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Book Review: Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll by Robert Rodriguez

An exhaustive, well-researched account of the conception, recording, and reception of the Fab Four's 1966 album. Read More »

Book Review: Neil Young FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker by Glen Boyd

Boyd deftly juggles arcane and eminent facts in his exploration of the forever-in-flux artist, from his Canadian beginnings to California boom, and from “Mr. Soul” to Motown soul. Yes: Motown! Read More »

Book Review: Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll by Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez thinks The Beatles Revolver is far superior to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Read More »

Book Review: Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors, and More by Jerry Scheff

Without descending into "tell-all" sensationalism, Way Down is an entertaining and informative memoir about Jerry Scheff as a working musician. Read More »

Book Review: Where The Action Is by Freddy Cannon and Mark Bego

Freddy Cannon shares his memories of life as an early rock 'n' roll "teen idol." Read More »

Book Review: Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride as a Rock and Roll Legend by Mitch Ryder

Detroit’s Mitch Ryder writes a hard-edged memoir of fame, pain, and rock and roll survival. Read More »

A Conversation with Chuck Eddy About His Career and His New Book: Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism

Chuck Eddy talks about his 25 years as a music critic and why he is not a "contrarian." Read More »

Book Review: B-Sides and Broken Hearts by Caryn Rose

If you hate Dave Matthews you'll love this novel. The death of Joey Ramone triggers a life-altering course of events for the protagonist of Rose’s debut novel. Read More »

Book Review: Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story by Dave Thompson

Well-written and comprehensive presentation of the facts of Patti Smith's life, but like all biographies is unable to offer insight into who she is. Read More »

Vinyl Tap: Pixies – “Break My Body”

It was the shock of the raucous and enigmatic new, careening away in quiet-loud dynamics of sex, scripture, and surreality. Read More »