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Amy Fleisher Madden, founder of former Fiddler Records, has written a book and launched a Kickstarter.
A Million Miles is a novel written by Amy Fleisher Madden. It is a no-holds-barred coming of age story told with the burgeoning indie/emo music scene of the late ‘90s set as the backdrop. My nickname "Fiddler" came from the record label that I started when I was 16, Fiddler Records. As Fiddler Records I released 25 records in ten years. I worked with several artists that went on to sell hundreds of thousands of records. If you want me to name drop, here are the few you might have heard of: Dashboard Confessional, Name Taken, The Higher, Juliette Lewis and The Licks, Recover, The...
Jason Tate on 09/24/14 - 12:23 PM
Paper Books and Enjoy the Ride Records are teaming up to release a book titled In the Grooves: The Visual History of the Vinyl Record. Artwork can be found below, and release details will be announced shortly.
This book takes vinyl lovers through the world of unique and creative vinyl records. With a departure from the simple beauty of a black vinyl record, this book shows various types of colored, shaped, and other interesting vinyl in its full, high resolution, life sized glory.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/10/14 - 02:13 PM
Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a graphic novel on November 4th.
The book is loosely based on Springsteen’s song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s children’s book “Brave Cowboy Bill.” According to its Amazon page, the book is about “a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.”
Jason Tate on 08/29/14 - 10:47 AM
Unlocking the Truth, the teen metal band that signed with Sony, will be releasing a book next year.
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group (USA), said Friday that it would publish a book written by the Brooklyn trio chronicling the group's "path to success." Unlocking the Truth is signed to the new label The Cherry Party, a division of Sony. The band played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year and has opened for Guns N' Roses.
Jason Tate on 07/21/14 - 12:13 PM
Doomtree will be releasing a book on August, pre-orders are now up.
Over ten years and 500 pages of behind the scenes photos, artwork, artifacts, and inside jokes from the hardest working collective in hip-hop. Only 1,500 total copies ever made. There will be no re-pressings. Once they're gone, they're gone.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:37 AM
Frank Turner signed a deal with Headline Publishers to write his memoirs. I could not be more in.
It took some persuading for me to think about writing a book of any kind, but in the end I realised I’ve spent a pretty unusual amount of time touring hard in the last few years, and I have a fair few stories to tell, and maybe even a tiny smidgen of wisdom to impart to people starting out on the same path. Plus I come from a family of yarn-spinners, and I can run my mouth, so it makes sense.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 11:20 AM
Ryan Russell has released his new travel book Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham today via No Sleep Records.
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 11:42 AM
According to the New York Post, the memoir by Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, Face the Music, details anti-Semitism from bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
Even more shocking are his accusations of anti-Semitism against the pair. Noting that Frehley owned a collection of Nazi memorabilia, and that some of his earliest experiences with Criss involved the drummer racially mocking waiters at Chinese restaurants, Stanley writes that Frehley and Criss resented him and Simmons for controlling the band’s creative output — which Stanley says occurred because Frehley and Criss’ songwriting contributions “just didn’t amount to much.”
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 10:54 AM
Former AP.net staff member Jamie Pham has written a book. I Could Be The President is now available.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 12:57 PM
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's memoir, Dark Days: My Tribulations and Trials, will be released on June 24, 2014 via Da Capo Press, according to Amazon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/09/13 - 05:37 PM
The Rolling Stones favorite American food? Something they made up called "Hot Dogs on the Rocks." It's hot dogs, mashed potatoes, and baked beans. The recipe comes from a 1967 "scene-makers cook book" called Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen. A few things: first, yeah, it's the cold medicine and coffee mixture that led to me posting this, and two, we absolutely need a version of this for the current music world. I want to know all about Bieber's brats and Jesse Lacey's "Sic Transit Pulled Pork."
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 01:36 PM
Bruce Swedien (the engineer and mixer for many of Michael Jackson's albums) released a book earlier this year that we never posted about. I just found out about it through Steve Guttenberg's blog, and he seems to really like it. The book is called The Bruce Swedien Recording Method and it's available on Amazon.
Swedien discusses the importance of studio acoustics, and he prefers to use as little dynamic range compression or equalization as he can on vocals and instruments. Swedien feels that using a lot of compression is an admission you don't know what you're doing. His approach to recording drums struck me as a little unusual, he starts getting the sound first with the kick drum,...
Jason Tate on 12/01/13 - 12:46 PM
"What Does The Fox Say?" is being adapted into a children's book and it will be out next month.

