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Fall Book Preview 2015: Hot Rock Reads, From Patti to Petty

John Fogerty, Chrissie Hynde and Carrie Brownstein also set to release memoirs

John Fogerty, Carrie Brownstein and Chrissie Hynde

John Fogerty, Carrie Brownstein and Chrissie Hynde

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The season for beach reads may be on the way out, but fortunately this Autumn promises plenty of good books to curl up with it inside — especially if you're a fan of rock & roll. Four veterans have written their memoirs, and Tom Petty has opened up to musician-turned-author Warren Zanes in a revealing biography. Get a sneak peek below.

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21 Sep 2014, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA --- Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Cruzan Amphitheatre on September 20, 2014. Pictured: Tom Petty --- Image by © Splash News/Splash News/Corbis

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Must-Read Bio: The Definitive Tom Petty History

Eight years after teaming up with director Peter Bogdanovich for the documentary Runnin' Down a Dream, Tom Petty is delving even deeper into his past by cooperating with his longtime friend and Del Fuegos guitarist Warren Zanes on Petty: The Biography (due November 10th). Zanes even got estranged former Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch to break his long silence and dish on their bitter split. "Petty's story is a band story," says Zanes. "That meant I didn't just need his participation, I needed that band to open up to me. And I needed Stan Lynch to be among them."

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