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"Playing with John Lennon was a big deal. He was very cool and very nice. Very much like the John Lennon that you imagine, you know."
“As morality shifts,” NPR's Ann Powers writes, “music does, too, helping people navigate those boundaries.”
"To me, '67 was a year that was different from what came after it."
Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene return to town to brighten the Music Hall in Allston.
The Malden resident’s new album is particularly impressive under the circumstances -- he suffered a major stroke in January 2016.
The album Northern Passages has left me without any doubt that The Sadies are worthy of every iota of praise they have received.
Colin Hay need no longer worry about job security as a touring and recording artist.
Tony Fletcher’s research is impeccable, his sources are unimpeachable, and his style is thoroughly engaging.
Having long gotten “the short end of the stick,” Sex Pistols founding member Steve Jones decided to write his autobiography.
Anything Could Happen is a 12-song collection that is as good as anything that a fan could have hoped for from Tommy Stinson.
"There should never have been the cult of the rock star. That just shouldn’t have happened."
"Conservatism was his perspective, but William F. Buckley was really interested in having the other side on and having real discussions."
"I’d be happy to start making a new record tomorrow, but I don’t know if we’ve all decided what the next move is."
As a work of history, a journalistic account, and an astute study of a troubled subculture, Altamont is so engrossing that it almost disarms criticism.
"It might sound a little kooky comparing David Bowie to poet William Butler Yeats, but they had similar pitfalls as artists."
Readers inspired to take a listening journey from Gioia's historical perspective will benefit greatly from his delineation of jazz's various forms.
"There comes a decision-making process where some of the jokes, I’m like, I’m glad I never have to tell that one again."
After more than four decades, Paul Collins is still keeping The Beat
"I love analyzing songs and finding out what makes them tick and what makes them wonderful."
Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Goovies, which will perform at the Brighton Music Hall tomorrow, talks about smoking pot with Edward Kennedy and impressing The Rolling Stones.
It is nice to know that there is someone as cultivated and enthusiastic about constitutional history as Professor Akhil Reed Amar.
Bryan McPherson has come a long way from writing songs in the room next to mine in North Cambridge and then busking at Porter and Harvard Squares.
1965 was the year in which the leading artists in American and British popular music pushed themselves beyond making albums that mixed covers with subpar originals.
According to Shelby Steele, white liberals “dissociate” themselves from the past sins of white America by subscribing to the “poetic truth” that the United States is “characterolog…
If James Madison was so verbose that his draft version of the First Amendment could be cut in half, then he can hardly be called an artist with words.
In this book, Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson explores the (d)evolution of the Republican Party from its founding in 1854 through the presidency of George W. Bush.
This book is a valuable reminder that “the men associated with an era of supposed morality and Christian values of monogamy and marriage have nearly all been linked to infidelity and sex o…
In his book, Ira Stoll argues that John F. Kennedy was, "by the standards of both his time and our own, a conservative."
"If, as a reader, you're expecting the standard rap on meat, then, well, you're in for an unexpected history."