REVIEWS:

What’s the read on the latest reissue releases and live performances by classic rock artists? What biopics, movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and at home? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our team also takes a fresh look at notable works in our Album Rewind series

Bryan Adams Concert Wins Fans’ Hearts and Voices

The onetime hitmaker and ’80s MTV favorite delivered the rock plus meaning and emotion to an enthusiastic crowd of fans

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Raitt’s Latest LP Glows with Mature Confidence

Bonnie makes an album that shows all her talents in spades: emotive singing, strong songwriting, cool way with covers and hot slide guitar.

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Steve Miller Explores His Roots in Special NYC Show

In a concert at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steve Miller reached back to his blues, jazz and classic pop influences.

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The Who Triumph at MSG: 2016 Review

The band’s farewell tour arrived (finally) in Manhattan. Our reviewer notes, happily, that Roger Daltrey hit all the high notes

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Is HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ a Genuine Long Player?

See if our reviewer Rob Patterson feels the TV series will go Top of the Pops.

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David Bowie’s Brilliant Last Will and Testament

The final album by David Bowie, ★ (Blackstar), ruminates on mortality with some of his most challenging artistry

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ZZ Top’s Gibbons Rocks the Latin Beat Solo

Sexy, saucy and set to a Latin beat, Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo allows him to shine after waiting some 45 years to go solo.

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Haunts

The Academy Award-winning documentary is a “dark and painful” tale that sadly shows how she was destined to die young and join music’s “27 Club”

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Bryan Adams CD ‘Get Up’ a ‘Gem’

I never expected to say “my favorite album of 2015 is by Bryan Adams.” Then again, I had yet to listen to his set of rock gems from October, Get Up.

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Blackmore, Private Guitar Star, Opens Up

The recently released Ritchie Blackmore Story DVD may very well have helped Deep Purple’s selection for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. “A rock eccentric’s life worth witnessing.”

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