Posted 4 JUNE 2001
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These guys have never been shy about demanding patience from their
loyal fans. Well, fools for Tool who've been waiting five years for
a new set of songs from the art-metal marauders finally get their
payoff with the carefully veiled "Lateralus," one of the most
anticipated hard-music recordings of '01.
"One Wild Night-Live 1985-2001"
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Judging by the subtitle of this 15-track concert collection--Live
1985-2001--the boys in Bon Jovi haven't been getting enough sleep!
But their fans aren't exactly going to doze off as they rock their
way through onstage Bon highlights that date from their
wet-behind-the-ears days through their post-"Crush" comeback.
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The Cowboy Junkies have never been the kind of range riders who go
in for trick ponies. With their latest, the Canadian country-rockers
continue to explore the somnambular sound that won them an unlikely
legion of fans some 13 years ago with the groundbreaking "Trinity
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Those on the lookout for promising rock newcomers will want to
investigate the debut from this New Jersey singer-songwriter.
Possessed of hooks, looks, charisma, and an industry buzz, Pete Yorn
delivers an opening salvo that's inspired comparisons to some of the
finest pop-rockers of recent times.
"Live In New York City"
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"Trouble In Shangri-La"
EDITOR'S CHOICE ROCK BOOK: TANGLED UP IN BOB
"Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan"
Howard Sounes's "Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan" tells how
Bob invented himself; who and what he's talking about in his tunes;
and the truth about his motorcycle wreck, his bizarre sex life, and
his most immortal (and appalling) concerts and albums.
BOB & JOAN & MIMI & RICHARD
"Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan,
Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina"
Get another side of Bob's story in the brilliant, groundbreaking
"Positively 4th Street," by Vanity Fair's David Hajdu, who actually
got Thomas Pynchon to testify about his friend Farina.
GOOD STONES BOOKS
"Rolling Stones Rip This Joint: The Stories Behind Every Song"
Cue up every Stones album and bliss out on the backstage drama in
Steve Appleford's "The Rolling Stones Rip This Joint: The Stories
Behind Every Song." Did you know "Country Honk" was the original
version, and "Honky Tonk Women" Mick Taylor's version? That Merry
Clayton refused to sing the second verse of "Gimme Shelter" until she
got royalties? Other pretty good books: "Stoned," by Andrew Loog
Oldham, who locked the Glimmer Twins in a kitchen until they came out
with their first song, and Bill Wyman's pro-Brian Jones memoir, "Stone
GREAT BEATLES BOOKS
"Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999"
The big new Beatles title is Paul McCartney's "Blackbird Singing," but
it's more interesting to read his analysis of each Beatles song in
"Many Years from Now" (e.g., "Norwegian Wood" is about John Lennon
committing adultery and then burning the girl's place down), and
John's take on their songs in his last interview, "All We Are Saying."
(Paul's book is better.)
MOTLEY CRUE REVEALED
"The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band"
Not since Tommy Lee's bootleg video has there been a more revealing
document than the tell-all book "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's
Most Notorious Rock Band."
BYRNE-ING DOWN THE HOUSE
"This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the
David Bowman does a smart inside job on the Talking Heads, whom he
characterizes as "Satan, Norman Bates, Jean Seberg, and the
happy-go-lucky Ringo" in "This Must Be the Place."
SEX GODDESS OF ROCK
"Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'N' Roll Journey"
Coming soon is the guilty pleasure of the year--"Rebel Heart: An
American Rock 'N' Roll Journey" by Playboy pinup Bebe Buell, who
inspired half of Elvis Costello's best songs, provided Steve Tyler
with Liv, and had a rock-circus ringside seat alongside (or atop)
Bowie, Jagger, Iggy, Alice, Stiv, Blondie, Todd Rundgren, John
Phillips, Chrissie Hynde, and Joey Ramone. Get in on the good time had
AND check out the New & Future Releases page to view titles by
release date, catch the latest digital downloads, investigate the
coolest new reissues, and more.
BEACHES & CREAM
Four newly reissued twofer sets trace the development of the Beach Boys
from fresh-faced purveyors of relatively rudimentary sun-and-fun sounds to
one of the most sonically adventurous bands in rock history. And while
Brian Wilson's towering genius was still flowering in the early '60s, these
recordings demonstrate that he was honing his considerable skills as he
tried to emulate the little pop symphonies of Phil Spector and match the
Beatles hit for hit.
Beach Boys reissues
Two discs of Kinks radio sessions dating from 1964 to 1977 capture one of
the great British Invasion bands at the height of their powers. This is the
latest in a series of splendid archival BBC albums to have come out in
recent years. Check it out along with more rock reissues and retrospectives
from the likes of George Harrison, Blind Faith, and Peter Frampton in
Amazon.com's Classic Rock Store.
HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL
From trailblazers Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin through '80s chart faves
Def Leppard and Bon Jovi and on into the '90s when Soundgarden and Alice in
Chains ruled, here are hits retrospectives capturing some metal and
hard-rock titans at their commercial peaks. Check out rippin' greatest-hits
sets in our new Hard Rock & Metal Store.
CLASSIC HITS ON SALE
Have some holes in your CD collection? Now is a great time to fill them in
with hundreds of titles priced at only $8.99. Check out tons of rock
artists such as Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Neil Young, and U2, or explore
some great music from your favorite decade.
ESSENTIALS BY STYLE
Alternative to what? Whatcha got? The essential albums from the denizens
of the alternative nation, including old-school punks, grungesters, wavers,
and swing kids. Check out Amazon.com's list of Alternative Rock Essentials.
Browse all of our Rock Essentials
NEW & NOTABLE
Ben Harper, "Live from Mars"
Aerosmith, "Just Push Play"
Eric Clapton, "Reptile"
Train, "Drops of Jupiter"
Jerry Garcia Band, "Shining Star"
Bob Schneider, "Lonelyland"
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Bruce Springsteen, "Live in New York City"
Monster Magnet, "God Says No"
Stevie Nicks, "Trouble in Shangri-La"
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"Sleeping in the Ground," a previously unreleased song recorded during the
sessions for Blind Faith's only studio album, gives Eric Clapton, Steve
Winwood, and Ginger Baker plenty of room to show off the skills that earned
this band the title of the world's first "supergroup."
More from veteran performers:
"Got You on My Mind"
"I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now"
"Show Me the Way"
"Rock and Roll"
"Everybody's in Love with You"
"Transcendental Blues" (live)