Best Books on Rock and Roll
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1 No One Here Gets Out Alive
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2 The Dirt: Confessions of th...
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3 The Heroin Diaries: A Year ...
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4 Scar Tissue
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 29,248 ratings
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5 The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 14,776 ratings
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6 Life
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 39,017 ratings
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7 Slash
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8 Please Kill Me: The Uncenso...
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9 High Fidelity
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10 The Beatles Anthology
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11 I'm with the Band: Confessi...
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12 I Am Ozzy
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13 Heavier Than Heaven: A Biog...
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14 Clapton
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15 The Beatles: The Biography
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 6,209 ratings
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16 I, Me, Mine
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,282 ratings
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17 Chronicles, Vol. 1
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 24,643 ratings
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18 Cash
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 11,184 ratings
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19 Journals
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 7,970 ratings
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20 Just Kids
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 61,566 ratings
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21 John
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,746 ratings
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22 Does the Noise in My Head B...
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 7,739 ratings
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23 It's So Easy: And Other Lies
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24 Room Full of Mirrors: A Bio...
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25 Rolling Stone Encyclopedia ...
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26 Neon Angel
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27 Shakey: Neil Young's Biography
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28 U2 by U2
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29 Our Band Could Be Your Life...
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30 Psychotic Reactions and Car...
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31 Get in the Van: On the Road...
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32 Faithfull
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33 Wonderful Tonight
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34 Love, Janis
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35 Jim Morrison: Life, Death, ...
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36 Come As You Are: The Story ...
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37 Tommyland
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38 Last Train to Memphis: The ...
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39 Many Years from Now
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40 Careless Love: The Unmaking...
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41 John Lennon: The Life
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42 Buried Alive: The Biography...
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43 Cobain Unseen
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44 The Beatles
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45 Bob Dylan: A Biography
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46 Riders on the Storm: My Lif...
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47 Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
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48 Hammer of the Gods
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49 The Complete Beatles Record...
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50 Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Me...
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51 My Appetite for Destruction...
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52 Touching from a Distance: I...
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53 Positively 4th Street: The ...
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54 Songbook
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55 White Line Fever
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56 I Slept With Joey Ramone
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57 The Real Frank Zappa Book
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58 You Never Give Me Your Mone...
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59 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: T...
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60 Who I Am
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61 Lipstick Traces: A Secret H...
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62 Rip It Up and Start Again: ...
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63 Lennon
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63 Red: My Uncensored Life in ...
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65 Can't Buy Me Love: The Beat...
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66 Nick & Norah's Infinite Pla...
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67 Dark Horse: The Life And Ar...
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68 The True Adventures of the ...
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69 Broken Music
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70 Long Time Gone
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71 Bound for Glory
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72 Rolling with the Stones
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73 Before I Get Old: The Story...
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74 Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippi...
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75 This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, ...
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76 Lords of Chaos: The Bloody ...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 3,621 ratings
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77 The Jim Morrison Scrapbook
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77 To Live Is to Die: The Life...
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79 The Book of Rock Lists
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80 The Love You Make: An Insid...
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81 Redemption Song: The Ballad...
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82 The Doors
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83 U2 at the End of the World
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84 Ain't No Grave: The Life an...
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85 My Cross to Bear
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86 Lips Unsealed: A Memoir
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87 Dream Brother: The Lives an...
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87 Got the Life: My Journey of...
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89 One Train Later: A Memoir
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90 Kurt Cobain
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91 To the Limit: The Untold St...
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92 X-Ray: The Unauthorized Aut...
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93 Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett ...
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94 Diary of a Rock N' Roll Star
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95 So You Wanna Be a Rock & Ro...
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96 Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise Ci...
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96 Walk This Way: The Autobiog...
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98 Twenty Thousand Roads: The ...
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98 Inside Out: A Personal Hist...
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100 Revolution In The Head: The...
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Comments (showing 1-3 of 3) (3 new)

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message 1: by Guitar Chick (new)

Guitar Chick NEON ANGEL!


Barbara Charley I just LOVE biographies of musicians (dead or alive)!!!


message 3: by Sarah Beth (new)

Sarah Beth Breck @Barbara Charley...So do I. I despise fiction. It's so cool to read about a musician and his life and then listen to his music with the knowledge you have after reading the biography...

"When you know someone's life story everything in their life suddenly makes sense"...unknown


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