AC/DC Moves Forward Despite More Changes

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Thom Jennings
December 2014

 

 

 

The introductory notes of the latest AC/DC album Rock or Bust are instantly recognizable as AC/DC, it even has a hint of “Highway to Hell” in it. That is what fans have come to expect from AC/DC and there have been some fans that have joked that every AC/DC album sounds the same, and while that is true to a certain extent, isn’t that what has been the key to the group’s success? Continue reading

Book Review- Joe Perry Rocks

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Joe Perry
Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith

Joe Perry with David Ritz
Simon & Schuster
2014
Review: Joseph Suto
 

 

Joe Perry is now the third member of Aerosmith to release an autobiography. Following in the footsteps of vocalist Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer, Perry enters giving his view and take on the tumultuous career of America’s greatest rock band. This book will be extremely hard to put down once you crack it open and start to read it. A must read for any fan of the band whether you are a diehard or a casual devotee. Continue reading

Jennings: Rock Is Dead?

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Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson

Commentary
Thom Jennings
Rock Music Critic

 

 

 

The iconic band that coined the phrase “Long Live Rock” back in the 1970s will be hitting the road to celebrate their 50 year run. Coined “The Who Hits 50!” will certainly sell out a few major arenas, but the title suggests that this may indeed be the final run for the band that had its first farewell tour way back in 1982. Continue reading

Movie Review- Super Duper Alice Cooper

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Super Duper Alice Cooper
2014
Review: Chris Kiebzak

 

As a lifelong fan of the always exuberant Alice Cooper, I was ecstatic to view the nationwide theater premiere of the long awaited and visually stunning, “Super Duper Alice Cooper”.  The Banger Films produced rock opera style documentary starts at the beginning of Cooper’s life which began in Detroit, MI and covers most of the bases of his childhood and extensive early career before ending the film with what would become his ultimate sobriety from drug and alcohol abuse in 1986. Continue reading

Ranking The Top 25 Beatles Songs

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The Beatles
Top 25
By: Thom Jennings

 

 

 

Compiling a top twenty-five list of my favorite Beatles songs was a daunting task to say the least. As we mark the 50th anniversary of their historic first appearance on Ed Sullivan it’s hard to believe the amount of amazing songs the band would write and record during their tenure.

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Jeffrey Suto

01. She Loves You
02. I Want To Hold Your Hand
03. This Boy
04. I saw her standing there
05. Ask Me Why
06. Please Please Me
07. Love Me Do
08. Do You Want To Know A Secret
09. Twist & Shout
10. All My Loving
11. Not A Second Time
12. Day Tripper
13. We Can Work It Out
14. A Hard Day’s Night
15. Help
16. Rain
17. Hey Jude
18. Across The Universe
19. Let It Be
20. I Feel Fine
21. Eight Days A Week
22. All You Need Is Love
23. Penny Lane
24. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
25. Nowhere Man