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ACL Fest 2012: Patterson Hood’s Top 5 Rock & Roll Books

The Alabama rocker holds off on writing his book to make an album instead, and shares his choices for a good read

While Georgia rocker Patterson Hood was working on a book last year, he tells Fuse at Austin City Limits that he got a bit sidetracked and ended up recording an album. His third release Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, which he explained is "not yucky," dropped last month.

“I’ll probably come back to [the book],” Hood said, who's also a founding member of Drive-By Truckers. “It opened up floodgates and these songs came out. It’s the accidental record that I am really proud of.”

Hood also shared his top choices for best rock and roll books, including Peter Guralnick's Sweet Soul Music and Levon Helm's This Wheel's on Fire. We’re sure that someday soon, his novel will eventually make the cut.

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