Caryn Rose

Freelance writer & novelist

Location icon United States of America

Caryn Rose is a Brooklyn-based writer who documents baseball, rock and roll, and urban life. More at jukeboxgraduate.com.

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Salon
04/11/2015
The best Paul Westerberg songs you never heard: A journey through his surprise 2008 solo gems

Since the official end of the Replacements in 1991, Paul Westerberg has released nine solo records (both as himself and under the Grandpaboy monicker), and contributed original material to about a half a dozen movie soundtracks. "Folker," released in 2004, was his last formal solo album, and then in 2006 he supplied eight songs to the soundtrack of an animated movie called "Open Season."

mensjournal.com
08/21/2015
The 10 Baseball Books Every Fan Should Read

There are literally thousands of books about baseball: books about winning seasons and losing seasons, strategy and statistics, scandals and successes, and even a number of novels written by some of our greatest fiction writers. There are books written by or about players, former players, managers, owners, umpires, mascots, beat writers and fans.

Billboard
Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

The long-awaited induction of Bruce Springsteen's veteran sidemen, the E Street Band, took place at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bandleader himself inducted his bandmates past and present, taking the crowd through the long history of friendship and comradeship, hard times and good times, success and failure, triumphs and trials.

the Guardian
03/19/2014
10 of the best: Bruce Springsteen

Back in the early days of Bruce Springsteen's career, when he played to audiences who didn't know him or his music, his plan of attack involved hitting the audience with a large, loud, long showstopper at the end of the set, one that would make them pay attention and remember the band after they had finished.

Billboard
Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the shows: would it be solo acoustic? Would there be a band or backing musicians?

Billboard
Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High HopesProducers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Check out Billboard's track-by-track review of Springsteen's latest full-length. Release Date: Jan. 14 Tell me someone now, what's the price I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids I wanna look in their eyes and know they'll stand a chance "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album.

Billboard
Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was produced by Ron Aniello, who also worked with Springsteen on his previous release, "Wrecking Ball."

Billboard
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.

Billboard
Bruce Springsteen to Headline Free Festival During Final Four Week

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, running in conjunction with the Final Four tournament, from April 4 to April 6. Springsteen will close the outdoor festival, to be held at Reunion Park (site of the old Reunion Arena) in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, April 6, as part of the Capital One JamFest.

Billboard
Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.