Roger Daltrey is the voice of a generation.That generation was the first to rebel, to step out of the shadows of the Second World War ... to invent the concept of the teenager.This is the story from his birth at the height of the Blitz, through tempestuous school days to ... read more
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself--by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.
Formed as a New York City h... read more
"Novelistic, perfectly plotted and quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written." - The Wall Street Journal Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and ... read more
Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll--not just punk--even breaching the mains... read more
How does music work? Indeed, what is (or isn't) music? We are all instinctively musical, but why? Adam Ockelford has the answers.
A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively ... read more
The Beatles: Twist and Shout tells the story of the Fab Four from their very early years in Liverpool through to their world conquering fame.
Featuring interviews with and articles on each of the biggest artists of the decade, Uncut History of Rock: The 1970s takes the reader on a journey through the decade, not only covering the music and how it was made, but the people behind it - and what made them. ... read more
An indelible and irresistible portrait of the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS and the music scene they changed forever-culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite" Including original interviews wit... read more
The Bronx Is Burning "meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade """""The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the '70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with... read more
Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked t... read more
A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.
Carole ... read more
Here is the story of an often overlooked, one-of-a-kind rock n roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success, he became a tragedy. Jerry Nolan came o... read more