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Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

by S. Andrew Granade

During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana."...


Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets

by Wendy Lesser

Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that...


Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country

by Allan Glen

This is the book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for – a critical perspective not only of Adamson’s music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of...


Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story

by John Neil Munro

Described recently by Empire magazine as ‘Britain’s best ever blues singer’, John Martyn was one of rock music’s last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, which contributed...


Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith

by Joe Perry & David Ritz

“An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in.” —Slash

“Rocking Joe Perry ‘rocks’ again!” —Jimmy Page

Before...


Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

by Paul Trynka

For the first time, the complete story of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones and the early years of the band

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones-the visionary who gave the band its...


Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story

by Wayne Everett Goins

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures


The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

by Daniel Mark Epstein & Daniel Mark Epstein

Through the lens of four seminal concerts,acclaimed poet and biographer DanielMark Epstein offers an intimate, nuancedlook at Bob Dylan: a vivid, full-bodiedportrait of one of the most influential artistsof...


Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose

by F. James Rybka

Bohuslav Martinu's amazing output—over 400 imaginative, well-crafted, and diverse pieces, including symphonies, operas, ballet scores, and other orchestral works—is accounted for in this biography that asserts...


Conversations with Freddie Mercury

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Meet the real Freddie Mercury, the iconic vocalist of Queen who died in 1991. We make contact through Sussan (the host) who connects to him via a process channeling that allows Freddie to use the hosts vocabularly...


Conversations with Linda McCartney

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Linda McCartney was the wife of ex Beatle Paul McCartney. But what of her inner thoughts and her regrets. Now Listen as Linda reflects and gives advice on her breast cancer, thoughts of Heather Mills and Nancy...


Conversations with George Harrison

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Sitting with Sussan the host and listening to George talk about his life, loves and music became more than what I expected. We talked about Olivia, Dhani his son and 'The Traveling Wilburys'. Whether you are...


Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

by Al Jourgensen

The high-octane, no-holds-barred memoir by legendary godfather of industrial music—Al Jourgensen, the founder of Ministry


Portraits in Jazz: 80 Profiles of Jazz Legends, Renegades and Revolutionaries

by Howard Reich

Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett,...


Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician

by Allen Shawn

Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally...


Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

by David Kirby

A brilliant new biography of the extraordinary, outrageous performer who helped open the floodgates of Rock 'n' Roll. In June, 2007, Little Richard's 1955 Specialty Records single, "Tutti Frutti," topped Mojo...


Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found

by Joe Bonomo

A superb new study of Jerry Lee Lewis that's as intense and fast paced as the life of "The Killer" himself, from the height of fame to the bumpy road that followed

"The category in which Jerry Lee Lewis truly...


Song and Circumstance: The Work of David Byrne from Talking Heads to the Present

by Sytze Steenstra

This is the first book to offer a full account of Byrne's sprawling artistic portfolio.


Another Side of Bob Dylan

by Victor Maymudes & Jacob Maymudes

A Los Angeles Times Best seller!

August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the music...


Bowie: The Biography

by Wendy Leigh

Discover the man behind the myth in this new biography of one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time—David Bowie.

David Bowie—the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and...