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100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
Joel McIver - Hal Leonard Corporation

This guide to guitarists features the most accomplished performers from the vast legions of metal. As well as celebrating the classic metal musicians who've defined the scene since the '70s, it delves deep... view details

25 Albums that Rocked the World
Chris Charlesworth - Music Sales Corporation

From Elvis Presley's "Sun Sessions" to Radiohead's "OK Computer," here is the very best of rock and pop music of the Twentieth Century.  A consumer's critical guide to the music, enabling the reader to select... view details

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust
Ken Scott & Bobby Owsinski - Alfred Music Publishing

"Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust" shares Ken Scott's intimate memories of working with some of the most important artists of the 20th century, while crafting a sound that influenced generations of music makers.... view details

B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time
David McGee - Hal Leonard Corporation

This excellent biography profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King.  An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session.  The author then takes an... view details

The Beatles Vs the Rolling Stones
Greg Kot & Jim DeRogatis - Hal Leonard Corporation

Two of the world's pre-eminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever - the "Beatles" or the "Rolling Stones?"  More than two dozen topics of debate are... view details

Book of Rock Quotes, The
Michael Heatley - Music Sales Corporation

Sex, drugs, egos, money, fans, music, God and who we love and hate... the rock stars have their say.  Featuring over 2,000 words of wisdom and stupidity from all your favorite rock stars and five decades of... view details

By the Time We Got to Woodstock
Bruce Pollock - Hal Leonard Corporation

A fast-paced, fun, and sometimes brutal look at America's most volatile and creative year in music - 1969: a time of euphoria and devastation, freedom and assassination, revolution and retribution, moonwalks... view details

Chicken Soup for the Soul (The Story Behind the Song)
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Jo-Ann Geffen - Hal Leonard Corporation

This insightful book recounts the exclusive, personal stories behind 101 of your favorite songs, from artists including Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Paul Anka, "Hall & Oates," Huey Lewis,... view details

Classic Rock Drummers
Ken Micallef & Donnie Marshall - Hal Leonard Corporation

Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon ("The Who"), Ian Paice ("Deep Purple"), Bill Ward... view details

The Funky Bass Book
Bill Leigh - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the ultimate collection of "funktified" wisdom and inspiration, from the grooving pioneers of R&B, soul, and funk to the flame-tending funkateers of hip-hop, neo-soul, and gospel. With interviews and... view details

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock and Roll (An Alternative History of American Popular Music)
Elijah Wald - Oxford University Press

As its blasphemous title suggests, "How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n Roll" rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history.  Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored... view details

In the Studio with Michael Jackson
Bruce Swedien - Hal Leonard Corporation

No one was closer to Michael Jackson at the height of his creative powers than Bruce Swedien. Friend, co-creator, and colleague, Swedien was a seasoned recording engineer plucked from a job at legendary... view details

Jimmy Page (Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography)
George Case - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the meticulously researched life story of "Led Zeppelin's" legendary guitarist and producer. From his childhood in war-torn Britain and his pivotal role in the recording studios that launched the... view details

Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Songs, 1944-2008
Joel Whitburn - Hal Leonard Corporation

An all-encompassing, artist-by-artist listing of every artist and song that made Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" charts.  That's over 2,400 country artists and over 19,000 songs covering 64 years of Country... view details

Joel Whitburn Presents Rock Tracks, 1981-2008
Joel Whitburn - Hal Leonard Corporation

For the first time ever, Rock Tracks lists every artist and song to appear on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" and "Mainstream Rock Tracks" charts, all in one combined, comprehensive A-to-Z... view details

John Lennon - The Story Behind Every Song, 1970-1980
Paul Du Noyer - Music Sales Corporation

John Lennon and his music live on in the hearts of all his fans - and this is the first and only book to analyze every song that Lennon wrote in his solo career, track by track. Updated three times and in... view details

Justice for All: the Truth About Metallica
Joel McIver - Music Sales Corporation

For the first time, a book dares to tell the unvarnished truth about "Metallica's" early life on the San Francisco club circuit, their heyday as the world's most uncompromising metal band, and the notorious... view details

Led Zeppelin (The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song)
Chris Welch - Music Sales Corporation

"Led Zeppelin's" hard-driving mix of blues-rock and funk electrified generations of fans, providing them with an unforgettable, monumental musical experience. Superbly illustrated, this book delves into the... view details

Les Paul Legacy - Complete Commemorative Edition
Robb Lawrence - Hal Leonard Corporation

Includes both books, "Early Years 1915-1963" and "Modern Era 1968-2009" packaged in a beautiful slipcase box.  Since Les Paul's death in August 2009, this is the first complete book set that covers his entire... view details

Metallica (The Stories Behind the Biggest Songs)
Chris Ingham - Sterling Publishing Company

"Metallica" formed in 1981 when drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement in a local L.A. newspaper. Their early recordings featured fast thrash tempos, instrumentals, and a raw aggression that made them... view details

Michael Jackson: a Life in Music
Geoff Brown - Music Sales Corporation

Not just a complete fan's guide to the music of Michael Jackson, this book is the definitive overview of the unforgettable "King of Pop's" unique career.  Album by album, track by track, it examines every song... view details

Michael Jackson: a Visual Documentary, 1958-2009
Adrian Grant - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the world's greatest pop superstar. Authorized by Michael during his lifetime, this brand-new edition also includes events surrounding his sad death in... view details

The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films
Doug Adams - Alfred Music Publishing

Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning score for "The Lord of the Rings" has been hailed as among the greatest film music ever written. Sweeping in scope, it is an interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth... view details