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"Revolution": A Playlist for the Late, Great Steve Jobs

David Wild | Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

To borrow a phrase from the Beatles, we all want to change the world. A few of us actually do. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

Give Till It's Gone: A Conversation with Ben Harper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Ben Harpers tells me the story behind his new single: "Rock 'N' Roll Is Free".

Heady Nuggs, Gummyskulls and a Box O' Dylan: Conversations With The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Plus Jon Polk

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Wayne: Sometimes, people think, "Wayne, that's such a quirky song," but I don't think it is. To me, if you were around me, you would think, "Oh yeah, you guys are sort of like that."

Hey, Jon Stewart... What About Buffalo Tom? A Conversation with Bill Janovitz

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-04-08-bt.jpgHere's a Conversation with Bill Janovitz about Buffalo Tom's new alum, Skins.

10 Bands Shaping The Post-Nirvana Era

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We need time to evaluate a particular band's influence and their place in history. Does their music stand up to the scrutiny of year after year and how does it measure up to the great ones that came before?

The Patagonia Music Collective Launches -- Plus a Conversation With John Popper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, the environmentally conscious clothing company Patagonia Inc. launches "The Patagonia Music Collective" by releasing two 11-track bundles that are part of an ongoing series intended to be a new model for green giving.

"Don't Touch Me There": Mood Music for Your Next TSA Pat-Down

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

The TSA is apparently taking a very hands-on approach to airport security these days with their new and supposedly improved pat-downs. Here then is some loosely fitting mood music for your next airport close encounter.

MTV's Video Music Awards Make Me Feel 100-Years-Old

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Outside of the awesome Eminem and Mary J. Blige, the room at the Video Music Awards seemed all style and no substance.

Celebrities and Bottled Water: Spoiled, Misinformed, or Just Plain Weird

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Celebrities live in a different world. Perhaps the weirdest expression of this is seen in the bottled water demands in contracts that celebrities require when they appear in public.

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.

9 Of The Best Efforts To Green The Music Industry (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Music is naturally an energy-intensive industry. Add a tour to the mix, and you've got a Godzilla-sized carbon footprint. A recent study mapped the gr...

Mary Forsberg Weiland on Life With Scott, Battling Depression, and the '90s Alt-Rock Comeback

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last winter, Mary Forsberg Weiland, the ex of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, released her autobiography Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n Roll and Mental Illness.

"Sophisticated Lady": One Guy's Playlist for the Classy Return of Sandra Bullock

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you somehow didn't love Sandra Bullock already, here's your chance to start marching with the good guys -- as well as one guy's loving playlist for a sophisticated and lovely lady.

Cover Me

Jamie Reidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Reidy

We want to see our favorite bands play the songs to which we have attached memories, and then we want to see those bands play those songs the way we remember them. Cover bands do both.

Infinite Arms: A Conversation with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Through their two previous Sub Pop albums, the group Band of Horses developed a loyal fan base and a sound that many compared to that of Neil Young's. To discuss their new project and its brave DIY origin is the group's lead singer, Ben Bridwell.

Hit the Road Jack: a Tortured Fan's Playlist for the End of "24"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I have been there watching "24" since its first hour, and now, I will be there when Jack Bauer hits the road this year too. In appreciation for all that entertainment/patriotism/torture, here's one fan's loving playlist.

Making Our Voice Heard on Climate Change

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Bernstein

We're at a critical juncture on climate change. In the end, only citizens have the power to break the Washington gridlock and demand progress.

Old Musical Dogs Learning New Internet Tricks

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This is the Age of the Artist. In a world where equipment, distribution, and Paypal are in the hands of everyone, only talent will matter. The days of the middleman are (almost) over. Viva la revolucion de music.

Everyone's a Critic: The Top 10 Albums of 2009

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Sweeney

Psst! The hip-hop album of the year comes from a little-known, free-love-loving quartet of two women and two men out of Orlando. Believe it!

Stop Using America's Top 40 for Torture

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

Call me a socialist, but I have believed for decades that the Department of Justice should actively monitor Top 40 Hits because certain songs could lead upstanding citizens to confess to crimes that they did not commit.

The Company You Keep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Yesterday's announcement by acclaimed musicians that they were signing onto our National Campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay generated a harsh response from Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol.

State of Love and Trust: Pearl Jam's Backspacer, Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avi Sinensky

Obama's best quality might be that he's not Bush, reviving optimism among those who had lost faith in the US. This sentiment is especially evident throughout Pearl Jam's latest album, Backspacer.

ACL 2009 Festival Highlights: Them Crooked Vultures, Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Pearl Jam and More

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

Three days, 130 bands, eight stages. Downpours and all, there was no shortage of enjoyed spectacle and divine sounds over the weekend at the Austin City Limits Festival.

2010: The Year We Make Contact

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Can the music business take a page from the movie industry's playbook and figure out how to reconnect people to music in a more personal way?

Why Musicians Are Right, Liz Cheney Is Wrong

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By lobbying to keep Guantanamo Bay open, Liz Cheney's group is helping keep alive one of the greatest recruiting posters that al Qaeda ever had.