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Jason Tate on 11/12/13 - 11:05 AM
Brian Keith Diaz, current tech for Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy since 2006, is about to release a book via Deadxstop Publishing. The book focuses on the past two decades of his touring experiences called, 1800 Miles To Nowhere. It also featuring stories he experienced while teching for bands like Guns n Roses and Motion City Sountrack, his book goes beyond simple tour stories and gives readers a glimpse into a backstage world of excess and loneliness. You can find more information and pre-order here.
Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 10:38 AM
Mike Hranica's (The Devil Wears Prada) new book, Home for Grave, is now available on Amazon.
The story behind the song, Home For Grave tells the tale of Ian Mitchells: a normal man from an ordinary town. Eager to complete his homework as a boy and caring as a young gentleman, Ian is the product of logic and responsibility. However, while his intentions are true and his actions are harmless, the line drawn between Ian’s birth and death is strewn with painful loss and perilous mediocrity: a combination often unnoticed within the somewhat neverending process of life and humanity. Through the stages of youth, love, and death, Mike Hranica lends poetic description to the tragedy of routine...
Jason Tate on 10/30/13 - 01:09 PM
Andrew W.K. will publish The Party Bible via Simon & Schuster. It will also be available as an audio book. Details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/26/13 - 12:49 PM
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has written a memoir, which is tentatively set to be released in Spring 2014 via Da Capo Press.
While I've dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/02/13 - 09:52 AM
Jesse Cannon, a long-time industry veteran (former manager of Transit and Man Overboard, producer for The Misfits, Animal Collective, The Cure, Northstar, many more), has released a new book titled Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the Music Business. It's an exhaustive guide on how independent bands can raise their presence online and in the real world. The book is available on most every digital and physical format, and a significant excerpt can be downloaded for free if you want to check it out before buying.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/24/13 - 09:17 AM
Swissted is now available for purchase. The posterbook, made by Mike Joyce (Fall Out Boy's TTTYG album art), is a collection of old punk, hardcore, and rock flyers which have been redesigned in Swiss art style. Musicians featured include H2O, Descendents, Bad Brains, Crimpshrine, Bauhaus, Iggy Pop, and many more.
Dre Okorley on 03/05/13 - 07:57 PM
Snoop Dogg is writing a children's book ... about smoking weed.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/13 - 10:59 AM
Frank Ocean is considering writing a novel.
From FrankI do think – it would be fucking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014! I don’t know!
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/18/12 - 05:07 AM
According to a recent tweet, Murs will release a book about his adventures with producer 9th Wonder. The duo recently released their final collaborative album, The Final Adventure.
Jake Denning on 11/25/12 - 01:55 PM
MOD SUN is currently taking pre-orders for his first book, titled Did I Ever Wake Up?. Head here for more information.
Jake Denning on 11/14/12 - 05:39 PM
Chuck Ragan has compiled a bunch of tour stories in his new book, The Road Most Traveled. The book contains stories from The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner and more. You can now order the book.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/25/12 - 09:38 PM
Apparently, a Ryan Gosling coloring book has been released. Head to the replies for the artwork.
Dre Okorley on 08/14/12 - 10:32 AM
Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch) recently submitted a draft to the 33 1/3 book series. Unfortunately he didn't make the cut, but you can read the 2000-word first draft about Daughters here.
Adam Pfleider on 07/17/12 - 12:01 PM
Previously I wrote about a new book from Tom Gates (former manager of The Format, Brand New, Anathallo), well - it's now in paperback, and Forbes has written up an article about it. I read the e-version a few weeks back -- and it's quite well written, touching, humorous, and a relatively fast read. I definitely enjoyed it. If I ever stop writing online, maybe I'd disappear across the world for a few months ... maybe. Also, never thought I'd see AP.net dropped in an article on Forbes.
From the ArticleOn January 1, 2009, Gates went to say goodbye to the guys in Brand New. “I went to their studio while they were making their record Daisy, and sat down and told them I had to do this,”...
Jason Tate on 04/25/12 - 10:55 AM
Gil Scott-Heron's autobiography titled The Last Holiday: A Memoir will be released on January 16th.

