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So Let It Be Written

by Mark Eglinton & Chuck Billy

Metallica is back with their first album in almost a decade!

With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went from being thrash pioneers to heavy metal gods. He overcame adolescent upheaval and personal demons—including...


Dig If You Will the Picture

by Ben Greenman

A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our culture

Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to...


Jerry Goldsmith

by Mauricio Dupuis

This essay represents the first organic study about Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004), an emblematic American film composer from the second half of 20th century. His personality is examined within the cinematic production...


ROCKING CHAIR

by William Ritchie

Music is an abstract force that flows through the heart of the World, for most people, an essential ingredient creating a soundtrack to their lives, but even more than that, bringing peace, meaning, harmony,...


The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

by Mayte Garcia

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional...


Art Sex Music

by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music...


Beethoven

by George Alexander Fischer

Chronicling the landmark events in Beethoven's life, this book enhances understanding of the composer's character, inspiring a deeper appreciation for his work. 

George Alexander Fischer illuminates the composer’s...


Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

by Tom Doyle

Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock ’n’ roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John’s meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade...


Smoke Snort Swallow Shoot

by Jacob Hoye

"This frenzied and harrowing roller coaster ride brings together some of the wildest and craziest drug stories ever told between the covers of one book. . . . About as addicting as some of the drug addled personalities...


The Skin Above My Knee

by Marcia Butler

The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her.

Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate...


Her Name Was Dolores

by Pete Salgado & Gabriel Vázquez Aguayo

ENGLISH EDITION: This book will take us behind-the-scenes of her stardom and inside the music business. Jenni Rivera, a gentle woman often filled with doubt. A spiritual woman who lived in faith. A woman...


LIFE Remembering Kurt Cobain: The Icon at 50

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine remembers Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.


Biographies for Kids - All about Michael Jackson: The King of Pop and Style - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

by Baby Professor

Let’s get to know Michael Jackson and his craft. This cool educational resource will help your child learn about the King of Pop while picking up new vocabulary, too. Sure, movies are available but reading...


My First Book of Musical Instruments: Saxophones, Ukuleles, Clarinets, Bongos and More - Baby & Toddler Color Books

by Baby Professor

Music is a highly relaxing and motivating activity to young learners. But more than these, music boosts the brain power by stimulating the parts of the brain that are responsible for math, emotional and reading...


They Desire a Better Country/Ils désirent une patrie meilleure

by Lawrence Scanlan

Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in...


PEOPLE George Michael: A Pop Star Life

by The Editors of People

With glorious, rarely seen photos and new interviews with Aretha Franklin, Cindy Crawford, Melissa Etheridge and remembrances from many other famous friends, this People commemorative edition celebrates the...


Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine

by Donve Lee

Skollie, saint, scholar, hippest of hippies, imperfect musician with a perfect imagination, Syd Kitchen was, like all great artists, born to enrich his art and not himself. Plagued by drugs, alcohol and depression,...


Syd Kitchen

by Donve Lee

Skollie, saint, scholar, hippest of hippies, imperfect musician with a perfect imagination, Syd Kitchen was, like all great artists, born to enrich his art and not himself. Plagued by drugs, alcohol and depression,...


Prince : in the Studio (1975-1995): Volume One

by Jake Brown

Offering an inside look into the multigenerational career of a funk-pop superstar, this definitive, exciting study of Prince s musical catalog grants behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording details...


My Father Wakes Up Laughing: The story of Edward and Janet Simons and their Musical Legacy

by Jo Simons

In this biography of her parents, Jo Simons chronicles how the oldest orchestra conductor in the country, Ed Simons (now 99), and his wife, Janet, enriched the musical opportunities in Rockland County, New York...