Red Planet Books at the Red Planet Zone

Welcome to Red Planet Zone, a great location for anyone interested in music books covering rock, pop, soul, country and all points in between from the past sixty years. This is the home site for Red Planet Publishing featuring all of the Red Planet Books which you'll find here... plus a whole lot more. There's additional material that's not in the published books as well as lots of stuff we've found along the way, including some great things we've discovered: including some rare gems from YouTube!

Find extra content on each book page and also on our blog: Read Planet. We're busy developing the site and we're posting new material every few days so if you like it please bookmark the site and come back and visit us again soon!

Just Published

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Just Published

Rock Stars' Cars

The title says it all: witty, irreverent but informative text accompanies colourful, larger-than-life photographs of 127 rock stars and their cars. Artists include (in order of appearance: Chuck Berry, Morrissey, David Cassidy, Keith Richards, Jon Bon Jovi, Jim Morrison, Debbie Harry, The Monkees, Keith Moon, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Will.I.Am, Mick Jagger, Snoop Dogg, Sonny & Cher, Roger Daltrey, Bobby Darin, U2, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, Run-Dmc, James Brown, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, Bob Dylan, Paul Weller, Billy Gibbons, David Ruffin, Barry Gibb, Freddie Mercury, Dennis Wilson, Gram Parsons, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, Pat Benatar, Brian Jones, Liam Gallagher, Hank Williams, Ry Cooder,. Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne, Jay Kay, Neil Young, Alex Chilton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beyonce And Jay Z, Usher, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne, Brian Johnson, Tears For Fears, Elton John, Slash, Sharks, Kylie Minogue, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, T.I., Stephen Stills & Peter Tork, The Dave Clark Five, Sammy Hagar, Muddy Waters, Triple C s, Flo Rida, Jimi Hendrix, The Mothers Of Invention, Frank Zappa, Motörhead, Isaac Hayes, Neil Young And Daniel Lanois, Joe Strummer, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Ronnie Lane

128 pages  rrp £12.99

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Recently published

 Rock Atlas UK and Ireland Second Edition

800 great music locations and the fascinating stories behind them

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ROCK ATLAS has hundreds of stories which deliver a fresh, new insight into the lives of the UK and Ireland’s rock and pop stars. Where were they born? Why does a particular place inspire them? Why do so many locations mean so much to musicians and us fans? ROCK ATLAS has the answers. If you’ve ever wondered how Steve Marriott got on with his neighbours, how Bob Dylan went ghost-hunting in Worcestershire, what a rude boy’s bedroom looks like, where Eleanor Rigby is buried or how The Jam are commemorated in their home town of Woking, this is the book for you.

This fact-packed look at rock and pop, from an entirely different perspective, throws up many new revelations about our favourite musicians.

When you’ve finished reading the stories, you can visit the places. Every one of the book’s 800 entries is followed by directions for how to find the iconic venues, record shops, statues, album cover shoots, childhood homes and festival sites.

Paperback edition 488 pages rrp £25.00

Exclusive limited hardback edition 488 pages £35.00 (exclusively available from this website)

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Recently Published

Dead Straight Guide to Bob Dylan


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In his seventh decade and still going strong, Bob Dylan is the ultimate singer-songwriter - hugely revered, baffingly idiosyncratic, an enigma and a music legend responsible for a staggering number of classic songs. The Dead Straight Guide clarifies the mysteries surrounding the man and the music, looking at the lyrics, the influences, the legends and the musicians he worked with. Features include: The Life - from Minnesota to Manchester, from the Albert Hall to the Never Ending Tour, The Music - 50 essential Dylan songs and the stories behind them and Dylanology - the movies, the sayings, books and websites.

Each Dead Straight Music Guide is an essential companion to the bands and artists that interest and excite us. Designed to tell the complete story of a band or artist, each provides a guide to their lives and recordings in a way that’s informative and enjoyable to read. Designed to appeal whatever your level of knowledge. Accessible enough for the newcomer, detailed enough for the fan!

Fully illustrated.  336 pages.  rrp £14.99

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Recently published

The Road is Long: The Hollies Story


The inside story of one of the most successful British bands of the Sixties and Seventies. With contributions from band members including Graham Nash as well as friends and colleagues. From playing with the Beatles and Stones to hanging out in LA. Told for the first time the story is rich in detail and full of twists and turns. Out on June 10. Available now for purchase at the pre-publication price of £12.99.

Fully illustrated.  208 pages  rrp £15.99

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