Generally, books about the Beatles can be divided into two groups, either the all-encompassing history of the band (Tune In by Mark Lewisohn is of course the best example but far from the
Paul Du Noyer has set himself up with this book because, honestly, what else is there to say about Paul McCartney?
Teenagers who heard the Wilson brothers—better known as the Beach Boys—harmonize on their big hits, “Surfin’ Safari,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” and “Good Vibrations” in the early 1960s, p
Unsurprisingly, there have been numerous collections of photographs and thousands of words published about Led Zeppelin.
The journalist, biographer, and Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield calls David Bowie a lot of names: tramp, vagabond, and “the most alien of rock artists” to name a few.
Imagine being Moby, the musician who just happens to be an actual descendant of Herman Melville (which is where Moby gets his nickname, get it?), and you’re asked to write your memoirs without the
Writing an all-encompassing book about the life of Paul McCartney is akin to writing the definitive biography of Jesus Christ.
It’s easy to think of Carly Simon—gorgeous, tall, and talented—as swanning through her charmed celebrity life.
In the final minutes of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) opens the door to his nondescript suburban home.
After I finished reading M Train, Patti Smith’s mesmeric new memoir, I sat on a round chair in a humid house and didn’t move. The hour, it seemed, had been churched.
“This is a book to be inhaled not just read.”
No one at a Dead concert is dancing to “Eyes of the World” and hearing the same thing.
“. . . pretty much everyone can take away something positive from this book.”
“What also sets apart Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record is that it is written by the subject and not by some third party who never knew her.”
“A volume of prayer, meditation, worship and dance, Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics by Van Morrison features the best of a man driven by memory, th
“Hancock, a Buddhist, writes about his spiritual journey in Possibilities but isn’t preachy about his its effect on his life, relationships, music and philosophy.”
“Gavin keeps focus on what Peggy Lee was doing musically even as everything else in her life was sensationally spiraling out of control.”
“For readers whose only context for life in South L.A.
“. . . if you’re interested in understanding Beethoven’s music in depth, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Beethoven, warts and all, is what this book is all about.”
"Autobiography is unmistakably the work of the singer and lyricist of the still-beloved band The Smiths."
“. . . several degrees more substantial than the typical musician tell-all.”
“Nobody does blue collar America better than Bruce Springsteen . . .”
“. . . filled with Davis memorabilia sure to satisfy jazz aficionados.”
“Mr. Williams has crafted a one-person artistic conglomerate . . .”
“. . . what a ride it’s been. . . . Makeup to Breakup is riveting and will have the reader instantly hooked.”