Reviews: Albums & Videos

CD Review: Horseback - "The Invisible Mountain"

October 20, 2010
A 38-minute, four-track epic of krautrock, stoner metal, and art-house freak show
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DVD Review: Slayer - "Live Intrusion"

September 21, 2010
Slayer''s 1995 Divine Intervention tour is chronicled
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DVD Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker - "Damn the Torpedoes"

September 21, 2010
A documentary covering the creation of the "Damn the Torpedoes" album from the Classic Albums series
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August 2010 Media Preview

July 20, 2010
Videos reviewed: Chickenfoot – Get Your Buzz On, Judas Priest – British Steel: 30th Anniversary Edition, Guitar Player Wanted, Vocals a Plus
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Media Preview - July 2010

June 16, 2010
Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story, Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History, Vicki Genfan’s 3D Acoustic Guitar
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Media Preview June '10

May 18, 2010
Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power Deluxe Edition, Volbeat – Live: Sold Out, Free – Free Forever
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Media Preview May '10

April 15, 2010
Motörhead: In the Studio, Meshuggah – Alive, Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker
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Media Preview April '10

March 11, 2010
Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars— An Illustrated History & Guide, Pretenders: Live in London, Johnny A.—One November Night
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Media Preview February 2010

January 14, 2010
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix Gear, Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready?, Billy Idol – In Super Overdrive Live, ZZ Top – Double Down Live
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Media Preview December '09

November 18, 2009
Two dvds are reviewed: Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall & The Complete Monterey Pop Festival: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
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November '09 Media Preview

October 21, 2009
Solo Sessions: Chet Atkins; Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon; Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes With Bob Seger; Red Hot Chili Peppers: Me and My Friends; B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993 Blu-ray; The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
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Media Preview October '09

September 18, 2009
Reviewed this month: Return to Forever: Live at Montreux 2008, Black Label Society: Skullage CD/DVD, Motley Crue: A Visual History 1983–2005, By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969
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Media Preview September '09

August 19, 2009
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem; Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: Live at the Maine Festival; Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of Stevie Wonder; John Pizzarelli Exploring Jazz Guitar; Folk Blues for Fingerstyle Guitar; A Guitar Lesson with David Bromberg; Confessions of a Record Producer; Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott; Battle of The Band Names: The Best and Worst Band Names Ever
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Media Preview August '09

July 22, 2009
From metal to Woodstock, upcoming videos for '09.
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July '09 Media Preview

June 17, 2009
BOOKS: Ultimate Hendrix, Mixing the Hits of Country VIDEOS: Muddy Waters—Live at ChicagoFest, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention–In the 1960s
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June '09 Media Preview

May 20, 2009
Pickin' Like Chet, From the Basement, King's X, The Black Keys, Solo Jazz Guitar books and videos reviewed
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May Media Preview

April 21, 2009
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, Jeff Beck: Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott’s , Books Rock Gods: Forty Years of Rock Photography, Tony McManus: The Maker’s Mark (the Dream Guitar Sessions)
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April Book & DVD Reviews

March 17, 2009
This month: Dave Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone
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January Media Preview

December 16, 2008
Zeppelin's influences, a Tremonti lesson, Lynyrd Skynyrd DVD, SRV book, guitar identification, metal philosophy and more are in this month's media preview.
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