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British singer-songwriter Yola on her Gr...

His voice is among the most powerful in pop music today. Raised outside Bristol, England, Yolanda Quartey knew at the age of 4 that she wanted to sing. Now Quartey, known as Yola, is in the running for two Grammy Awards, most notably for her song “Diamond Studded Shoes”. It earned the British singer-songwriter a […]

Monkees singer-songwriter Michael Nesmit...

Monkees singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith, a pop visionary who wrote many of the band’s most enduring songs before laying the foundations for country rock with the First National Band in the early 1970s, died of natural causes on Friday. He was 78 years old. “With Infinite Love, we announce that Michael Nesmith passed away […]

Author and music journalist Marc Myers p...

Myers New Book Available Now Author and music journalist MARC MYERS’ new book, ROCK CONCERT, explores the oral history of the evolution of the rock concert, from 1950 to 1985, and features interviews with ALICE COOPER, STEVE MILLER, BOB WEIR and many others. ‘others. ROCK CONCERT: AN […]

Warner Music: Multi-platinum singer-song...

Mexican-American star prepares for first Spanish release Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has entered into an exclusive global publishing administration agreement with the Latin American division of Warner Chappell Music (WCM). The Mexican-American star is currently preparing her first Spanish-language single / video, “Mi Musica” (October 22), and an upcoming all-Spanish album, in collaboration with top […]

Music journalist Art Tavana steps into t...

Goodbye Guns N ‘Roses: America’s most polarizing crime, beauty, and chaos group Tavana Art ECW April 2021 If there is a hard rock canon, Guns N ‘Roses is one of them. Appetite for destruction (1987) remains the best-selling debut album of all time, featuring talented headbangers, rebellious teens, stoners, classic rock DJs and Guitar Hero […]

American music journalist Gary Graff kne...

Southfield (CW50) – Every major city has a music scene filled with talented upcoming artists and iconic pillars. What makes Detroit’s music scene different and why is it considered to be something special for anyone who is discovering it for the first time? American music journalist Gary Graff first discovered Detroit music in person in […]

Face the Music: Book it at the bookstore...

Music books displayed on the chair where they will be read. Photo by Aimsel Ponti National touring bands are still waiting to hit the road, but several of them have spent time doing something else I’m very happy about: writing books! There has been a bumper crop of music related books that have come out […]

The 2020 Music Book Preview

Are you looking for an excellent music-themed memory, oral history, novel or photography book? Dough has you covered. There are plenty of highly anticipated music books this year, including Tori Amos and Jarvis Cocker’s memoir, a deep dive into Radiohead Child A to celebrate his 20th birthday and a Spike Jonze photo book to match […]

Music / Book Reviews: The Doors: ‘Soft P

Asked to name a favorite Doors album, many fans would choose the group’s self-titled debut album in 1967, 1970s Morrison Hotel, or the years 1971 Wife. Some might vote for the years 1967 Strange days or the years 1968 Waiting for the sun. Few, we suspect, would indicate the years 1969 The sweet parade, the […]

Veteran music journalist Stuart Coupe is...

Never has there been so much attention to the courage and plight of the Australian roadie, thanks in large part to the significant contribution of Stuart Coupe and his 2018 book “Roadies: The Secret History Of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll “. Throughout the book, Stuart carefully reveals what goes on behind the scenes and what […]

Fall 2019 Music Book Preview

Music books help us understand historical and cultural context, decode complex emotions, and transport us to scenes we have never experienced personally. As fall and back to school approach, you may want to continue your summer reading list or even purchase a book for the first time after several months of relaxing in the sun. […]

The 2018 Music Book Gift Guide

While on vacation you might want to read something a little lighter than Mueller’s impending investigation of just how bad global warming really is or the rise of fascism across the world, so why not buy one of those great music books from last year? Music books contain some of the best stories on the […]

San Antonio pioneer music journalist Ron...

Music journalist and singer-songwriter Ron Young spent his final days at the hospice surrounded by family and friends and cradled by the local musicians he cherished. Young died Thursday morning of cancer. He was 67 years old. A musical columnist for the San Antonio Light and former contributor to the San Antonio Express-News, Young once […]

Marc Spitz, veteran music journalist and...

Marc Spitz, music journalist, playwright and author, has died at the age of 47. Rolling stone confirmed the author’s death, although a cause was not immediately available. Spitz wrote for publications including Twirl, the New York Times, Vanity Show and Rolling stone and has been the author of several music books including that of 2001 […]

Pioneering local music journalist has di...

Pioneering local music journalist has died aged 64 Pioneer music critic Paul Williams died at his home in Encinitas on Thursday. KPBS cultural reporter Angela Carone said Williams was the founder of an influential music magazine called Crawdaddy !. Pioneer music critic Paul Williams, whose music magazine laid the foundation for publications like Rolling Stone, […]