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 books that’ll give you your music fix.
Heavier 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.
Revolution in the Head
Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties assesses all 241 songs from The Beatles. It tells details of the band’s music and the era that surrounded the music.
Runnin’ 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.
Bob 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.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation was released back in 2005. The book is a well-rounded story of the history of hip-hop.
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.
Keith Richards’ Life
It’s almost impossible to discuss great music autobiographies without including Keith Richards’. Consider this a must-read if you’re a music fan.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon — and the Journey of a Generation
Sheila Weller wrote this three-way biography about these three talented women. Their stories intersect throughout the book.
Just Kids is Patti Smith’s first memoir and it came out in 2010. It’s still a great read with very personal stories.
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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