Rock On!

Keith Richards, 1972

The dreams of many a teenager begins with a spotlight and a microphone. How many of you out there wished you were a rock star?  Beyond the whole “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” thing was the idea of fame, wealth, and a little bit of rebellion. The music was just the right medium for our youthful expression of emotions. We may have outgrown our dreams (or just learned to live without them), but we can live vicariously through these musicians. The bios listed here will give you the taste of the rocker lifestyle, without the consequences. And no one will remark on your air-guitar stance…



AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll by Murray Engleheart

Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz

Bowie: A Biography by Marc Spitz

The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz

Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton

Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross

Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad

Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd by Glenn Povey

Elton: The Biography by David Buckley

Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon — and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx

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

John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman

KISS and Make -Up by Gene Simmons

Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie by Debbie Harry

No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins

Paul McCartney: A Life by Peter Ames Carlin

Piece of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin by David Dalton

The Replacements: All Over but the Shouting: An Oral History by Jim Walsh

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross

Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision by Louis P. Masur

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Soul Sacrifice: The Santana Story by Simon Leng

Strange Things Happen: A Life with the Police, Polo, and Pygmies by Stewart Copeland

There’s a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the 60s by Peter Doggett

U2 Reader: A Quarter Century of Commentary, Criticism, and Reviews

When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall

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