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Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Over the years, The Wall — and its unlikely advance hit single “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” — have become an accepted part of the Pink Floyd iconography. But it wasn’t always like that.

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

Frontman Ian Gillan helped Deep Purple complete its first album of new material since 2005 with this year’s Now What?! Now, it’s time to get back to those two books he promised, right?

Books: The Rebellious Prima Donna: Irene Manning, by Gene Arceri (2013)

Primarily lauded for her stunning performance as Fay Templeton in the 1942 movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Irene Manning not only appeared in a series of other fine films, but was a lady of multiple talents as well.

Books: Mo’ Meta Blues, by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (2013)

I used to think that I was crazy. Or at the very least, sort of abnormal.

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

In an exclusive excerpt from the new book Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, Marc Roberty takes us into the earliest days of Derek and the Dominoes

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Greg Kihn is best known these days for 1980s-era hits like “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” or perhaps for his longtime tenure as a DJ on San Jose’s KUFX. But he’s also been a published author since 1996, starting with “Horror Show”

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.