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

The Byrds’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ LP—A Folk Rock Manifesto

With worthwhile covers, solid originals and no filler, the LP sustained a level of quality that invited favorable comparison with their heroes, the Beatles.

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When The Rolling Stones’ 2019 Tour Began, at Last

With a limber Mick Jagger looking as fit as ever, the Stones finally kicked off the 2019 edition of their “No Filter” tour, at Soldier Field in Chicago

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Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: 2019

Jeff Lynne’s ELO opened their 2019 North American tour with a 20-song set of favorites. He was joined by his former bandmate’s son on “Handle With Care”

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Brian Wilson’s ‘Pet Sounds’ Shines at 50th Bash: 2016

Brian Wilson led a 12-piece band in a “wonderful” golden anniversary celebration of his masterpiece at the Hollywood Bowl

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Monterey Pop Festival 2017—Day Two Review

Day two of the 50th anniversary event included no artists who played the original, but featured strong sets by Norah Jones and Jack Johnson

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Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’: An Emotional and Candid Solo Triumph

His only #1 LP, and an Album of the Year Grammy winner, this 1975 release offered definitive proof that he was not going back to the past.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary: 2017 Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set to their adoring fans, which highlighted their remarkable musicianship

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David Bowie’s ‘Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’: Glam-Rock Goes Global

‘Ziggy’ didn’t only elevate Bowie’s career. It also influenced artists like Def Leppard and Marilyn Manson and kickstarted the entire punk movement.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery’: A Brainstorm of the Highest Order

The combination of high concept, grandiose execution and ELP’s usual artistic ambition made ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ a mind-blowing effort.

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Argent’s Masterful, Underrated Debut: From Z to A

Out of the ashes of the Zombies came their keyboardist’s new band, Argent. Their debut album is one of rock’s most underrated of all time.

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