Bob Ruggiero

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  • 6 days ago | Inquiring Minds

    ‘Tis the season of summer, which also means it’s the time of the year for the increasingly popular Classic Rock Package Tour. It really is a win-win for both sides. Fans get to see two or three like-minded acts from the same era on the same b...

  • 18 days ago | Books

    Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll By Fred Goodman Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pp., $27 “Don’t talk to me about ethics. Every man makes his own. It’s like a wa...

  • 26 days ago | Music

    This summer, those two big musical festivals in Rhode Island are celebrating some important anniversaries. The Newport Folk Festival recently commemorated 50 years since the epochal moment Bob Dylan “went electric.” And the Newport Jazz Festival i...

  • 1 month ago | Classic Rock Corner

    The Who: Live at Shea Stadium 1982 Eagle Rock Entertainment, 146 mins., $14.98 DVD/$19.98 Blu-Ray It’s become a standard joke in rock journalism that a band that perhaps milks things on the road past their sell-by date has “more farewell...

  • 1 month ago | Books

    Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties By Elijah Wald Dey Street, 368 pp., $26.99 It is one of the most storied, steeped, controversial, mythologized, and, some believe, epochal events in rock a...

  • 1 month ago | Books

    The Eagles FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Classic Rock’s Superstars By Andrew Vaughan Backbeat Books, 352 pp. $24.99 I’ve long written the praises of Backbeat’s “FAQ” series on many of music’s (and, in particular, classic rock’s) big...

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