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The Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful

by Mayte Garcia

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAt the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icon...

Narrator: Mayte Garcia
Published: 04/04/2017
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Born to Run

Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to R...

Narrator: Bruce Springsteen
Published: 12/06/2016
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Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band

by Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, ...

Narrator: Kim Gordon
Published: 02/24/2015
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Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

by Phil Collins

1Not Drowning but WavingOr: my beginnings, my childhood and how my relationship with my dad was a bit tidalWe think mums and dads know it all. But in fact they’re making it up as they go along. Every day, busking it, winging it, putting on a bra...

Narrator: Phil Collins
Published: 10/25/2016
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Rocks

Rocks

by Joe Perry

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970—which is still going strong today.In Rock...

Narrator: Joe Perry
Published: 10/07/2014
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Boys in the Trees

Boys in the Trees

by Carly Simon

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with ...

Narrator: Carly Simon
Published: 11/24/2015
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Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

by John Fogerty

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, a...

Narrator: John Fogerty
Published: 10/06/2015
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Its a Long Story

It's a Long Story

by Willie Nelson

The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson "Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned." . . . So say the publishers about this book I've written. What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhy...

Narrator: Christopher Ryan G...
Published: 05/05/2015
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Face the Music

Face the Music

by Paul Stanley

NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERIn Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both insi...

Narrator: Paul Stanley
Published: 04/08/2014
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Life

Life

by Keith Richards

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.Now at last Richa...

Narrator: Johnny Depp
Published: 10/26/2010
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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

by Gucci Mane

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, “one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists” (The New York Times).For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forg...

Narrator: Guy Lockard
Published: 09/19/2017
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My Infamous Life

My Infamous Life

by Albert Prodigy Johnson,...

Free bonus music, including three neverbeforereleased singles, exclusive with the audiobook! In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deeps Prodigy tells his muchanticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope on the mean streets...

Narrator: Albert Prodigy Joh...
Published: 04/19/2011
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Red

Red

by Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar—legendary lead singer of Van Halen, founder of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, and one of rock music’s most notoriously successful performers—tells his unforgettable story in this one-of-a-kind autobiography of a life at the...

Narrator: Scott Shepherd
Published: 03/15/2011
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Porcelain

Porcelain

by Moby

Moby is a singer-songwriter, musician, DJ, and photographer. His records have sold 20 million records worldwide. AllMusic called him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s." He lives in Los Angeles.

Narrator: Moby
Published: 05/17/2016
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A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

A Perfect Union of Contrary Thing...

by Sarah Jensen

The official authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan, the enigmatic vocalist for the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his histor...

Narrator: Devon Sorvari
Published: 11/08/2016
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Miles

Miles

by Miles Davis

Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. Here, Miles speaks out about his extraordinary life.Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the ...

Narrator: Dion Graham
Published: 09/15/1990
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Chinaberry Sidewalks

by Rodney Crowell

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early ...

Narrator: Rodney Crowell
Published: 01/18/2011
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Wild Tales

Wild Tales

by Graham Nash

GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee—once with CSN and once with The Hollies.  He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice—both as a solo artist and with CSN. And, he is a Grammy award ...

Narrator: Graham Nash
Published: 09/17/2013
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Rod

Rod

by Rod Stewart

ROD STEWART is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a Grammy Living Legend.  In a career spanning five decades, he has sold more than 150 million records and continues to be one of the top-grossing and most beloved live performers...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/23/2012
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Unfaithful Music  Disappearing Ink

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing I...

by Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is a Grammy award-winning musician whose career spans almost four decades. A prolific singer-songwriter, Costello has released several critically-acclaimed albums, and in 2003 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Narrator: Elvis Costello
Published: 10/13/2015
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NOFX

NOFX

by Jeff Alulis

Available as an audiobook for the first time, read by band members "Fat Mike" Burkett, Eric Melvin, Erik "Smelly" Sandin, and Aaron "El Hefe" Abeyta along with special guest narrator musician and comedian Tommy Chong. In addition, the audiobook featur...

