REVIEWS:

Informed and inquiring rock fans want to know: What’s the read on the latest albums and reissue releases and live performances by classic and newer artists? What biopics, dramatic movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and on home entertainment formats and sources? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our expert and aesthetically discerning crew of reviewers offer their assessments and also take a second look at notable works in our Rewind reviews.

Now 70, Elton John Rocks His Hits in Vegas

Reflecting on a volatile 2016, the classic rock icon, at a stunning Caesars Palace show, takes stock of his career and pays tribute to inspirations.

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Steely Dan’s Aja: A Digestible, Dazzling Listen

Previously a collective yet to realize its most effective means of transforming ideas into finished art, Becker and Fagen coalesced on this 1977 classic

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Eric Clapton Celebrates 50 Years, At MSG

Just days after blowing away Madison Square Garden with a show for the ages, Slowhand has now postponed two L.A. gigs till September.

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Alice Cooper’s #1 Breakthrough: Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper was still a band, not just one guy, and this was the album that took started their transition from novelty act to classic rock legends.

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Aerosmith Permanent Vacation: The Rejuvenation

They’d lost their way as the ’80s lumbered along. Then, the Boston rockers remembered just who Aerosmith was. We take a look back at their classic comeback.

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Mudcrutch ‘Crush It’ at NYC’s Webster Hall

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Bruce Springsteen Review: Live in Boston 2016

Some artists slow down as they get older. Not The Boss! As our reviewer discovered in 2016, he’s still “as good as it gets.”

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Joey Molland’s Badfinger Concert Review

Joey Molland, the lone surviving member of the band’s defining era, spun through their hits and more at a Connecticut gig. We were there!

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Zombies 50th Anniversary ‘Odessey and Oracle’ Tour

The reformed English band are bringing their 1968 classic LP “Odessey and Oracle” to U.S. audiences for what’s billed as a 50th Anniversary tour

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The Doors Strange Days: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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