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10 Life Lessons Learned From Being A Rock Star

Susanna Sung | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Sung

I am remarkably not musically inclined, can't keep a beat, and have a wonderful case of stage fright. I pushed through it all, and threw myself into learning the songs as best I could. I have grown so much both as a person, and as a musician. I've discovered making music is very much like life.

My Mother Re-Formed Her Rock Band -- And Rediscovered Her Groove

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 12.27.2014 | Fifty
Jennie Sutherland

In the late 1960s six high school girls created a rock band simply because they felt like it. They didn't really have much experience -- they just knew that they loved music. One chose the drums because she had received a pair of old drumsticks from her neighbor; another chose the bass guitar, well, because that's what was left. They borrowed equipment from a couple garage bands and the 6 Pak was born.

Panic! at the Disco Holds Court at the Greek Theater

Philip David Morton | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Powerhouse band Panic! At the Disco brought their signature complex multi-leveled sound and pounding beat to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles this summer, keeping the SRO crowd on their feet with their current hits as well as old favorites

The Chicago Band Who Disappeared for 30 Years Only to Return Weirder and Louder

Rachel Mason | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

After a 30-year hiatus, the Chicago rock band ONO is back. Lead singer Travis, who goes by one name, commandeered the stage late last month at the rock club Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, New York and immediately entranced the room.

New Year's Eve 2014 Without the Yellow Dogs!

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

My first year of living in New York was a nightmare. This was 13 years ago. I had just arrived to the U.S. after the closure of the newspaper I was working for in Tehran.

Rock Bands as a Model for Workplace Teams

Ruth Blatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ruth Blatt

Given how rock music celebrates the disorderly and forbidden, it's not surprising that when we face a managerial dilemma we don't think to turn to organizations with names such as Butthole Surfers, Rage Against the Machine, or Meat Puppets for answers. We don't often think of rock bands as the businesses they are.

14 Music Games and Apps for Budding Composers

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Here are ideas -- along with our favorite games, apps, and websites -- to get kids into music or sustain their already-ignited passion.

Dennis Morris on Bob Marley and Flirting His Way to a Good Photograph (VIDEO) | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts

For renowned music photographer Dennis Morris; taking that legendary picture all comes down to timing: "Photography, the essence of it, will always be...

The Story of Light: A Conversation With Steve Vai, Plus The Flobots' "Circle In The Square" Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Flobots drop a new video exclusive, "Circle In The Square," that is probably their biggest statement song yet. "The 'Circle In The Square' is a reference to many things," says Jonny 5 of Flobots.

Why I Hate the Music in Rock of Ages

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.

gTar: The Guitar That (Almost) Plays Itself

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business

In the past 15 years or so, you could say that there have been some interesting developments for the budding guitar players of the world. The rise of ...

Viacom Earnings Miss Expectations

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.03.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the late...

Rock and Roll Never Dies... Not Even With Death and Taxes in L.A.! (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Holzer

"Death and Taxes" is not a mere statement. No. This Death and Taxes is actually a Los Angeles-based heavy metal band.

Video: Inside Kiss's $1.6 Million Auction

Spin The Bottle | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home

How much did rockers Kiss make when they auctioned their touring gear in 2000? And what kind of crazy stuff did they put up for sale. Click below ...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Music You Can Feel: Mumford and Sons Inspire NYC Crowd

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

"I don't wanna think, I wanna feel... How do I feel?" That's a great line from a forgotten Pearl Jam tune "Hail, Hail," which I live and struggle w...

Should Travel Writers Accept Freebies? I Say Yes

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.

'Seinfeld' Rock Band: If Only This Were Real (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Why can't this be real? "Seinfeld" Rock Band would be amazing. Repetitive perhaps, but amazing no less. You could finally play as band called "The Bob...

Texas Student Shatters 'Rock Band' World Record

The Daily Texan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Shards of red, yellow, blue and green video-game targets were blasted apart Saturday as a UT student smashed his way past the official Guinness World ...

The Classic Crime in Haiti

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

Classic Crime, a Seattle-based band, inspired by a previous trip to Port-au-Prince are working hard to draw attention and raise money for Haiti with their music.

Rock Band Songs Open To User-Created Music | Sean Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

From Belle and Sebastian to Micachu and the Shapes, any artist can now upload their songs into the Rock Band videogame, just as long as they know a fe...

Cartman Sings "Poker Face" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you watched last Wednesday's South Park you probably noticed Cartman's amazing performance of "Poker Face" in between all the dolphin and whale sla...

From Philly to Cleveland: A Conversation With Daryl Hall & John Oates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I spoke to the most successful pop duo in music history on their new four-disc box set and their roles on the Cleveland Show.

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?

Rock Band iPhone App: Be A Rock God On The Go (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See photos and video below* Heads up, rockers: Your iPhone is about to get way more jamming than before. Rock Band's iPhone app is out and even wit...