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Kenny Aronoff: Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business

Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business by Kenny Aronoff (Backbeat Books) If you don’t know the name, Kenny Aronoff, you are sure to know this drummer extraordinaire from seeing him sit behind John Mellencamp’s band for years (he created and played the iconic drum break in “Jack & Diane” as just one example More...

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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Still the One: A Rock’n’Roll Journey to Congress and Back by John Hall

Still the One: A Rock’n’Roll Journey to Congress and Back by John Hall (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) From being the founder of the band Orleans, with hits including “Still The One,” and More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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The Witches, Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff

The Witches, Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown and Company) It is a thick historic read that Stacy Schiff offers us in her book The Witches, Salem 1692. If you think you know all about this period of More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Where The Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger And The World That Made Him

Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him by T. J. English (William Morrow) One of the most notorious American criminals of the modern age, Whitey Bulger, is the subject of T. J. More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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Live At The Fillmore East & West

Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends By John Glatt (Lyons Press) John Glatt’s wonderful new hardcover Live At The Fillmore East & West spins a tale More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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The Making Of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Making Of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ By Piers Bizony (Taschen) The brand new behind-the-scenes hardcover from Taschen, The Making Of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ tells More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll

Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll By Fred Goodman (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) If you don’t know who Allen Klein is, you are going to More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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M.C. Beaton: Death Of A Liar

Death Of A Liar By M.C. Beaton (Grand Central Publishing) Fun, imaginative and wholly engaging. When was the last time you could use these words to describe a book? Death Of A Liar by M.C. Beaton, yet another More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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John Cleese: So Anyway…

So, Anyway… By John Cleese (Crown Archetype) So Anyway… is the new, first-ever John Cleese memoir. It is a wonderful fast page-turning hard cover, covering Cleese’s childhood (and his odd relationship More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution

Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution By Jerry Burgan and Sylvia Tyson (Rowman & Littlefield) I’m not sure I have enjoyed a personal memoir more than Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock More...