2 days ago | Books
Shout It Out Loud: The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon By James Campion Backbeat Books, 400 pp., $24.99 It was late 1975, and the career trajectory of KISS lay at a crucial crossroads. Despite the band's wild...
3 days ago | Blue Notes
A transcript of the first meeting between Joe Zawinul, keyboardist/leader of the jazz fusion group Weather Report, and a young player. Young Man: My name is John Francis Pastorius III, and I’m the greatest bass player in the world. Zawinul: Get th...
9 days ago | Books
Neil Young: Heart of GoldBy Harvey Kubernik Backbeat Books, 224 pp. $34.99 He’s just turned 70, but does rock and roll have any other artist that is still more continually evolving, both pleasing and provoking his audience, than Neil You...
15 days ago | Books
Petty: The Biography By Warren Zanes Henry Holt, 336 pp., $30 You would think that Tom Petty had it all in the mid to late ‘90s. On the backside of his forties, he had already enjoyed massive success for nearly two decades with a slew of...
27 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Most classic-rock fans would agree that the hard-charging “American Woman” is the most recognizable and lasting song from Canadian rockers The Guess Who. Not too shabby, considering that they also charted with a slew of other FM radio standards in...
29 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
What’s Going On: Taste Live at the Isle of Wight Eagle Vision, 163 mins., $19.98 Blu-Ray/$14.98 DVD Interviewer: How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world? Jimi Hendrix: I don’t know. Why don’t you go and ask Rory Gallagher?...