Books

Books about rock music have become a lively genre in the publishing industry. Our reviewers read and report on the latest artist biographies and autobiographies as well as books about the music and its history, fictional tomes about or involving rock’n’roll, and any other reads of interest to classic rock fans.

So Many Roads Brings The Grateful Dead Into Sharp Focus

In So Many Roads author David Browne delves into the “long strange trip” of the Grateful Dead and makes sense of it all in a “smart & satisfying” band bio

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Viv Albertine’s ‘Fascinating’ Punk Rock Memoir

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press) In A Word: Unsparing If you were a fan of the Slits and their sui generis, serrated, feral music, it should come as

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Billy Idol Recounts Dancing With Danger

Idol recalls his punk-rock past, wild years on booze & drugs plus English family background to give an honest look at the star and the man behind the sneer.

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Mick Fleetwood’s Book is All About the Love

The Mac leader’s bio a very touching love story about his deep and abiding affection for music, drumming, his band and its current and past players

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