The marriage between music and movies has not always been an easy one, at least not when it comes to rock and roll.
Despite the perception of some of his more vocal critics at the time - Bob Marley's Kaya was no commercial sellout.
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective is as much overall popular music history lesson, as it is an essential chronicle of the man himself.
Rest In Peace, Alvin.
At Seattle's Neptune Theatre, Patti Smith and her band seemed hellbent to prove that not only is rock not dead - neither is she.
Steven Wilson's third - and best - solo album, is also his most ambitious to date.
Nobody expected David Bowie to come back. Not this time.
Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin & Jon Durant's stab at the apocalypse is post-New Age, electronica mood music - more Enigma than Metallica.
At one of their only two Pacific Northwest shows this year, the greatest band in rock seemed to be on a mission to spread the E Street gospel even more than usual.
Patti Smith's first official live release has been a long time coming, but Live At Montreux 2005 proves more than worth the wait.