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.

Ringo and His All-Starr Band Bring the Fun in Concert

The former Beatle left his fans ‘elated’ as he sang and drummed on his Fab Four + solo songs and let his All Starrs sing their big tunes too.

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Neil Young Rocks the Globe on EARTH

The classic rock icon and his young but mighty backing band Promise of the Real soar to greatness on a live LP that plays and prays for the planet.

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Watch: Showtime’s Roadies From Cameron Crowe

Will the new Cameron Crowe show be the music business series that gets it right and rocks the tube? Screen the pilot here and you decide.

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Rolling Stones ‘Totally Stripped’ Totally Rocks

When The Rolling Stones are at their best, as they are on this release, they are indeed the world’s greatest.

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Paul Simon Gets Masterful on New Album

Our reviewer finds that the compelling rhythms and cool musical touches on Simon’s 13th solo album add up to a ‘modern masterpiece’

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The Monkees Find Greatness with ‘Good Times!’

Nearly 50 years after their debut album, the 1960s pop music + TV stars return with what may be their best + truest LP yet.

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Eric Clapton’s Old Wine in a New Bottle

The master classic rock guitarist’s new album ‘I Still Do’ invites repeated listening and leads back to past Clapton pleasures.

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Paul Simon Live: ‘A Gem of a Concert’

The veteran classic rock singer + songwriter and his excellent band gave an exquisite show that spanned the range of his career.

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Mudcrutch ‘2:’ A Real Fine Rock Album

Mudcrutch is an American rock band, Southern division, from the ’70s, from which Tom Petty emerged. Now back and damn fine for the second time.

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Tedeschi Trucks Shine at Rainy Jazz Fest

Biblical rains severely impacted Jazz Fest 2016’s second weekend but our reviewer was still able to enjoy Neil Young, NOLA supergroup Raw Oyster Cult, too. Many classic rock legends were washed out

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