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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.
Adventures in Arranging
Price: $22.50 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
Composer/Arranger Dr. Richard Niles credits include Paul McCartney to Pat Metheny, James Brown to Randy Brecker, Tina Turner to Michael McDonald, Ray Charles to the Pet Shop Boys. Beyond a host of arranging techniques and analysis, Niles gives inspiring real-word advice and insider tips from 45 years on the ‘killing floor’ of the recording studio. "Richard Niles is a great arranger” Paul McCartney
The Blood and the Sweat: The Story of Sick of It All’s Koller Brothers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,750. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2020 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When it comes to New York City hardcore, its community proudly boasts Lou and Pete Koller—brothers who have dominated the scene worldwide since 1986 with the aurally devastating Sick of It All as their vehicle.
Play Hard
Series: The Devil's Share. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
After years of pining for his best friend, a woman he could never have, Devil's Share drummer Luke Matthews finally meets his true match in the savvy Harlow Davis.
Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,340. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
"Starting Over" is an oral history of the making of Double Fantasy and the definitive account of John Lennon’s last days with fascinating, insightful commentary from all of the key players involved
Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,090. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best.
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.
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.
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.
The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock’n’Roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert.
The Doors Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,430. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Drummer John Densmore’s THE DOORS: UNHINGED is the true story of the court case that put Jim Morrison’s legacy on trial and divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.
The High Road: Memories from a Long Trip
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,520. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Fresh Ink Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Country
Country Music Hall of Fame drummer Mark Herndon’s memoir The High Road includes touring with one of the most celebrated bands ever.
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.
Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A great companion to ME, Elton’s official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come… the albums • the songs • the concerts • the musicals • the charities • the accolades • the costumes • the glasses • the music!
Liverpool Fantasy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Nonfiction » Music » General
It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul Montana now a famous Vegas crooner is returning home for the reunion. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock musician, and a world without the Beatles.
Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The definitive book on iconic cult hero Jeff Buckley, the singer who died tragically after just one album, but inspired a generation of musicians. His manager Dave Lory speaks out after 20 years of silence and interviews others who knew Buckley professionally, creatively, and intimately.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Eight: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,700. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Updated in 2017, Part Eight examines Sgt Pepper and the Magical Mystery Tour EP, with full musical analysis, a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques.
Giants of Bass - Volume 2: 80s & 90s
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques
Giants of Bass – Volume 2 is an in-depth analysis of some of the world’s most influential and respected bass guitarists from the 80s and 90s. An exhaustively-researched biography has been included for each artist, as well as a selected discography, gear analysis and a detailed breakdown of their commonly used playing techniques.
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.
Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
“Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition” is the bigger and better sequel to 2010's bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.