It’s So Easy (And Other Lies) by Duff McKagan. Former Guns N’ Roses bassist McKagan comes clean on his life and career in his new autobiography. Possibly the only rock memoir of the year actually written by its subject. $30.
Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories, by Randy Bachman. Guess Who and BTO tales you’ve heard before – and some you haven’t – from the Canadain musician and radio host. $32.
The Dirt (Anniversary Edition): Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, by Motley Crue & Neil Strauss. A hardcover reissue of the L.A. sleaze-rockers’ notorious, hilarious 2001 memoir of girls, girls, girls, drugs, drugs, drugs and much, much more. $33.
Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography, by Lesley-Ann Jones. Queen’s leader gets the full-blown bio treatment 20 years after his death. $35.
No Regrets, by Ace Frehley with Joe Layden, Ace dictates this memoir about life before, during and after KISS. $30.
Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath, by Tony Iommi with T.J. Lammers. Just in time for the new Black Sabbath reunion, the guitarist’s life and times. $28.
Pearl Jam Twenty, by Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson. The supersonic Seattle grunge icons rewind their last two decades with photos, art, anecdotes and interviews. $40.
This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, by Paul Brannigan. Nirvana drummer-turned-Foo Fighter’s biography. Exclusive interviews with the dude himself. $22.
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, by Mark Yarm. A chronicle of the ’80s and ’90s Seattle scene, told by the musicians, producers and journalists who were there. $30.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, by Olivia Harrison & Mark Holborn. 10 years after his death, the quiet Beatle’s widow shares photos, letters, diaries, and memorabilia. $45.
Lennon: The Man The Myth The Music – The Definitive Life, by Tim Riley. Another biography of working-class hero Lennon is 784 pages long and $40.
Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion, by Paolo Hewitt. A look at the Fab Four’s fashion influence from Beatle boots to Nehru jackets. There’s also a chapter on their hairstyles. $45.
You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother’s Eyes, by Jermaine Jackson. Older brother Jermaine offers his perspective on Michael Jackson’s life, career and tragic death. $30.
My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man, by Frank Cascio. One of Michael’s former employees gives us the inside scoop while setting the record straight. $30.
Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson, by Joseph Vogel. In-depth analysis focuses on Jackson’s music rather than his personal life. $30.