A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm--the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band.He sang the anthems of a generation: The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, and Life Is a Carnival. Levon Helm's story--told here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musicians--is the rollicking story of American popular music itself.
The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir.
Most priests hear confessions.
It’s Chris Jagger’s turn to lift the lid on one of the most colorful and exotic periods in British cultural history. He unrolls an insider’s tale of growing up among the bombsites and ration books of post-war Dartford, weaving through the glittery underground of late 1960s countercultural London, and spending months in India before most trod that path.
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“I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection.”
Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.
A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock
From beloved indie musician Andrew McMahon comes a searingly honest and beautifully written memoir about the challenges and triumphs of his life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal connection to three pianos.
A no-holds barred account of working with Beefheart featuring interviews with all key players inside and around The Magic Band and the Mothers Of Invention. As drummer and musical director for the iconoclastic Captain Beefheart, John "Drumbo" French was a key contributor to the band's many groundbreaking albums including Trout Mask Replica.
In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, Deanna Witkowski brings a fresh perspective to the life and music of the legendary jazz pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-81).
The first, and only, inside story of one of the greatest bands in rock history--Dire Straits--as told by founding member and bassist John Illsley
"[An] illuminating memoir." —Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times
The story of a composer's life in the Alaskan wilderness and a meditation on making art in a landscape acutely threatened by climate change
Celebrate Christmas with the King of Rock n' Roll!
For Elvis, Christmas at Graceland was a time for family and friends, a respite from the road and the recording studio. It was a time to sing gospel songs around the piano and give out extravagant gifts.
In this spirit, Christmas with Elvis is designed like a Christmas party Elvis himself would have liked.
In this poignant memoir, the internationally celebrated bandleader reflects on family, illness, grief, and a bygone era of glamour, contemplating not just his career but the history of midcentury music and nightlife—and the enormously important role that the bandstand played in his life.