Next month sees publication of a new book that delves into the story behind one of David Bowie’s most pivotal albums: his 1980 collection Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).
A pair of authors are promising the first critical biography of The B-52s with their just-published new book on the iconic New Wave rockers.
A new 500-page oral history by Audrey Golden promises to reveal the untold story of the women who played a pivotal role in the success of Factory Records.
Thurston Moore this fall will release a new memoir called “Sonic Life” that will trace his musical awakening, the formation of and decades-long run of Sonic Youth.
A new book set for publication early next year promises to deliver the first overarching history of American college radio, tracing the medium’s rise as a force in music culture.
The story of goth music and culture is being recounted in a pair of new books by musicians Lol Tolhurst of The Cure and John Robb of The Membranes.
The story of of one of college rock’s most foundational bands is told anew in John Hunter’s hefty biography “Maps and Legends: The Story of R.E.M.”
Author Richard Evans delves deeply into “a true golden age of British pop” in his just-published book “Listening to the Music the Machines Make.”
Marc Wasserman — bassist, podcaster and author of the definitive ska and reggae blog Marco on the Bass — has just published an epic oral history that chronicles the rise of the uniquely American strains of ska and reggae through the ’80s and into the ’90s. More details right here.
Selected lyrics by Kate Bush will be compiled later this year in a new book titled “How To Be Invisible” — named after the title of a song on her 2005 album Aerial — that will include a forward by British novelist David Mitchell, the author of “Cloud Atlas.” The book is set to be published this December.
The popular 33 1/3 book series — self-described as “short books about albums” — will feature an installment by Australian music professor Samantha Bennett to be published this fall about Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1988 album Peepshow. The 160-page book, which can be pre-ordered now, will be out Oct. 18.
British publisher Faber Social has announced it will release a new memoir penned by Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz called “Remain in Love” in the spring of 2020 to coincide with the 40th anniversary that year of the band’s renowned fourth album Remain in Light.
First announced last year, Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins’ visual history of the pioneering goth-rock act — a 315-page coffee table book stuffed with recollections and flyers, ticket stubs, personal photographs and more — will be published in early 2018 by Cleopatra Records. See images from the book here.