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Rock & Pop music books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Rock & Pop music category. Presented with a red border are the Rock & Pop music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Rock & Pop music books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The Verve Photographs by Chris Floyd by Dave Brolan The Verve Photographs by Chris Floyd


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Staying Alive The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees by Simon Spence Staying Alive The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees

A joyful reappraisal of the Bee Gees at the peak of their powers, at the time of their wildly successful but unfairly maligned soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, the album that turned them from has-beens to the musical phenomenon of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties by Richard Havers, The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties
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This new official book tells the story, for the first time, of the Stones through their many radio and TV appearances as they rose to fame in the sixties.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Ministry Of Pop The Stock Aitken Waterman Story by Mark Elliott The Ministry Of Pop The Stock Aitken Waterman Story


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Rock Bottom A Music Writer's Journey into Madness by Michael O'Dell Rock Bottom A Music Writer's Journey into Madness

A tale of loving, living and surviving rock music
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Untypical Girls A Visual Survey of Women in Independent Rock by Sam Knee Untypical Girls A Visual Survey of Women in Independent Rock


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Uncut History of Rock: The 70s by Uncut Uncut History of Rock: The 70s

Featuring interviews with and articles on each of the biggest artists of the decade, this book takes the reader on a journey through the decade, not only covering the music and how it was made, but the people behind it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Nirvana The Teen Spirit of Rock by Gillian G. Gaar, Chuck Crisafulli Nirvana The Teen Spirit of Rock
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A man with an endless musical career before him, Kurt left a lasting legacy, even today fans cite Cobain and Nirvana as an influence. Nirvana was spawned in Seattle in the late 1980s, and instantly distinguished itself from the bulk...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Guns N' Roses The Life and Times of a Rock N' Roll Band by Paul Elliott Guns N' Roses The Life and Times of a Rock N' Roll Band

This book follows the complete story of Guns N' Roses: the highs and lows, the triumphs and failures, the fights, the excess, and the great music that shook the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Into the Mystic The Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960s Rock and Roll by Christopher Hill Into the Mystic The Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960s Rock and Roll

Explores the visionary, mystical, and ecstatic traditions that influenced the music of the 1960s
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Songversations Conversation Starters about Music and Life (100 Questions) by Eric Hutchinson Songversations Conversation Starters about Music and Life (100 Questions)

Conceived by popular singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson, this deck of conversation-starting cards invites you to share your favourite songs and talk about why they matter to you.
Format: Cards - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Led Zeppelin All the Albums, All the Songs by Martin Popoff Led Zeppelin All the Albums, All the Songs


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Hendrix The Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar Hendrix The Illustrated Story


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Rock: The Primary Text - Developing a Musicology of Rock by Professor Allan F. Moore Rock: The Primary Text - Developing a Musicology of Rock

This title was first published in 2001: Revised to respond to developments within the discipline and with new material added to reflect the author's and others' further work in this field, this book's focus remains British rock. Its aims are:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Popular Music in Southeast Asia Banal Beats, Muted Histories by Henk Schulte Nordholt, Peter Keppy, Bart Barendregt Popular Music in Southeast Asia Banal Beats, Muted Histories
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This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Gig by Brian, B A B a B a B a Griffin, Terry Rawlings Gig
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Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the key figures in the music scene from 1978 -1987.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Punk Pedagogies Music, Culture, and Learning by Gareth Dylan Smith Punk Pedagogies Music, Culture, and Learning

Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning brings together a collection of international authors to explore the possibilities, practices and implications that emerge from the union of punk and pedagogy. The punk ethos-a notoriously evasive and multifaceted beast-offers unique applications in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Punk Pedagogies Music, Culture, and Learning by Gareth Dylan Smith Punk Pedagogies Music, Culture, and Learning

Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning brings together a collection of international authors to explore the possibilities, practices and implications that emerge from the union of punk and pedagogy. The punk ethos-a notoriously evasive and multifaceted beast-offers unique applications in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

When Ziggy Played the Marquee David Bowie's Last Performance as Ziggy Stardust by Terry O'Neill When Ziggy Played the Marquee David Bowie's Last Performance as Ziggy Stardust

