Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
by Elvis Costello
(Penguin/Blue Rider, Oct.)
The power pop/punk/new wave singer-songwriter shares his life story, from his London and Liverpool boyhood to the international fame that began with his 1977 debut album, My Aim Is True. Announced first printing: 150,000 copies.
Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music
by John Fogerty
(Little, Brown, Oct.)
The longtime Credence Clearwater Revival lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter details his personal and professional struggles. Announced first printing: 100,000 copies.
by Tom Jones, with Giles Smith
(Penguin/Blue Rider, Dec.)
What’s new, pussycat? A memoir from 75-year-old Welsh crooner-heartthrob Jones, who still records and tours today. Announced first printing: 100,000.
Petty: The Biography
by Warren Zanes
Zanes, a former member of the Del Fuegos who has served as v-p of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, profiles his friend Tom Petty, the roots rocker known for hits such as “American Girl” and “Free Fallin’.” Announced first printing: 75,000 copies.
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll
by Peter Guralnick
(Little, Brown, Nov.)
Phillips founded Memphis’s Sun Studio and Sun Records, and he launched the careers of Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and many others. Guralnick, author of many music biographies, here draws on numerous interviews and his 25-year acquaintance with Phillips. Announced first printing: 50,000 copies.
The Emperor of Sound
by Timbaland and Veronica Chambers
Timbaland, a producer who rarely gives interviews and who has had more top-10 hits than Elvis Presley or the Beatles, talks about his work with artists such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams. Announced first printing: 50,000 copies.
Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division, and Me
by Bernard Sumner
(St. Martin’s/Dunne, Nov.)
Founding Joy Division member Sumner writes of the band’s early days in Manchester, U.K.; the death of lead singer Ian Curtis on the eve of the band’s first U.S. tour; and the founding, after Curtis’s death, of New Order.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: My Life in Music
by Dave Stewart
(New American Library, Feb. 2016)
Rolling Stone has called Eurythmics cofounder Dave Stewart, who has written songs with everyone from Tom Petty to Celine Dion, a “musician’s musician.”
Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock ’n’ Roll Band
by Bob Mehr
(Da Capo, Dec.)
Mehr, music critic at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, profiles the Minneapolis alt rockers, who were active in the 1980s and ’90s, drawing on archival research and interviews with band members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and Slim Dunlap.