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The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths.

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Face It
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‘I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Bl…

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''The musicians own everything. The company owns nothing. All our bands have the freedom to f**k off''

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The Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club
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Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me
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Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of Britain's Great Lost Punk Band
The Hollywood Brats are the greatest band you’ve never heard of.

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Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest
Memoir by the cofounder and former lead guitarist of heavy metal giants Judas Priest

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“Illuminating and very entertaining…a compelling read about someone who is much more than just the guy who sings for Iron Maiden.” —Loudwire


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Renegade
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Reams of stuff have been written about me in the past, but never in my own words: this is the proper one’ Mark E. Smith Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British…
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