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  • Wild Tales

    A Rock & Roll Life

    by Graham Nash ...
    From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne," “On A Carousel,” ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Steely Dan's Aja

    series 33 1/3
    Aja was the album that made Steely Dan a commercial force on the order of contemporaries like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Chicago. A double-platinum, Grammy-winning bestseller, it lingered on the Billboard charts for more than a year and spawned three hit singles. Odd, then, that its creators saw it as an "ambitious, extended" work, the apotheosis of their anti-rock, anti-band, anti-glamour ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • 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

    $13.99 USD

  • Wonderful Tonight

    George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story“A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book ReviewPattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Riders on the Storm

    My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors

    by John Densmore ...
    “This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger“[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group. . . . Densmore is a fluent, articulate writer who both comprehends the Doors' unearthly power and is on familiar terms with their antecdedents in literature, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $10.99 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

  • Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together

    Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered TogetherJim Morrison… We know the stories, but does anyone know the real man? If you don’t know where the truth ends and the fiction begins, you’re not alone. Lies, myths, rumors and tall tales spread by people who didn’t know him have masked Jim Morrison and clouded what he accomplished.Fearing that the real Jim would become hopelessly fictionalized, Frank ... Read more

    $4.99 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

    $14.99 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

    $12.79 USD

  • KISS

    Behind the Mask - Official Authorized Biogrphy

    After three decades of undying adoration, KISS fans will get their first fully authorized and total access look at the band who loves to "rock 'n' roll all nite and party every day!"Twenty years ago, KISS officially revealed the faces behind the stage makeup, and fans all over the world got their first look at the band. Now, in KISS: BEHIND THE MASK, the band's legion of fans and music enthusiasts ... Read more

    $8.99 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

    $14.39 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

  • Tune In

    The Beatles: All These Years

    by Mark Lewisohn ...
    Tune In is the first volume of *All These Years—*a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 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

  • The Wrecking Crew

    The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

    by Kent Hartman ...
    ***Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller"It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times***"A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Lipstick Traces

    A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    by Greil Marcus ...
    This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself. ... Read more

    $23.39 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

  • 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

  • Bear

    The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

    The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s.Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Trouble Boys

    The True Story of the Replacements

    by Bob Mehr ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBased on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $13.99 USD

  • The Record Men: The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock & Roll (Enterprise)

    by Rich Cohen ...
    series Enterprise #0
    "Brilliant; the best book I have ever read about the recording industry; a classic."--Larry KingOn the south side of Chicago in the late 1940s, two immigrants; one a Jew born in Russia, the other a black blues singer from Mississippi; met and changed the course of musical history. Muddy Waters electrified the blues, and Leonard Chess recorded it. Soon Bo Diddly and Chuck Berry added a dose of ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • All We Are Saying

    The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    Twenty years ago David Sheff climbed the back steps of the Dakota into the personal thoughts and dreams of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. From the kitchen to the studio and up those fateful Dakota steps, Sheff recorded 20 hours of tape, discussing everything from childhood to the Beatles.Sheff gives a rare and last glimpse of John and Yoko, one that seemed to look beyond the kitchen table to the future ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll

    An Alternative History of American Popular Music

    by Elijah Wald ...
    "There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop. As its blasphemous title suggests, How ... Read more

    $10.49 USD