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Jeff Beck Autobiography ‘Beck 01’ Mixes Electric Guitars, Hot Rods & Photos (BOOK REVIEW)

Jeff Beck’s autobiography Beck 01, is as idiosyncratic as the legendary British guitarist himself. A combination of (some) text and (lots!) of photos, its expensively-customized design, at least in its initial run, makes it the archetypal ...

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements Wins As Exceptional Rock Bio (BOOK REVIEW)

In the very first chapter of Trouble Boys, Bob Mehr decoys his readers, rolling out the formative stages of guitarist Bob Stinson’s life in such granular detail that The True Story of The Replacements seems ...

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Jerry on Jerry, The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews (BOOK REVIEW)

As intimated by its detailed cover graphics, with both flat and glossy finish on the dust-cover and a large embossing of the famous image of the man’s hand on the hardcover, Jerry on Jerry, The ...

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Voices of The Grateful Dead & Community Integrate on ‘This Is All A Dream, We Dreamed’ (BOOK REVIEW)

Even the most erudite Deadheads will be equally surprised and delighted with This Is All A Dream We Dreamed. Surprised by insight offered here, not quite so vividly reflected in other books on the iconic ...

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John Fogerty Reflects On Creedence And Life In ‘Fortunate Son: My Life My Music’ (BOOK REVIEW)

There’s a deceptive clarity in the way John Fogerty tells his story in Fortunate Son: My Life My Music. At the very start he adopts an ‘aw shucks’ tone that suits the earliest portions of ...

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Tom Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (BOOK REVIEW)

In writing the biography of Tom Petty, author Warren Zanes creates a narrative so compelling it’s difficult to stop reading. Interweaving interviews with his main subject, past and present members of his band The Heartbreakers, ...

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Reckless: My Life As A Pretender By Chrissie Hynde (BOOK REVIEW)

Christine Ellen Hynde, the dark-haired music loving, pot smoking teen in Akron, Ohio, has a lot to say about how her life turned out. She just doesn’t use a whole lot of words to do ...

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Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! by Dennis Dunaway (BOOK REVIEW)

“I haven’t told you everything from the book,” former Alice Cooper bass player Dennis Dunaway teasingly told me during an interview in 2013 about the book that now sits on book store shelves. After years ...

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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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