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Dre Okorley on 12/15/11 - 09:14 PM
Tim and Luke (Protest the Hero) have released a guitar tabs book for Darkest Hour's The Human Romance.
Dre Okorley on 11/29/11 - 09:54 AM
Mike from The Motel Life just released a comic based on their recent tour.
Jamie Pham on 11/28/11 - 05:24 PM
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) recently released his book titled Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God on paperback.
Dre Okorley on 11/01/11 - 10:18 PM
Brett Callwood recently penned a book on The Stooges called Head On, a Journey Through the Michigan Underground. It hits stores in September, and more info about the book can be found here. The foreword is written by Alice Cooper, and we were able to grab an excerpt to share with you.
From the BookI was not expecting the Stooges. I really got into the fact that they were straight-up street-Detroit rock. There was nothing complicated about it. As far as Iggy goes, it took about two songs before I realized I had competition. Nobody was doing anything like what we did, and then all of the sudden there was this guy with no shirt on, walking on everybody's hands with peanut butter...
Jason Tate on 08/25/11 - 08:19 AM
Dennis Lyxzén plans to write a book about his own personal experiences in Refused. Watch the full interview here.
Deborah Remus on 04/19/11 - 01:58 PM
Looks like Johnny Marr (The Smiths, The Cribs) is going to start writing his autobiography.
Kyle Huntington on 01/18/11 - 05:54 AM
Yourscenesucks.com has been updated with 8 new scenesters. The Your Scene Sucks book is also now available at this location.
Matthew Tsai on 12/16/10 - 12:50 PM
User alienantidote recently interviewed author Kate Rockland. Her interview can be read here.
From the interview I went to Hawaii with the Bouncing Souls... Its a very beautiful sight when a punk band arrives at the airport; imagine four guys dressed in black, followed by the merch guy (also dressed in black) followed by a ton of suitcases (also all black.)

Her review of Kate's book can be read here.
Linda Ferreira on 12/04/10 - 01:38 PM
The second edition of American Hardcore: A Tribal History will be released on November 1st with more interviews and an added chapter. Details in the replies.
Adam Pfleider on 09/08/10 - 10:18 AM
The cover art for Steve Seabury's Mosh Potatoes can be seen in the replies. The book, a compilation of food recipes and anecdotes from metal bands, is due out in November.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/11/10 - 01:47 PM
A few years ago Poseur Ink decided that comic books and music were ideal bedfellows. Their second music-focused graphic novel, Side B: The Music Lover's Comic Anthology, is 232 pages of music adoration. You can read my thoughts on the book here, and you can pick up your own copy at Poseur Ink's store.
Adrian Villagomez on 04/27/10 - 10:24 PM
Author Steve Seabury has compiled recipes, photos, and anecdotes from over 100 bands in heavy music for Mosh Potatoes. The cookbook will be released on October 5th by Simon & Shuster.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/11/10 - 08:52 AM
Did you know that Blink 182's "The Rock Show" was born out of anger? I've written a review for Chicken Soup for the Soul's The Story Behind the Song, which you can see here, that details the back stories of how the girl at the rock show always kept Mark Hoppus waiting and 100 others.
Anton Djamoos on 02/24/10 - 08:48 PM
The Maine are prepping a non-fiction book based on their Warped Tour adventures. Read a message from the band in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/23/09 - 09:06 AM
Josh Dies, lead singer of Showbread, will be releasing the pre-order on his new book Nevada this Thursday at 8:00 PM EST.

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Blake Solomon on 11/18/09 - 11:41 PM
Ian Anderson's (One for the Team, Afternoon Records) new book, Here Come the Regulars, comes out tomorrow, talking about how to start a record label with no money.
Steve Henderson on 10/19/09 - 07:03 PM
I recently reviewed Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, which you can read here. In anticipation of its upcoming release, we're privileged to be giving away a signed copy of the first book in the trilogy, The Hunger Games here.
Anton Djamoos on 08/30/09 - 08:55 PM
User duffmanrxbandit recently interviewed author Greg Kot about his book, Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. His interesting interview can be seen here.

from the interview The Internet hasn’t ruined anything. It’s a tool, and it has profoundly changed the way artists and fans communicate.
Linda Ferreira on 07/18/09 - 09:03 AM
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