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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011
Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to Th... read more

Listen to This

"I never wanted to be a big star. I just wanted to be the biggest at what I do! Powerful, unstoppable, heavy - when that word still meant something good!" - Meat Loaf, as told to Mick Wall Everything in the story of Meat Loaf is big. Fro... read more

Like a Bat Out of Hell: The Larger than Life Story of Meat Loaf

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With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produced artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is an exclusive, fully authorised, first-person account by Ed of how he ... read more

Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey

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 Music

Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every r... read more

The True Story of Guns N' Roses

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 Music

Vinyl Me, Pleasespecialize in curating record collections for members, as well as having their own record-of-the-month blog. They are, in their own words, the best damn record club there is, and this book teaches readers the basics in creating their own must-have collections. The boo... read more

Vinyl Me, Please

They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing. As co-founder member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbrea... read more

I am Brian Wilson: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys

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 Music

When he was 25 years old, budding journalist Rich Cohen got the assignment of a lifetime. He was sent by Rolling Stone magazine to Toronto to hang out with, get to know, and write about The Rolling Stones. The result was an epic adventure with some of the most fascinating people in the world: Mick Jag... read more

The Sun, the Moon and the Rolling Stones

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 Music

Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, authorised visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featur... read more

Motown - The Sound of Young America

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Who was the most shocking rock band in living history, the Sex Pistols or Black Sabbath? Did Led Zeppelin destroy more hotel rooms than the Who? Was anyone more influential than the Beatles? And who threw more diva strops? This fun trump game rates 32 bands by criteria ranging from Commercial Success,... read more

Battle of the Bands: Rock Trump Cards

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 Music

Opera is all about intense emotion, magical music and overwhelming theatrical spectacle. In this exciting new guide, the many myths that surround opera are exploded, while its transformation from inaccessible high art to affordable, dramatically realistic and easy-to-encounter drama is revealed. The ... read more

The Knowledge: Opera

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 Music

Series:The Knowledge

Introducing a new series of information-led pocket guides aimed at demystifying a wide andeclectic range of subjects. Called The knowledge each book within the series is writtenby an expert in the field providing a lively, and informative, introduction to their respectivetopic.The jazz paradox: why ha... read more

The Knowledge: Jazz

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 Music

Welcome to The Periodic Table of Hip Hop. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you'll find James Brown to Kanye West - 94 artists that have defined Hip Hop arranged following the logic of The Periodic Table of Elements. MCs, DJs, rappers and producers are the elements here, and this expert guide orders... read more

The Periodic Table of Hip Hop