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 Daltrey 2017 With Who Band Members: Recap

The Who singer did a brief solo tour last year. He’ll be performing ‘Tommy’ in 2018 with full orchestras and members of The Who’s band

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Lou Reed ‘A Life’: An Exemplary Biography

“The Lou Reed that inhabits this book is powerfully drawn, from moment to moment deeply appealing and appalling,” says our reviewer.

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Mudcrutch ‘Crush It’ at NYC’s Webster Hall: 2016

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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The Revolution After Prince: Concert Review

They couldn’t replace what was missing, but the show offered an appealing chance to hear that catalog again in a live setting

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The Who Live at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

A few things have changed since Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey played Monterey Pop and the Fillmore, but they proved that they’ve still got it.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Anniversary: Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set highlighting their remarkable musicianship. Watch several clips from their June 16 2017 show

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Beatles Documentary, Eight Days a Week: Review

A nonstop rush of adrenaline, a comfort-food feast of melodic guitars and impeccable harmonies, unbridled creativity and boundless artistic determination, cheeky wit and newness and wonder and youth. And screams—lots of screams.

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Monterey Pop 2017—Day 3 Review + Surprise Visit

On the final day of the 50-year reboot, the festival featured two artists who played the original, Booker T. Jones and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, as well as a surprise visit from another 1967 performer

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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, Dr. Dog and Jack Johnson.

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Monterey Pop Festival 2017—Day One Review

A half-century to the day after the original Monterey Pop Festival began, Eric Burdon, Charles Bradley and a handful of younger artists launched the sequel

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