Amazon is reporting that Travis Barker's memoir has been given a release date of March 30th.
Jason Tate on 10/14/14 - 12:01 AM
Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols recently released his autobiography. Telegraph takes a look at it.
This book is ridiculous on so many levels that I am not sure it even counts as a criticism: this is a man who clearly revels in his own ridiculousness. Telegraph rock journalist Andrew Perry is Lydon’s ghostwriter and has made the decision to preserve his subject’s spoken style as closely as possible. The result reads like a marathon pub rant, by turns defiant, whiny, sentimental, angry, funny, clever, stupid, repetitive, self-contradictory and borderline delusional, unfolding in lateral jumps and delivered with the garbled bravado of someone whose command of English is not quite as...
Jason Tate on 10/13/14 - 12:32 PM
Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, will be released on February 24, 2015.
Jason Tate on 10/08/14 - 10:53 AM
Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a graphic novel on November 4th.
The book is loosely based on Springsteen’s song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s children’s book “Brave Cowboy Bill.” According to its Amazon page, the book is about “a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.”
Jason Tate on 08/29/14 - 10:47 AM
Unlocking the Truth, the teen metal band that signed with Sony, will be releasing a book next year.
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group (USA), said Friday that it would publish a book written by the Brooklyn trio chronicling the group's "path to success." Unlocking the Truth is signed to the new label The Cherry Party, a division of Sony. The band played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year and has opened for Guns N' Roses.
Jason Tate on 07/21/14 - 12:13 PM
Doomtree will be releasing a book on August, pre-orders are now up.
Over ten years and 500 pages of behind the scenes photos, artwork, artifacts, and inside jokes from the hardest working collective in hip-hop. Only 1,500 total copies ever made. There will be no re-pressings. Once they're gone, they're gone.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:37 AM
Frank Turner signed a deal with Headline Publishers to write his memoirs. I could not be more in.
It took some persuading for me to think about writing a book of any kind, but in the end I realised I’ve spent a pretty unusual amount of time touring hard in the last few years, and I have a fair few stories to tell, and maybe even a tiny smidgen of wisdom to impart to people starting out on the same path. Plus I come from a family of yarn-spinners, and I can run my mouth, so it makes sense.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 11:20 AM
Gilligan, an AP.net reader, has created a PledgeMusic campaign to fund a book about the music industry. It will feature contributions from folks at such labels as Sony Music, Polydor, Matador, Kill Rock Stars, Don Giovanni, Fake Chapter and BaDa Bing Records. The campaign ends in a week, so check it out if you're interested.
So Gilligan, you’ve spent 17 years working in the music industry. What have you learned thus far?

1. Your Band Sucks
2. No One Is Honest
3. Clive Davis is a Moron

That about sums it up, but of course it’s no fun to stop there.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 12:00 PM
Emery have released their book, Badchristian, Greatsavior, on paperback. You can grab it on their webstore or the e-book on Amazon.
Jason Tate on 04/25/14 - 11:22 AM
According to the New York Post, the memoir by Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, Face the Music, details anti-Semitism from bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
Even more shocking are his accusations of anti-Semitism against the pair. Noting that Frehley owned a collection of Nazi memorabilia, and that some of his earliest experiences with Criss involved the drummer racially mocking waiters at Chinese restaurants, Stanley writes that Frehley and Criss resented him and Simmons for controlling the band’s creative output — which Stanley says occurred because Frehley and Criss’ songwriting contributions “just didn’t amount to much.”
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 10:54 AM
Former AP.net staff member Jamie Pham has written a book. I Could Be The President is now available.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 12:57 PM
The Rolling Stones favorite American food? Something they made up called "Hot Dogs on the Rocks." It's hot dogs, mashed potatoes, and baked beans. The recipe comes from a 1967 "scene-makers cook book" called Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen. A few things: first, yeah, it's the cold medicine and coffee mixture that led to me posting this, and two, we absolutely need a version of this for the current music world. I want to know all about Bieber's brats and Jesse Lacey's "Sic Transit Pulled Pork."
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 01:36 PM
Bruce Swedien (the engineer and mixer for many of Michael Jackson's albums) released a book earlier this year that we never posted about. I just found out about it through Steve Guttenberg's blog, and he seems to really like it. The book is called The Bruce Swedien Recording Method and it's available on Amazon.
Swedien discusses the importance of studio acoustics, and he prefers to use as little dynamic range compression or equalization as he can on vocals and instruments. Swedien feels that using a lot of compression is an admission you don't know what you're doing. His approach to recording drums struck me as a little unusual, he starts getting the sound first with the kick drum,...
Jason Tate on 12/01/13 - 12:46 PM
In a new interview, MC Lars reveals that he is "currently writing a book about how the post-WWII counterculture revolution, as reflected primarily in Kerouac, indirectly paved the way for hip-hop."

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Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 11:48 AM
"What Does The Fox Say?" is being adapted into a children's book and it will be out next month.

