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Most popular Rock & Pop music books

The most popular Rock & Pop music books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Rihanna
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
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Blackpink: K-Pop's No.1 Girl Group
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK!
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite, The Sunday Times Bestseller: My Story
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Where's My Guitar?: An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll
A fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world's most famous rock bands of all time - Whitesnake.
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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Queen Unseen - My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century: Revised and with Added Material
In an intimate and eye-opening story, roundly praised as the best available insight on Queen, Peter Hince recounts twelve years on the road with Freddie Mercury, Brian May and co. This truly is the definitive book on the 20th century's most iconic rock band.
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Rock & Roll A Level: The only quiz book you need this Christmas
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Beautiful Ones
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Elton John: Rocket Man
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Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend
Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. With a foreword by punk rock legend, Patti Smith.
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I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
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Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979: On Track
Despite his death in 1993, Zappa's estate has continued to release several albums per year of archive material. Zappa has inspired musicians from many genres - including electronic music pioneer Brian Eno, composer Bob Gluck and musical satirist 'Wierd Al' Yankovic . The first book to look at this period of Zappa's work in detail.
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Just Kids
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
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Led Zeppelin: Denmark 1968-1970
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One Two Another: Line By Line: Lyrics from The Charlatans, Solo and Beyond
One Two Another is a collection of the very best lyrics by lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess, with added commentary and memoir.
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Beastie Boys Book
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom.
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NOW That's What I Call A Quiz: Puzzle Your Way Through Sixty Years of Pop
Perfect for music lovers of all ages, the NOW That's What I Call Music Quiz Book is jam-packed with puzzles to get your toes tapping to the last 35 years of pop music!
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Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
'Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women about their experiences as musicians and the music industry with fascinating and illuminating results' Stylist
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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
Publishing on the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's formation, this is the first book to tell the authorized, in-depth and uncensored story of their infamous manager Peter Grant, a music industry giant and 'the fifth member of Led Zeppelin'.
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All Gates Open: The Story of Can
All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. Book Two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a 'collage - a technique long associated with CAN's approach to recording.
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Foo Fighters: The Band that Dave Made
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The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife
Paul Morley's short biographical portrait of Michael Jackson looks at how we turned the most outrageous child star talent of the late 20th century into a monster; This is a rare piece of pop cultural alchemy that cuts through the myth in a way that only a writer as great as Paul Morley could do.
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Elton John by Terry O'Neill: The definitive portrait, with unseen images
A photographic portrait of Elton John, by iconic photographer Terry O'Neill.
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Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone
A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.
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When Doves Craft: Ten Craft Projects Inspired by the Artist
Combining the magic of Prince with easy-to-make craft, this fun little book celebrates the artist's hits in 10 step-by-step projects.
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More Tales of a Rock Star's Daughter
From a 1970 meeting with Jimi Hendrix, to Live Aid, Greenham Common, a cancer op and a brief glimpse of Cream's 2005 reunion. This is essentially a punk rock, pub-based soap-opera like no other; set against venues in the smashed-up ruins of a changing world. This follows on from the hilarious and critically acclaimed first volume.
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Riot of Our Own
Reissue of a riotous chronicle of one of the UK's greatest punk rock bands - the Clash
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At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the Man Who Became a Legend
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In The Court of King Crimson: An Observation over 50 Years
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My Crazy World: The Autobiography
The remarkable autobiography of Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan and one of Ireland's legendary rock stars
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Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave both Freddie Mercury's incredible pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and his endless search for love with the story of a terrible disease that swept across the world in the 1980s.
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BTS - The Ultimate Fan Book: Experience the K-Pop Phenomenon!
A celebration of this colourful seven-piece phenomenon from Korea, exploring in detail the group's origins, members and super rise to success.
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Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards
New discoveries and a fresh perspective, with unprecedented access to Richey's personal archiveOn 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27.
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David Bowie: A Life
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Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop
The vibrant story of how the sound of British pop music was shaped by its industrial cities
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M Train
REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation., Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.
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Beatles Book
Divided into four sections - People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema - it covers all elements of the band's history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them. Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is the definitive Beatles treasure.
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Born to Run
A revelatory memoir by a legendary rock star, Bruce Springsteen's BORN TO RUN will be the book of 2016.
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Before We Was We: Madness by Madness
A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope and Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio.In their own words they each look back on shared adventures. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records.
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Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice: The Official Journals, Objects, and Ephemera
The fully authorised biography of late singer Jeff Buckley, which includes his never before seen lyrics, diaries and letters.
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Little Book of Queen Bey: The Wit and Wisdom of Beyonce
The most iconic quotes from Beyonce to help you slay every day
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Why Bowie Matters
A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will always matter.
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I'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics
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Spice Girls: The Story of the World's Greatest Girl Band
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Treasures of Queen
The book celebrates the band, its members, recordings and concerts through images and the written word, as well as through pieces of memorabilia from the private collections of Queen's members.
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Last Christmas
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Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender: A Life in Pictures
This official book contains photographs of Freddie Mercury in all aspects of his life, including photographs from the private collections of his parents and Brian May, as well as portraits by many famous photographers - with explanatory text.
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Sound Pictures: the Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, the Later Years, 1966-2016
SOUND PICTURES offers a powerful glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. The second book of two, SOUND PICTURES traces the story of George Martin and the Beatles' incredible artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul.
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Let The Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces and The Who