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The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Written by Willie Nelson, Foreword by Larry McMurtry
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ISBN: 9780307523204
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The Facts of Life
and Other Dirty Jokes
Written by Willie Nelson
Foreword by Larry McMurtry


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
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If you had to give America a voice, it’s been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelson’s. For more than fifty years, he’s taken the stuff of his life-the good and the bad-and made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our... Read more >
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Written by David King Dunaway, Foreword by Pete Seeger
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ISBN: 9780307495976
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
The Ballad of Pete Seeger
Written by David King Dunaway
Foreword by Pete Seeger


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
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How Can I Keep from Singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg... Read more >
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To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
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ISBN: 9780307498311
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
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In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
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The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
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ISBN: 9780307498373
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more >
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For the Music
For the Music
Written by Jo Sgammato
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ISBN: 9780307480774
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For the Music
The Vince Gill Story
Written by Jo Sgammato


Format: eBook, 236 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

TO LOVE MUSIC IS TO LOVE VINCE GILL

His pure tenor voice, amazing guitar playing, and superb songwriting skills have earned Vince Gill eleven Grammies and seventeen Country Music Association Awards--making him the biggest CMA winner of all time. But it's the man behind the music who inspires so much love and... Read more >
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Tori Amos:  Piece by Piece
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
Written by Tori Amos and Ann Powers
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ISBN: 9780307492043
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Tori Amos: Piece by Piece

Written by Tori Amos and Ann Powers


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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I choose to fight my battles through my music . . . I was born a feminist. And then at age five, when my strict Christian grandmother punished me, I realized, I’m not penetrating here. I’m just pissing people off. So I had to find another way to penetrate. I had... Read more >
Wilco
Wilco
Written by Greg Kot
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ISBN: 9780307493194
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Wilco
Learning How to Die
Written by Greg Kot


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

The intimate story of one of the great American bands of our time, creators of the controversial masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

When alt-country heroes-turned-rock-iconoclasts Wilco handed in their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to the band’s label, Reprise, a division of Warner Brothers, fans looked forward to the release of another challenging... Read more >
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Life on Planet Rock
Life on Planet Rock
Written by Lonn Friend
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ISBN: 9780307487490
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Life on Planet Rock
From Guns N' Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey through Rock's Most Debauched Decade
Written by Lonn Friend


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

For the generation coming of age in the years from 1987 to 1994, RIP magazine was every bit as crucial as Rolling Stone. Life on Planet Rock describes how Friend, the editor of RIP, became the Zelig-like chronicler of the biggest musical moments of that time—from introducing Guns N’ Roses (in... Read more >
Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs
Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs
Written by Dave Bidini
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ISBN: 9780771013676
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Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs

Written by Dave Bidini


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $19.99

The strengths of Bidini’s two best-loved books, On a Cold Road and Tropic of Hockey, music and travel to unlikely places, come together in this account of his search for rock ‘n’ roll.

When it looks as if the Rheostatics are breaking up after more than twenty years together, Dave Bidini is... Read more >
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Mosaic
Mosaic
Written by Amy Grant
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ISBN: 9781400073634
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Mosaic
Pieces of My Life So Far
Written by Amy Grant


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $14.99

One of America’s most popular music artists shares beautiful pieces of an unforgettable human mosaic, revealing pieces of a life in progress.


With her unmistakable voice and honest lyrics, Amy Grant has captured a unique place in American music. As the bestselling Christian music artist of all time, a crossover pop sensation... Read more >
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Twenty Thousand Roads
Twenty Thousand Roads
Written by David Meyer
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ISBN: 9780345503367
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Twenty Thousand Roads
The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music
Written by David Meyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $18.00

As a singer and songwriter, Gram Parsons stood at the nexus of countless musical crossroads, and he sold his soul to the devil at every one. His intimates and collaborators included Keith Richards, William Burroughs, Marianne Faithfull, Peter Fonda, Roger McGuinn, and Clarence White. Parsons led the Byrds to create the... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
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ISBN: 9781588368119
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $13.99

“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal... Read more >
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz
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ISBN: 9780385526913
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2008
Price: $11.99

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as... Read more >
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz, Read by Feodor Chin
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz
Read by Feodor Chin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 8, 2008
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“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as... Read more >
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Clapton
Clapton
Written by Eric Clapton
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ISBN: 9780767925365
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Clapton
The Autobiography
Written by Eric Clapton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $15.99

“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and... Read more >
Wonderful Tonight
Wonderful Tonight
Written by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor
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ISBN: 9780307407832
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Wonderful Tonight
George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
Written by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story

Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical... Read more >
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Wonderful Tonight
Wonderful Tonight
Written by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor
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Wonderful Tonight
George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
Written by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2008
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An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock... Read more >
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A Freewheelin' Time
A Freewheelin' Time
Written by Suze Rotolo
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ISBN: 9780767929127
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A Freewheelin' Time
A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Written by Suze Rotolo


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $11.99

A Freewheelin’ Time is Suze Rotolo’s firsthand, eyewitness, participant-observer account of the immensely creative and fertile years of the 1960s, just before the circus was in full swing and Bob Dylan became the anointed ringmaster. It chronicles the back-story of Greenwich Village in the early days of the folk music explosion... Read more >
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The House That George Built
The House That George Built
Written by Wilfrid Sheed
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ISBN: 9780812970180
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The House That George Built
With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
Written by Wilfrid Sheed


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $16.00

From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “Big Spender,” from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter... Read more >
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The House That George Built
The House That George Built
Written by Wilfrid Sheed
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ISBN: 9781588367228
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The House That George Built
With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
Written by Wilfrid Sheed


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $13.99

From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “Big Spender,” from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter... Read more >
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I Got Your Back
I Got Your Back
Written by Sr. Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert and Lyah Leflore
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ISBN: 9780767927604
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I Got Your Back
A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship
Written by Sr. Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert and Lyah Leflore


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $12.95

The final collaboration from Eddie and Gerald Levert: an intimate glimpse into their lives, their passions, and their musical legacy. But most important, I Got Your Back gets inside the special and rare father-son bond that these two R&B legends shared. Eddie and Gerald put their hearts and souls on the... Read more >
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Written by Paul Trynka
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ISBN: 9780767923200
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Written by Paul Trynka


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $15.99

“Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility. Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation... Read more >
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Written by David King Dunaway, Foreword by Pete Seeger
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
The Ballad of Pete Seeger
Written by David King Dunaway
Foreword by Pete Seeger


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $18.00

How Can I Keep from Singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg... Read more >
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Twenty Thousand Roads
Twenty Thousand Roads
Written by David Meyer
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ISBN: 9780345507860
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Twenty Thousand Roads
The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music
Written by David Meyer


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $13.99

Gram Parsons lived fast, died young, and left a beautiful corpse–a corpse his friends stole, took to Joshua Tree National Monument, and set afire in its coffin. The theft and burning of his body marked the end of Gram Parsons’ life and the beginning of the Gram Parsons legend.

As a singer... Read more >
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Shout, Sister, Shout!
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Written by Gayle Wald
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ISBN: 9780807009857
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Shout, Sister, Shout!
The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Written by Gayle Wald


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $18.00

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick

Long before "women in rock" became a media catchphrase, African American guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women could rock. Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in 1915, Tharpe was gospel's first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure of its golden age... Read more >
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