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Tne key music books coming this fall
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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"Motown...The Sound of Young America" launches a busy fall for fans of music books, especially major memoirs. Here's eight more titles we're looking forward to in the coming weeks:

"Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen (Sept. 27): The Boss hits the literary road with a memoir that digs in deep.

"Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop" (November 17): The Michigan rock legend is debriefed for this candid look at his incendiery band's career.

"I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir" by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman (Oct. 11); "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy" by Mike Love with James S. Hirsch (Sept. 13): Different and sometimes dueling viewpoints from the Beach Boys' two primary creative forces.

"They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock 'n' Roll" By Shep Gordon (Sept. 20); Alice Cooper's longtime manager goes even deeper than the Mike Myers-directed documentary of the same name.

"Homeward Bound: The Life Of Paul Simon" by Peter Ames Carlin (Oct. 18): The best Bruce Springsteen biographer yet takes on another iconoclastic singer-songwriter.

"Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Easy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur and the Birth of West Coast Rap" by Ben Westhoff (Sept. 13): An exhaustive chronicles of what came straight outta Compton and other points west.

"Not Dead Yet: The Memoir" by Phil Collins (Oct. 20): The Genesis frontman and solo star writes about being the most ubiquitous pop star on the planet.

"A Perfect Union of Contrary Things" by Sarah Jensen (Nov. 8): The authorized biography of Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Manyard James Keenan, including his high school and college years in Michigan.

"Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero" by Ed Ward (Sept. 1): The most comprehensive and insightful look yet at one of music's most unsung heroes.

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