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  • The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

    by John Seabrook ...
    "An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticThere’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The London Boys

    David Bowie, Marc Bolan & the 60s Teenage Dream

    by Marc Burrows ...
    Rock 'n' Roll fanatics, mods, beat group wannabes, underground hippies, glam rock icons: David Bowie and Marc Bolan spent the first part of their careers following remarkably similar paths. From the day they met in 1965 as Davie Jones and Mark Feld, rock 'n' roll wannabes painting their manager's office in London’s Denmark Street, they would remain friends and rivals, each watching closely and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Play Like a Man

    My Life in Poster Children

    by Rose Marshack ...
    Series series Music in American Life
    As a member of Poster Children, Rose Marshack took part in entwined revolutions. Marshack and other women seized a much-elevated profile in music during the indie rock breakthrough while the advent of new digital technologies transformed the recording and marketing of music. Touring in a van, meeting your idols, juggling a programming job with music, keeping control and credibility, the perils of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Fingers Crossed

    How Music Saved Me from Success

    by Miki Berenyi ...
    The Shoegaze Story of a Britpop Star#1 New Release in Composer & Musician BiographiesGo behind the curtain of London’s Britpop industry as music icon Miki Berenyi revisits the people and memories that changed her life foreverA rising star in the darkness. Growing up with a dubious family life, Miki never thought that music would be her ticket out of a cycle of neglect, exploitation, and struggling ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Into the Void

    From Birth to Black Sabbath—And Beyond

    by Geezer Butler ...
    A rollicking, effusive, and candid memoir by the heavy metal musician and founding member of Black Sabbath, covering his years as the band’s bassist and main lyricist through his later-career projects, and detailing how one of rock’s most influential bands formed and prevailed.With over 70 million records sold, Black Sabbath, dubbed by Rolling Stone “the Beatles of heavy metal,” helped create the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Am Morbid

    Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, And The Power Of SelfDetermination

    I Am Morbid tells the astounding story of David Vincent, former bassist and singer with Morbid Angel, and now outlaw country performer and leader of the I Am Morbid supergroup. Written with the bestselling author Joel McIver, it’s an autobiography that transcends the heavy metal category by its very nature.Much more than a mere memoir, I Am Morbid is an instruction manual for life at the sharp end ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Petty

    The Biography

    by Warren Zanes ...
    The New York Times Bestseller***One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015*An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty.**No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Life in the Fast Lane

    The Eagles’ Reckless Ride Down the Rock & Roll Highway

    by Mick Wall ...
    “Surely make you lose your mind…”So the Eagles warn us about the outrageous and ruthless lifestyle of the ambitious rock-n-roller. In fact, Don Henley could barely listen to the track “Life in the Fast Lane” when they were recording it. He was so high that it made him sick.The band that embodied the American dream with globe-straddling success, impossibly luxurious lives, and almost supernatural ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Unbreak My Heart

    A Memoir

    by Toni Braxton ...
    The bestselling solo R&B artist finally opens up about her rocky past and her path to redemptionWhile Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE tv's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Fargo Rock City

    A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

    This memoir by the author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs details growing up in a small Midwestern town in the 1980s while loving heavy metal music.Empirically proving that—no matter where you are—the kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman’s classic memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakota (population: 498). With a voice like Ace Frehley’s guitar, Klosterman hacks ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • American Hardcore (Second Edition)

    A Tribal History

    "American Hardcore sets the record straight about the last great American subculture"-Paper magazineSteven Blush's "definitive treatment of Hardcore Punk" (Los Angeles Times) changed the way we look at Punk Rock. The Sony Picture Classicsdistributed documentary American Hardcore premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. This revised and expanded second edition contains hundreds of new bands, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rebel Girl

    My Life as a Feminist Punk

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn 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 ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Hollywood Eden

    Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise

    by Joel Selvin ...
    “Hollywood Eden brings the lost humanity of the record business vividly back to life … [Selvin’s] style is blunt, unpretentious and brisk; he knows how to move things along entertainingly … Songs about surfboards and convertibles had turned quaint, but in this book, their coolness is restored.” — New York TimesFrom surf music to hot-rod records to the sunny pop of the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Roomanitarian

    by Henry Rollins ...
    In Roomanitarian, popular author, actor, musician, and spoken-word artist Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans. The book is divided into three parts: The first section, "Walking the Chasm,” written in the form of a poem, epitomizes Rollins’s beautifully stark, hard-hitting style. The second part, "Ended," is a series of short ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope

    by Ayanna Dozier ...
    Series series 33 1/3
    The question of control for Black women is a costly one. From 1986 onwards, the trajectory of Janet Jackson's career can be summed up in her desire for control. Control for Janet was never simply just about her desire for economic and creative control over her career but was, rather, an existential question about the desire to control and be in control over her bodily integrity as a Black woman ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Hit So Hard

    A Memoir

    by Patty Schemel ...
    A stunningly candid portrait of the Seattle grunge scene of the '90s and a memoir of an addict during the last great era of rock 'n' roll excess, by Hole drummer Patty SchemelPatty Schemel's story begins with a childhood surrounded by the AA meetings her parents hosted in the family living room. Their divorce triggered her first forays into drinking at age twelve and dovetailed with her passion ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Killing the Legends

    The Lethal Danger of Celebrity

    **In the next book in the multimillion-selling Killing Series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard tell the larger-than-life stories of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali.The King is dead. The Walrus is shot. The Greatest is no more.**Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. These three icons changed not only the worlds of music, film, and sports, but the world itself. Their faces were ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • I Don't Want to Go Home

    The Oral History of the Stone Pony

    A captivating oral history of the iconic music venue the Stone Pony and of the rise, fall, and rebirth of Asbury Park, New Jersey—featuring interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, members of the E Street Band and Asbury Jukes, the Ramones, the Jonas Brothers, Jack Antonoff, and other legendary musicians.Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen photos from Danny ClinchIn ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • 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

  • Scar Tissue

    In this "vivid and inspiring" New York Times bestseller (Newsweek), the Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer and songwriter shares a searingly honest account of life in the rock scene's fast lane—from the darkness into the light.In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Beatles '66

    The Revolutionary Year

    by Steve Turner ...
    A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture.They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era.The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966 ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus