5 Music Biographies and Books to Give You Your Musical Fix

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Music Biographies
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There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book — especially if it’s a book about music.

If you look to read and love music, why not add some books that combine both to your reading list? Whether it’s the story of a popular musician’s life from rags to riches or the tale of a troubled childhood, these books will help you get to know your favorite musicians. There’s even a book of confessions on this list as an extra juicy addition.

Curl up on your couch and start one of these five books that’ll give you your music fix.

1Heavier Than Heaven

Heavier Than Heaven is one of the many Kurt Cobain biographies out there but this is the only one that gets an A+ from us. If you’re a Nirvana or Cobain fan, it’s a must read. This is one of those bios that you’ll read over and over and over again.

2Runnin’ with the Devil

There’s a reason this one is the No. 1 music bestseller on Amazon. Runnin’ with the Devil is the true story about the making of Van Halen.

3Bob Dylan’s Chronicles: Volume One

Chronicles: Volume One is a memoir known well by Bob Dylan fans. It is such a well-written story that it won the Nobel Prize in literature. All music lovers should read this book at least once.

4The Dirt


If you’re looking for a music book that’s got some juicy deets than look no further. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band is the book of true confessions from Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars.

5Walk to Beautiful

Jimmy Wayne: Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way is country singer Jimmy Wayne’s true story. It’s the heartbreaking way that he grew up — until he found Russell and Bea Costner. This story will warm your heart.

What’s your favorite book about music? Let us know below.

If you want to get several of these books or know someone who does, consider getting a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (or if you have kids try the All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet). That way you can take your favorite books with you everywhere.

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