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The Revolution Was Televised (Only We Didn't Know It)

Jerry Waxman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jerry Waxman

If Benny Goodman made big band swing jazz acceptable, then Dick Clark is the man who civilized rock and roll. He was the face of the new generation and we were all part of it.

Don Kirshner: The Man Who Changed Rock And Roll Forever

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In 1958, Don Kirshner was an unknown 23-year-old kid from the Bronx. Two years later, he was on his way to becoming one of America's most powerful and influential music producers.

Ian Astbury: The Cult's "Smash-and-Grab Buddhist"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

A restless autodidact who routinely references Joseph Campbell, Terence McKenna, Pema Chödrön, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and other teachers, Astbury leads what he calls "a very nomadic existence."

Almost Famous: Uncoolness and the Spirit of Rock and Roll

Craig Werner | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Craig Werner

The way in which Bruce Springsteen acknowledges his uncoolness is what draws his audience to him, and the fact that he is uncool is what allows his audience to connect with him.

Carole King's New Memoir: 'A Natural Woman'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her new memoir, "A Natural Woman," King tells her story from her modest beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable musical triumphs to the present day as a performer and activist.

The Craziest Things Rock And Roll Stars Call Their Kids

Posted 04.05.2012 | Parents

Bob Dylan's Sara was a "radiant jewel" -- famously "easy to look at" but "hard to define." The Beatles had their "lovely Rita"; Toni Basil obsessed ov...

A Big Time Movie and Some Housewives

Tom Murro | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Another night, another red carpet event. Well, not exactly! This time it was the Big Time Rush premiere on Thursday the 8th of this month. These g...

Rock and Roll

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Many artists display rock and roll, but for reasons I'll explain, it's tough to see if you don't study the work in person -- and I've had the good fortune to study the work of all three of these painters in person.

My Top 10 Most Influential Rock 'N' Roll Pioneers

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Teenagers back in the day who actually wore poodle skirts and experienced the Brylcreem era remember -- first hand -- the musical explosion that came to be known as rock 'n' roll.

The Email That Changed My Life In My 40s

Georgia Middleman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

What do you do when your dreams don't work out? You redefine those dreams. You reframe them. Make new ones. Some people say the best years are in the past. I would strongly beg to differ.

Bruce Springsteen Vs. the Allman Brothers

Craig Werner | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Craig Werner

When I told my friends that I was taking a class on Bruce Springsteen most of them were indifferent, assuming that it was just another one of my tactics to avoid taking "real college courses."

From Green Day to Bruce Springsteen

Craig Werner | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Three months ago I couldn't have told you the difference between Bruce Springsteen and Rick Springfield. If asked back in August what my favorite music was, I would have answered with some version of punk.

Bruce Springsteen and My Uncle Bob

Craig Werner | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Craig Werner

When I think about Bruce, I think about Bob. Please don't cringe -- I promise this isn't a flashback to the first days of Bruce Springsteen and the inescapable comparison to Bob Dylan. Bob is my dad's first cousin.

Bruce Fan Since Birth

Craig Werner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Craig Werner

Being enrolled in a Springsteen class at UW has certainly changed my view on his music and life, the same way you could never read your favorite book after writing a 15 page literary analysis on it

Springsteen in the Classroom

Craig Werner | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I spend 75 minutes listening to and talking about Bruce Springsteen with twenty 19- and 20-year-old freshmen at the University of Wisconsin.

Accidental Rock Star: How A Broken Leg Led Me To A Career In Rock And Roll

Gary Burr | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

In 1969 I went to Woodstock. The girls all around me were going crazy for the musicians on stage. If any of those players had come down off the stage and walked through the crowd they would have had girls clinging to them like dryer sheets on a pair of freshly dried socks. I wanted that.

Guns N' Roses Feud Threatens Hall of Fame Reunion

AP | LOUISE DIXON and HILARY FOX | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Will Guns N' Roses reunite for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Behind his dark glasses, hat and big hair, the gro...

The Best of Rock 'n' Roll on Film

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For social gatherings at home built around screening movies, outstanding rock documentaries and concert films are virtually guaranteed crowd pleasers, particularly if your home theater set-up includes a quality sound system.

Holler If You Hear Stewart Francke

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit
Doug Bradley

Stewart Francke believes that music, at its finest, should move those of us who hear it to take some sort of action -- to learn more, to right a wrong, or even just to dance and have fun.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

PHOTOS: W Hotel Shows Off Famed Music Photographer's Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The W Washington hotel will be getting the rock-and-rock treatment later this week when aptly-named British photographer Mick Rock opens...

Missing Names in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Are You Kidding Me?!

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

Are these artists I just mentioned going to be overlooked forever because of some sort of expiration date? They're not melons. If they intend to keep the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until the end of time, then most of these artists should be inducted before Justin Bieber grows a mustache.

Isidore Part 2: Jeffrey Cain's Journey From Church Fan to Kilbey Collaborator

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his music idols, Steve Kilbey. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore." Isidore's long-awaited second album, Life Somewhere Else, comes out this week.

Jeffrey Cain Discusses Isidore's New Album, 'Life Somewhere Else'

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In the mind-bending words of pre-released meta-song "Reappearance," Isidore has "re-attuned, re-aligned the opening into your mind" and happily, completed second album, Life Somewhere Else.

Roll Over, Chuck Berry: How a Longtime Rock 'n Roll Editor Became Obsessed With Beethoven

Greg Mitchell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

My exposure to classical music was limited, by choice, and Beethoven was little more than a key "droogie" in A Clockwork Orange. But then, as I approached my 60th birthday, something happened. My life has gone from "Roll Over, Beethoven" to just... Beethoven.