Other Reviews

Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Boss: by John Luerssen


For most of All That’s Left to Know About The Boss, John Luerssen fulfills and transcends the FAQ moniker of his book on Bruce Springsteen. In painstaking, but never excruciating, detail he chronologically recounts the ...

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The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun: by Robert Greenfield


A writer trying to organize fifty years of popular music—a sprawling and unruly topic—has several options. One possibility is to pick a single genre, say the blues, and trace its birth and development. Another is ...

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Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon: by Harvey Kubernik


It’s will-nigh impossible to resist the temptation to flip through Canyon of Dreams. Its dimensions may not quite fit the definition of ‘coffee-table book,’ but its plethora of photos make it an ideal piece to ...

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Storm Large Crazy Enough


The wild fluctuations of Storm Large come at the reader fast and heavy while she describes her life and growing up in not the most normal of circumstances.  She is a sentence or sometimes a ...

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Trust Me, I


It is a little disturbing how many people with very serious problems wrote to the former (and future) Black Sabbath front-man regarding serious medical problems, and while he was always willing to put his two ...

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Tom Waits on Tom Waits: by Paul Maher Jr.


Tom Waits On Tom Waits brings together a large number of interviews conducted throughout the great man’s storied career. Covering a remarkable 35-year span from 1973 to 2008, this collection employs Waits’ own words to ...

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So Much to Say: Dave Matthews Band–20 Years on the Road: by Nikki Van Noy


If you aren’t already aware of Dave Matthews Band fans and their fanatical devotion, So Much to Say: 20 Years on the Road will reveal the myriad ways in which they’ve made being crazy about ...

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Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story: by Dave Thompson


Dancing Barefoot recalls many events that may already be familiar to fans of Smith’s career and readers of NYC music history. But the author does bring a deeper insight to the artist’s motivations and a ...

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This is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography & Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx

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Every once in awhile, you come across someone who knows exactly what Jim Marshall was talking about and becomes inspired by his images to pick up a camera and seek out the soul. You wouldn’t ...

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Keith Richards: Life


If the measure of a good autobiography is the extent to which the writing reflects the progression of the life under inspection, then Keith Richard’s Life is an exceptional piece of work. That doesn’t necessarily ...

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