Michaels of PoisonNothin' But a Good Time is the definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal, told by the musicians and industry insiders who lived it.Hard rock in the 1980s was a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Altamont

    The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

    by Joel Selvin ...
    In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Folk City

    New York and the American Folk Music Revival

    From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Caf? to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Rap Capital

    An Atlanta Story

    An “impassioned tribute” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) to the most influential music culture today, Atlanta rap—a masterful, street-level story of art, money, race, class, and salvation from acclaimed New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli.From mansions to trap houses, office buildings to strip clubs, Atlanta is defined by its rap music. But this flashy and fast-paced world is rarely seen ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Led Zeppelin

    All the Albums, All the Songs

    by Martin Popoff ...
    This expanded edition of Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs breaks down one of the world’s most prolific bands—track by track, album by album.Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace London studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins from the north, Led Zeppelin went on to create the template for the modern marauding rock ‘n’ roll band. Though Zeppelin is often described as “heavy,” any ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

    The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1

    The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli.In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • John Lennon: The Life

    by Philip Norman ...
    For more than a quarter century, biographer Philip Norman's internationally bestselling Shout! has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom being a Beatle was never enough. Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, Norman presents the comprehensive ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

    Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

    Series series Music in American Life
    A PopMatters Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020From 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 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Boy in the Song

    The Boy in the Song is a follow up to 2010's The Girl in the Song. It features the real-life stories that inspired some classic pop songs about the male of the species. While the first book was filled with songs about unrequited love, the follow-up is more varied, with songs written from a number of emotions. There are songs motivated by love and hate, there are tributes and there are biographical ... Read more

    $3.49 USD

  • Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

    No Direction Home took 20 years to complete and has received widespread critical acclaim. Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer arrived in New York; he became Dylan's friend, champion, and critic, and his book has been hailed as the definitive unauthorised biography of this moody, passionate genius and his world. Of more than a thousand books published about Bob Dylan, it is the only ... Read more

    $12.99 USD