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ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN by John Byrne Cooke -- As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon.

On The Road With Janis Joplin, a new memoir by Joplin;s road manager, John Byrne Cooke, the man who found her dead at age

SPECIAL DELUXE by Neil Young -- An unforgettable amalgam of memories, artwork, and political ponderings from one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time.

For fans of classic rock and classic cars, Neil Young's memoir Special Deluxe is the perfect gift.

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein -- From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says “everyone has been waiting for” — a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life—and finding yourself—in music.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein. The guitarist of the riot girrl band Sleater-Kinney (and co-star of “Portlandia”) describes finding a life in music.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James -- From the acclaimed author of THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN comes one of the year’s most anticipated novels, a lyrical, masterfully written epic that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.

Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings is a lyrical, masterfully written epic that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late

SWEET HARMONY by LuAnnn McLane -- Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is no Nashville—it’s a sweet, small town outside the big-city limelight. But here, two headstrong country music stars will need to rely on their Southern roots and explosive chemistry to top the charts together.

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome romance author LuAnn McLane to HJ! Hi LuAnn and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Sweet Harmony! Please summarize the book …

HERBIE HANCOCK: POSSIBILITIES with Lisa Dickey -- The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time.

Herbie Hancock, Possibilities: The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time.

HERBIE HANCOCK: POSSIBILITIES -- The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time.

Herbie Hancock, Possibilities: The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time.

EMINENT HIPSTERS by Donald Fagen -- A witty, revealing, sharply written work of memoir and criticism by the cofounder of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan co-founder and lead singer Donald Fagen’s new book Eminent Hipsters is partly a compilation of his essays and partly a journal he kept while on tour in

DREAM WEAVER by Gary Wright -- Music legend reflects on his professional collaboration, friendship, and spiritual journey with “quiet Beatle” George Harrison, and releases for the first time a recording of a song they wrote together.

DREAM WEAVER BY Gary Wright -- Music legend Gary Wright reflects on his professional collaboration, friendship, and spiritual journey with “quiet Beatle” George Harrison, and releases for the first time a song they wrote together.

HOW MUSIC GOT FREE by Stephen Witt -- What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt

THE BEST IN THE WORLD by Chris Jericho -- The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures.

The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea --Chris Jericho (October)

SOUND MAN by Glyn Johns -- “A fantastic romp through the pages of Rock and Roll history.” —Sir Paul McCartney

“A fantastic romp through the pages of Rock and Roll history.” —Sir Paul McCartneyIn legendary producer and sound engineer Glyn Johns was inducted into th

EVERY IDEA IS A GOOD IDEA by Tom Sturges -- Access a level of creativity you never thought possible, using techniques Tom Sturges—former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group—learned in his 25-plus years in the music industry.

EVERY IDEA IS A GOOD IDEA by Tom Sturges -- Access a level of creativity you never thought possible, using techniques Tom Sturges—former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group—learned in his years in the music industry.

SOUND MAN by Glyn Johns --  a firsthand glimpse into the art of making music and reveals how the industry—like musicians themselves—has changed since those freewheeling first years of rock and roll.

Glyn Johns Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones.

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