Biography & Autobiography Books - Musicians & Composers

Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir By Stevie Van Zandt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306925436
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Published: Hachette Books - September 27th, 2022

Uncover never-before-told stories in this epic tale of self-discovery by a Rock n Roll disciple and member of the E Street Band.

What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock and Roll has the power to change the world for

Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir By Jann S. Wenner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316415194
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 13th, 2022


Rolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a "touchingly honest" and "wonderfully deep" memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll (Bruce Springsteen).

Jann Wenner has been called by his peers “the greatest editor of his generation.&rdq

Goodnight Boogie: A Tale of Guns, Wolves & The Blues of Hound Dog Taylor By Matt Rogers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947026971
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Published: BMG Books - November 22nd, 2022

Hound Dog Taylor made guitars howl and hips shake.

Me and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship By Willie Nelson, David Ritz (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785245605
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Published: Harper Horizon - September 20th, 2022

"I've got this song that begs to be a book and a book that begs to read like a song--a long, romping ballad of sweetness and scandal bridging seven decades of friendship . . ."

Immortalized in Willie Nelson's road song Me and Paul, Paul English was the towering figure who for 70 years acted as Willie's drummer, bodyguard, accountant, partner in crime, and right-hand man.

The Philosophy of Modern Song By Bob Dylan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451648706
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2022

The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan’s first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One—and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music.

Split Decision: Life Stories By Ice-T, Spike, Douglas Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982148775
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Published: Gallery Books - July 19th, 2022

Award-winning actor, rapper, and producer Ice-T unveils a compelling and astonishing memoir of his early life robbing jewelry stores until he found fame and fortune—while a handful of bad choices sent his former crime partner down an incredibly different path.

A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival By John Lingan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306846717
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Published: Hachette Books - August 9th, 2022

The definitive biography of Creedence Clearwater Revival, exploring the band's legendary rise to fame and how their music embodied the cultural landscape of the late '60s and early '70s

From 1969 to 1971, as the United States convulsed with political upheaval and transformative social movements, no band was bigger than Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones By Lesley-Ann Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639362073
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 2nd, 2022

An acclaimed rock and roll journalist evokes the legacy of The Rolling Stones—iconic, granitic, commercially unstoppable as a collective; and fascinating, contradictory, and occasionally disturbing as individuals.

As Lesley-Ann Jones writes, the Rolling Stones are "still roaming the globe like rusty tanks without a war to go to.

Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250283306
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 27th, 2022

In the latest book in the multimillion-selling Killing Series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard tell the larger-than-life stories of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali.

The King is dead. The Walrus is shot. The Greatest is no more.

Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374607371
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

Faith, Hope and Carnage is a meditation on faith, art, music, freedom, grief and love.

Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with Seán O’Hagan, it is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.

The World Is Going To Love This: Up From The Basement With The Strokes By Gordon Raphael Cover Image
ISBN: 9781838403676
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Published: Wordville - July 2nd, 2022

Legendary music producer, Gordon Raphael has spent four decades working with musicians, performers and songwriters to create unique genre-defining sounds. His work with THE STROKES, REGINA SPEKTOR and THE LIBERTINES has made him one of the world's most sought-after music producers. What's his secret?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Making of a Landmark Album, 50th Anniversary By John McEuen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493062331
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Published: Backbeat Books - August 1st, 2022

The 1971 collaboration of legendary Nashville bluegrass musicians and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a Southern California country-rock-jug group, was the genesis of Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which Rolling Stone magazine would declare the most important album to come out of Nashville.