Tag Archives: Genres & Styles/Rock

Rock Concert

by Marc Myers

A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and…


by Barry Miles

The definitive biography of religion-baiting, Republican-hating, chain-smoking, coffee-addicted, classically trained guitar virtuoso Frank Zappa.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

by Gerri Hirshey

“[I]n her vivid, impassioned history of women in rock, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, music journalist Gerri Hirshey takes a long, hard,…


by Randall Sullivan

“The first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop’s convoluted final years on earth . . . [Untouchable] helps cast…

There’s a Riot Going On

by Peter Doggett

“Fascinating . . . There’s a Riot Going On [is] a step toward drawing a distinction between the fanatic and the visionary, the image…

The Record Players

by Bill Brewster

From the authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and How to DJ Right comes the fascinating story of dance music, straight from the mouths of the legendary DJs themselves….

Prince: A Thief in the Temple

by Brian Morton

“Efficient and carefully researched . . . Morton’s book fulfills admirably its most important duty, which is to send you back to the music…

Nineteen Sixty-Eight in America

by Charles Kaiser

“A splendidly evocative account of a historic year—a year of tumult, of trauma, and of tragedy.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

The Mojo Collection

by Jim Irvin

“A gloriously celebratory guide to the history of pop . . . If your favourite album isn’t listed, it probably means you’ve got no…


by Nick Tosches

“The best rock ‘n’ roll biography ever written. . . . There is a novelistic intensity to this story of tragedy, triumph and love….