Movies

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett blasted the ‘Sum of the Parts’ documentary as incomplete, even biased. He was right.

John Oates – Another Good Road (2015)

John Oates – Another Good Road (2015)

John Oates’ intimate forthcoming live release, ‘Another Good Road,’ gives us new perspective on an exciting period of musical growth.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

Remembering George Martin — both with and without the Beatles — on the occasion of the great producer’s 89th birthday.

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.