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Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townsend
By Mark Wilkerson

Omnibus Press
5 out of 5 stars

With its massive 500-plus pages, this weighty tome is the definitive historical writing on The Who and their intellectual leader. This updated version sports a new interview with Townsend and a heartfelt foreword from Eddie Vedder.

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Nashville Pussy
Live In Hollywood

MVD Visual
3 out of 5 stars

With relentless AC/DC-like guitar grooves, songs like “I’m Gonna Hitchhike Down to Cincinnati” and “Kick the Shit out of Your Drunk Daddy,” and former Denverite Karen Kuda strutting her stuff, this DVD spotlights a band that still, and quite mightily, represents the sleazy, rebellious spirit of rock and roll.

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Gojira
The Way of All Flesh
Prosthetic Records
4 out of 5 stars

It’s nice to hear a refreshing example of “extreme metal” in a genre that is filled with its share of useless pap. Described as a “requiem for the planet,” this collection of songs about death sounds like the disenfranchised cousin of Metallica’s Death Magnetic. That’s not a bad thing.

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