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10 Best Music Books of 2017

Reliving the Strokes’ heyday, reassessing Dylan’s ‘gospel’ phase, and taking a surreal journey with Art Garfunkel

10 Best Music Books of 2017

The best music books of 2017 have very little in common with one another. They range from an incredibly in-depth look at Bob Dylan’s gospel years to a wildly-entertaining oral history of the early 2000s New York rock revival to a surreal adventure through the eclectic mind of Art Garfunkel. But they’re all fascinating and destined to be cherished for years and years to come. 

Rolling Stone 10 best music books 2017

Runnin’ With the Devil

Van Halen’s manager from 1978 to 1985 takes us on a
guided tour
of the backstage debauchery he witnessed during the band’s peak –
from homemade sex films with groupies to a food fight near Journey that left
Steve Perry covered in guacamole, softly crying to himself in the bathroom.

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