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Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,390. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2020 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.
Musical Truth
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 174,170. Language: British English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
To most people, the music industry represents a source of harmless fun and entertainment. Beneath the glossy veneer, however, lies the devastating truth of who really controls these institutions, and the deeply malevolent agendas for which they're being used.
Surprising Rhyming For Songwriters & Poets: The Alternative Rhyming Dictionary To Inspire Rhymes People May Not Expect To Hear
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 247,260. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
SURPRISING RHYMING is a new kind of rhyming dictionary that encourages writers to be more adventurous in their rhyming. Based on a study of the most inventive rhymes used by the world's greatest songwriters, it contains 150,000 rhyming solutions for 1400 different rhyme sounds. It offers a much broader choice of rhyming ideas than the 'perfect' rhymes found in traditional rhyming dictionaries.
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
‘Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.’ – John Lennon The only full-length study of the Beatles and drugs, Riding So High documents the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
Devil Take the Hindmost, The Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth (Loose Cog Edition)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 151,410. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
Guitarist Allan Holdsworth is revered by some of the most accomplished musicians in rock, jazz, fusion and metal. This book examines Holdsworth's wide-ranging musical history and provides a listening guide to his entire discography, now numbering over 60 albums.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra - Special Edition eBook 2013
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
The Special Edition eBook “Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra” is the updated 2013 version of the critically acclaimed work first published in 2006. Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck and many other music giants cooperated exclusively with Walter Kolosky to tell the story of the "greatest band that ever was."
Motown Encyclopedia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..
The Christian Musicians Devotional
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia: One Hit Wonders Of The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s And 80’s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,180. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is the BUMPER edition, One Hit Wonders of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's together in one volume. Over 1600 one hit Wonders of those choice decades brought direct to you in eBook format. YES! We said SIXTEEN HUNDRED! Facts, chart positions, and crazy trivia of the songs we love and hate! Why accept inferior volumes that just list the top 100 songs? Get the bumper edition NOW!
There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2020 by Permuted. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“…the holy grail of information on Big Star and the late Chris Bell. An oral history spanning 400 pages, There Was A Light is exhaustive in its detail and entrancing in its storytelling.” —Under the Radar
Festivalized: Music, Politics & Alternative Culture
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 120,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
Music Journalist Ian Abrahams (Record Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) and Singer/Songwriter Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Spirits Burning) assemble an oral history of the British free festival scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s through the eyes of musicians, writers, stage managers, landowners and attendees to create an engaging account that is never sentimental and always objective.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 152,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins relates the long and twisting history of one of the most iconic British rock bands, told through interviews with many of the legion of musicians who have passed through the ranks.
Lords of the Sunset Strip
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 202,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by The Spencer Company. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“Lords of the Sunset Strip” is the brutally honest, ribald and hilarious memoir of actor and writer Blackie Dammett—AKA John Kiedis—who happens to be the father of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.