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

‘Cutting Edge’ Best Dylan Bootleg Yet

A fascinating in-depth look into the creative process as one of rock music’s monumental artists was recording world-changing music

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Rod the Mod Kinda Comes Back

Fans of Stewart’s golden years of too-long-ago will appreciate his return to writing songs on an album that is a mixed bag, but not without moments of merit.

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Don Henley ‘Cass County’: A Sure and Sincere Touch

His solo country album is the sort of mainstream country album Nashville rarely makes anymore, and certainly a paradigm shift away from The Eagles.

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Tower Records All Things Must Pass: Rise, Sad Fall

Tower grew from a one store in Sacramento, CA to a global chain at the core of the record business. Colin Hanks’ documentary captures its experience.

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Keith Richards’ Masterful Solo Album

His third solo album finds a master comfortably showing us how his rock ‘n’ roll soul can create a disc that’s damned hard to resist

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Los Lobos Get a ‘Dream’ of a Book

Los Angeles music writer Chris Morris authored a musical biography of the Mexican-American rock group, “Dream In Blue,” that honors their notable stature.

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Gary Clark Jr. Second Album Review

Our reviewer is duly impressed by Gary Clark Jr.’s skill as a guitar player and the range of styles on his second studio album. But maybe some better songs?

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Procol Harum Reissues Shine On Brightly

These reissues of the first four LPs are loaded with bonus material and make the case for the band’s sophisticated rock music’s significance

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Hendrix ‘Electric Church’ Doc Reveals Yet More of the Master’s Magic

Electric Church captures Jimi Hendrix at his finest in a performance before his largest ever U.S. audience just a few months before his death

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‘Big In Japan’ Rocks Like Real Life

This charming indie film about a rock band making its last stab at success in Tokyo uses the real life group Tennis Pro to make a rock flick that feels true. With its very cool songs, superb performances by its all amateur actors and vivid scenes in the land of the rising son, Big in Japan charms and gets life in a band right.

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