Did someone put a fatwah on Cat Stevens’ career? Hal Horowitz examines the nadir of the folkie-turned-Muslim’s pop music career, taking an in-depth look at Stevens’ recently-reissued last three albums, Numbers, IZITSO, and Down To Earth.
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Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.