Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Rock. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Downhill From Everywhere

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Nearly five decades since his debut LP, the songs on Jackson Browne’s new album Downhill From Everywhere sustain the soulful intimacy of his first release, combined with a power and wisdom gained from a life pursuing positive change.'

  • Author: Jackson Browne
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 4.92 x 0.35 inches


2. No More Tears

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Considered one of his most successful and most popular albums, No More Tears is Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth solo studio album, originally a top 10 album upon its release in September 1991. Featuring some of Zakk Wylde’s best-ever guitar work, along with four songs co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, No More Tears contains some of the biggest songs of Ozzy’s career, including the top 5 rock radio hits “No More Tears” and “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (the latter also his highest charting top 40 radio track), along with the Grammy®-winning song “I Don’t Want to Change the World.” The album went on to become quadruple-platinum in the US, becoming one of Ozzy’s two best-selling albums alongside his groundbreaking solo debut Blizzard of Ozz. Format: 2-LP 180 gram black vinyl, housed in a Gatefold jacket.'

  • Author: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock, Hard Rock
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 12.3 x 0.4 inches


3. Sob Rock

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Sob Rock is the new album from John Mayer, and this collection marks the artist’s eight full length studio album. Sob Rock is produced by John Mayer and Don Was, and most of the album was recorded during the global pandemic of 2020- 2021. The album was launched with the single and video, “Last Train Home.” John Mayer emerged in 2001 with his debut album, Room For Squares. He has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including three # 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with the triple platinum Heavier Things in 2003, the double platinum Battle Studies in 2009, and the gold certified Born and Raised in 2012. His 2017 album, The Search For Everything, debuted at # 2 on the Billboard Top 200, and has also been certified gold. Additionally, he has earned 7 Grammy® Awards.'

  • Author: John Mayer
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches


4. All Things Must Pass [Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

"In celebration of its 50th anniversary, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass is being commemorated with a suite of new releases. The Super Deluxe Edition collects 70 tracks across 5 CDs including 47 tracks (42 previously unreleased) of demos, outtakes, and studio jams. Also featuring a Blu-ray presenting the main album in hi-res stereo, 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Atmos. Housed in a beautiful slipcase with a 56-page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster."

  • Author: George Harrison
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.8 x 1.34 inches


5. Layla Revisited (Live At LOCKN') [2 CD]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

"Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN') captures Tedeschi Trucks Band at their incendiary best, together with Phish's renowned guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio. Recorded August 24, 2019, the performance of the legendary album in its entirety was kept secret until the moment the band took stage. One listen & it's clear that their surprise performance that night - which included close TTB collaborator Doyle Bramhall II on guitar - meant something special to the fans who were lucky to experience it."

  • Author: Tedeschi Trucks Band Feat. Trey Anastasio
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 18.98 x 8.19 x 0.31 inches


6. Into The Mystery

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Just as their critically acclaimed 2020 album Out of Body impacted audiences, NEEDTOBREATHE capitalized on a rush of inspiration and rode the wave of creativity with the writing and recording of "Into The Mystery." Without telling a soul, the band decamped to a historic house-turned-recording studio in Columbia, TN to begin working on new music. Over the course of three weeks, they resided under one roof, laughed during meals, explored their surroundings, and recorded together with co-producer and engineer Konrad Snyder and special guests, Carrie Underwood, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen). Out of this de facto creative hub and“extended summer camp,”they handcrafted an album reflective of the moment, yet independent of all expectations—even their own.'

  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 4.88 x 0.47 inches


7. Senjutsu (2CD Digipack)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021


  • Author: Iron Maiden
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock


8. mammoth WVH

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'2021 release. Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album by the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes "Distance" plus "Don't Back Down," "Epiphany," "Mammoth" and more. At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth Wvh with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette Alter Bridge, Slash behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. "The name Mammoth is really special to me." says Wolf. "Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I'd call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much."'

  • Author: Mammoth Wvh
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Rock
  • Dimensions: 4.88 x 5.51 x 0.35 inches


9. Van Halen (Vinyl)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Considered one of the greatest debut albums in rock history, Van Halen took the music world by storm in 1978 with an 11-song manifesto that features some of rock radio s most played songs of all time and scorching concert staples like "Runnin With The Devil," "Ain t Talkin Bout Love," "Jamie s Cryin ," the band s signature cover of The Kinks "You Really Got Me, " and Eddie Van Halen s finger-tapping tour de force, "Eruption." Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, was enlisted for this new version. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital versions.'

  • Author: Van Halen
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classic Rock
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 12.36 x 0.2 inches


10. Harry Styles

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Rock - August 2021

'Harry Styles, the highly anticipated self-titled debut album from the global superstar. The ten track album features the lead single "Sign of the Times," which topped the charts in over 80 countries upon its release day. "Sign of the Times" was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles, with additional production by Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson. The album is available digitally, and in three physical formats: A limited edition hardcover book version of the CD featuring 32 pages of exclusive images from the recording process, a standard package CD, and a vinyl LP version in a gatefold jacket.'

  • Author: Harry Styles
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop
  • Dimensions: 12.31 x 12.4 x 0.19 inches