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

Dave Edmunds’ ‘Repeat When Necessary’: Where the New Wave Met the Old

The Welsh rocker’s fifth solo album, made with the great Rockpile, captures him at the pinnacle of his influence as an architect of late ’70s new wave.

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‘Laurel Canyon’ Riveting Documentary TV Series: Preview

With new interviews and rare footage, the 2-part series on Epix features intimate portraits of the artists from the fertile ’60s-’70s Los Angeles music scene

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Paul Simon’s ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’: American Tunes

With classic songs such as “American Tune,” “Kodachrome” and “Loves Me Like a Rock,” Simon’s third solo album sealed his reputation as a major solo artist.

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Dion Sings ‘Blues with Friends’: Review

Dion has periodically dipped into a blues bag. On his new set he teams up with Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison & more for a full album of blues.

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Black Sabbath’s Debut LP: Where Metal Began

Every defining characteristic of the British band’s self-titled debut would become a hallmark of the oft-maligned heavy metal genre.

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‘Sgt. Pepper’ Super Deluxe Edition: Review

For many it’s the crowning achievement of the Beatles and rock itself. You want to believe these mixes are new recordings

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Quicksilver Messenger Service’s Shining Debut

Years of playing and professionalism produced one of the era’s best records, whose sheer musicality shines as brightly today.

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Rod Stewart’s ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’: Ha!

The man who one said, “I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star,” broke through with his solo third album, which included the smash “Maggie May.”

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John Fogerty and All Those Hits: 2018 Review

That voice, his guitar playing, those incredibly descriptive lyrics, and the experience of seeing the legend perform CCR and solo favorites, made for a great night

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ Revisited

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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