Books

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

‘Super Freak: The Life of Rick James’ offers a glimpse at the human being and musical legacy underneath all the coked-out madness.

‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’: Inside Douglas Harr’s Great New Book

‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’: Inside Douglas Harr’s Great New Book

I wrote ‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’ as homage to rock music of the ‘70s — in concert and on film.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every fan on your gift list will love.

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Steve Elliott caught up with Dan Ropek, author of ‘Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood,’ to discuss this often-overlooked figure in rock.

Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood, by Dan Ropek (2016): Books

Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood, by Dan Ropek (2016): Books

Who would’ve thought, at this late date, that we’d ever see a book focused on Chris Wood, the spirit of Traffic?

Tom Wilmeth Explores Bob Dylan’s Impact on ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening’

Tom Wilmeth Explores Bob Dylan’s Impact on ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening’

Bob Dylan is revealed as something of a touchstone in ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening,’ the fascinating new book by Something Else! contributor Tom Wilmeth.

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

Howard Smith’s ‘Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons’ lends new perspectives on historical figures we thought we knew well.

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

Keyboard player Don Randi takes us deeper into the often-overlooked world of those talented sidemen known as the Wrecking Crew.

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

Dave Morrell paints a vivid picture of the 1970s music business, punctuated by memorable hangs with musical idols like John Lennon and Ron Wood.