Weekend *MUSIC* Reads By Scott Waldman

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Are you a bookworm? Are you like me and only read books by musicians? Well Soundlink Magazine has you set with 11 good reads you can get into this weekend or if you’re in the path of Irma and lose power. The list was curated by our weekly contributor Scott Waldman.

Reading is fun(damental)… Here are my top ten books about music/entertainment:

                     Actually! Top 11! Fuck it.

                     11. “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories” – NOFX and Jeff Alulis
             10. “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk” – Legs McNeil and                              
Gillian McCain. NYC was the place to be in the 1970s.
9. “Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs” – John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman, and Kent Zimmerman
The U.K. was the place to be in the 1970s.
8. “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout”
– Laura Jane Grace
A powerful powerful autobiography about a strong strong individual.
7. “Scar Tissue” – Anthony Kiedis
You think you know? You have NO idea.
6. “Beatles Vs. Stones” – John McMillian
The most famous rivalry in rock gets some quality insight.
5. “Life” – Keith Richards
Speaking of The Rolling Stones, Keith has lived a million lives and tells it SO well.
4. “Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota” – Chuck Klosterman
One of my favorite writers in the world will make you laugh and learn quicker than most…
3. “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” –
Motley Crue and Neil Strauss
No. Words. Just. Read.
2. “All You Need To Know About The Music Business” – Donald S. Passman
This should be required reading for ANYONE who wants to work in the music industry in ANY form.
1. “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” – James Andrew Miller
I can’t speak of this book enough; It changed my approach to my career in the best way possible.
Hope that you pick up one or more of these works, gang!
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Since 2014, Trenton has been a journalist for Soundlink Magazine. He specializes in interviewing bands for both video and podcasting formats while writing various pieces.

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