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Sticky Fingers-The Jann Wenner/Rolling Stone Book

“Rock and roll then was real, everything else was unreal.” John Lennon This is the most depressing book I’ve read all year. There’s always been music. It’s not like the Top Forty was blank before the Beatles. Even a few good groups dominated the airwaves prior to ’64, like the Four Seasons and the Beach […]

Kiss and Sell

This is a bad book. Stars write tomes that leave the dirt out. Outsiders write short briefs of sour grapes with the details included. Unlike the former, Chris Lendt can actually write, but he goes on interminably with details we don’t care about and doesn’t reveal those we do. This is an old book. Published […]

Dave Morrell’s Book

“45 RPM (Recollections Per Minute): The Morrell Archives Volume 3” He shits on Clive Davis. I received this in the mail with a note from a friend saying “Arista Part, MUST READ!” So I did. Didn’t take me long. Hell, I finished the whole book in less than two hours. But I did read it, […]

Noel Monk’s Van Halen Book

Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen “How I Made It: Bob Lefsetz went from failed music manager to one of the most influential voices in the industry” We put them in a movie. Then I was […]