Movies

Jack Bruce + Gary Moore, Ginger Baker, others – Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts (2014)

Jack Bruce + Gary Moore, Ginger Baker, others – Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts (2014)

‘Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts’ illustrates how fertile Jack Bruce’s collaboration was with a certain UK guitarist. No, not Eric Clapton.

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald can come off as a guilty pleasure, principally because his voice was so often caught in a web of too-slick production. Not here.

Bob Marley, “Is This Love” from Uprising Live! (2014)

Bob Marley, “Is This Love” from Uprising Live! (2014)

The picture is grainy, the sound far too tinny. Still, there’s no denying the magic going on as Bob Marley returns to “Is This Love.”

Very Extremely Dangerous, (2014): Movies

Very Extremely Dangerous, (2014): Movies

The new documentary ‘Very Extremely Dangerous,’ it’s clear, set out to uncover something redemptive in Jerry McGill. It’s not there.

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

The majesty of Jeff Beck at his best isn’t just his technical prowess. It’s how he charges through boundaries like a paper pre-game banner.

The Monkees’ strange and gutsy Head helped spark a new independence in Hollywood

The Monkees’ strange and gutsy Head helped spark a new independence in Hollywood

‘Head’ found the Monkees breaking away forever from the tightly scripted structure of a television show that had hurtled them to fame.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole counts down the best Beatles-related releases of the past year, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania.

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

As John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon occasionally found himself in settings that would boggle the mind of the average kid.

David Paich, Robbie Krieger discuss rock’s impact on the fall of Communism: ‘The only reason we got through’

David Paich, Robbie Krieger discuss rock’s impact on the fall of Communism: ‘The only reason we got through’

David Paich and Robbie Krieger trace the history of the Berlin Wall and its ultimate demise through the lens of music.

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Neither seemed all that interested in ‘The Last Waltz.’ But their performances are the heart and soul of the film.