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  • Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensoredby John Lydon

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'God Save the Queen'. So revolutionary was his influence, he was even... more...

  • Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Meby Bernard Sumner

    Transworld 2014; US$ 28.02

    Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence. Until now? An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time. Chapter... more...

  • Setting the Toneby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A sterling collection of essays, commentary, reviews, and personal recollections on art, love, and the musical life, from Ned Rorem, award-winning composer and author extraordinaire Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer and writer, displays his incisive, sometimes outrageous genius for artistic critique and social commentary with a grand... more...

  • The Later Diaries of Ned Roremby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The esteemed American composer and unabashed diarist Ned Rorem provides a fascinating, brazenly intimate first-person account of his life and career during one of the most extraordinary decades of the twentieth century Ned Rorem is often considered an American treasure, one of the greatest contemporary composers in the US. In 1966, he revealed... more...

  • The Nantucket Diary of Ned Roremby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The acclaimed author of The Paris Diary , Pulitzer Prize?winning American composer Ned Rorem offers readers a mellow, thoughtful, and candid chronicle of his life, work, and contemporaries One of our most revered contemporary musical artists?winner of the Pulitzer Prize and declared ?the world?s best composer of art songs? by Time magazine?Ned... more...

  • The Paris Diary & The New York Diaryby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    In the earliest published diaries of Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer recalls a bygone era and its luminaries, celebrates the creative process, and examines the gay culture of Europe and the US during the 1950s One of America?s most significant contemporary composers, Ned Rorem is also widely acclaimed as a diarist of unique insight... more...

  • The Saddest Music Ever Writtenby Thomas Larson

    Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    An exploration of the cultural impact of Samuel Barber?s Adagio for Strings , the Pietá of music, and its enigmatic composer   In the first book ever to explore Samuel Barber?s Adagio for Strings ,music and literary critic Thomas Larson tells the story of the prodigal composer, his seminal masterpiece and its fascinating history as America?s... more...

  • Dukeby Bill Gutman

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Edward Kennedy ?Duke? Ellington was one of jazz?s greatest innovators. Join Bill Gutman as he explores the fascinating life of this legend from his birth at the turn of the century to his death at the age of seventy-five. Interviewing Duke?s friends, fans, and fellow musicians, Gutman documents the progress of a man who dedicated his life to crafting... more...

  • 27: Janis Joplinby Chris Salewicz

    Quercus 2014; US$ 4.99

    Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving out opportunities for a generation of female talent. Her powerful, raw vocals touched fans of folk music, blues and soul alike, with recordings... more...

  • 27: Jim Morrisonby Chris Salewicz

    Quercus 2014; US$ 6.99

    Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was found dead, the victim of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris apartment bathtub in 1971. He was 27. Morrison was a talented, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to cope with his exalted status and his death, officially from heart failure, remains shrouded in mystery. In 27: Jim... more...