Linda Ronstadt

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Published by Simon & Schuster

Dec 03, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

Linda Ronstadt recently disclosed that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and can no longer sing. Simple Dreams finds her taking a look back at her 40-plus year career. 


Nov 08, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

One would think that a 550-page book documenting just three years in any band's career would be insufferably tedious and mind-numbingly detailed. But this is KISS we're talking about. More

Sep 17, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

There is much mystery and rumor surrounding the career of '70s teen girl group The Runaways. Queens of Noise tries to present an objective view of the band, and, in large part, succeeds. More

Jun 30, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

In this memoir, Jo Wood, ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, documents her life, most of which is spent side-by-side with the Rolling Stones guitarist. More

Jun 20, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

In the late ’60s, Los Angeles teenager Judy Huddleston began an on-again-off-again love affair with The Doors’ Jim Morrison. In Love Him Madly, Huddleston documents her wild youth with Morrison.  More

Neil Young

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

Published by Blue Rider Press

Jan 03, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

Neil Young's autobiography, although written in somewhat unconventional form, is a fascination portrait of a master.  More

J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy

Published by Little, Brown and Company

Nov 23, 2012 Books Web Exclusive

Despite failing to contain so much as a whiff of wizardry, there’s still something otherworldly to J.K. Rowling’s first venture into the world of adult literature. More

Oct 12, 2012 Books Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

As a teenager trapped in a small Florida town, Christopher R. Weingarten fell hard for Beastie Boys’ seminal 1986 album, Licensed To Ill. Blurring the line between a coming-of-age essay (where the fat kid moves to New York and finds redemption as a music critic) and an exploration of Beastie Boys’ influence on moving hip-hop into the public sphere, Every Day I Take a Wee aptly captures the impact of a beloved album on a music lover’s life. More

Oct 08, 2012 Books Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Among the first group of titles offered in Rhino’s new Single Notes series of digital-only e-books is a study of the initial and ongoing influence of Chic. More