Post by shelfintheroom1017 on Jan 21, 2018 1:38:28 GMT
I am an avid music book reader/collector and was just wondering if anyone else on here is as well.. Here are a few of my favorite music-related books:
EDDIE TRUNKS'S ESSENTIAL HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL, both volumes: Excellent reference guides as to be expected from the allmighty Eddie Trunk, both are very useful with lots of great info and photos.. I wonder if he'll ever make a volume 3, I hope so...
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME: THE VAN HALEN SAGA by Ian Christe: Excellent biography of Van Halen, definitley something every VH fan should read
WATCH YOU BLEED: THE SAGA OF GUNS N ROSES by Stephen Davis: I know a lot of GNR fans hate this book because Stephen Davis got a few things wrong about GNR here & there, but I still really like this book, regardless of what anyone thinks
ONE WAY OUT: THE INSIDE HISTORY OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND by Alan Paul: Fantastic AB biography, definitely something every AB fan should have!!!
SPRAY PAINT THE WALLS: THE STORY OF BLACK FLAG by Stevie Chick: Great book, and, well, not much else to say, if you like Black Flag, you'll enjoy it
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE by Joe Nick Patoski: One of my favorite music books ever, if you like S.R.V. you definitely must have this!!
TURN IT ON AGAIN: PETER GABRIEL, PHIL COLLINS, AND GENESIS by Dave Thompson: I randomly found this on Amazon while searching for a book about Genesis, and wow, glad I found it!!!
LIFTING SHADOWS: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF DREAM THEATER by Rich Wilson: Another book I randomly found on Amazon, and another reason why I'm glad Amazon exists
IT'S A LONG STORY: MY LIFE by Willie Nelson: I normally am not into musician memoirs but I really enjoyed this book, Willie Nelson is a great writer
Those are all the ones I can think of off the top of my head, of course I'll think of more eventually, but curious to see what others on here's favorites are..
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band - Really interesting read; especially illuminating about Nikki Sixx.
I mostly read fiction and not too many biographies. I did read Lita Ford's "Living Like a Runaway". I found she was really selective in what she wrote about and left out huge parts of her life. One story did give me great appreciation for Ronnie James Dio's kindness, however.
I do have "Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys" (The Cure), "Dancing with Myself" (Billy Idol), "What Does This Button Do? (Bruce Dickinson) and "18 and Life on Skid Row" (Sebastian Bach) on audiobooks and "Sinner's Creed" (Scott Stapp) which I haven't gotten to yet.
Post by shelfintheroom1017 on Jan 31, 2018 1:30:05 GMT
Here's some more of my favorites
MOUNTAINS COME OUT OF THE SKY: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF PROG ROCK: Amazing book, a true sacred treasure for any prog rock fan.. Unfortunately it has a chapter on Jethro Tull who I've always despised, but oh well, it's forgivable for all the other great prog rock bands it covers
SOUTHBOUND: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ROCK: From the same publisher as "Mountains Come Out of the Sky", Backbeat Books, great music book publisher, and, this book pretty much applies to southern rock fans like "Mountains" does for prog rock
WHOLE LOTTA LED ZEPPELIN: Awesome Zeppelin photo book I randomly found at a bookstore in Rehoboth Beach DE