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

Rickie Lee Jones’ Debut: Hipster Chic, Beyond Laurel Canyon

She reached beyond folk, rock and blues influences then dominant among Los Angeles’ singer-songwriters, looking to earlier generations of songsmiths.

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Roger Waters Brings Pink Floyd Music to 2016 Desert Trip

To close out the festival weekend, the mastermind behind the great British band digs deep into the catalog and makes his political preferences clear

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The Who: Loud as Ever at Solid 2016 Coachella Show

On the final night of Desert Trip’s first weekend, they gave a career-spanning performance and showed they can still play as feverishly and loudly as ever

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Neil Young Spans Folk to Heavy in 2016 Desert Trip Set

Young and his fabulous backing band Promise of the Real treated fans on day two to his early hits. Then things started cookin’

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Rolling Stones Put on a Spectacle in 2016 Desert Trip Set

At the Stones’ 20-song opening night headlining set, Mick Jagger shimmied his way around the stage as the band offered some surprises. Our review…

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Bob Dylan in Total Command in 2016 Desert Trip Set

The bard let his music do the talking with a career-spanning set – including a tweaked version of “Tangled Up in Blue” – at the eagerly anticipated festival’s opening night

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Bill Withers’ ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’: Soul Preachin’

He’d never even planned for a career in music. Before long, he found himself on stage at one of the most prestigious performance venues in the world.

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Stevie Wonder Does ‘Songs in the Key of Life’: 2015

Do you have a bucket list of artists you must catch in concert? Our reviewer does and reports on the “fulfillngness” of finally seeing a Wonder

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Steve Miller Makes Magic at Met Museum: 2019 Review

The blues rock musician was “blown away” by the institution’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibit. “Ready to have some fun?” he asked

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Olivia Newton-John and Audience: A Love-Fest

The beloved singer has a big vocal range and signature sound unlike anyone else’s. Her 2017 tour resumed just months she announced a recurrence of cancer

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