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

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ ‘Damn the Torpedoes’ @40

The LP was the band’s long-awaited breakthrough, the Heartbreakers now matching the caliber of their front man’s writing with their focused musicianship.

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Aerosmith Opens Vegas Residency, ‘Deuces Are Wild’

Believe it or not, the band haven’t toured the U.S. since 2015. They kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration at the Park Theater at the Park MGM

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Who Were The Who Managers Lambert & Stamp?

Aspiring filmmakers Kit Lambert & Chris Stamp ended up managing The Who in their early years and having a profound effect on the band’s career

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Music of Cream: Concert Review

Music of Cream performs a night of non-stop Cream tracks, but it is more than just a tribute band. They do amazing things with the material.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Honk’ Collection: Review

If you have to whittle the hundreds of songs in the post-ABKCO catalog down to three dozen, you could do worse than to wind up with the track list here.

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Beginnings: Chicago’s Eclectic Debut Album @50

Chicago’s speedy ascent was fueled by a landmark debut that made an immediate splash with critics and listeners, but it was more than a hit record.

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Rolling Stones Wrap Up 2018 Tour: Look Back

The final gig of the 2017-18 #NoFilter tour saw the band surveying their career, pumping out hit after hit and a handful of surprises.

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Pretenders’ Debut: Chrissie Hynde Takes No Prisoners

Released at the edge of the ’70s punk and new wave assaults, ‘Pretenders’ traded on Chrissie Hynde’s substantial punk bona fides–but there was more to it.

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Van Morrison ‘The Healing Game’ Deluxe: Review

This deluxe edition of ‘The Healing Game’ may lead fans to re-examine what Morrison was up to in the late ’90s. They’re bound to like what they hear.

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Love’s Brilliant Landmark ‘Forever Changes’

The deeper complexity and nuance that had lurked under the surface came to the forefront in the L.A. band’s classic 1967 third album.

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