7 hours ago | Books
They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ‘n’ Roll By Shep Gordon HarperCollins, 309 pp., $25.99 One of the more entertaining rock docs of recent years was Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon....
2 days ago | Books
Since the first time Martha Washington strode into a Presidential abode (even before the White House existed), the role of the First Lady has been shaped by the women who held the title. Running the gamut from glorified arm candy and rabid re-deco...
2 days ago | Inquiring Minds
They initially come to prominence under the alt-country/No Depression banner in the mid ‘90s. But no listener to the whole discography of the Minnesota-bred Jayhawks could ever accuse them of sticking to any single genre. Their latest effort, Pagi...
3 days ago | Books
Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, From the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century By Simon Reynolds Dey St. Books, 704 pp., $18.99 Ah, Glam Rock. That elegantly wasted, decadently fashionable, gender-bending, sleazily poppish, and ...
4 days ago | Metalocalypse
In this unprecedented and pretty bizarre period of U.S. Presidential politics, pundits still pull out the hoary old line that goes “which candidate would you prefer to have a beer with?” Well, if Megadeth founder/front man Dave Mustaine had the op...
9 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
The Monkees, Head, and the '60s By Peter Mills Jawbone Press, 336 pp., $19.95 By the spring of 1968, the two-season stint of the Monkees' TV show had come to an end, a vehicle that rocketed the “Pre-Fab Four" to massive success, millions of r...