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CD Review: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18″

by John M. Borack Various Artists: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18″ Pop Geek Heaven (PGH-37) Grade: ***1/2 The International Pop Overthrow CD collection – which for the past several years has included a whopping 65+ tracks on three discs – …

The best of British in 2015

Paul Weller’s year in 2015 included a well-received solo album and tour as well as a London exhibition, a film, a live CD box set, and books about his former band, The Jam. (Photo by Julian Broad)

The year in British music in 2015 was exceptional, featuring great works by Paul Weller, Blur, Noel Gallagher, and Adele, terrific retrospectives on The Jam, an excellent tour by The Who, and fantastic films chronicling the career of Amy Winehouse and Roger Waters’ concert version of The Wall.

Jaco Movie Filled with Great Music and Tears

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He was an international rock star. The problem was he was also bi-polar and eschewed treatment for acceptance of his condition. Thus, he lived to 35. But what he accomplished in that short time will never be duplicated again. “Jaco,” the movie, lays it all out.

Ringo Starr premiere: Peace & Love Tribute

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Goldmine presents the video premiere of the January 2014 concert held in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the music of Ringo Starr, who was presented with the Lifetime of Peace & Love Award by director David Lynch.

Remembering John Lennon…and John F. Borack

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by John M. Borack The following is an edited and re-written version of a piece that was originally included in my book, John Lennon: Life is What Happens (Krause Publications, 2010). It was a typical Monday evening in December which quickly …