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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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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)

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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