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  • 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

  • Down with the System

    A Memoir (of Sorts)

    by Serj Tankian ...
    **THE *INSTANT* NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERAn exhilarating, thoughtful, and beautifully written memoir by musician, songwriter, and lead singer-lyricist of Grammy award-winning metal band, System Of A Down, Serj Tankian.**Serj Tankian will be the first to admit that his band, System Of A Down, was “unlikely a chart-topper as had ever existed in modern music history: a band of ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • This Wheel's on Fire

    Levon Helm and the Story of the Band

    The Band, who backed Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and then turned out a half-dozen albums of beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, is now regarded as one of the most influential rock groups of the '60s. But while their music evoked a Southern mythology, only their Arkansawyer drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. From the cotton fields to Woodstock, from seeing Sonny Boy ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $10.99 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

  • The Cars - Almost Complete Greatest Hits: Drum Sheet Music

    by Evan Jaslow ...
    Drum tab sheet music transcriptions for 18 of the 20 tracks on The Cars Complete Greatest Hits album. Drums by David Robinson. Overall difficulty 3/5. Includes Just What I Needed, My Best Friend's Girl, Good Times Roll, Bye Bye Love, Moving in Stereo, Let's Go, It's All I Can Do, Dangerous Type, Touch and Go, Shake it Up, Since You're Gone, You Might Think, Drive, Magic, Hello Again, Why Can't I ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Just around Midnight

    Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

    by Jack Hamilton ...
    By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become “white”? Just around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial thought that was responsible for this shift within the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Gospel of The Hold Steady: How a Resurrection Really Feels

    An oral history (with photographs) of the greatest American bar band of the twenty-first century."Plenty of rock bands treat their fans like congregants. But, not many shine a light on the arrangement. Fewer still go as far as The Hold Steady, whose lead vocalist and lyricist, Craig Finn, has a disarming way of combining humility and exultation." —New York TimesOn January 22, 2003, four men ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth

    Series 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

  • Nothing's Bad Luck

    The Lives of Warren Zevon

    by C. M. Kushins ...
    Biography of legendary singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, spanning his nomadic youth and early recording career to his substance abuse, final album, and posthumous Grammy AwardsAs is the case with so many musicians, the life of Warren Zevon was blessed with talent and opportunity yet also beset by tragedy and setbacks. Raised mostly by his mother with an occasional cameo from his gangster father, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Fab

    An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

    by Howard Sounes ...
    Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented-and wealthiest-men alive: Paul McCartney.Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul's whole life story, from childhood to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Broken Summers

    by Henry Rollins ...
    Broken Summers is a behind the scenes look at the making of the CD "Rise Above: 24 Black Flag songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three" and the subsequent world tour. In Broken Summers, Rollins details the rehearsals (songs he had not played since the mid-1980's), recruiting guest vocalists, dealing with arrogant managers, recording the CD, setting up the tour and the arduous trek of the Rollins ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • A Preferred Blur

    Reflections, Inspections, and Travel in All Directions

    by Henry Rollins ...
    2007 was a very busy year for Henry Rollins. He traveled to Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan, where he was staying when Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. While traveling, Rollins performed numerous spoken word shows and worked on films, his IFC television show, and Harmony in My Head, his popular weekly radio show. In short, a quintessentially Rollins-ian year: sleepless, nonstop, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • A Man Called Destruction

    The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

    The first biography of the artist who “essentially invented indie and alternative rock” (Spin)A brilliant and influential songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was more than a rock star—he was a true cult icon. Awardwinning music writer Holly George-Warren’s A Man Called Destruction is the first biography of this enigmatic artist, who died in 2010. Covering Chilton’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • R.E.M. Album by Album

    by Max Pilley ...
    From cowering, introverted founders of the alternative rock movement to one of the twenty best-selling American bands of all time, the story of R.E.M. covers three decades, two generations and the passions of millions. First, they lifted a humble, Southern college town into myth, re-calibrating rock music at the moment that it threatened to reach the point of terminal excess, and then, unsatisfied ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Eminent Hipsters

    by Donald Fagen ...
    A witty, candid, sharply written memoir by the cofounder of Steely DanIn his entertaining debut as an author, Donald Fagen—musician, songwriter, and cofounder of Steely Dan—reveals the cultural figures and currents that shaped his artistic sensibility, as well as offering a look at his college days and a hilarious account of life on the road. Fagen presents the “eminent hipsters” who spoke to him ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Mick Jagger

    by Philip Norman ...
    Author Phillip Norman, whose previous bestseller, John Lennon: The Life, was praised as a “haunting, mammoth, terrific piece of work” (New York Times Book Review) and whose classic Shout! is widely considered to be the definitive biography of the Beatles, now turns his attention to the iconic front man of the Rolling Stones, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world.” Norman’s Mick Jagger is ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Don't Sound Like Nobody

    Remaking Music in 1950s America

    by Albin Zak ...
    Series series Tracking Pop
    "In Albin J. Zak III's highly original study, phonograph records are not just the medium for disseminating songs but musical works unto themselves. Fashioned from a mix of copyright law, recording studios and techniques, the talent of musicians and disc jockeys, the ingenuity and avarice of producers, and the appetites of record buyers, the all-powerful marketplace Zak describes is an unruly zone ... Read more

    $20.99 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

  • Nöthin' But a Good Time

    The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion

    Soon to be a Paramount+ documentary!**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 ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Led Zeppelin IV

    Led Zeppelin IV, often called heavy metal's greatest album, kicks off an exciting new series that takes a fresh, in-depth look at some of the greatest works from the most influential artists of the rock era. Fans may know the songs, but wait until they hear the stories behind them!The music contained in Led Zeppelin IV is part of the soundtrack to a generation. Released in 1971, it rocks, stomps, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Reinventing Metal

    The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell

    by Neil Daniels ...
    Pantera is widely regarded as one of the most influential and revered American metal bands of the past 20 years. Although its output was relatively short – from 1983 to 2000 it released only nine studio albums – its impact on the metal scene since the band split up in 2003 is still felt to this day. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell was tragically killed in 2004 but his legacy remains undiminished. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Good Night and Good Riddance

    How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life

    Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is a social history, a diary of a nation's changing culture, and an in-depth appraisal of one of our greatest broadcasters, a man who can legitimately be called the most influential figure in post-war British popular music.Without the support of John Peel, it's unlikely that innumerable artists - from ... Read more

    $11.99 USD