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Rest in Peace: My 2013 Interview With the Late Great Ian "Mac" McLagan

Binky Philips | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

A year ago to the week, I got a call from a music-biz-connected friend... Would I like to interview Ian "Mac" McLagan of the Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones, about a box set of the Small Faces years on Andrew Loog Oldham's record label, Immediate? Uhhh, do fries and a bacon-cheeseburger come with that? I suavely jumped out my skin.

I Interview Ian "Mac" McLagan of the Legendary Small Faces About Their New (and Amazing!) Box Set

Binky Philips | Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When Punk broke out in all its angry ugly anti-glory, only The Who and Small Faces were immune from their sulphuric disdain. It's obvious why. Small Faces were punks. Punks with world-class chops.

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?

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."

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Do You Like My New Red Dress?

Rob White | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

If you're of a certain vintage, you might recall Art Linkletter's classic TV segment, Kids Say the Darndest Things, which aired from the 1950s through...

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

Bay City Rollers, Richard Hell, Aretha Franklin, Tom Verlaine, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Humble Pie, and My Friend, Anthony Jones

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

WARNING: As the title suggests, this week's column careens like a pinball. One dear old friend is the connective tissue, a true candidate for Reader'...

Conversations With John Waite, Jason Reeves, and Tom Moon, Plus Friday's Free George Harrison Concert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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2010 Workers' Voice Awards: Worker Worthy Pop Culture Standouts

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Wanna honor Labor Day but not work at it? Check out any of these pop culture expressions from the last year. Just in time for your nod to Labor Day, ...

Worker Worthy Standouts: The Best Films About Work for Labor Day 2010

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

There's a blog to be written about Greatest Films of All-Time about Workers and work themes but for now, lets look at those made or released in the last year. In terms of feature films, there are 5 standouts.

HuffPost Review: Peter Frampton, Plus Conversations with Serena Ryder and Ryan Star, and more

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

At this point in his career, Peter Frampton could have tossed out a second instrumental album and won another Grammy. Thankfully, this time out, he played his heart in addition to his axe, creating what could be the best album of his career.