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Girl in a Band: A Memoir
Girl in a Band: A Memoir
by Kim Gordon
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Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story — a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll... (read more)

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Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

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The Books of Albion
The Books of Albion
by Peter Doherty
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Cult rock star Pete Doherty reveals himself and the sources of his inspiration as never before in this collection of personal journals from his early days in London. The journals are reproduced just as he wrote them, in his own handwriting, complete with... (read more)

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George Harrison Behind the Locked Door
George Harrison Behind the Locked Door
by Graeme Thomson
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  The definitive new biography of the most enigmatic Beatle    As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success. The notoriously shy performer mostly ceded... (read more)

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A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
by Suze Rotolo
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Suze Rotolo (aka Susan) is an artist who lives in New York City with her family.... (read more)

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir
by Viv Albertine
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Shortlisted for the UK National Book Award in the Popular Nonfiction Book category Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie... (read more)

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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
by Marky Ramone With Rich Herschlag.
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The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Rolling Stoneandlt;/Iandgt; ranked the Ramones at #26 on... (read more)

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Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe
Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe
by Mick Wall
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Decades before reality television was invented, Ozzy Osbourne was subversive and dark. Ozzy was the singer in Black Sabbath, and they meant business. In an era when bands were measured by how 'heavy' they were,no one was weightier than Black Sabbath... (read more)

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Chronicles: Volume One
Chronicles: Volume One
by Bob Dylan
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"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring... (read more)

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Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
by Peter Guralnick
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From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and... (read more)

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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar
Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar
by Keith Richards
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Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, Theodore Augustus Dupree, affectionately known as "Gus," who was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Keith's... (read more)

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Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen
Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen
by Al Jourgensen
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The high–octane, no–holds–barred memoir by Al Jourgensen, legendary godfather of industrial music and founder of Ministry. Al Jourgensen wanted to be a musician but he became a rock star, and it almost killed him. During his career... (read more)

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I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax
I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax
by Scott Ian
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I'm the Man is the fastand#150;paced, humorous, and revealing memoir from the man who co-founded Anthrax, the band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didnand#8217;t have to be mutually exclusive. Through various lineup shifts, label snafus,... (read more)

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Special Deluxe
Special Deluxe
by Neil Young
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The iconic rock starand#8217;sand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling follow-up toand#160;Waging Heavy Peaceand#160;that and#147;reads like a great Neil Young song plays.and#8221; (The Buffalo News)and#160; In this acclaimed new memoir, New York Times... (read more)

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Life
Life
by Keith Richards
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The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards. With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the... (read more)

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Born to Drum: The Truth about the World's Greatest Drummers--From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl
Born to Drum: The Truth about the World's Greatest Drummers--From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl
by Tony Barrell
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The pulse of rock 'n' roll—the drummer—finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the culture and history of drumming Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding work. Yet instead of being... (read more)

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Bob Dylan: The Brazil Series
Bob Dylan: The Brazil Series
by John Elderfield
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Bob Dylan has been a prolific graphic artist since the 1960s, and his graphic art is marked by the same constant drive for renewal that characterises his music. Never content to remain static in a single form of expression that he has already cultivated,... (read more)

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This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band
This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band
by Levon Helm
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The singer and drummer of the Band details, in this book, the history of one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. While their music evoked a Southern mythology with their beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, only their Arkansan drummer, Levon... (read more)

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Beatles Anthology (00 Edition)
Beatles Anthology (00 Edition)
by The Beatles
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The Beatles themselves contributed to this publication. Full of memorabilia, documents and pictures. Floor display comes full with 10 softcover books and 2 hardcover books.... (read more)

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Mega Weird: Stories from the Anxiety-Ridden Mind of Nicholas Megalis (Deluxe Signed Edition)
Mega Weird: Stories from the Anxiety-Ridden Mind of Nicholas Megalis (Deluxe Signed Edition)
by Nicholas Megalis
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A collection of hilarious short stories from twenty-five year old Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis on his distinctively weird life and childhood, fully illustrated by Tom Megalis, his celebrated artist and animator dad. THIS DELUXE, LIMITED EDITION IS... (read more)

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