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10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

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10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

When the term “music lover” is mentioned, the mind immediately thinks about an individual who takes pleasure in listening to music. If you’re one of such individuals, then chances are you can’t go a day or even an hour without blessing your ears with some great music from your favorite artists.

But have you thought of other ways you can complement your affection for all things music? Beyond listening to or watching music in audio and visual forms, there’s another hobby for music lovers to develop. This hobby is book reading.

For all music lovers out there, there are paperback books, biographies, and even audiobooks you can grab today to learn more about your favorite musicians. That’s why today, we’ve searched for and come up with 10 awesome books you’d love to read as a music lover. Do not hesitate to visit BookScouter to check out the best price for any book you’re about to buy.

So, what are these books? Who are they about? What untold stories do they unravel? Read on to find out all these and more in our 10 books for music lovers.

 

In Love With Music? Here Are 10 Books You Should Lay Your Hands On

 The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

What do readers get when a 16-time Grammy award-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll artist tells a story of his life and musical career? The result is a storyteller for a debut for rock ‘n’ roll fans to appreciate. 

Kicking off our list is the self-inspired novel portraying the growth and journey of Dave Grohl as he discusses his worship for the enduring power of music. In this book, you get to learn of Grohl’s soulful story and how he handled the fame that came with it.

From traveling the world as a member of Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana to creating his band – the Foo Fighters -, The Storyteller narrates the rock memoir of one of the 20th century’s rock icons.

 

Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

We can’t mention Kurt Cobain and not say a book that focused on his own life. 

Heavier than Heaven is a masterpiece of a storyteller crafted by the very pen of music journalist Charles R. Cross. This masterpiece was created from the implementation of hundreds of interviews, 4 years’ worth of research, as well as access to the diaries, family photos, and lyrics of Kurt Cobain himself.

Have a peek today to find out the untold stories of Kurt Cobain’s early life, his rise to fame, and how he became adored by a whole generation.

 

Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Once credited to be one of Rolling Stone’s 10 best music books of 2015, Warren Zanes uses the pages of this book to bring to life the legend of a legend himself, Tom Petty. What makes this biography worth reading is the fact that the author is an accomplished musician, writer, and for the cherry on top, a friend of Tom Petty.

Through the tours he shared with Tom Petty, Warren Zanes delivers an honest and insightful tale of Petty’s career better than anyone else ever could.

 

 

Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

You would think that for a dude who’s always high on drugs, Anthony Kiedis couldn’t piece together a detailed novel describing the events of his life. Well, that’s where you’re in for a surprise.

As the lead singer of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has seen his fair share of life. From being raised by a drug dealer father to becoming part of one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, there’s a lot you didn’t know about Anthony Kiedis that Scar Tissue unravels.

 

 

 Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason, Philip Dodd 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Have you ever thought about what the story of Pink Floyd would be like from the inside out?

After a successful career comprising 116 million sold records and 25 years spent on the top of the charts, fans can now learn about the story of the struggles, twists, turns, and everything beyond the charts and records. And who better to tell this story than the only continuous member of the band in its 40-year existence, Nick Mason?

 

 

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors by Robby Krieger

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

 From how he discovered his guitar, and his love for it, to his switch to a different guitar inspired by Chuck Berry, to auditioning for the Doors, Robby Krieger narrates his melodious ordeals as a guitarist playing for the Doors band.

Take a sneak peek at his book and learn how he and his band went from touring in a van to headlining gigs as number-one artists.

 

 

My Name Is Prince 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Quick question, will there ever be an artist who was the perfect blend of controversy, poise, musical genius, and stubbornness, who could also spit out deep lyrics from the different genres of Pop, Rock, Rap, Soul, and even Jazz? Well, there already was and his name was Prince.

Read the tales told by Randee St. Nicholas through not words, but an iconic collection of photos that told the stories a thousand words couldn’t.

 

 

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

This book is a paperback representation of the different reflections Bono had on his growth and evolution; creatively and personally. And yes, we’re referring to Bono, the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band known as U2.
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Find out what makes a great song, how living with a wife and 4 kids feels, the near breakup of his band, and many more, all from the pen of Bono himself.

