"Through loving and informed close readings of fifty pivotal Stones songs, Bill Janovitz finds a new way to tell the band's story—and reminds even the biggest fans that for all the drama, gossip, and myth that has always surrounded the Rolling Stones, it is the music that will stand forever."
Alan Light, author of The Holy or the Broken
"By focusing intently on individual songs, Bill Janovitz has written a stealth history of the Stones, tracking their personal lives and complicated relationships, illuminating the many phases of their artistic evolution, and making a strong case for their enduring cultural influence. Rocks Off is a smart, informative, and highly entertaining look at the Stones’ monumental body of work, written by a veteran musician who also happens to be a discerning critic and a diehard fan."
Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers
Bill Janovitz is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter in the band Buffalo Tom. He's also released three solo albums. He wrote Exile on Main Street about the iconic Stones album in the critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series. He has written extensively for the All Music Guide online site and has also contributed to BostonMagazine.com, the Boston Phoenix, and Post Road magazine. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.