Music biography & memoir

Good Pop, Bad Pop

Good Pop, Bad Pop

Jarvis Cocker

The funny, revealing, surprising and highly original memoir from Jarvis Cocker

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This Woman's Work: Essays on Music

This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music

Various

A collection about the female experience in and of music by some of the most intelligent and famous writers of the moment

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Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

Nick Duerden

A quirky, thought-provoking look at the curious afterlife of pop stars.

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Stories I Might Regret Telling You

Stories I Might Regret Telling You

Martha Wainwright

A memoir from internationally renowned singer Martha Wainwright.

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Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lo Carmen

A beautiful and moving memoir about passion, creativity and fearlessness from one of Australia's true creatives, singer/songwriter Lo Carmen, inspired by the lives and careers of other remarkable Australian women - such as Renee...

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Devil in a Coma

Devil in a Coma

Mark Lanegan

The COVID diaries of the alternative rock star and bestselling author of Sing Backwards and Weep

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The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl chronicles his life in music

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Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon

Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

A timely and unique portrait of one of music's most talented, troubled and talked-about modern icons, re-examining the prolific career, publicised life and continued cultural relevance of pop princess Britney Spears.

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Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

Harry Freedman

A spellbinding and unorthodox look into the life of Leonard Cohen, and the way his experiences with religion and spirituality produced one of the greatest musicians of our time.

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Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Karen Tongson

A radical, literary and intimate insight into one of the twentieth century's most vital vocalists.

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Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

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 Read reviewBeeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

Richard Thompson

Beeswing is the autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

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Bad Boy Boogie

Bad Boy Boogie

Jeff Apter

The life, death and rock'n'roll rollercoaster career of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.

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Why Marianne Faithfull Matters

Why Marianne Faithfull Matters

Tanya Pearson

A remarkable feminist history and biography that features fragments from the five-decade career of an iconic artist.

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Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Archie Roach

A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

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 Read reviewMy Rock 'n' Roll Friend

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend

Tracey Thorn

An exploration of female friendship and women in music, from the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen

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 Special priceRememberings

Rememberings

Sinead O'Connor

An intimate and revelatory memoir from the iconic, acclaimed singer-songwriter

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A Restless Hungry Feeling:The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1941-1966

A Restless Hungry Feeling:The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1941-1966

Clinton Heylin

The definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures - musical revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winner, chart-topping recording artist

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Really Saying Something

Really Saying Something

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward

In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the media... but that wasn't to be. London was the most vibrant and culturally...

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Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story

Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story

Paul Brannigan

Marking the first anniversary of Eddie Van Halen's sad early death, a searching, affectionate and in-depth look at the life and legends of this true musical virtuoso.

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 Special priceStranger Than Kindness

Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave

A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave

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Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band

Kim Gordon

In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. Filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is a moving,...

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Resistance

Resistance

Tori Amos

A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos.

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