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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
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“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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ISBN: 9780345506085
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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 Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg...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 >
Chopin's Funeral
Chopin's Funeral
Written by Benita Eisler
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ISBN: 9780307425256
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Chopin's Funeral

Written by Benita Eisler


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Frédéric Chopin’s reputation as one of the Great Romantics endures, but as Benita Eisler reveals in her elegant and elegiac biography, the man was more complicated than his iconic image.

A classicist, conservative, and dandy who relished his conquest of Parisian society, the Polish émigré was for a while blessed with... Read more >
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Higher Ground
Higher Ground
Written by Craig Werner
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ISBN: 9780307420879
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Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of Americ an Soul
Written by Craig Werner


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In Higher Ground, one of our most insightful music writers brilliantly reinterprets the lives of three pop geniuses and the soul revolution they launched.

Soul music is one of America's greatest cultural achievements, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield are three of its most inspired practitioners. In midcentury America it... Read more >
A Long Strange Trip
A Long Strange Trip
Written by Dennis McNally
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ISBN: 9780307418777
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A Long Strange Trip
The Inside History of the Grateful Dead
Written by Dennis McNally


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist–a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s’ counterculture.

From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual... Read more >
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Queen
Queen
Written by Nadine Cohodas
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ISBN: 9780307427380
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Queen
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington
Written by Nadine Cohodas


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $16.99

Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington.

A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the... Read more >
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True Brit
True Brit
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters
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ISBN: 9780307417596
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True Brit
The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

POP PRINCESS

Britney Spears is putting girls back on the map in the pop music world. With the effervescent and intoxicating sounds of her first album, ...Baby One More Time, Britney shot straight to the top of the charts--in just the first week of the album's release. Her ripe style and smart... Read more >
Clapton
Clapton
Written by Eric Clapton
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ISBN: 9780767928427
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Clapton
The Autobiography
Written by Eric Clapton


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

“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 >
The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
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ISBN: 9781400096756
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.00

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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Check the Technique
Check the Technique
Written by Brian Coleman, Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812977752
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Check the Technique
Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Written by Brian Coleman
Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $22.00

A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have... Read more >
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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
Written by Alice Cooper, Kenneth Zimmerman and Keith Zimmerman, Read by Alice Cooper
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ISBN: 9780739344156
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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict
Written by Alice Cooper, Kenneth Zimmerman and Keith Zimmerman
Read by Alice Cooper


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 1, 2007
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The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons–with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of... Read more >
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Letters
Letters
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington, Introduction by Lady Wallace
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307266255
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Letters

Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington
Introduction by Lady Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $12.50

Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. This volume brings together a fascinating selection, giving us a detailed portrait of the composer's life and times. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which... Read more >
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My Second Chapter
My Second Chapter
Written by Matthew Ward
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ISBN: 9781400070800
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My Second Chapter
The Matthew Ward Story
Written by Matthew Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $16.99

How one family’s tragedy ultimately revolutionized contemporary Christian music.

Known for such classics as “Easter Song,” the Second Chapter of Acts was one of the major music groups in the forefront of the Jesus movement. But what happened, in the wake of personal tragedy, to bring together a brother and his... Read more >
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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070587
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: Paperback, 392 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2006
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Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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Pickin' Up the Pieces
Pickin' Up the Pieces
Written by Richie Furay and Michael Roberts
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ISBN: 9781578569571
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Pickin' Up the Pieces
The Heart and Soul of Country Rock Pioneer Richie Furay
Written by Richie Furay and Michael Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $14.99

When a young Richie Furay moved to New York hoping to make it big in folk music, God wasn’t one of his concerns. But destiny was.
Later, when he started Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young and Stephen Stills, it seemed Furay’s destiny had finally arrived. Although the band recorded only three... Read more >
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With Billie
With Billie
Written by Julia Blackburn
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ISBN: 9780375705809
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With Billie
A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $14.95

Few jazz singers have become icons like Billie Holiday. In With Billie, we hear the voices of those people who knew Billie best: piano players and dancers, pimps and junkies, lovers and narcs, producers and critics, each recalling intimate stories of the Billie they knew. What emerges is a portrait of... Read more >
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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9781400077786
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $18.00

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... 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: 9780812974201
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $12.95

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 King and I
The King and I
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767915083
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The King and I
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 334 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $19.00

Now in paperback, the scandalous international sensation: brash, candid, and utterly hilarious, Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager tells all.

The name “Luciano Pavarotti” is as central to the world of opera as high C’s and dueling sopranos. Pavarotti has had, quite inarguably, the most successful career in the history of the operatic profession... Read more >
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Wicked Messenger
Wicked Messenger
Written by Mike Marqusee
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ISBN: 9781583226865
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Wicked Messenger
Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded
Written by Mike Marqusee


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $18.95

Bob Dylan’s abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting in the mid-1960s caused an uproar among critics and fans. In Wicked Messenger, acclaimed cultural-political commentator Mike Marqusee advances the new thesis that Dylan did not drop politics from his songs but changed the manner of his critique to address the changing political... Read more >
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With the Beatles
With the Beatles
Written by Lewis Lapham
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ISBN: 9780976658320
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With the Beatles

Written by Lewis Lapham


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2005
Price: $12.95

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment.

The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the... Read more >
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Sinatra
Sinatra
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Read by Scott Brick
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ISBN: 9781415922453
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Sinatra
The Life
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Read by Scott Brick


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $25.00

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra’s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships... Read more >
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Sinatra
Sinatra
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Read by Tony Roberts
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ISBN: 9780739322154
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Sinatra
The Life
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Read by Tony Roberts


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $17.48

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra’s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships... Read more >
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