Music Books @RPL Arts Division

Exit Music: The Radiohead Story uncovers the details behind the songs. In this new, updated, and revised edition, author Mac Randall follows the band from its beginnings in suburban Oxford, UK, through the success of Creep and OK Computer to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, on to the award-winning In Rainbows and beyond.

This Is a Call, the first in-depth, definitive biography of Dave Grohl, tells the epic story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Based on ten years of original, exclusive interviews with the man himself and conversations with a legion of musical associates like Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, DC punk legend Ian MacKaye, andNevermindproducer Butch Vig, this is Grohl’s story.

Every album, every accolade, and every heart-breaking personal drama is examined with clarity and neutrality, allowing Franklin s colorful story to unfold on its own. With two teenage pregnancies and an abusive first marriage, drinking problems, battles with her weight, the murder of her father, and tabloid wars, Aretha s life has been a roller coaster. This freshly updated and expanded biography, by New York Times bestselling author Mark Bego, will give readers a clear understanding of what made Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul.

This Land Is Your Land is a remarkably detailed account of the journey of America’s most celebrated folk song. It also details Guthrie’s legendary journey from Oklahoma across the Heartland to New York City, where he wrote many of his works including “This Land Is Your Land.” The book will publish to coincide with “Woody at 100″— a partnership between the Grammy Museum and the Guthrie Archives to stage numerous celebratory events throughout 2012 nationwide and beyond.

Adele’s sophomore CD 21 has enjoyed enormous critical acclaim, with reviewers lauding this British, multi-Grammy-winner’s vocal performance and introspective songwriting. The Hal Leonard songbook matches the CD, with piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of the smash hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone like You,” plus: Don’t You Remember * He Won’t Go * I’ll Be Waiting * Lovesong * One and Only * Rumour Has It * Set Fire to the Rain * Take It All * Turning Tables.

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