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Which Song Will You Ban From Your Summer Road Trip?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

There are a lot of great reasons to restrict some songs from the road trip soundtrack.

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

When Arabs Experiment

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.

WATCH: How Ke$ha Uses Her Lady Parts To Write Music

Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy

Believe it or not, Ke$ha is becoming one of the most entertaining guests on Conan O'Brien's talk show. Last time she appeared, she copped to having se...

A Private View Into the Life of ... Swing Out Sister?!

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

Of all the musicians on social media, who'd guess that Swing Out Sister would be influential tastemakers in 2013? Judging from the Brit duo's highly engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there's plenty of evidence that they are still crafting the soundtrack to our lives.

Highway 85 Destination: Austin Brown

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Highway 85 is a journey that we've all been on at some point in our lives and after you've listened -- you discover that the revisit was enjoyable, you'll want to listen to this album time and time again just because of that.

Rock and Roll Frankenstein -- or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pop Song

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Khalid Hanifi

Being sad was just sad, but being sad with Diana Ross via "My World Is Empty Without You" was exhilarating and poignant.

WATCH: Kylie Minogue Dishes On Her Gay Fans

Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Kylie Minogue looked radiant at the Logo NewNowNext Awards, where she picked up the Dance Floor Hero Award. The pop diva, 44, spoke to Willam and ...

Songs Crush: April

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Maureen Elinzano

This month, I've been going back to my roots and listening to a lot of songs that a girly girl like me would listen to, as well as new singles which have been topping the music charts.

Girls Still Just Wanna Have Fun: At 30, Cyndi Lauper's Feminist Anthem Endures

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Cyndi danced, whirled and crooned a song that was not about boys at all (not primarily at least), but about a girl's right to celebrate her Self. Suddenly, I didn't feel like such a disaster.

Calling all Lesbian Fans!

Maria Burnham | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Maria Burnham

With songs like "Stronger" and her new single "People Like Us," Tristan Prettyman is offering women everywhere some amazing and empowering ballads.

Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

The legendary, yet humble, recording genius Phil Ramone, 72, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry."

A Gentle Voice Resonates Four Years After Falling Silent

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

Four years ago today, the music world lost one of its sweetest, and perhaps most unpretentious, voices with the sad passing of "England" Dan Seals, one half of the duo England Dan & John Ford Coley (EDJFC) from mantle cell lymphoma at the age of 61.

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Youngblood Hawke 'Come Running' to Pop-Rock Success

Molly Fosco | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Molly Fosco

If you live in Southern California, you've definitely heard their single "We Come Running" on the radio, and by now you might even be able to sing a...

TAZER UP! Jack Hues from Wang Chung on Music, the '80s & Their New Recording

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

One half of Wang Chung discusses being "abducted by the '80s," teaching composition at a University, writing the music for a 1980s crime drama, leading a jazz quartet and, of course, the new album, Tazer Up!

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life

Dave Tomar | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Few things make you feel older than telling your own life story through a dead medium. I can't say I miss cassette tapes. But I think of them fondly, if not for their general inconvenience or mediocre sound quality, for the fact that they, like my teenage years, were a long time ago.

Connie's Juicy Return to Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

If you're looking for an unconventional night out over Valentine's weekend Los.Angeles theatre doesn't get more hilarious, or warped, than the Xanadu-inspired drag-musical romantic adventure, Connie Loves Juice

Cyndi Lauper Isn't Just A Gay Icon: 'I'm Friend And Family'

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper spoke about her status as a gay icon in a HuffPost Live appearance. "I'm friend and family, so...I live among my people," L...

5 'Crimes' Perpetrated Against Women in Rock Music

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We know the "sad tale" of "Runaround Sue," but what about her side of the story? Maybe Sue just wasn't that into you, maybe she had her eye on Mustang Sally the entire time, or maybe, just maybe, she was sick of being your little, baby candy girl angel with the luscious peaches.

10 Songs I Never, Ever, Ever Need to Hear Again

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.

Conrad: A Breakout New Artist

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

With dreams and aspirations of putting his words to rhythms and breaking through to music audiences, Conrad caught the train to Los Angeles from his native of Madera Ranchos, Calif. with only 40 dollars in his wallet.

We Watched The New Ke$ha Video So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

"C'mon," the second single off Ke$ha's super sleepy album "Warrior," has a video in which the singer walks around, licks a lollipop and humps things. ...

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...