Narrator: Fat Mike Burkett
Published: 08/30/2016
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The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane

by Mona Golabek

Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna....

Narrator: Mona Golabek
Published: 03/15/2016
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18 and Life on Skid Row

18 and Life on Skid Row

by Sebastian Bach

18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bac...

Narrator: Sebastian Bach
Published: 12/06/2016
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Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace

by Neil Young

“Elliptical and personal…Waging Heavy Peace eschews chronology and skips the score-settling and titillation of other rocker biographies. Still, Young shows a little leg and has some laughs…. As the book progresses, the operatics of...

Narrator: Keith Carradine
Published: 09/25/2012
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Mercury

Mercury

by Lesley-Ann Jones

Revealing and intimate, based on more than 100 interviews with key figures in his life, this is the definitive biography of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, one of pop music’s best-loved and most complex figures.As lead vocalist for the iconic r...

Narrator: Jane Collingwood
Published: 07/03/2012
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My Cross to Bear

My Cross to Bear

by Gregg Allman

As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. For almost fifty years, he's been creating some of the most recognizable songs in American rock, but never before has he paused to reflect on the long road he'...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 05/01/2012
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Herbie Hancock Possibilities

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

by Herbie Hancock

The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time   In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life and a thriving career that has spanned...

Narrator: Herbie Hancock
Published: 10/23/2014
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Kanye West Owes Me 300

Kanye West Owes Me $300

by Jensen Karp

Jensen Karp, formerly known as Hot Karl, is a writer, comedian, and co-owner of Gallery 1988, the nation’s leading destination for pop culture–themed artwork. He hosts the Get Up On This podcast on the Earwolf Network, co-owns Patti Lapel ...

Narrator: Jensen Karp
Published: 06/07/2016
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An Outlaw and a Lady

An Outlaw and a Lady

by Jessi Colter

Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found.The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car dri...

Narrator: Devon ODay
Published: 04/11/2017
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Me and a Guy Named Elvis

Me and a Guy Named Elvis

by Jerry Schilling

Forty-year entertainment industry veteran Jerry Schilling offers an intimate memoir of his friendship with Elvis Presley, taking readers from the late-night parties at Graceland to the bright lights of Hollywood sets and glittering stages of Las Vegas...

Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 09/05/2006
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In the Pleasure Groove

In the Pleasure Groove

by John Taylor

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. From the eighties through today, from Rio to All You Need is Now, John writes about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. Wit...

Narrator: John Taylor
Published: 10/16/2012
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Cary Grant A Biography

Cary Grant: A Biography

by Marc Eliot

Bringing up Baby. The Philadelphia Story. North by Northwest. An Affair to Remember. When Cary Grant passed away at age 82, fans from every generation mourned. Nearly 20 years later his star shines just as brightly from television and r...

Narrator: Marc Eliot
Published: 09/03/2004
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A Very Irregular Head

A Very Irregular Head

by Rob Chapman

I dont think Im easy to talk about. Ive got a very irregular head. And Im not anything that you think I am anyway (Syd Barrett, Rolling Stone, 1971). Roger Keith Syd Barrett was the definition of a golden boy. With good looks and an aptitude for musi...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/26/2010
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Untouchable

Untouchable

by Randall Sullivan

“The first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop’s convoluted final years on earth . . . [Untouchable] helps cast Jackson in a new light.”—Los Angeles Times“A dishy Michael Jackson biography...

Narrator: Mel Foster
Published: 11/06/2012
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Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

by Philip Norman

Author Phillip Norman, whose previous bestseller, John Lennon: The Life, was praised as a “haunting, mammoth, terrific piece of work” (New York Times Book Review) and whose classic Shout! is widely considered to be the definitive biography...

Narrator: James Langton
Published: 10/02/2012
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The John Lennon Letters

The John Lennon Letters

by John Lennon

A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!", "Come Together", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberr...

