Other Reviews

That’s The Way It Is: A History of Television News in America – By Charles L. Ponce (BOOK REVIEW)


Even its most ardent admirers are forced to admit that television news has changed significantly over the past decades. Those revered no-nonsense newsmen who helped pioneer the form — Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Huntley ...

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Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen (BOOK REVIEW)


During the course of the first person narrative of Deal, founding member/drummer of the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann shows he’s (almost) as skilled a storyteller as he is a drummer. Particularly in the early going ...

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Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Photographed by By Bob Minkin (BOOK REVIEW)


Because his work speaks volumes for itself, vaunted photographer Bob Minkin doesn’t really need the endorsements offered by Tom Constanten, Steve Parish and Blair Jackson for  Live Dead.  But their observations and insights included here ...

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Black Sabbath: Symptom Of The Universe by Mick Wall (BOOK REVIEW)

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Mick Wall has written about Black Sabbath before, in his own memoir Paranoid, so you would think that at least 50% of his new book about the band would be rehashed stories and scraping of ...

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Moontower Comedy Fest Brings The Laughs To Austin, Texas (REVIEW/PHOTOS)


This past week marked only the fourth year of Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, but it’s easy to see why the annual event has quickly became such a major draw for comedians and fans alike. Moontower ...

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‘Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys’ by Viv Albertine (BOOK REVIEW)


Punk rock has been getting a lot of love recently. Johnny Rotten and Kim Gordon both have books coming out in 2015; Marky Ramone just released his autobiography; a DVD about Johnny Thunders hit shelves ...

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Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits With The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces By Glyn Johns (Book REVIEW)

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Did you know that Jeff Beck used to crawl through Ian Stewart’s back window to spend time with a girl who was staying at his house while he was away? Or that Jimmy Page, in ...

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I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax By Scott Ian (Book Review)


“Maybe we stayed around so long we outlasted all the bullshit,” Scott Ian philosophizes near the end of his new autobiography, I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax. “We outlasted everything, and ...

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The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History (Book Review)


Like the other books in the series, The Grateful Dead FAQ delves into its topic with earnest enthusiasm even though the history of this iconic band has already received significant attention from a variety of ...

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Rocks: My Life In & Out Of Aerosmith by Joe Perry (BOOK REVIEW)


The book cover of Joe Perry’s new autobiography is perfect: He looks like a true rock god but you get the impression this legend doesn’t say a lot. His music has always done all the ...

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