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Books: The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins (2013)

I think there’s something innate in music fans that drives them to want to make lists. And then, of course, to argue about those lists to the death. You don’t have to look any farther than the conversation on some of the Gimme Five entries here

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

As Kiss celebrates its 40th anniversary, Paul Stanley is set to release an autobiography — making him the last of the group’s original quartet to do so, following Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons

Books: The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt (2013)

Just when you think no other aspect of Beatles history could possibly be overlooked, a book comes along revealing a little-known corner of their story.

‘We never fell out’: Wings alum Denny Laine reunites with Paul McCartney for new book project

‘We never fell out’: Wings alum Denny Laine reunites with Paul McCartney for new book project

Denny Laine, long-time former collaborator with Paul McCartney and Wings, is at work on a new memoir — and he says McCartney is lending a hand.

Books: Cher: All I Really Want to Do by Daryl Easlea and Eddi Fiegel (2013)

Books: Cher: All I Really Want to Do by Daryl Easlea and Eddi Fiegel (2013)

In 1969, Cher was past her initial folk-pop successes with husband Sonny, but hadn’t yet launched her smash 1970s variety television program. She’d issue the most interesting project of her career.

Books: Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, by Robert Landau (2013)

Books: Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, by Robert Landau (2013)

There’s something happening here … What it is clearly isn’t Burma-Shave, and it isn’t Wayne Newton at the Hollywood Bowl or Jerry Lewis in Las Vegas.

Books: Basement Songs, by Scott Malchus (2012)

Scott Malchus’ book talks with passion and care about the way music intertwines into our lives and into our hearts. It’s not a compendium of favorite songs, but of favorite memories.

Books: Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth, by Richard Barone (2007)

Frontman is a first-time book from the Bongos’ leader and (well, what else?) frontman Richard Barone, part rock star guide, part autobiography — and a completely entertaining and fascinating read.

‘We’ve had some great fun’: Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

‘We’ve had some great fun’: Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.

‘Sometimes they sound downright silly’: The Cars’ Ric Ocasek separates lyrics from music in new book

‘Sometimes they sound downright silly’: The Cars’ Ric Ocasek separates lyrics from music in new book

Ric Ocasek, singer and songwriter with the Cars, has a new book that combines his songs and other writings, titled aptly enough Lyrics and Prose. It’s taught him that you have to be careful around words with no music.