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Martin Guitars at the Metropolitan

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin is not only about the works of art, beauty and music that this 19th century Viennese immigrant and artisan created. It's also the story of how he changed the trajectory of handmade guitars in America.

Relive The 10 Most Iconic Grammys Performances

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

With stars like Taylor Swift, Marc Anthony, Lorde and Dave Grohl on deck to perform at the 56th Grammy Awards, this year's show is sure to be full of ...

Reissue Roundup 3: The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Sinatra, CCR and Humble Pie, Plus Keith Chagall's Kennedy Tribute

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Do The Beatles now collectively have more "previously unreleased" tracks than all of their official albums collectively?

The Price of Bob Dylan Going Electric

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side -- it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

Movie Review: 12-12-12

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.

The Enduring Legacy of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

With all supporting artists playing two or three SRV songs, this concert was a great cross-section of different artists and different styles interpreting Stevie Ray's music.

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

Rare Look At Classic Rock Stars At Home (& With Their Parents!)

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

What do Elton John, Grace Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa and David Crosby have in common? They were all photographed, at home with their parents (th...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Guitars for the 21st Century

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Tom Semioli

With all due respect to Jon Landau and Bruce, I saw the future of rock 'n' roll and its name is... Bohemian Guitars.

Eric Clapton Is About To Sell Another Famous Painting For $25 Million

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Eric Clapton is at it again, infiltrating the art world's most sacred of spaces with his surprisingly shrewd contemporary taste. According to Christie...

Yes, I Really Bought Eric Clapton's CREAM Guitar Case, Too!

Binky Philips | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I know reruns can be a yawn... but, I think you'll dig this story, whether for the first time, or as a wistful little revisit three years later...

The Wonderfully Checkered Past of a Soul Rock Goddess

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

My search for Ms. Lennear commenced long before Neville's long overdue film -- which depicts the dramatic plights of rock's most hallowed back-up singers -- hit a theater near you.

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

J.J. Cale (1938-2013): Often Imitated, But Never Equaled

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

J.J. Cale died on July 26th, at 74. If your interest in music is casual and anecdotal, you may know that Eric Clapton did not write "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" --- Cale did. If you're a fan, you know more: J.J. Cale was a giant, a protean figure, bound for the pantheon --- an immortal.

For Mick Jagger's 70th Birthday, The Ten Best Rock Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

You, Sir Mick Jagger, are turning 70 tomorrow, which -- to use the rock vernacular -- blows my mind. To mark your milestone, I'm picking my favorite movies with rock 'n' roll themes.

Late Bluesman Remembered By Friends

Commercial Appeal | Bob Mehr | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

It was not one, but a multitude of Bobby "Blue" Blands who were hailed and mourned during funeral services at First Baptist Church -- Broad on Thursda...

Blues Legend Dies At 83

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

GRENADA, Miss. — Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "...

Singer Doesn't Like Listening To Her Music

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

British singer Jessie J became famous by recording catchy pop songs, but one person is not jamming to hits like "Price Tag" and "Domino" when they hit...

From Foreigner to Songwriters Hall of Fame: A Conversation with Mick Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Eric Clapton Gets a Trim (PHOTOS)

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Ken Fallin

In the Wall Street Journal, there is a caricature drawing I did of rock and roll legend, Eric Clapton. I did a sketch showing the long hair, which I liked very much. I got the approval, and then did the drawing in ink and colored it via Photoshop.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

My Fifth HuffPost Anniversary, Drifting Away with Dobie Gray, and Dump the Filibuster or Dump Harry Reid

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So to celebrate an anniversary of sorts and his appearance on my first post in 2008, presented here is that interview from 2007, and I believe it might be Dobie's last for the U.S.

Keith Richards' Surprise Performance

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival has become the mecca for riff worshippers, so it was appropriate that guitar deity Keith Richards ...

Welcome To Eric Clapton's Jazz Session

AP | MELINDA NEWMAN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

-- Eric Clapton, "Old Sock" (Bushbranch/Surfdog Records) Imagine a jam session at Eric Clapton's house. He's not likely to trot out "Layla" for the ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bix Beiderbecke, James Taylor, Lawrence Welk, Aretha Franklin, Béla Bartók and more.