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David Wild

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  • Keith Richards and Johnny Depp: Blood Brothers

    The actor/musicians tell Rolling Stone why they're pirates onscreen and off

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  • Bronx In Blue

    As doo-wop giant Dion points out in the liner notes to Bronx in Blue, there was no rock & roll back when he was growing up in New York, and so it was the Southern sounds of the blues and country coming over the radio that set him off on his brilliant musical career. On […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Illumination

    Earth, Wind and Fire recorded some of the greatest funky jazz soul of the Seventies, but they lost their way as record-makers long after entering "Boogie Wonderland" in 1979. Their twenty-third album, Illumination, taps into Santana's now-familiar Supernatural formula: Give a veteran great a hip replacement by surrounding it with lots of gifted youngbloods. On […]

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  • Rarities 1971-2003

    If you're in the market for just one Stones album this year, make it A Bigger Bang. But if you happen to be shopping for an additional stocking stuffer, you could do much worse than this odds-and-sods set. Most of the tracks on Rarities aren't very rare — all of them have been previously released […]

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  • Moonlight Serenade

    Let no one ever accuse Carly Simon of jumping on the current standards bandwagon. Though Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald beat her to the punch, Simon was still way ahead of the curve for the rock generation. Torch, the singer-songwriter's first album of songs from the American songbook, came out back in 1981, well before […]

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  • Fair & Square

    Eight years on from battling cancer, Prine sounds in peak form for his first album of new songs since 1995's Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings. On Fair and Square, Prine takes the production reins and plays right into his own wily strengths. The result is an excellent set of songs full of rootsy warmth and […]

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  • Make Do With What You Got

    Solomon Burke's 2002 album Don't Give Up on Me was a righteous resurrection of a great Atlantic Sixties soulman who never got his full due from a rock world he so heavily influenced. Make Do With What You Got proves that Burke — whom Van Morrison calls "shaman, showman, the teacher and preacher of soul […]

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  • Everything's OK

    The rousing and arousing musical partnership of Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell in the Seventies was built around the high art of the lowdown groove. Yet it took these two soul giants a bit of time to rediscover their own groove. I Can't Stop — their 2003 comeback collaboration — was impressive, but something […]

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  • Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits

    Words and Music is more than just an impressive retrospective from the bard of Belmont, Indiana. It's also proof positive that a man who calls himself "Little Bastard" can overcome anything — even having a dangerous "Cougar" thrust into his name. On a number of fronts, Words and Music offers a compelling overview, including not […]

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  • It Always Will Be

    One hesitates to tell Willie Nelson what to do, but maybe the man should always sing songs with the word always in the title: "Always on My Mind" is one of Nelson's most enduring classics, and now "It Will Always Be" — the stately opening title track to his latest album — is the perfect […]

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