Rolling Stones book is latest effort for the rocking, writing Bill Janovitz

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For a guy who has dubbed himself “Part-Time Man of Rock,” Bill Janovitz is awfully busy.

On Thursday he celebrates the release of his superb new solo album, “Walt Whitman Mall,” with a show at the Lizard Lounge. On Saturday his band Buffalo Tom plays for free on Boston Common in the Outside the Box Festival. And on July 23, St. Martin’s Press releases “Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones,” his second book about the band. The following night Janovitz will do a reading at Newtonville Books.

Add his side gig composing music for “This Old House” and his “day job” running a real estate business in Lexington.

“I have a lot of part-time jobs,” Janovitz says with a laugh.

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