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I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway

by Greg Kot

This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in...


Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul

by Jermaine Dupri & Samantha Marshall

Jermaine Dupri has reached modern-day mythical status in the music industry. He is the power behindthe music of top artists including Mariah Carey,Usher, Lil Jon, and Janet Jackson.

At the age of sixteen, Jermaine...


Shania Twain

by Robin Eggar

The Incredible Rags-to-Riches Story of One of the Bestselling Female Artists of All Time

Shania Twain has risen from humble beginnings in a dirt-poor mining town in Northern Canada to amazing heights of superstardom....


Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain

by Max Wallace & Ian Halperin

A stunning and groundbreaking investigation into the death of one of the great rock icons of our times -- revealing new evidence that points to a terrible conclusion.

On Friday, April 8, 1994, a body was discovered...


Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life

by John Sellers

TOP FIVE MUSICAL THINGS I HOPE HAPPEN NOW THAT THE ORIGINAL LINEUPS OF THE PIXIES AND DINOSAUR JR. HAVE REUNITED

1. Ian Curtis is resurrected.

2. The Smiths reunite for a private party at my favorite bar....


Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

by Tad Szulc

Chopin in Paris introduces the most important musical and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopin's day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopin's eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his...


Halfway Home: My Life 'til Now

by Ronan Tynan

Yes, I am a singer. But I am also a horseman, an athlete, and a doctor. I am a son, a brother, and a friend. I can sing as I do only because of the life that I've led. With each decade, I've found myself in...


Revealing Jewel: An Intimate Portrait from Family and Friends

by Kenneth Calhoun, Cambria Jensen & Atz Lee Kilcher

She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music...


Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

by Thomas Brothers

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King"...


Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda

by Andy Capper & Vice Media

documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring the members of Iraq’s only heavy metal band—Acrassicauda—and their daily struggle to survive and rock on even as their country fell into a bloody insurgency....


Tommyland

by Tommy Lee & Anthony Bozza

I am Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962, and raised in a suburb of California by an American father and a Greek mother. At seventeen, I joined MÖtley CrÜe and we became one...


Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys

by David Foster

After almost four decades in the music business, David Foster -- producer, arranger, songwriter, performer -- is finally ready to talk. In this compelling and outspoken memoir, Foster shares some of his incredible...


Anvil!

by Lips Reiner & Robb Reiner

In the early seventies, when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world, Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto, vowed to rock together forever. A...


Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

by Chris O'Dell & Katherine Ketcham

CHRIS O’DELL WASN’T FAMOUS. SHE WASN’T EVEN ALMOST FAMOUS. BUT SHE WAS THERE.

 

* She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and she sang in the “Hey Jude”...


Beethoven: The Man Revealed

by John Suchet

Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood,...


Messiaen Perspectives

by Christopher Dingle & Robert Fallon

The two volumes of Messiaen Perspectives convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music

by Keith Potter & Kyle Gann

In recent years the music of minimalist composers has become the subject of important musicological reflection, research and debate. This Companion provides an authoritative overview of research in this area...


Lady Gaga: The Unauthorized Biography

by Christian Guiltenane

A biography of the pop star details her rise from misunderstood musician to one of the most influential women in the world

Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household...


Bohemian Rhapsodies: True and Authorized Tales by Queen Fans & Celebrities

by Robyn Dunford & Kelly Franko

Officially authorized by Queen's camp and will feature loads of exclusive commentary from those closest to FREDDIE MERCURY, including his longtime personal assistant, as well as rock and metal peers of Mercury's...


An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx

by Jake Brown

Time Magazine quipped at the start of the Millennium in their gossip section that the Backstreet Boys might be transforming into the Millennium's new Motley Crue now that 'Nikki Sixx has mellowed up...' Following...