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Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

by Chuck Haddix

A true portrait of the troubled jazz genius


Composed: A Memoir

by Rosanne Cash

"One of the best accounts of an American life you'll likely ever read." -Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

As moving, disarming, and elusive as one of her classic songs, Composed is Rosanne Cash's testament to...


Pianists on Playing: Interviews with Twelve Concert Pianists

by Linda J. Noyle

Twelve internationally-known keyboard artists discuss their daily lives of practicing and performing.


More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music

by Marv Goldberg

The story of the Ink Spots is a rags-to-riches story beloved in American mythology. Goldberg gets behind the glitter of the Ink Spots and the publicity machines of record labels, and provides the story of the...


The Musical World of Halim El-Dabh

by Denise Seachrist

Egyptian-born composer Halim El-Dabh has studied with the giants of 20th-century musical composition and conducting, including Leopold Stokowski, Irving Fine, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. El-Dabh?s...


Madonna: Blonde Ambition

by Mark Bego

Perhaps the most important female entertainer of the last two decades, Madonna Louise Ciccone has led a fascinating life. This is her story.


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...


Miracles for Breakfast

by Danny Brooks

Danny Brooks grew up in in rougher area of Toronto. In his early teens he found he had a passion for music, especially the blues and rock 'n' roll. Danny’s been on the road for almost 40 years and for much...


Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love

by Ashanti

Bestselling recording artist Ashanti stormed the pop charts with her debut album Ashanti, going all the way to #1 and staying there for 10 weeks, garnering legions of loyal fans and earning her the nickname...


Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day

by Marc Spitz

The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2

It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together,...


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

by Charles R. Cross

It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate...


Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life

by Tim Riley

In his commanding new book, the eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame.

Riley portrays Lennon's...


Wagner Operas

by Ernest Newman

The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about:

   

   The Flying Dutchman

   Tannhäuser...


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...


Moondog

by Robert Scotto & Philip Glass

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


Bono

by Michka Assayas

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Mozart: A Life

by Peter Gay

A biography of the greatest musical mind in Western history

Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's consciousness can only be strengthened by historian and biographer Peter Gay's concise and deft look at the...


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...


Recombo DNA: The Story of Devo, or How the '60s Became the '80s

by Kevin C. Smith

(Book). Devo may have become synonymous with the crass commercialism of '80s new wave, but many of their inspirations and guiding principles are firmly rooted in the idealism of the '60s. They took a willfully...


101 Amazing Marilyn Manson Facts

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Marilyn Manson fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about the controversial frontman? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts...