Books

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Merrell Fankhauser’s contributions to the music scene are priceless, and I’m thrilled to say his memoir is just as worthy.

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

More than a punk-rock memoir, Viv Albertine’s book tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself through many reinventions.

The Fender Archives, by Tom Wheeler: Books

The Fender Archives, by Tom Wheeler: Books

Tom Wheeler’s ‘The Fender Archives’ takes us back to a time when it seemed that anything that was imaginable was also achievable.

Here Comes the Night, by Joel Selvin (2014): Books

Subtitled ‘The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and The Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues’, Joel Selvin’s book focuses on a little-examined area of the music industry.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole counts down the best Beatles-related releases of the past year, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania.

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions [1969-2013], by Luca Perasi: Books

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions [1969-2013], by Luca Perasi: Books

Here’s a thorough and essential song-by-song guide to Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles career, from 1970’s ‘McCartney’ to 2013’s ‘New.’

The Beatles Invade Cincinnati, by Scott Belmer (2014): Books

Scott (Belmo) Belmer’s scrapbook retrospective ‘The Beatles Invade Cincinnati’ captures the hysteria surrounding Beatlemania.

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Robbie Robertson’s son set out to reshape his father’s life as a children’s tale. He ended up with something that will resonate with everyone.

Neil Young overcame a key disability to take up painting: ‘I chose my colors carefully’

Neil Young overcame a key disability to take up painting: ‘I chose my colors carefully’

Neil Young is hardly the first famous musician to try painting, but he’s traveled a difficult road to get there.

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

As Peter Brotzmann speaks through ‘We Thought We Could Change The World,’ this becomes the rare book that reveals the essence of a man.