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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.

Books: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012)

In this excerpt from Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar, we join Wells at her big-bang moment: The night she auditioned for Berry Gordy, transforming herself instantly from aspiring performer to singing sensation.

‘Like writing a love letter to yourself’: Kiss frontman Paul Stanley on his planned autobiography

‘Like writing a love letter to yourself’: Kiss frontman Paul Stanley on his planned autobiography

Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley will continue a very busy period that’s included the new studio album Monster and their smash tour alongside Motley Crue with a planned autobiography.

Books: Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend

Books: Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend

In an undelivered letter “written to the gods,” Pete Townshend advised his young son on his first birthday in 1990 to “Be a pessimist. It is the safest, most pragmatic way to be.

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Yoko Ono, avant-garde artist, peace activist and wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, remains one of the most misunderstood figures in rock.