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Who is He? The Silent, Stoic Bassist’s Story is Finally Told

The Ox: The Authorized Biography of John Entwistle by Paul Rees 384 pp., $30, Hatchette Books Every member of the Who has been the subject of a number of biographies and autobiographies save one: bassist John Entwistle. Known as “The … Continue reading

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Ted Templeman’s Tales: Doobies, Van Halen, and…Frank Sinatra??

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music by Ted Templeman as told to Greg Renoff 450 pp., $19.95, ECW As an introduction to the often misunderstood art of record production, young Ted Templeman could not have found a better … Continue reading

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Janis Joplin Finally Gets the Book She Deserves

Janis: Her Life and Music By Holly George-Warren 400 pp., Simon & Schuster, $28.99 Rock’s first female superstar has already been the subject of a numerous biographies, memoirs by those who loved and worked with her, documentaries, and even a … Continue reading

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Authors Offer a Texas Flood on the Life and Music of Stevie Ray Vaughan

It’s October 3rd, 2019 when Alan Paul and Andy Aledort – co-authors of the new bio Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan – are on the phone. The date is appropriate because it would have been the … Continue reading

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Led Zep’s Fearsome Manager Gets a Book of His Own

Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond – The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager By Mark Blake 304 pp., $27, Da Capo Press As any Led Zeppelin fan who has thumbed through Hammer of the Gods, seen … Continue reading

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Classic Rockers Turn the Page

A lot of classic rockers got booked this past year. Except instead of facing a police camera for dabblings in heroin, underage groupies, or questionable artistic moves (who else wants to “go country?”), 2012 was the year that many put … Continue reading

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