Backbeat Books

For his latest book, musician/writer and onetime Milwaukeean John Kruth explores the histories and crossroads where music and the outlaw character meet. more


The final chapter on rock history might yet be written, but meanwhile, it looks as if Radiohead could be the music's last superstar band. In his linear, blow-by-blow account, American music writer Mac Randall traces the band's emotional ene... more


When I think of happiness, I think of my European friends deeming the quest for it as “so American.” When a character in a Theatre X play cried “I just want to be happy” on tour overseas, it was a surefire laugh line, taken by the more

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