 

Alice in Chains: The Untold Story 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Noted for being the first of grunge’s big four(which included Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden) to receive a gold record and national recognition, Alice in Chains was one of the biggest pioneers of today’s version of metal music.

Discover the different tales of the band’s hard work, self-sabotage, and how they rose above all hurdles to create a lasting legacy.

 

 

 

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane 

10 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Ending our list is a more contemporary-themed piece that gives readers an exclusive look into the intriguing life of Gucci Mane from the main man himself. 

Want to know what path had to be forged to propel Gucci Mane to his present stardom? Or the setbacks he faced along the way? Then grab a piece of the Autobiography of Gucci Mane. 

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Los Angeles-Based Singer-Songwriter Bunny Daniels Exposes Her “Freak” Side Albeit Melodically!

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Los Angeles-Based Singer-Songwriter Bunny Daniels Exposes Her “Freak” Side Albeit Melodically!

Songstress Bunny Daniels’ expression of creativity began at an early age, inspired by her own mother’s musical adventures as a choir member in the church; introducing her to the scene, would impact Bunny Daniels’ appreciation for music which soon spiraled into an insatiable obsession! Fast forward, and now Bunny Daniels is a recording artist with the dream to take over the world and astonish it with her musical gifts. At its core, Bunny Daniels’ music reflects her own inner thoughts and desires while she is still able to maintain her roots in Gospel. Music is an outlet for Bunny’s inner thoughts; – something she uses to express herself. What you get from her is more than just the music; this is an experience that you are bound to never forget- so strap in and enjoy the ride!

Her new jam “Freak” is idiosyncratic as it is addicting; I actually admire the heart and soul that went into the making of this masterpiece. It is nostalgic, warm, and catchy, and performed with a touch of glory that caves deep into a listener’s heart!

There is everything to admire about how certain elements have been integrated into this tune to make it genre-defying; there is that marriage of the soulful nostalgic R&B features with a therapeutic dose of the pop vibe to create something that breaks the boundaries within time and space- it most certainly bridges that gap between old school and new school sound intriguingly!

Bunny Daniels’ vocals are soft-sounding, crisply clean, and the kind that feels and sounds innocent; – perhaps as a reflection of her gospel roots. The clarity and command of her voice make it feel like she is actually performing to you live as her smooth voice gloriously floats over the instrumentation like those NASA people do on space!

I hope you get it when I say her voice feels innocent because it does- there aren’t enough words that can quantify that but if you have watched enough films and listened to enough music, then you have a glimpse of this. She feels like she is singing from the past and yet communicating the present and future (if that even makes sense!)

This is your chance to listen to “Freak” and decide whether it fits the bill; follow the attached link and if you find it gratifying, add it as a favorite and share it tremendously!

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UK-Based Singer-Songwriter Taffy T’s Latest Remix to His “Time Flies By” Is the Ultimate Distillation of Therapeutic Music!

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UK-Based Singer-Songwriter Taffy T’s Latest Remix to His “Time Flies By” Is the Ultimate Distillation of Therapeutic Music!

Just an artist with the dream of impacting the globe with his musical talents; Taffy T has been working like a leader without a title and as a human dedicated to living in awe of life’s most gorgeous graces. I couldn’t be more proud of this dedicated artist who has refused to stand still as he seeks to make his voice heard by continuing at all costs; – perhaps highlighting the fact that persistence sits at the threshold of mastery! It was a very proud moment for him when he finally released his debut project “On That Night” and I could feel it meant the world to him that he was sharing a full-length project after 3 years!

“Time Flies By – Remix” is an eclectic melancholic-sounding soundtrack, and it is from those sad emotions built around it that give it that relatability and personal touch. I have listened to this tune severally and it got me thinking how the lightheartedness of being and the ancient pain of the past can’t stand the sight of each other!

It is always so hard to move on from past failures and requires steady and ceaseless practice that involves the brain; takes work and patience. Yet savoring this very instinct is an essential move for a dazzling life. This time is all you have and it’s an empire worth more than any amount of money in the world- this tune somehow reminded me of that!

