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Since 1991, Backbeat Books have been favorites among passionate music fans and musicians. Known for their depth, spirit, and authority, Backbeat offers a diverse range of books - from biographies and memoirs, critical examinations and histories, to authoritative volumes on musical instruments and instruction - covering all areas of rock 'n' roll, jazz, and beyond.

Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison
Eric Clapton � Day by Day, The Early Years: 1963-1982
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
Metallica - The Thrash Stash
The Jazz Guitar Handbook: A Complete Course in All Styles of Jazz
The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History
Love, Peace, and Soul - Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show, Soul Train: Classic Moments
Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall
Sunburst: How the Gibson Les Paul Standard Became a Legendary Guitar
Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens
Beating Songwriter's Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music
The Spirituality of Bono
Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio
Songs and Solos: Creating the Right Solo for Every Song
Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day
Southbound - An Illustrated History of Southern Rock
Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Instruments from Stage to Studio
Excess All Areas: A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncrasies of Rock Icons on Tour
Nirvana FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Important Band of the 1990s
The Spirituality of Carlos Santana
The Who FAQ
The Spirituality of Richard Gere
2 Minutes to Midnight: An Iron Maiden Day-by-Day
George Jones - The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend: Updated Edition
Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works
Reinventing Metal: The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell
Eric Clapton, Day by Day - The Later Years, 1983-2013
If You Like the Ramones... Here Are Over 200 Bands, CDs, Films, and Other Oddities That You Will Love
The Beach Boys in Concert - The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage
Eric Clapton FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Slowhand
If You Like Bob Marley... Here Are Over 200 Bands, CDs, Films, and Other Oddities That You Will Love

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