Rare and unseen images from Terry O'Neill's unprecedented access to David Bowie's last performance as Ziggy Stardust, including interviews from a host of people witnessed the last performance.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

Bowie The Illustrated Story by Pat Gilbert Bowie The Illustrated Story


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

AC/DC Album by Album by Martin Popoff AC/DC Album by Album


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

100 Songs by Bob Dylan 100 Songs

A portable, abridged volume of Dylan's lyrics, from the beginning of his career through to the present day.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Bish Bosch Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard by Christopher Scoates Bish Bosch Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Bish Bosch: Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard presents the first scholarly analysis of Scott Walker's work, and is the first book to be published with the musician's permission. This special audio edition includes a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Bish Bosch Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard by Scott Walker, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard Bish Bosch Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard
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Bish Bosch: Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard presents the first scholarly analysis of Scott Walker's work, and is the first book to be published with the musician's permission.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Experiencing Black Sabbath A Listener's Companion by Nolan Stolz Experiencing Black Sabbath A Listener's Companion

Stolz explores Black Sabbath's nineteen studio albums, several live albums, and additional studio tracks, urging readers to reassess the work of this seminal act in American rock music history. The book uncovers how Black Sabbath's song catalog explored and defined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

I Was Britpopped The A-Z of Britpop by Jenny Natasha, Tom Boniface-Webb I Was Britpopped The A-Z of Britpop
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 by Jon Stratton, Nabeel Zuberi Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945
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Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality by Stephen Amico Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Centered on the musical experiences of homosexual men in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking study examines how post-Soviet popular music both informs and plays off of a corporeal understanding of Russian male homosexuality. Drawing upon ethnography, musical analysis, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Rock'n'Roll War Stories by Allan Jones Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Rock'n'Roll War Stories

Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Slash Excess: The Biography by Paul Stenning Slash Excess: The Biography

A HUMAN CARTOON OF HAIR, SUPER-STRENGTH CIGARETTES AND THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS TOP HAT, SLASH IS THE EPITOME OF ROCK 'N' ROLL.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Meet Me in the Bathroom Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman Meet Me in the Bathroom Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

New York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political volatility - and heralds the rebirth of the city's rock scene. As the old-guard music industry crumbles, a group of bands suddenly become the voice of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Psychedelia and Other Colours by Rob Chapman Psychedelia and Other Colours

Fifty years on from the psychedelic summer of love, the author, an acclaimed music writer explores what was really going on during those heady times. In America, he traces the multi-media history of the Light shows, Happenings, Be-Ins and Acid...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Beatles' Landmarks in Liverpool by Daniel K. Longman, Bill Harry The Beatles' Landmarks in Liverpool
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This fascinating collection of photographs and stories traces the ways in which The Beatles' home town has changed over the past 50 years.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture by William I. Wolff Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture

This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters consider primarily work Springsteen has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Rock: The Primary Text Developing a Musicology of Rock by Professor Allan F. Moore Rock: The Primary Text Developing a Musicology of Rock

This thoroughly revised second edition of Allan Moore's ground-breaking book features new sections on melody, Britpop, authenticity, intertextuality, and an extended discussion of texture. Rock's 'primary text' - its sounds - is the focus of attention here. Allan Moore argues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

Gender in the Music Industry Rock, Discourse and Girl Power by Marion Leonard Gender in the Music Industry Rock, Discourse and Girl Power

Why, despite the number of high profile female rock musicians, does rock continue to be understood as masculine? Why is rock generally assumed to be created and performed by men? Marion Leonard explores different representations of masculinity offered by, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Shock and Awe Glam Rock and its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century by Shock and Awe Glam Rock and its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century

Explores most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. This title charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies. It also brings right up to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake by Jason Cohen This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake


Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook Substance: Inside New Order

The iconic bass player tells the third, arguably the most important and certainly most controversial part of his story: the New Order years
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon by Professor Russell Reising 'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon

The endurance of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon on the Billboard Top 100 Chart is legendary, and its continuing sales and ongoing radio airplay ensure its inclusion on almost every conceivable list of rock's greatest albums. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Beatles are Coming by Tim Hill The Beatles are Coming

This complete illustrated story of Beatlemania includes rare film footage in a 55 minute DVD.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

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