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Bobby Rydell Talks Being A 'Teen Idol On The Rocks'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Justin Bieber is no Bobby Rydell. That's not a dig, it's just a fact. For starstruck millennials, the Biebs may be the current teen idol, but Bobby Rydell was one of the first teenage singers who trailblazed his way into the hearts of every tween and teenage girl alive back in the late 50s, early 60s.

Conversation With Andrew WK

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

"The spirit here is the ultimate atmosphere for every person to become themselves. To fully realize themselves, to become self actualized and that ideally is exactly in line of the United States of America and the whole founding principle of liberty."

The Majesty (and restorative powers) of Bruce Springsteen

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Otherwise entitled How Rock 'n' Roll Saved My Life, or At Least Made a Super Sucky Week Less Sucky. It was seven solid days of wall-to-wall #Charlott...

The First Rock 'n' Roll Movie - Sixty Years Ago This March

Bob Bell | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Bob Bell

Sixty years ago this March the movie 'Rock Around The Clock' was released. Starring Bill Haley and His Comets, Alan Freed, The Platters and Freddie Be...

How David Bowie Taught Me to Do the Gimme Gimme Dance

Kari Krome | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
Kari Krome

I believe that genius is made of three important ingredients: creative impulse, hard work and careful study. They are created, not born. Bowie was a genius. One more for old times sake, Mister Jones, with glitter on top?

David Bowie Taught Me All I Need to Know About Innovation

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Bowie's success was built upon his marked departure from what was the music industry fad at the time. Of course, he had his influences, but his ideas came from an inner conviction.

Rest in Peace, David Bowie

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

One day, I arrived early and made my way to a booth upstairs where one fellow was sitting. Neither of us said a word for five or ten minutes. Then, to break the silence, I asked him if it was the first time he was there. He laughed and said, "no!"

Holiday Happenings at Toronto's Two Tiered Theatres

Bryen Dunn | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Bryen Dunn

The Elgin and Winter Theatres are Toronto's most unique performance spaces in the city. This Double-Decker venue was built in 1913 and originally known as Loew's Yonge Street Theatre. The Winter Garden closed in 1928 and remained vacant for half-a-century, while the Elgin remained open as the Imperial 6 movie theatre.

Rock n Roll Watergate

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After feverishly reading Robert Rosen's updated 15th anniversary eBook edition of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon, you feel like you are in...

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Artist Spotlight: Electric Parlor

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Many current bands are blending the musical sensibilities of classic rock with modern elements, creating a sound that is as familiar as it is fresh. Los Angeles four-piece band, Electric Parlor, has crafted a groove-based rock-n'-roll sound that integrates the blues, soul and grit of a bygone era with a stylish new feel.

Famed Rock 'N' Roll Photographers Tell Their Stories

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.23.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

What does it really mean to party like a rock star? On The Dinner Party podcast, I turned the WGN Radio A1 studio into a British pub to welcome Pat...

Lemmy Kilmister, Legendary Frontman of Motörhead, Talks of Band's Legacy After Show at The Fillmore in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 09.19.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Last Saturday, the Motörhead tour came through Detroit at The Fillmore along with thrash metal pioneers Anthrax and a newer face of hard rock Crobot. It was loud. It was rock-n-roll! The crowd was a sea of metal t-shirts, denim, and black, with an audience of all ages causing all sorts of ruckus.

Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

If the display or broadcasting of creative works were reliant on a virtue rubric, then our museum walls would be nearly empty, our radio waves and streaming would run rather silent, our bookshelves would be quite bare....or chock full of posted disclaimers....?

Brad Whitford of Aerosmith in Conversation With His Son, Zack Whitford, Photographer for the Band

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.11.2016 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, noted as one of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time by Guitar World book, and his son, Zack Whitford, official photographer for the band, my experience with them couldn't have been more opposite than my expectations.

U2's Innocence + Experience Tour in Los Angeles

Lindsey Best | Posted 05.29.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Tuesday night U2 brought their new Innocence + Experience tour to Los Angeles for the first of five shows at the Forum.

The Rolling Stones: Zip Code Tour Opener in San Diego [PHOTOS]

Lindsey Best | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Over Memorial Day weekend The Rolling Stones opened their Zip Code tour by delivering an extraordinarily energy packed set to a sold out crowd in Petco Park, San Diego, CA. Gary Clark, Jr. opened.

Might The Sonics Be the Great American Rock Band?

Steven Rosen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.

How to Hang With Warhol

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

I caught up with Brendan to talk about his project, what he learned from Danny (that every artist needs to hear) and the moment he discovered tape of Lou Reed listening to The Ramones for the first time.

Prima Donna Nine Lives and Forty Fives Album Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a "... laser focus. Firing on all cylinders" the prettiest men in rock n roll, Glam rockers Prima Donna have done it again with the release of their latest album Nine Lives and Forty Fives.

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: Happy Fangs "Controlled Burn"

Melissa Webster | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

The 9th track on the Happy Fangs debut full-length album Capricorn, set to release on January 27th, 2015, "Controlled Burn" is pure raw energy and powerful vocals with a sexy edge in a free-for-all of creative styles blending perfectly together.

15 Great Photography Books For Under $15

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

If you are anything like me, you're always looking to hoard more books - especially photography books! When books are forty or fifty dollars or more, ...

Alice Cooper Golfs

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Whether you're my husband or Alice Cooper, at some point during the second half of life's journey you will find yourself on a golf course in Florida.

When Bruce Springsteen Helped Bring Down the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Bruce played one of his very long sets -- 32 songs -- and delivered an impassioned speech in grade school but effective enough German: "I'm not here for any government. I've come to play rock 'n' roll for you in the hope that one day all the barriers will be torn down."

Sting vs. U2

David Juskow | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
David Juskow

Sting's new Broadway play The Last Ship opened this past Sunday. Sting is the most recent '80s rocker to indulge in the big bright lights of Broadway. The last folks to delve into it were U2 with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.