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Ringo Starr: Fifty Years Later and the Birth of the Beatles

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

It may have been a simple twist of fate that gave us Ringo Starr, arguably the most influential rock drummer of all time. Or perhaps it was always meant to be. Either way, we almost didn't have Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) with us.

Honah Lee: A Band on the Edge of Breakthrough

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

You'd think after a band supporter offered to let them crash at his place after a show in the Ohio suburbs, only to have that same supporter pull guns out on them after they got to his house, the guys in Honah Lee would be a bit shaken by the memory, but no.

Meet The Mama Of Psychedelic Art

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

While today lava lamps, tie-dye and peace signs may trigger a nostalgic sigh more than a jolt of excitement, there was a time when melting flowers and...

Rock Music's Best Lesson: Age Is Irrelevant, Only the Music Matters

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

many teens and those under 30 are huge fans of classic rock stations and compete with their parents regarding factual knowledge of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Can This Rolling Stone Rocker Really Paint?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

As the guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood seemingly indulged in a lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Yet when it comes to art, the wil...

(R)evolution in Rock: The Art Takes Los Angeles by Storm

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.

Lady Gaga, David Bowie And Madonna Get A Shot Of Color

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

For his latest show at CATM Chelsea, seminal rock photographer Mick Rock brings his iconic '70s imagery out of hiding along with some new ones, but th...

What It's Really Like For A Woman In Rock

Anya Marina | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Anya Marina

I can feel his breath on my forehead, a passing whiff of whiskey on his lips. "Alright," he says, sounding and looking more like Don Draper by the passing second, "I say you and me go get a bourbon in the next room and call it a day."

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.

Clear Heart Full Eyes: Friday Night Lights and Relating to Rock 'n' Roll

Craig Finn | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Craig Finn

We can all appreciate something to get behind, whether it's a team or a band. In fact, one of the best parts of rock and roll is the community that comes up around it.

Top 10 Rock 'N' Roll Novelty Songs For Post 50s

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.26.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

With the invention of rock 'n' roll around 1955, novelty songs picked up speed. Here's the countdown of the top 10 rock 'n' roll novelty songs.

Adventures of a Lady in Rock: 'I Can't Get No . . .'

Anya Marina | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Anya Marina

Here's to dispelling the myth that there's anything to tell in the female musician's tell-all.

Soul Man: Alessandro Nivola in Janie Jones

Kristin McCracken | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The star of David M. Rosenthal's rock indie Janie Jones can act, but his soulful duets with Abigail Breslin will also leave you jonesing for the album.

B. Jones Style: Mixing Country And City Styles

B. Jones Style | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Floral pants for a summer evening....

Who Will Save Rock Music?

Jeff Pollack | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

There's been a lot of bad press about rock being in decline in terms of sales, video and radio airplay, and creativity being at low ebb, resulting in ...

Sweet Cherry Pie

Janet Turley | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Watching "Cherry Pie," all I see is Jani Lane saluting the callipygian Bobbi Brown. She's hot. So hot he has to "think about baseball" so he can swing all night with her.

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest membe...

Rock n' Rolls: The Summer Of Food Festivals

Honest Cooking | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home
Honest Cooking

There seems to be a new breed of food festivals popping up around the world, whether it's one day events or proper sleep-in-a-tent shindigs, where chefs, produce and local farmers get the attention they deserve.

WATCH: Teen Band Spreads Anti-Bullying Message Through Music

Posted 08.11.2011 | Education

Too young to vote? This is irrelevant to a group of four young musicians who believe all you need is some rock 'n' roll in order to change the world. ...

Behind the Scenes With Musician and Artist, Jon Langford

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Has punk rock come and gone? Not exactly. I visited the music and painting studio of The Mekons' lead singer, Jon Langford, to see the life of an ongoing rocker.

I Got a Check From John Lennon

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

In the fall of 1974, I got a check for $15 written on the account of John Lennon. Almost all of my friends insisted that I couldn't cash it. I did. But I cherish the memory of opening that envelope.

AA Bondy tours east coast with label-mates, The Walkmen

Travis Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Travis Keller

After just doing a bang-up job on a little west coast swing built around LA's Fuck Yeah Fest and ending with the successfully packed Buddyhead + FYF p...

AA Bondy Plays Newport Folk Festival, on Tour in US and Getting Ready to Play FYF!

Travis Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Travis Keller

Internet, meet your new favorite artist! Introducing AA Bondy. Mr. Bondy is one of the best song writers and performers our generation has to offer.

It's Summer, Darlings

Christopher Herz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Herz

With the country at war, oil spilling to our shores, heat waves tipping their hands at what's on the horizon, you wouldn't expect your romance music to come neatly packaged and off the shelf, would you?

SPIN Magazine Publisher: Internet Didn't Kill the Magazine Star

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with the mag's publisher Malcolm Campbell about the super cool edition, and where he sees SPIN and rock going into the future.