19 hours ago | Books
The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones By Rich Kienzle Dey Street Books, 288 pp., $27.99 Since his 2013 passing, George Jones of course no longer holds the frequently-bestowed title of “Greatest Living County Music Singer,” t...
2 days ago | Blue Notes
While reviews for actor/director Don Cheadle’s new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead have been mixed, two things have been universally praised: How Cheadle captured the physical and vocal essence of the legendary trumpet player and — of course —...
3 days ago | Blue Notes
When young Tommy Castro was growing up in San Jose, Calif., in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, he knew he loved the music of bands like the Yardbirds, Cream, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. He also dug guitarists Elvin Bishop, Michael Bloomfie...
14 days ago | Books
67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence By Howard Means 288 pp. Da Capo Press $25.99 Mention the tragic shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 - and most people’s knowledge might be limited to the subjective lyrics of Nei...
23 days ago | Books
Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir By Lita Ford Dey Street Books, 272 pp., $26.99 Shortly before hitting her commercial peak in 1988 with her third solo record, Lita, and its two monster singles and videos – “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My E...
30 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock By Barney Hoskyns 424 pp. Da Capo Press $26.99 Woodstock. The mere name conjures up the mystical apex of the Age of Aquariu...