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

Roger Hodgson Serves Up Supertramp Favorites: Review

It’s been more than 40 years since their breakout album, Breakfast in America, and the group’s principal songwriter and singer is celebrating it with fans

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Kansas’ ‘Leftoverture’: A Prog/Arena Rock Magnum Opus

Their fourth album made Kansas one of the top U.S. mainstream rock bands and helped pave the way for the style now known as “arena rock.”

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Santana’s ‘Abraxas’: Post-Woodstock Latin Magic

When it came to recording their second album, the band wanted to expend more effort, and make a better-sounding record, than their somewhat rushed debut.

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Glyn Johns, Prolific Rock Producer: Book Review

The famed producer/engineer behind some of rock music’s most memorable albums pens a “sensible and down-to-earth” book about his life among the stars

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Stray Cats’ Debut Album & the Rockabilly Revival

The Long Island trio had to go to England to find success playing American rockabilly. By the time they returned home, they were stars.

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Van Halen’s Debut Album: A Turning Point for Rock

It didn’t sound at first listen like something to change the course of rock music, but they opened doors for any number of rock acts.

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Bad Company’s 1974 Debut: When Rock Fans Couldn’t Get Enough

Arising from the ashes of Free, Bad Company pursued a more stripped-down hard-rock vision. By the end of 1974, they had a #1 LP and were headlining arenas.

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‘1971’ Book Makes a Strong Case for Best Rock Year

Was 1971 a peak year in rock? Maybe the peak year in rock? A book makes the case for that thesis quite vigorously and well

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11 Movies That Rock: Woodstock to Spinal Tap

From Almost Famous to The Last Waltz, from School of Rock to Wayne’s World, these films share one thing in common – they all rock!

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James Taylor’s Seminal ‘Sweet Baby James’ @50

It ushered in the singer-songwriter era and has endured as a beacon to listeners and like-minded musicians for half a century.

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