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Robert Christgau’s Going Into The City

Posted by on Feb.19, 2015, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Robert Christgau shares his memories of Going Into The City in his new book out February 24th.  Read an excerpt here.

Kim Gordon Book Girl In A Band

Posted by on Feb.10, 2015, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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If you’re a fan of Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth or anything Kim, you’ll love this book. We got our hands on an advance copy and highly recommend it.

Sometimes, the word insightful is overused to describe a book, but it’s justified in this case. Even hardcore Sonic Youth fans will learn something and we appreciated Kim’s honesty. 

Read an excerpt here.  Catch Kim on her book tour, many of the dates have incredible special guests.  Here’s the list.  And if you don’t believe us about how good the book is, here’s Stereogums’ take

Rick James, Diehards And Lita Ford Books

Posted by on Jul.09, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Here’s three books of interest.  First, the new and incredible Rick James memoir Glow just hit the shelves.  It’s a bit eerie to read a posthumously published memoir, but also incredible to relive James’ story in his own words. Read an excerpt here.

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A book we’ve enjoyed lately is Diehards by Erin Feinberg, a cool collection of photos taken from the unique perspective of the fans.  Some of the audiences included in the book are fans of U2, Metallica, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips. The book also features original essays from Bruce Springsteen and Neil Peart.

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Finally, Lita Ford announced that her book Living Like A Runaway will be out on November 11th. Ford has made several recent appearances with Cherie Currie, so it will be interesting to see her take on her time in The Runaways. Find Lita on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates and more book news. 

Paul Stanley Book: KISS Co-Founder Faces The Music And Exposes His Life

Posted by on Apr.08, 2014, under News No Comments


Paul Stanley, founding member of Kiss and (finally) a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, releases his memoir Face The Music: A Life Exposed today.  It’s dishy enough for looky-loos. yet fans will enjoy Stanley’s honesty and surprising thoughts on some long held beliefs.  Although, don’t look for this to be the book that settles all-things-KISS.  As Stanley told The New York Daily News,  “I wrote the book about me, my life and my observations. I didn’t write the book to have the last word on KISS.”   Read an excerpt here.

News Round Up: Rod Stewart And Peter Criss Books Out Tomorrow. Johnny Depp Gets Into The Book Business.

Posted by on Oct.22, 2012, under News No Comments

-Rod Stewart’s memoir Rod: The Autobiography is out tomorrow. Read an excerpt here. And yes, he talks about THAT rumor.

-Mark McGrath recently tweeted he had to pick between the new Pete Townshend and John Taylor books to read on the plane. Here’s the winner.

-Harper Collins and Johnny Depp are teaming up to create an new imprint called Infinitum Nihil.  Their first book will be about Bob Dylan.

-Somebody made off with a bunch of autographed Pete Townshend books after his signing in New Jersey.

-The Daily Beast has boiled down the eight best bits of the John Taylor book.

-There are two different excerpts from the Peter Criss book Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss here and here. The book is out tomorrow. Here are the book tour dates.

NKOTB Book Out Now! Yoko and Bruce Springsteen coming soon

Posted by on Oct.19, 2012, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In our mailbox yesterday, we received a preview of the new Bruce Springsteen book Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin. Early buzz is really good and with pull-quotes on the jacket from life-long Boss fans Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, we’re looking forward to digging in to this one. The book is officially out November 6th.

Whether they’re your guilty pleasure or you’re a true “Blockhead”, the new authorized biography New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters by Nikki Van Noy is well done and out now. Van Noy also wrote last years’ So Much to Say about the Dave Matthews Band which was an equally fun and informative read. Nikki will be a guest on our show next week.

Lisa Carver may just change your mind about Yoko Ono with Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono. Her writing is thought-provoking, hilarious and moving..sometimes all at the same time. Out October 23rd, here’s an excerpt from the New York Times. Lisa will be a guest on our show soon.

Iconic New York Radio DJ Carol Miller Releases Tell-All Memoir

Posted by on Aug.16, 2012, under News No Comments


Many men (and women) have fallen in love with the sultry voice of famed New York rock DJ, Carol Miller, best known for her evening shows on the legendary WPLJ. Now Carol tells her story in her new book Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio out August  28th.  Sure Bruce, Mick and Sir Paul are all in there, but its her affair with Steven Tyler where she really dishes.

Read an excerpt here. Listen to Carol’s syndicated show “Get The Led Out”.  Pre-Order Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio

Congratulations Jennifer Egan! Pulitzer Prize Winner

Posted by on Apr.19, 2011, under News No Comments

Congratulations to author Jennifer Egan who won the Pulitzer Prize yesterday for her book “A Visit From The Goon Squad”.  It’s a fiction book set in the music industry and you can read an excerpt from the book here.

Check out a short excerpt of an interview with Jennifer over on the PBS Newshow.  To purchase the book, click here.