About Us

Jawbone is an independent publisher of books about music and popular culture based in London, England.

Established in 2007, Jawbone has published intimate memoirs of and informed comment on a wide range of popular music, covering everything from the Adventures Of A Waterboy to the Confessions Of A Heretic.

Key titles to date include books by XTC frontman Andy Partridge, Bauhaus founder David J. Haskins, and metal legends David Ellefson and Max Cavalera; intimate memoirs of life at the centre of Britpop, and of working closely with Lee Hazlewood; band-approved oral histories of Swans and King’s X; and works of focused analysis and criticism of everyone from Bowie to Wilco, Love to Faith No More, Johnny Cash to Tiny Tim.

Our 2021 list includes a major new work on Serge Gainsbourg, memoirs from Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh and music-industry legend Miles A. Copeland III, deep explorations of Daptone Records and drum & bass, and more.

The core team behind Jawbone have been producing books about music since 1991, from The Ultimate Guitar Book and Totally Guitar to the Backbeat bestsellers How To Write Songs On Guitar, Beatles Gear, and The Piano Handbook.