Narrator: Hunter Davies
Published: 10/09/2012
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Kansas City Lightning

Kansas City Lightning

by Stanley Crouch

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on j...

Narrator: Kevin Kenerly
Published: 01/01/2014
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Imagine

Imagine

by Pete Seeger

Will Ackerman and Heidi Breyer's composition sets the stage as Pete Seeger recites Jeff Haynes' poem about the Underground Railroad. This single is part of the ongoing project called PETE SEEGER: THE STORM KING - an audio collection presenting seeger...

Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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Where Have all the Flowers Gone

Where Have all the Flowers Gone?

by Pete Seeger

This fresh rendition of Pete's classic song is bookended with just percussion and vocals transitioning to Pete's spoken word, classical guitar, and violin - as Pete tells the story, beginning with the Cossack soldiers and ending with the German actres...

Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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The Tao of Willie

The Tao of Willie

by Willie Nelson

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Willie Nelson has sold over 50 million records, recorded 250 albums, written 2,500 songs, appeared in 25 films, and written two New York Times bestsellers: Willie (an autobiography) and The Facts of Life and Ot...

Narrator: Willie Nelson
Published: 05/09/2006
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Deal

Deal

by Bill Kreutzmann

On their fiftieth anniversary comes a groundbreaking rock-and-roll memoir by one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie ...

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 06/26/2015
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Never Broken

Never Broken

by Jewel

New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood. When Jewels first album, ...

Narrator: Jewel
Published: 09/15/2015
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Waylon

Waylon

by Terry Jennings

"This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father."---Willie Nelson"I'm so excited about Terry's new book."---Dolly PartonFrom the Foreword by Ken Mansfield"There are many stories about Waylon . . . the family man, the creative genius man, th...

Narrator: Christopher Ryan G...
Published: 04/19/2016
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Before You Judge Me

Before You Judge Me

by Tavis Smiley

A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's deathMichael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and th...

Narrator: Leo Coltrane
Published: 06/21/2016
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Whisperin Bill Anderson

Whisperin Bill Anderson

by Bill Anderson

This is the revealing portrait of a prolific singer, songwriter, and performer of country music. Mega country music hits like City Lights, (Ray Price), Tips of My Fingers, (Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold, Steve Wariner), Once a Day, (Connie Smith), Saginaw, M...

Narrator: Bill Anderson; Pet...
Published: 10/01/2016
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Testimony

Testimony

by Robbie Robertson

The New York Times Bestseller“High-spirited, hugely enjoyable and generous from start to finish.” –New York Times Book Review   “Robust, wry, gritty and wise.” —The Wall Street Journal  "Confident and wel...

Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Published: 11/15/2016
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Lonely Boy

Lonely Boy

by Steve Jones

Ask anyone who knows about music and they'll tell you: without Steve Jones punk rock would not exist. This is not hyperbole. No Steve Jones, no punk rock. Period. The prototypical street urchin turned Sex Pistols guitarist was the sole inspiration and...

Narrator: Steve Jones
Published: 01/10/2017
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Runnin with the Devil

Runnin' with the Devil

by Noel Monk

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s...

Narrator: Fred Berman
Published: 06/13/2017
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Me the Mob and the Music

Me, the Mob, and the Music

by Tommy James

Part rock 'n' roll fairytale, part valentine to a bygone era, and part mob epic, Me, the Mob, and the Music is Tommy James's wild and entertaining true story of his career and his complex relationship with Morris Levy, the legendary "godfather" of the...

Narrator: David Colacci
Published: 03/03/2010
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Man of Constant Sorrow

Man of Constant Sorrow

by Ralph Stanley

In Man of Constant Sorrow, Grammy® Award winner Ralph Stanley opens up about his expansive career as an old-time musician. Stanley grew up in the Virginia mountains and first learned music from his banjo-playing mother. He interrupted his musica...

My Life and Times
Narrator: Ed Sala
Published: 12/02/2010
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