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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,...


Dusty

by Karen Bartlett

“The most definitive biography yet” —Choice magazine

“A vivid portrait of a tortured soul” —Out in the City

“A heart-breaking read” —Record Collector

Known the world over for her unique musical...


Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

by Jonathan Gould

The long-awaited, definitive biography of The King of Soul, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Otis Redding remains an immortal presence...


Out of Our Heads: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Me

by Ronnie Schneider

Ronnie Schneider is among a select handful of individuals who can honestly claim to have taken an active part in the explosive beginnings of 1960's rock'n'roll.

After leaving ABKCO and working with Sam Cooke...


Multifarious Funk: The Evolution and Biography of George Clinton and The Parliament-Funkadelic Empire: (Funkentelechy) How's Your Funk!

by Sabrina Marie & Tony Rose

While editing and preparing for publication this brilliant book by Sabrina-Marie on the extraordinary life of the living musical genius that is George Clinton, founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic empire, I...


Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano

by Andrea Avery

A rich and vibrant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw and inspiring tale of grace and determination. Andrea Avery, already a promising and ambitious classical pianist at twelve,...


Standing In The Fire

by Richard Blake Thomas & Anthony Younes

“Standing In The Fire” is the autobiography of former Rev Theory lead guitarist Richard Thomas, better known by his stage name “Rikki Lixx”.

Richard Thomas is now a solo Christian recording artist with...


Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton

by Randy L. Schmidt

"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from...


The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste

by Balint Andras Varga

Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world's most respected interviewer of living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music, Varga has confrontedthirty-three...


Chrissie Hynde: A Musical Biography

by Adam Sobsey

A musical force across four decades, a voice for the ages, and a great songwriter, Chrissie Hynde is one of America's foremost rockers. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, she and her band...


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...


Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers

by Martin Popoff

“Motörhead, remember me now, Motörhead, alright!”

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers is the first book to celebrate the classic-era Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and Phil “Philthy...


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,...


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...