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AC/DC

The band has found itself at that precarious past-meets-present junction; lesser artists invariably show their age and labor through as nostalgia acts, but not AC/DC.

Adam Williams
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Mötley Crüe: Saints of Los Angeles

Older, wiser, but just as Mötley as ever.

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Crüefest 2008

Crüefest 2008 is a long day of big noise and metal magnificence that provides concert goers an attractive return on their investment.

Adam Williams
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Slash by Slash, Anthony Bozza

Somewhere between Slash living the junkie-cum-rock star lifestyle and recounting that life, there is a profound disconnect.

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Dear Planet Earth: An Interview with Sebastian Bach

Through reality shows, theater appearances, and Hep Alien, the enthusiastic Bach keeps his focus (and his funding) on his music, even if the industry is a bitchslap.

Adam Williams
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The Naked Prey

Though his seemingly directionless flight appears futile, Wilde runs with purpose; he is striding toward triumph through survival, and as such, a validation of himself.

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Ozzy Osbourne + Rob Zombie

There is no metal veteran closer to a musical shaman than Ozzy.

Adam Williams
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Nuevo Marketing: An Interview with Me Talk Pretty

Me Talk Pretty takes a flexible approach to new forms of distribution while trying not to leave anyone bewildered.

Adam Williams
Music

Sebastian Bach: Angel Down

With his new album, Baz has reestablished himself as one of rock's preeminent vocalists, and, equally important, he's crafted a record that ranks among the year's best in hard rock.

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The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx

Sixx invites readers into the depths of his psyche and addictive past, leaving them to draw their own conclusions about the Hell they've just visited.

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The End of an Era: Hilly Kristal 1932-2007

A good guy, who gave us all a hell of a lot to be thankful for.

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Lead By Example: A New Dawn With Sixx: A.M.

More than a mere memoir and corresponding album, The Heroin Diaries, the latest project from Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, is a graphic exploration into the mind of a man losing his battle with himself.

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Open Letter to Lester Bangs

The fearless, arrogant, and very much missed rock writer has been gone from this world for a quarter century, now. Time to drop him a note.

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Heaven and Hell

While the band morphed so many times that it's tough to call anything a true Sabbath reunion, everyone and their stud-jacket granny is calling it that. Ozzy who?

Adam Williams
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The Who: The Who: Who's Next [DVD]

The DVD falls far short in providing sufficient insights and accurate historical perspective into the album's legacy and ongoing artistic and commercial appeal.

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Hot Tuna: Keep On Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna

For devout Tuna fans, Jorma and Jack are beloved members of a collective extended family.

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Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977

At the core of the live set is Ritchie Blackmore, one of music's often overlooked guitar wizards, plying his trade and making it all look so easy.

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Louis Armstrong: Live in 59 [DVD]

Armstrong’s smiling countenance is the perfect foil for his remarkable technical skills; his interaction with both audience and band is wonderfully disarming, making the music even more accessible.

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Marky Ramone: Start of the Century

A solid effort by a stand-up guy who still hits the Mark.

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AC/DC: A Classic Album Under Review - Back In Black [DVD]

An enjoyable and often times fascinating re-visitation of one of music's most important albums.

Adam Williams
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Crüe'd and Tattüe'd

After catching nearly a dozen live dates, PopMatters' Adam Williams explores the rising ranks of a new class of Crüehead.

Adam Williams
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Journey: Live in Houston 1981 - Escape Tour [DVD]

Twenty-five years ago, Journey was #1 on the charts and on stage. Chalk it up as another of life's great unsolved mysteries.

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The BellRays

in Joe's Pub is like stuffing a stick of dynamite into a shoebox...

Adam Williams
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