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’: Full Speed Ahead

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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Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets’: Sexy and Smart

When she reached the top of the charts with the smash “You’re So Vain,” she became not only a pop phenomenon, but a gender role model.

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The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Review: ‘The Thrill Was Still There’

The set includes 27 previously unreleased jams, rehearsal performances and outtakes, more than enough to justify its purchase.

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Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Deluxe: Review

Rock may today seem less likely to take over and remake the world, but most of this music still sounds just as good as it did in 1968

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Deep Purple’s ‘Made In Japan’: Onstage Chemistry

The reserved Japanese audience is clearly stunned as the concert ends, and is silent for a moment until exploding into raucous applause.

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Nilsson’s ‘Pussy Cats’: With a Little Help From a Bad Boy Beatle

By 1974, Nilsson’s once-promising career was floundering and it would clearly take something significant to get him back on track. Enter John Lennon.

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‘John Prine’: A Debut for the Ages for a Songwriter’s Songwriter

The album is a quiet masterpiece, a portrait of a young singer-songwriter already fully formed and crafting songs for the ages.

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Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson’s ‘Waylon & Willie’: Two of a Kind

It was actually a strange hybrid, but it proved irresistible to record buyers, including many rock fans who’d never bought a country album before

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The Who: Loud as Ever at Solid 2016 Coachella Show

On the final night of Desert Trip’s first weekend, they gave a career-spanning performance and showed they can still play as feverishly and loudly as ever

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Paul McCartney Plays 2016 Desert Trip Set: Review

Following Neil Young on night two of the much-heralded three-day classic rock festival in California, the former Beatle mixed the hits and a few surprises.

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