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Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

And She's Buying a Lawsuit to Heaven

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

The surviving family members of Randy California, the late guitarist of the band "Spirit," are suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement claiming that "Stairway to Heaven" is based on Spirit's song "Taurus."

Ryan Kristobak

The Bright Light Social Hour Is Laying Out The Foundation For The 'Future South'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

No matter how much research you put into figuring out who will be the hottest new artists of each year, another act comes into your vision with an out...

Goodbye Joe...You Were So Beautiful

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What I remember about Joe was that he scared me at first glance. You've seen him in Woodstock, with that spastic stance that makes you wonder, "'What's up with this guy?"

Bruno Mars: The Downest Dude on the Planet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

Please Don't Miss Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl's "Love Letter To American Music"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Dave Grohl channeling his muse on his HBO series Sonic Highways I'm late to this party, but bear with me. Because I've just discovered that Dave Gro...

Culture Collide Comes to San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This week the Culture Collide festival came to San Francisco for the first time. Several intimate venues in the Mission hosted 25 bands from around the world for two nights.

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack.

The Smell of Death by Bruce Duff: A Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Melissa Webster

The Smell of Death, is a laugh-out-loud behind-the-scenes look at the stark realities of touring small town Europe among frozen turds, haunted hotel rooms, questionable promoters and accommodations.

Peter Frampton and the Vandalization of a Memory

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Earlier this week, rock guitar icon Peter Frampton grabbed headlines by standing up to a couple of fans at his Carmel, Indiana concert who had ignored his pleas to not record video during the show.

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Will Leave His Mark On 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's iconic dystopian novel "The Giver" arrives in a few short weeks. Among the many fans of the book awaiting the rele...

This Is What It's Like To Go From College To The Bright Lights Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Carrie St. Louis has just arrived at the Helen Hayes Theatre. It’s one hour before show time; the seats are empty. St. Louis walks through the na...

5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in New York City).

Life Lessons Through Rock Music

Linda Roy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Linda Roy

Of course there are lessons to be learned from rock music. As a songwriter, I know this and I try to use it to everyone's advantage. After all, the songwriters I'm referencing all went through their own stuff and toiled to put it all to paper in a concise and relatively snappy, relatable fashion.

This Band's Video Is Something To Sing About

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

When you see a band's big break, it rocks. This music video from Massachusetts-born PVRIS -- their first release on a big-time label Rise Records -- i...

It Ain't Rock and Roll Without a Port-a-Potty

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

OK, so the five of us, all over 50 or spiraling rapidly toward it, were a bit rusty in the live rock and roll blowout department. Hence our collective idea to relive our youths by attending a Boston/Doobie Brothers concert.

Casey Kasem and The Musical Melting Pot

Noah Mallin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Noah Mallin

I grew up musically in the 1980s, a decade in which musical tribalism was at its peak. If your allegiance (as mine was, mostly) was to American Indie...

How Linda Perry Helped Pink Re-Invent Herself And Her Sound

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Award-winning singer-songwriter Linda Perry revealed how she helped Pink re-invent herself in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. Calling h...

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

Natalie Merchant's 'Lulu' Latest Pop Tribute to Silent Film Icon Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Merchant's "Lulu" is the latest pop music tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985), a silent film star who suffered decades of obscurity and was reluctantly brought back into the limelight late in life.

Dreams on Fire: Imagine Dragons Ignites Audiences

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

In 2012 a band by the name of Imagine Dragons dropped their stamp on the top-40 airwaves with their blockbuster tune, "It's Time." Inventive, quirky a...