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No Remedy for Love

by Liona Boyd

  • Liona Boyd’s last autobiography, In My Own Key, sold over 30,000 copies
  • Written in Boyd's own words without a ghostwriter
  • New memoir details Boyd's 2004 divorce, uprooting her life, and how she conquered...

In My Own Key

by Liona Boyd

Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million.

The internationally acclaimed classical...

The Great Gould

by Peter Goddard

A startling new portrait of Gould, published in co-operation with the Gould estate.

Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure....

Chopin and His World

by Jonathan D. Bellman & Halina Goldberg

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist...

Mozart: The Man Revealed

by John Suchet

The illustrated life-story of the world’s most beloved composer, bringing vividly to life the man himself, his influences, achievements, and the glittering milieu of the Habsburg empire in eighteenth-century...

Elvis Presley

by Spencer Leigh

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS...

Crazy Like Me: From Memphis and the Rock 'n Roll Trio to Fleetwood Mac

by Billy W Burnette

Billy Burnette is the epitome of a rock star – he exudes talent, good looks, and the rock star aura wherever he goes and understandably so, given his journey as a musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist.


Last of the Giants

by Mick Wall

With the original lineup reunited, Guns N' Roses is packing stadiums again, thirty years after their landmark debut, Appetite for Destruction.

"Last of the Giants is the mad, funny, dark and often painful story...

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley

by Roger Steffens & Linton Kwesi Johnson

A revelatory, myth-shattering history of one of the most influential musicians of all time, told in the words of those who knew him best.

Roger Steffens is one of the world’s leading Bob Marley experts. He...

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

by Michael Owen

It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative, full-color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves. During...

Before the Chop III

by Henry Rollins

Another one of these? Really? Makes you wonder what ol’ Henry was like before hubris got to him. Well, it’s hardly surprising. A man gets to a certain point and he thinks that he is owed something. Enough...

The Alexander Scriabin Companion

by Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson & John Bell Young

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander...

I'm Frustrated Thoughts Becoming Words

by Deontae D Dixon

I'm Frustrated Thoughts Becoming Words is a memior about a kid that was raised from boy to man while his Mother served life in prison. He's faced with disappointments, he faced with the obstacles that prevents...

The Naked Witch: An Autobiography

by Fiona Horne

Fiona Horne's extraordinary journey through a metaphysical-laced material world has all the breathtaking twists, turns, perils, redemption and enlightenment of a fantasy novel merged with Siddhartha and Entertainment...

LIFE Paul at 75

by The Editors of Life & Tony Scherman

LIFE celebrates the 75th birthday of renowned musician Sir Paul McCartney.

Dear Reflection

by Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell never meant to be a rebel. But growing up with two gothic rockers as parents seemed to make it inevitable.

In 1980s Australia, Erika Bach and Demetri Vlass founded Ape the Cry and Hard Candy, two...

Unfinished History: A New Account of Franz Schubert's B Minor Symphony

by David Montgomery & David Zinman

This study addresses a long-standing mythology concerning the -Unfinished- Symphony and reviews anachronistic performance practices that prevent listeners from experiencing the work as a product of its own time....

Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan

by Chris Morris

Veteran journalist and critic Chris Morris looks back at his intense half-century-long relationship with the music of Bob Dylan, viewing the role the singer-songwriter’s work has played in his own life. A...

The Man Who Carried Cash

by Julie Chadwick

  • Johnny Cash is more popular than ever, and the demographic of his international fan base spans from youth to the elderly
  • Oriented at music fans and collectors: full of never-before-published material on Cash,...

Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

by Harvey Sachs

On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.

It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo...