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Next Week in Music | March 11-17, 2019 • New Books

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, what is reading about it?

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I couldn’t read music if you put a gun to my head. But I have no trouble reading about music. Here are the biographies and books due this week:


The Rolling Stones in Comics
by Ceka

SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “When the Rolling Stones hit the scene in the 60’s, it was to play rhythm & blues, nothing more. They were far from imagining that they would change music, let alone become the mouthpiece of a changing world. Sticking their tongue out at the establishment with their brilliant music and hard-hitting lyrics, they achieved planet-wide success. With Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the lead, these rebels have become, over 50 years, not just a band, but a whole attitude! Through 21 stories in comics accompanied by biographical texts and a rich iconography, this book helps fans relive, in a totally new way, the incredible epic of one of the biggest rock bands ever.”


Prince: The Last Interview
by Various Authors

SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “There is perhaps no musician who has had as much influence on the sound of contemporary American music than Prince. His pioneering compositions brought a variety of musical genres into a singular funky and virtuosic sound. In this remarkable collection, and with his signature mix of seduction and demur, the late visionary reflects on his artistry, identity, and the sacrifices and soul-searching it took to stay true to himself. An introduction by Hanif Abdurraqib offers astute, contemporary perspective and brilliantly contextualizes the collected interviews.”