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No Beethoven

An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report

By Peter Erskine
Narrated by: Peter Erskine
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

NO BEETHOVEN chronicles the life and times of drummer Peter Erskine, with the legendary band Weather Report being the nexus to this first-hand account. Erskine was in the midst of the modern American jazz music scene as it underwent its most dynamic change. Peter Erskine is a musician of his times with incredibly rich stories to tell in this... Read more »

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Mustaine

A Heavy Metal Memoir

By Dave Mustaine & Joe Layden
Narrated by: Tom Wayland
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

From his early, crazy days as a founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine has seen and experienced everything in the world of rock n’ roll. From his young triumphs and ignominious ouster from the band for his hard-partying ways to his later rule over Megadeth, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, Mustaine tells it all.... Read more »

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

By Steven Tyler
Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
Length: 13 hours 2 minutes

“Steven Tyler is one of the giants of American music, who’s been influential for a whole generation of Rock ’n’ Roll fans around the world. Long May He Rock!”
—Sir Paul McCartney

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the rock memoir to end all rock memoirs — the straight-up, no-holds-barred story of Grammy Award-winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of... Read more »

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Red

My Uncensored Life in Rock

By Sammy Hagar
Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
Length: 7 hours 28 minutes

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 top of the charts. From his decade-long journey alongside Eddie Van Halen to his raucous solo career with... Read more »

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This Is Gonna Hurt

Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

By Nikki Sixx
Narrated by: Nikki Sixx
Length: 3 hours 51 minutes

This is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real... Read more »

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Luck or Something Like It

A Memoir

By Kenny Rogers
Narrated by: Taber Burns
Length: 9 hours 7 minutes

A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck or Something Like It. From his days with hit group The First Edition to his sterling solo work, the artist who "knows when to hold 'em... Read more »

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Just Kids

By Patti Smith
Narrated by: Patti Smith
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the... Read more »

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Mick Jagger

By Philip Norman
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 24 hours 5 minutes

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 of the Beatles, now turns his attention to the iconic front man of the Rolling Stones, “the greatest rock... Read more »

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Amy, My Daughter

By Mitch Winehouse
Narrated by: Mitch Winehouse & Rupert Farley
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

The intimate, inside story of the ultimately tragic life of multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (“Rehab,” “Back to Black”)  is told by the one person most able to tell it—Amy’s closest advisor, her inspiration, and best friend: her father, Mitch. Amy, My Daughter includes exclusive, never-before-seen photos and... Read more »

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The Grand Tour

The Life and Music of George Jones

By Rich Kienzle
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 8 hours 16 minutes

In the vein of the classic Johnny Cash: The Life, this groundbreaking work explores the wild life and extraordinary musical career of “the definitive country singer of the last half century” (New York Times), who influenced, among others, Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Garth Brooks.

In a... Read more »

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Face It

A Memoir

By Debbie Harry
Narrated by: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie & Gary Valentine
Length: 8 hours 57 minutes

A vinyl edition of Face It, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry. Face It Vinyl is performed by Debbie Harry with vocal guest appearances from Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, and Gary Valentine with original music by Chris Stein. Face It Vinyl features two colored records filled with... Read more »

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Serving the Servant

Remembering Kurt Cobain

By Danny Goldberg
Narrated by: Danny Goldberg
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time—and the only book written by someone who knew him.

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea... Read more »

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The Dirt

Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

By Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars
Narrated by: Sebastian York, Roger Wayne, Fred Berman, MacLeod Andrews, Hillary Huber & TBD
Length: 14 hours 43 minutes

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.

Celebrate over thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the... Read more »

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Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

By Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.

Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his... Read more »

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

By Viv Albertine
Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
Length: 13 hours 28 minutes

SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.

A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the... Read more »

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Wham!, George Michael and Me

A Memoir

By Andrew Ridgeley
Narrated by: Andrew Ridgeley
Length: 5 hours 58 minutes

For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley—one half of one of the most famous bands in the world—tells the inside story of Wham!, his lifelong friendship with George Michael, and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties. 
 
In 1975 Andrew took a shy new boy at school under his wing. They instantly hit it... Read more »

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Horror Stories

A Memoir

By Liz Phair
Narrated by: Liz Phair
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.

When Liz Phair shook things up with her musical debut, Exile in Guyville—making her as much a cultural figure as a feminist pioneer and rock... Read more »

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

By Ben Folds
Narrated by: Ben Folds
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.

“A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND PASTE

Ben Folds... Read more »

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The Beautiful Ones

By Prince
Narrated by: Esperanza Spalding, Adepero Oduye & Dan Piepenbring
Length: 3 hours 4 minutes

The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death

Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an... Read more »

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Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

By Elvis Costello
Narrated by: Elvis Costello
Length: 18 hours 39 minutes

The perfect gift for music lovers and Elvis Costello fans, telling the story behind Elvis Costello’s legendary career and his iconic, beloved songs. 

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
 provides readers with a master’s catalogue of a lifetime of great music. Costello reveals the process behind writing and recording legendary albums like My... Read more »

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