Like a Rolling Stone 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… Like a Rolling Stone 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… 2008-04-22 Music Nonfiction Broadway Books
Book Review

Like a Rolling Stone (2008)

Like a Rolling Stone | COVER OF THE ROLLING STONES Steven Kurutz's Like a Rolling Stone chronicles the ups and downs of two cover bands stepping into the personas of…
COVER OF THE ROLLING STONES Steven Kurutz's Like a Rolling Stone chronicles the ups and downs of two cover bands stepping into the personas of Mick and the boys
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 22, 2008; Writer: Steven Kurutz; Genres: Music, Nonfiction; 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 Apr 18, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints
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