There is a great deal of improvisation in this epic-sounding track with a dazzling blend of alternative features of dance-pop that give it that upbeat feel and as the track builds, I also felt some deep, blazing beats quintessential of hip-hop genre thrown in there. All through Taffy T’s powerful and uniquely identifiable vocals lusciously slink through the cheerful instrumentation with gratifying command and lucidity!

Overall, “Time Flies By – Remix” is engrossing and catchy particularly with that infectious chorus and the danceable beats add to the fascination of the track!

Follow the attached link so as to acquaint yourself with Taffy T’s latest work and if you like what he has to offer, do not hesitate to add this tune to your playlist and share it with others!

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West Coast Student of the Game Tall Flame Debuts His “Walking Tall” Album That Is Out Now on All Digital Platforms!

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West Coast Student of the Game Tall Flame Debuts His “Walking Tall” Album That Is Out Now on All Digital Platforms!

The student of the game seeking to become the master of the universe of his own making; Tall Flame is following in the footsteps of his legendary predecessors from the West Coast such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Eazy- E, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A and others who made it possible for others like him to fulfill their passions and live their dreams. His journey has not been particularly a walk in the park; he has had to endure difficulties, stared failure in the face and overcome impossible odds by showcasing tremendous strength, character, fortitude and power and that is why he is proud of reaching this milestone where he gets to share with the world his first ever full-length studio album!

To any hip-hop head, “Walking Tall” is the staple; you are going to have a feast in here. This collection is personal; it is more than the songs, this is his journey and a somewhat depiction of evolving from ‘rugs to riches’ through hard work, determination, careful consistency and unrestrained bravery. By pushing the play button, you get a front-seat row experience into the life of Tall Flame- raw, honest and unfiltered; welcome aboard!

That cover art is fire; and I mean literally and metaphorically- an illustration of how he has literally walked through fire and survived near-death experiences and is still standing tall or as he liked it “Walking Tall!”

The beats in “Slap House Gang” are intoxicating and slap like hell whilst still feeling heavenly! I still can’t get those melodies off of my mind and the lyrical ingenuity unleashed here is second to none! Proving to be a rhymester of his generation Tall Flame jet-skis over the beats like starring in a blockbuster film as he tells his relatable tales. This track features guest appearances from top lyrists AjGotSlapz and Whosthahottest who complement it sufficiently!

“Wake and Bake” qualify as the official street anthem of 2022; unleashing colossus amounts of catchy hooks and memorable bars, this will get you pumped up and ready to face any kind of day.

Tall Flame and GsThaGreat really didn’t have to go that hard on the title track “Walking Tall”; this is an old school inspired masterpiece featuring some ear worming nostalgic beats as Tall Flame tells his personal story of how he was able to hustle his way up; from the depths of despair to now, the heights of believe! This is his own journey of elevation and what he has had to endure to become the man he is now; – all of these experiences through the streets have shaped him into the go-getter he is and he details that with some clever bars and smart wordplay highlighting his swiftness with words!

“Thinking about you” is most definitely Grammy-award-winning worthy! Featuring male vocalist Eye Will who does something special on that chorus, this tune made quite an impression on me. With the stage set for him in the form of those stupendously laid beats, Tall Flame moonwalks over the beats in between the chorus sections, coming through with straight-talking, mature and hard-hitting bars in an instantly recognizable manner. Here he tells off those who were not part of his struggles and want to be part of his success!

You have to believe him when he says he hits his target even when he’s blind in “Motivation” which is another nostalgically defined tune that takes you back to the good old days of authentic rap music and Tall Flame surely knows his way around that sound as he unleashes an unforgettable performance in this epic masterpiece!

A particular bar stuck with me all through where he says or rather asks, “If I die will they die to hear my music…” – I found it very honest and heavy and it has stayed with me since!

This year we are absolutely feasting; I am not even gotten over Metro Boomin’s “HEROES & VILLAINS” and now I got “Walking Tall” from someone I have high regard for; what a time to be alive!

To listen to “Walking Tall” in its entirety; follow the attached link and savor this surreal listening experience!

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