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'Chimes of Freedom' Celebrates the Power of Music and Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Amnesty International's Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan is not the first time they've tapped into the music community to raise funds and bring awareness to human rights issues.

Three Chairs to Rattle My Walls

Janice Harper | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Janice Harper

I've never known much about money other than for some it grows on trees. But once I started reading about what to do with what was left so that it might grow into lush abundance, I realized not even Suze Orman could save us. That's when I stumbled upon the Dylans.

John Mayer & Martin Guitar: Chats With Chris Martin & Fred Greene, Plus Chatting With Alyssa Graham (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.

Chimes of Freedom: Artists Talk Amnesty

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

So I walk into the studio, and suddenly I'm in the presence of a rock god. Joe Perry is sitting on a big black leather sofa, casually strumming a sweet Guild for a blazing new cover of "Man of Peace" -- one of Bob Dylan's babies Chimes of Freedom.

Leonard Cohen, At 77, Calls His New CD Old Ideas. It's Anything But

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Old Ideas is anything but a valedictory. It's taut, vital music, stripped of the electronic gimmick that sounded so cool a few records ago and got tiresome when they seemed to be covering for weak songs and a weakening voice.

This Album Saves Lives: Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

Jeff Ayeroff | Posted 03.25.2012 | Fifty
Jeff Ayeroff

Almost never will more than 80 artists unite to support one cause, let alone create, pay for and donate 76 original tracks to raise money for it, but when the cause is Amnesty International and when the songs are Bob Dylan's, something quite magical happens.

WATCH: Miley Covers Bob Dylan!

Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Okay guys, it's offical -- Miley Cyrus is all grown up. In the "Can't Be Tamed" singer's most mature move yet, she performs heartfelt, country-twinge...

"American Idiot": What Should Be Stephen Colbert's Campaign Song?

David Wild | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

I think I speak for all Americans -- okay, for literally dozens of them -- when I say the prospect of Stephen Colbert formally entering the Republican race makes it feels a lot like the day before it's morning in America again.

Music Plus Film = Martin Scorsese: A Playlist For the Critics' Choice

David Wild | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Growing up watching Scorsese movies was like attending an open master class on how these two intimately connected art forms can work together at their very best.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Taste of Americana in the Catskill Woods

Samantha Marshall | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Samantha Marshall

It's a kind of pure musicianship that exists all over the country, but you won't necessarily come across it on MTV.

The Storyteller & Paradise Lost: Conversations With Todd Snider and Great American Taxi's Vince Herman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Pomegranate & Billy Jack: Conversations with Once's Marketa Irglova and honeyhoney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Marketa Irglova, her latest album is a direct result of her making a conscious decision to make music.

Christmas Meets Politics: Chatting With Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French and The Mavericks' Raul Malo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Do We Care About The Lyrics Anymore?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

Music, in general, might be missing its lyrical heroes. Who are our real poets in 2011? With Occupy Wall Street and the recession and the slipping middle class, it seems like the right time for a new icon to emerge. One that speaks more directly to us, without hiding.

Bob Dylan To Release Cover Songs To Benefit Amnesty International

AP | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK — A sprawling new collection of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in January to benefit Amnesty International. The human rights ...

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

Moogy Klingman Passes

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Mark "Moogy" Klingman passed away last night after a long, brave bout with cancer. You may not have heard his name, but you have heard, and enjoyed, his music.

The Secret Saga of the World's First Punk Band

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

We lived with our parents, so there were no seedy flophouses where we could stay up for days at a time drinking and drugging. We had one groupie, a pretty 10th-grade girl with whom sex was out of the question.

Life and Style Includes the Spiritual

Lewis Richmond | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Lewis Richmond

When we are on the cusp of midlife -- in the realm of "Fifty" -- then the deeper questions can become more pressing and personal.

The Power of Great Radio Stations

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

I remember the first radio station that saved my life. It was probably around 1975, and I distinctly remember hearing it on an old beat-up radio in th...

Pax Occupata

Randall Amster | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Randall Amster

Everyone's a bard, and all the world's a stage. The curtain is finally closing on the old order, and a new paradigm of peace is being hewn from the colossus.

5 Celebs Who Divorced Before Anyone Knew They Were Married

Posted 01.08.2012 | Divorce

If you thought you knew everything there was to know about celebrities, you were wrong. The following five stars managed to keep their love lives secr...

Michael Jackson's "The Immortal Megamix," Plus Chatting With Chris Isaak and Phil Manzanera

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've made a lot of records because that's what I do, and I've listened to a lot of records, and I have to tell you the truth--it wouldn't have mattered if The Beatles had recorded "A Hard Day's Night" on Silly Putty. It would have sounded good."

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.