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Keith Richards on Keith Richards: Interviews and Encounters

by Sean Egan

The iconic life and career of the famed guitarist of the Rolling Stones is detailed in this compilation of interviews that spans the last 50 years. Featuring articles from GQ, Melody Maker, and Rolling Stone...


Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

by Clarence Bernard Henry

Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, producers, and humanitarians in American music history and the recording and film industries. Among pop music fans he is...


Friedelind Wagner: Richard Wagner's Rebellious Granddaughter

by Eva Rieger & Chris Walton

She was not the 'black sheep' of her family, as often claimed, but a heroic rebel. Friedelind Wagner (1918-1991), Richard Wagner's independent-minded granddaughter, daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner,...


101 Amazing Facts about Cher Lloyd

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's most knowledgeable Brat? Or do you want to find out everything there is to know about one of the world's freshest female singers? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are...


Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

by Chuck Haddix

A true portrait of the troubled jazz genius


Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848

by Ernest Newman

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years...


Britten

by David Matthews

A uniquely personal and centenary-year biography by fellow composer, former assistant, and lifelong friend of Benjamin Britten, David Matthews.


Reinventing Metal: The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell

by Neil Daniels

(Book). Pantera is widely regarded as one of the most influential and revered American metal bands of the past 20 years. Although its output was relatively short from 1983 to 2000 it released only nine studio...


Neil Sedaka: Rock'n'Roll Survivor: The Inside Story of His Incredible Comeback

by Rich Podolsky

(Book). From 1958 to 1963, Neil Sedaka sold 25 million records more than anyone except Elvis Presley. He thought he could do no wrong, but a year later he was all but off the charts, swept away by the Beatles...


Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall

by Dave Thompson

(Book). To some, he is the face behind classic Pink Floyd. To others, he is the temperament behind some of the greatest albums of the rock era. And to others still, he is one of the most original songwriters...


Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton: An Autobiography

by Gary Burton

(Berklee Press). In "Learning to Listen," Gary Burton shares his 50 years of experiences at the top of the jazz scene. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Burton made his first recordings at age 17, has toured...


A Life in Music

by Daniel Barenboim

A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with...


Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band

by Neal Karlen

Babes in Toyland is a rare peek into the glamorous and tough world of rock and roll—an exclusive backstage pass for anyone who has ever fantasized about starting a band, being discovered by a major label,...


Beethoven

by J.W.N. Sullivan

From the Author's Preface:

"I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life. This vision was, of course, the product of his character and his experience....


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)

by Corey Taylor

Lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour’s follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Seven Deadly Sins


The Bee Gees: The Biography

by David N. Meyer

The long overdue biography of the Bee Gees, by an acclaimed author


Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways

by Evelyn Mcdonnell

The first narrative biography of the Runaways, told with the participation of many of the band’s surviving members


Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration

by David Pilgrim & Richard Ormrod

The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production....


Moondog

by Robert Scotto & Philip Glass

The revised edition biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and original artists.


Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

by Peter Tregear

Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most...