Movie Review: “Count Me In”

My review of a new documentary about drummers, including some of the biggest names in the business — past and present. It’s fun to watch them explain how they do what they do, and give credit to those who preceded and inspired them.

Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer, has died at 80 and, to my knowledge, leaves behind a life that included no gossip whatsoever. But there’s one story about him that I love.

Walter Yetnikoff

When I heard that former Columbia Records president Walter Yetnikoff died Sunday (just days before his 88th birthday), I remembered the conversation I had with him in 2004 — one of my all-time favorites. You can listen to it here.

Give Tom Lehrer Some Credit

In the horrible new movie, “Annette,” Adam Driver’s standup comedian quotes Tom Lehrer’s “National Brotherhood Week” — without giving Lehrer any credit. So, let’s watch the man who created it perform it.

TV Review: “McCartney 3,2,1”

My review of the Hulu documentary “McCartney 3,2,1,” in which the music legend tells stories I’ve never heard about some Beatles, Wings, and solo songs, with special insight into his talents as a bass player.

TV Review: “Genius: Aretha”

Here’s my review of the Aretha Franklin bio-series that aired this week on NatGeo (and is streaming on Hulu), bolstered by a great performance by Cynthia Erivo that couldn’t cover up the flaws in the production.

POTD: The Best

Here’s a piece of classic rock history I was unaware of until recently. It’s about what may have been the shortest-lived supergroup ever: The Best. Members included Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, Keith Emerson, and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

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