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  • Behind The Wall of Illusion: The Religious, Occult and Esoteric World of the Beatles

    by Sean MacLeod ...
    Here are a few things you will discover from this text: How the Beatles expressed a modern take on the ancient Greek god Dionysus, How the title Yellow Submarine brings together male and female symbolism, That John Lennon’s first experience with LSD influenced the song ‘Help!’, Why the Beatles’ hair cultivated spiritual connotations, How the film Magical Mystery Tour foreshadowed John's murder. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Hurricanes

    A Memoir

    *NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*“A gripping journey.”—PeopleThe highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame.Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Rod

    The Autobiography

    by Rod Stewart ...
    The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Come As You Are

    The Story of Nirvana

    “Amazingly raw and candid . . . Come As You Are is as good as rock bios get” —BillboardNirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly five million copies of their landmark album Nevermind, whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies embodied all the confusion, frustration, and passion of the emerging Generation X.Come As You Are is the close-up, intimate story of Nirvana—the only book with ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • This Wheel's on Fire

    Levon Helm and the Story of the Band

    The singer and drummer of the Band details, in this book, the history of one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. While their music evoked a Southern mythology with their beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, only their Arkansan drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. This updated edition of his life story includes a new epilogue that covers the last dozen years of his life. From ... Read more

    $15.19 USD

  • A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs vol 2: From the Million Dollar Quartet to the Fab Four

    A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, #2

    by Andrew Hickey ...
    series A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs #2
    In this series of books, based on the hit podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Andrew Hickey analyses the history of rock and roll music, from its origins in swing, Western swing, boogie woogie, and gospel, through to the 1990s, grunge, and Britpop. Looking at five hundred representative songs, he tells the story of the musicians who made those records, the society that produced them, and ... Read more

    $5.00 USD

  • Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

    Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access to his inner life – until now. Based on six years of interviews with more than three hundred of Young’s associates, and on more than fifty hours of interviews with Young himself, Shakey is a fascinating, prodigious account ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Major Labels

    A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres

    by Kelefa Sanneh ...
    **One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year“One of the best books of its kind in decades.” —The Wall Street JournalAn epic achievement and a huge delight, the entire history of popular music over the past fifty years refracted through the big genres that have defined and dominated it: rock, R&B, country, punk, hip-hop, dance music, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Clapton

    The Autobiography

    by Eric Clapton ...
    With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this poignant and honest autobiography.More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked by self-promotion, flamboyance, and spin, he now chronicles, for the first time, his remarkable personal and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Set the Night on Fire

    Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors

    by Robby Krieger ...
    One of AARP’s Nine New Music Memoirs and Biographies for Rock and Blues Fans**In his tell-all, legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” opens up about his band’s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ‘n’ roll.Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Beatles Lyrics

    The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

    The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Lou Reed

    The Life

    by Mick Wall ...
    'This "sincere speed-written, blood-spattered tribute" strings together the raciest anecdotes...and does it rather well' SUNDAY TIMES'Mick Wall has written in a rough and unsentimental style that suits his subject' THE TIMESLou Reed died in 2013. This is the critically acclaimed biography of the songwriter, Velvet Underground member and musician.Rock 'n' roll was Lou Reed's life. From recording ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Storyteller

    Tales of Life and Music

    by Dave Grohl ...
    The #1 New York Times BestsellerSo, 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 interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

    How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life

    A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball.After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful musician friends to form a band that became ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth

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    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

    $12.79 USD

  • Jim Morrison: The End (Popular Edition) 

    by Bob Seymore ...
    A budget-priced edition of the top-selling investigation into the controversial death of Doors singer, Jim Morrison. ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine

    Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool

    by Primus, Greg Prato ...
    10,000-copy first printing (and we expect to sell many more)Akashic is in its 8th printing (over 20,000 copies) of "South of the Pumphouse" by Les Claypool, the lead singer of Primus. This book should sell even better, as it is much more what the average fan would be interested in.The book has a star-studded cast of interviewees: Tim Alexander, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Matthew Bellamy (Muse), Les ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Bruce Springsteen

    Two Hearts, the Story

    by Dave Marsh ...
    Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning, and has earned the singer's respect through his careful documentation and critical description of Springsteen's work. This biography brings together for the first time Marsh's two previous ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • Dylan Goes Electric!

    Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties

    by Elijah Wald ...
    One of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event’s fiftieth anniversary.On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Motown

    Music, Money, Sex, and Power

    by Gerald Posner ...
    In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building’s entrance was adorned with a large sign that improbably boasted ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Harley Loco

    A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

    by Rayya Elias ...
    “Terrific . . . Rayya’s stories blew mine away.” —Elizabeth Gilbert**“A classic, blood-stained love letter to bohemian NYC.” —Craig Marks“Much more than a recovery memoir, this big-hearted, funny book is a truthful American story.” —Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black**When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $10.99 USD

  • Madre, hermano, amante

    by Jarvis Cocker ...
    Una selección de las mejores letras escritas por el famoso cantante y líder del grupo Pulp, el héroe contemporáneo Jarvis Cocker.En este libro encontramos por primera vez una selección de las mejores letras de Jarvis Cocker, presentadas por una introducción y comentadas por él mismo. Son letras mordaces, irónicas, generacionales y pueden considerarse una especie de poemario sobre la cultura actual ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • 18 and Life on Skid Row

    18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I ... Read more

    $13.99 USD