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Jason Tate on 11/12/13 - 11:05 AM
Mike Hranica's (The Devil Wears Prada) new book, Home for Grave, is now available on Amazon.
The story behind the song, Home For Grave tells the tale of Ian Mitchells: a normal man from an ordinary town. Eager to complete his homework as a boy and caring as a young gentleman, Ian is the product of logic and responsibility. However, while his intentions are true and his actions are harmless, the line drawn between Ian’s birth and death is strewn with painful loss and perilous mediocrity: a combination often unnoticed within the somewhat neverending process of life and humanity. Through the stages of youth, love, and death, Mike Hranica lends poetic description to the tragedy of routine...
Jason Tate on 10/30/13 - 01:09 PM
Andrew W.K. will publish The Party Bible via Simon & Schuster. It will also be available as an audio book. Details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/26/13 - 12:49 PM
Jesse Cannon, a long-time industry veteran (former manager of Transit and Man Overboard, producer for The Misfits, Animal Collective, The Cure, Northstar, many more), has released a new book titled Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the Music Business. It's an exhaustive guide on how independent bands can raise their presence online and in the real world. The book is available on most every digital and physical format, and a significant excerpt can be downloaded for free if you want to check it out before buying.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/24/13 - 09:17 AM
Swissted is now available for purchase. The posterbook, made by Mike Joyce (Fall Out Boy's TTTYG album art), is a collection of old punk, hardcore, and rock flyers which have been redesigned in Swiss art style. Musicians featured include H2O, Descendents, Bad Brains, Crimpshrine, Bauhaus, Iggy Pop, and many more.
Dre Okorley on 03/05/13 - 07:57 PM
Wednesday night, at Pete Wentz's book signing, a fan caught up with Pete and asked if they were thinking about doing a Take This to Your Grave 10-year anniversary tour. The submitter says Pete responded with, "that's more of Patrick's call. Though we may not have an official tour for that album, we will be playing alot more of those songs on this upcoming tour."

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Jason Tate on 02/22/13 - 12:29 PM
Snoop Dogg is writing a children's book ... about smoking weed.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/13 - 10:59 AM
Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has announced some book signings to promote the release of his upcoming book "Gray." Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/10/13 - 12:03 PM
Apparently, a Ryan Gosling coloring book has been released. Head to the replies for the artwork.
Dre Okorley on 08/14/12 - 10:32 AM
Previously I wrote about a new book from Tom Gates (former manager of The Format, Brand New, Anathallo), well - it's now in paperback, and Forbes has written up an article about it. I read the e-version a few weeks back -- and it's quite well written, touching, humorous, and a relatively fast read. I definitely enjoyed it. If I ever stop writing online, maybe I'd disappear across the world for a few months ... maybe. Also, never thought I'd see AP.net dropped in an article on Forbes.
From the ArticleOn January 1, 2009, Gates went to say goodbye to the guys in Brand New. “I went to their studio while they were making their record Daisy, and sat down and told them I had to do this,”...
Jason Tate on 04/25/12 - 10:55 AM
The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy new book, Under Wildwood, is due September 25. The first three chapters are up on Time's website.
Jason Tate on 04/02/12 - 12:14 PM
Frank Turner will be releasing a book titled Photosynthesis documenting life on the road.
From the BlogMatt Nasir (of the Sleeping Souls) and I have been working on a book of behind-the-scenes photography. I say “we” have been working on it, but it’s mostly his blood, sweat and tears here. Matt has been carrying a camera around backstage with us on tour around the world for the last few years and constantly snapping away. In the process he has captured not only some truly stunning individual shots, but also a pretty unique and intimate portrait of what it’s like to be on tour with me and my band. I’ve written up a lot of text to explain the story and contextualize everything.

The book...
Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 11:47 AM
Following up on a tweet from earlier tonight, I started (and finished) reading Butch Walker's Drinking with Strangers book this evening. Gotta love birthday presents. I've got to say that anyone in a band, especially those curious about the highs and lows of the music industry (and its shifting dynamic) should definitely check it out. And for anyone that has any sort of interest in the pop/rock/punk wave of music, Butch's career, or the behind the scenes stories of one of the most important producers and song-writers in music, let alone our scene: it's a must read.

Reading Butch's take on the music industry, the difference between a good song and a 'hit,' and his interactions with...
Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 12:47 AM
Tom Gates, former manager of Brand New and The Format, and currently of Good Old War -- has released his new book, Wayward: Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road. I haven't read it yet (but will soon) - however, long-time readers will remember one of the (fantastic) pieces he wrote about the break-up of The Format. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Book DescriptionWayward is a gripping, observant and hilarious collection of travel pieces written by Tom Gates, who here re-invents himself as accomplished writer after fifteen years of working with some of the biggest names in the music business. His travel stories have had millions of views online and are collected within for the...
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 02:26 PM
Gil Scott-Heron's autobiography titled The Last Holiday: A Memoir will be released on January 16th.

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Dre Okorley on 12/15/11 - 09:14 PM
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) recently released his book titled Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God on paperback.
Dre Okorley on 11/01/11 - 10:18 PM
The first single from the Twilight: Eclipse - Motion Soundtrack will be by Muse and called "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)." The single drops May 17th and the soundtrack will be released June 8th.

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Blake Solomon on 05/07/10 - 07:14 AM
The Maine are prepping a non-fiction book based on their Warped Tour adventures. Read a message from the band in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/23/09 - 09:06 AM
Ian Anderson's (One for the Team, Afternoon Records) new book, Here Come the Regulars, comes out tomorrow, talking about how to start a record label with no money.
Steve Henderson on 10/19/09 - 07:03 PM
A new book by a former roadie claims that Jimi Hendrix was murdered.
Steve Henderson on 06/01/09 - 05:46 AM
Chris Fafalios of Punchline and friend Tony Hartman will release their book, Whistle Pig, via Modern Short Stories on Feb. 2nd. More info and the book cover are the replies.
Julia Conny on 01/09/09 - 11:24 PM
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