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Alice in Chains: In the Studio

by Jake Brown

According to Billboard Magazine, "in many ways, Alice in Chains was the definitive heavy metal band of the early '90s," while MTV.com has "placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands."...


Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

by Cary Ginell

(Book). Cannonball Adderley introduces his 1967 recording of "Walk Tall," by saying, "There are times when things don't lay the way they're supposed to lay. But regardless, you're supposed to hold your head...


Dreamgirl and Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme

by Mary Wilson

Chronicles the life of a Supreme.


Abba - Uncensored on the Record

by John Tobler

ABBA's was an extraordinary journey through the pages of rock history - it took them from throwaway Eurovision turn to highly respected pop icons. Their story has everything; beautiful girls with incredible...


Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...


Owain Arwel Hughes: My Life in Music

by Owain Arwel Hughes

Prompted by the catastrophic events of 9/11,Owain Arwel Hughes' autobiography is an open, honest story, with its recurring, poignant theme of the show has to go on.


The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary

by Herbert Breslin & Anne Midgette

Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager and friend tells all. All.

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during...


Complicated Shadows: The Life And Music Of Elvis Costello

by Graham Thomson

Complicated Shadows paints a detailed and accurate portrait of an intensely private and complex individual. It draws on nearly 50 exclusive interviews with schoolmates, pre-fame friends, early band members,...


Cole Porter

by William Mcbrien

In his life and in his music, Cole Porter was the top—the pinnacle of wit and sophistication. From the 1910s through the ‘50s, from Yale pep rallies through the Broadway triumphs of Anything Goes and Kiss...


Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went From Pop to Pulpit

by Richard Coles

The memoir of popular BBC Radio 4 SATURDAY LIVE presenter and former member of the Communards, the Reverend Richard Coles.

'I love @RevRichardColes SO MUCH' Caitlin Moran

FATHOMLESS RICHES is the Reverend Richard...


Kiss and Make-Up

by Gene Simmons

You wanted the truth, you got the truth—the hottest book in the world!

Fueled by an explosive mix of makeup, costumes, and attitude, KISS burst onto the music scene thirty years ago and has become a rock institution....


Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

by Alan Light

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

by Adam Lerner & Wes Anderson

Mark Mothersbaugh is a legendary figure for fans of both street art and music culture. Cofounder of the seminal New Wave band DEVO, he was a prolific visual artist before the band's inception moving seamlessly...


Alfredo Catalani: Composer of Lucca

by Domenico Luigi Pardini, Valentina Relton & David Chandler

The full, tragic story of Puccini's great rival, now available in English for the first time. Born in Lucca four years before Puccini, Alfredo Catalani (1854-93) was the main hope of Italian opera in the 1880s....


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine

"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv...


Miracles for Breakfast: How Faith Helped Me Kick My Addictions

by Danny Brooks

I was lost—in more ways than I can count. I'd lost my way, lost my family, lost my friends. I was totally screwed up from all the acid trips, and the speed and the MDA binges, with strange-coloured animals...


Franz Schubert and His World

by Christopher H. Gibbs & Morten Solvik

During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797–1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated...


101 Amazing Facts about Lorde

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you one of the world's most dedicated followers of singing sensation Lorde? Do you know more than any other fan? Or do you want to discover some fantastic information about the songstress who has taken the...


101 Amazing Facts about Emblem3

by Jack Goldstein

Are you one of the world's most dedicated Emblems? Do you know more than any other fan? Or do you want to discover some fantastic information about the best new band of the last few years? If so, then this is...