music biography

John Hiatt’s Random and Open Artistic Journey

John Hiatt’s Random and Open Artistic Journey

John Hiatt is a legendary songwriter, a dynamic performer, and an inspiration. Michael Elliott’s biography, Have a Little Faith, carries the legend well.

‘Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, + the ’90s Punk Explosion’

‘Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, + the ’90s Punk Explosion’

Ian Winwood's story of how punk rock music came to be so popular in the '90s is sewn together like a patchwork quilt of unlikely rises to fame and the ordinary people whose dedication made it possible.

Meet the Composer Who Picked up Where Ives, Bernstein, and Stravinsky Left Off: Elliott Carter

Meet the Composer Who Picked up Where Ives, Bernstein, and Stravinsky Left Off: Elliott Carter

American composer Elliott Carter had a unique and impactful career. So why is he not more widely discussed? His student, David Schiff, returns to the biography form to share Carter's story.

R&B’s Paterfamilias Johnny Otis: ‘Black by Persuasion’

The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger by Alec Wilkinson

Jimmy Page: Magus Musician Man — An Unauthorized Biography by George Case

Ultimate Hendrix by John McDermott

Hot Burritos: The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers by John Einarson with Chris Hillman

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

I Want to Take You Higher by Jeff Kaliss

Dusty! Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall

Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett