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Dec 01, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

This collection of Herb Wise's photographs from the '60s and '70s is filled with loose, affecting portraits that bring out the true worth of the music that's at the heart and soul of those pictured. More

Oct 11, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Michael Heatley's examination of famed rock muses, while not extensive or exhaustive, is an interesting exploration for the layperson into the subjects of some of the most recognizable songs-about-girls. More

Sep 28, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Little Girl Blue is the tragic story of Karen Carpenter's life, showing the heartache behind the wholesome, loving songs. More

Aug 26, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Rich Bozzett, tour manager for Bon Jovi through the early days, recounts the rise of hair metal popsters Bon Jovi in all its sleazy glory.  More

Todd Oldham

Joan Jett

Published by AMMO

Aug 09, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Its release coinciding with the recent Runaways movie starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, Joan Jett provides a vivid visual history and as-told-to autobiography of the woman who opened so many doors for female rock musicians since the 1970s.  More

Aug 06, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Pierre Bernard was many things: a yoga enthusiast who introduced the practice to the Western world, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, a healer, a liar, and an avid animal trainer. More

Jun 15, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

As a music critic, I don't find Jason Hartley's Advanced Genius Theory intimidating or insulting. I need to get that out of the way, because that seems to be one of the primary defenses of the theory. More

Apr 23, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Depending on how quickly neurons begin firing when one hears the term "Krautrock," the genre of experimental music that germinated and gestated in Germany from the late '60s through the '70s may mean little other than a reference to Kraftwerk and Can. More

Feb 19, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Though he's widely known for The Ten Cent Plague, his 2008 book on the U.S. government's 1950s war on comics, David Hajdu has long been a music critic for The New Republic. Heroes and Villains is primarily focused on the musical end of things, but as its full title notes, contains explorations into music, movies, comics, and the broader cultural landscape as well. More