Biography & Autobiography Books - Musicians & Composers

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Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616208950
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 6th, 2021

“Thompson is a master showman . . .  [Beeswing is] everything you’d hope a Richard Thompson autobiography would be . . .


Last Chance Texaco Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802127129
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Published: Grove Press - April 6th, 2021

A tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music, the two-time Grammy Award-winning "premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation" (Hilton Als), Rickie Lee Jones


Billie Eilish Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781538720479
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 11th, 2021

Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish shares an intimate inside look at her life—both on and off the stage—in this stunning, photo-filled book.

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd.


In Defense of Ska Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781944866785
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Published: Clash Books - May 4th, 2021

Why doesn't ska get its due as a rich, diverse genre the way punk, metal, hip-hop and electronic music does? Or more to the point, why are ska fans so embarrassed of this music they love? The era of ska shame is officially over. In Defense of Ska is the much-needed response to years of ska-mockery.


Driven: Rush in the '90s and
$34.95
ISBN: 9781770415379
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Published: ECW Press - April 27th, 2021

The conclusion to the definitive biography of the rock 'n' roll kings of the North. Includes two full-colour photo inserts, with unearthed photos of the band.


To Hell and Back: My Life in Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, in the Words of the Last Man Standing Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781493059881
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Published: Backbeat Books - May 14th, 2021

There have been many books written about Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, but only by people who weren't there. Walter Lure was--from the band's chaotic beginnings on New York's Lower East Side, through a now-legendary UK tour with the Sex Pistols and the Clash, and on to a yearlong stay in London--eyewitness and midwife to the birth of UK punk.


Excavate! Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780571358335
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Published: Faber & Faber - June 22nd, 2021

A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves.

'They are always different; they are always the same.' John Peel


Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250195753
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 16th, 2021

The New York Times Bestseller

The Explosive National Bestseller


"A backstage pass to the wildest and loudest party in rock history—you'll feel like you were right there with us!" —Bret Michaels of Poison


The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140298
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Published: Atria Books - March 23rd, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This “beautiful tribute to a legendary artist” (Quincy Jones) is the first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip-hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy—before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated


Open Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062899972
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 23rd, 2021

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Updated with a new introduction and featuring never-before-seen photos


Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374283407
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Published: MCD - February 16th, 2021

From one of the most lyrically gifted, socially conscious rappers of the past twenty years, Vibrate Higher is a firsthand account of hip-hop as a political force


Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681374789
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Published: New York Review Books - March 30th, 2021

An autobiographical exploration of the role and meaning of music in our world by one of India's greatest living authors, himself a vocalist and performer.