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In the Midnight Hour

Foot Notes

by Benjamin Allmon

In a tale of sand, songs, survival and untimely erections, it takes a trek along the Australian coastline for Benjamin Allmon to find himself, and the true key to happiness.

It is 2006. After more than a decade...


The Keys: They Don't Want You to Read This Book

by Dj Khaled

From Snapchat sensation, business mogul, and recording artist DJ Khaled, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success.

 

- Stay away from They

- Don’t ever play yourself

- Secure the...


Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

by Mark Langthorne & Matt Richards

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal...


Testimony: A Memoir

by Robbie Robertson

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,...


Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

by Robert Greenfield

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...


Set the Boy Free

by Johnny Marr

The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths.

An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid...


David Bowie: The Last Interview

by David Bowie

The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same—the same as other trending...


Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon

by Jeff Burger

John Lennon was a highly opinionated and controversial figure with a commanding personality and quick wit. He spoke candidly about his intense, sometimes tumultuous relationship with Yoko Ono, his split with...


Carl Davis: Maestro

by Wendy Thompson & Carl Davis

How do you bring a forgotten silent film back to life? What are the techniques behind writing a successful film score? How do you work with and inspire choreographers? Carl Davis’s fascinating story gives...


Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

by Phil Collins

Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious...


Conversations with McCartney

by Paul Du Noyer

The intimate portrayal of one of the most famous men in music, more than half of which is in McCartney's own words.

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London. They asked...


Just Between You And Me

by Myles Goodwyn

Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings. He is the only remaining original member...


Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

by Mark Ribowsky

A heartbreaking and unforgettable portrait of country music’s founding father.

After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams?a frail, flawed man who had become country...


Homeward Bound

by Peter Ames Carlin

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames Carlin

To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music...


Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield

by Todd Mayfield & Travis Atria

Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement: "People Get Ready" was the black anthem of the time....


The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"

by JoAnne O'Connell

JoAnne O’Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his sympathies for slaves in his plantation songs and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. This intimate biography...


THE ABC of 1-2-3: The True Story

by Billy Ritchie

1-2-3 are now acknowledged as  having a major influence on what became of music in the 1970s. Yet the band disappeared without trace in history, only to surface decades later, in circumstances that Mojo Magazine...


Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from...


For Those Tears I Died: The Amazing Story About How One Song Brought Healing to Millions and Birthed Contemporary Christian Music

by Marsha Stevens-Pino

“The mother of contemporary Christian music" - Excerpt from "The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music", Sept. 2002

 “She is Conservative Christianity’s worst nightmare: a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing,...