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  • Lucky Manby Greg Lake

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 24.99

    Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King , co-produced by Greg, featured the iconic song '21st Century Schizoid Man'. King Crimson pioneered progressive rock and paved the way for many famous... more...

  • Billy Joelby Joshua S. Duchan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Music historian Joshua Duchan looks at the career and music of this remarkable singer-songwriter, exploring the unique ways Joel transforms the cultural life of a changing America over four decades into bestselling song after song and album after album. Original interviews with Joel blend with Duchan’s engaging analysis to provide readers of all... more...

  • Rock in a Hard Placeby Orlando Crowcroft

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 16.95

    From Tehran to Riyadh, Cairo to Nazareth, thisis the story of how a new generation of rockers and rappers are trying to changethe Middle East. more...

  • Runnin' with the Devilby Noel Monk; Joe Layden

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 15.99

    The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music. Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy,... more...

  • Secular Music, Sacred Spaceby April Stace

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 80.00

    When post-denominational evangelical and emerging churches incorporate secular music into worship services, it’s more than a gimmick to attract non-Christians; its use embodies beliefs about the importance of an individual spiritual journey, the boundary between the sacred and the secular, and the importance of lament in the life of faith. more...

  • Roots, Radicals and Rockersby Billy Bragg

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 22.99

    Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar... more...

  • Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Zby Jonathan Lethem; Kevin Dettmar

    Library of America 2017; US$ 19.99

    THE ESSENTIAL PLAYLIST OF GREAT WRITING ABOUT THE MUSIC THAT ROCKED AMERICA  Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar's Shake It Up invites the reader into the tumult and excitement of the rock revolution through fifty landmark pieces by a supergroup of writers on rock in all its variety, from heavy metal to disco, punk to hip-hop. Stanley Booth describes... more...

  • Major Scale Guitar Licksby Gareth Evans

    Intuition Publications 2017; US$ 2.59

    10 original soft rock guitar licks from the major scale in tablature and notation for the progressing guitarist at intermediate level and above. 53 bars of music over 10 licks (average lick length 5.3 bars) Video at full speed & Audio at full & half speed (Downloadable) Backing tracks at full and slower practise speeds (Downloadable)... more...

  • Uncommon Peopleby David Hepworth

    Transworld 2017; US$ 28.19

    As heard on Radcliffe and Maconie, Danny Baker and Simon Mayo ‘Fascinating from start to finish’ Simon Mayo, Radio 2 The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief.... more...

  • Music Video After MTVby Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since the 1980s, music videos have been everywhere, and today almost all of the most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos. However, in academia, music videos do not currently share this popularity. Music Video After MTV gives music video its due academic credit by exploring the changing landscapes surrounding post-millennial music video. Across... more...