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Like a Rolling StoneIn this aptly titled tome, journalist Steven Kurutz relates a year in the lives of two rival New York-based Rolling Stones tribute bands: Sticky Fingers...Like a Rolling StoneMusic, NonfictionIn this aptly titled tome, journalist Steven Kurutz relates a year in the lives of two rival New York-based Rolling Stones tribute bands: Sticky Fingers...2008-04-18Broadway Books
Like a Rolling Stone
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Like a Rolling Stone

Genre: Music, Nonfiction; Author: Steven Kurutz; Status: In Season; Publisher: Broadway Books

In this aptly titled tome, journalist Steven Kurutz relates a year in the lives of two rival New York-based Rolling Stones tribute bands: Sticky Fingers and the Blushing Brides. The subject of copycat acts has been covered in various media almost as extensively as the Jagger/Richards songbook, and Kurutz doesn’t offer any fresh insights. But Like a Rolling Stone is still a funny, poignant look at people who may believe that, to quote the Blushing Brides singer, they ”kick the Rolling Stones’ asses live” — though they have to do so at an Elks Lodge. It’s only a book about fake rock & roll, but we like it. B+

Originally posted April 18 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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