About Us

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

Since launching in 2007, Jawbone has forged a reputation for publishing informed comment on popular music by some of the world’s best writers on the subject, and for producing books that stand out from the crowd. Key titles to date include eye-opening autobiographies by Glenn Hughes , Mike Scott, P.F. Sloan, and David J. Haskins, and works of focused analysis and criticism such as The Resurrection Of Johnny Cash, Bowie In Berlin, A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio,  Read & Burn: A Book About Wire, and Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond.

Jawbone’s 2015 output includes the English-language edition of the incendiary Confessions Of A Heretic by Behemoth frontman Nergal, Wyndham Wallace’s widely acclaimed memoir of his time in the very special world of Lee Hazlewood, a revealing autobiography by Wishbone Ash guitarist Andy Powell, new books on Carl Wilson and Beck, and a revised and updated edition of Domenic Priore’s Riot On Sunset Strip. In 2016, Jawbone will publish books on a similarly diverse array of subjects, including Tiny Tim, XTC, Bob Dylan, The Bee Gees, 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. As well as publishing their own line of books, they continue to produce Backbeat-branded books for Hal Leonard.