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I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto


Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted July 9, 2009 at 8:15 pm

The title says a lot: this is a book written buy a guy who prefers “classic rock” to “EMO.” What’s great about the author’s take is that, even if you’re a fan of newer music, the humor with which the book is written allows you to still enjoy it. You may not agree with everything or anything he says, but you’ll still enjoy the reading and probably learn something along the way. Dave Thompson has penned over 100 books. That’s stunning! He is the author of the highly-acclaimed Kurt Cobain bio, Never Fade Away, as well as books on Cream, George Clinton, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

In this book, Thompson writes against the forces he sees as killing rock’n'roll from the inside out.


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It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils


Author: Michael Supe Granda
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Review by Greg Harutunian
Posted January 20, 2009 at 5:19 am

From the furtive music scene, which was once located in Springfield (MO) during the 1970’s, a host of Ozark-tinged musicians in numerous bands forged their own styles of country-rock. A love of playing music and sharing the fun was always at its core.

“The Ozarks have always been magical, not just for musicians…there’s plenty of clean air, clean water, blue skies and nice hills,” said Michael “Supe” Granda. “If that isn’t enough to inspire a musician, then I don’t know what is.”


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Skydog: The Duane Allman Story


Author: Randy Poe
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted November 18, 2008 at 5:37 am

The Allman Brothers melded rock, country, and jazz into a unique style of music. While brother and organist Greg Allman still leads the band and should certainly get some credit, it was Duane Allman that brought that vision to reality. This thorough biography of Duane Allman offers in in-depth view into the life of the legendary guitarist…


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Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)


Author: Don Felder with Wendy Holden
Publisher: Wiley Press
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted November 18, 2008 at 5:30 am

The eagles are one of the most successful American bands ever, and also one of the most overplayed groups on our classic rock airwaves. But what you don’t hear much about is the inner workings of the band. Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder spills the beans in this book sharing observations…


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The Story of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith


Author: Neil Daniels
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted November 18, 2008 at 5:20 am

This is a rather epic biography of the epic heavy metal band, Judas Priest. The book includes multiple interviews with people who surrounded the band over the years, beginning with blues-oriented beginnings through the height of their success in the eighties, past their eventual split, and onto their 2003 reunion.


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Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson


Author: Tom Graves
Publisher: Demers Books
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted November 18, 2008 at 5:11 am

This is a small book as music biographies go, but its 124 pages are researched well. Blues musician Robert Johnson has influenced not only many blues artists to follow him, but also many rock musicians. The book tries to separate fact from legend without being clinical. Robert Johnson, legend has it, gained his guitar talent by trading his soul away to Satan…


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Real Moments - Bob Dylan 1966 - 1974


Author: Barry Feinstein
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Review by Jeff Muendel
Posted October 6, 2008 at 2:40 am

Barry Feinstein is an award winning photographer who has shot over 500 album covers for artists including Dylan, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Eric Clapton and Janis Joplin. He has also photographed many Hollywood and political figures. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Q,  Esquire, Life, Time and Newsweek magazines. His photos of Bob Dylan, though, may be his most famous.


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