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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.

HuffPost Review: Jeff Beck Rocks LA

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you were at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles last night to hear Jeff Beck play, and there had been an earthquake, you wouldn't have known it. The music was literally shaking the seats.

The Coolest Rock Songs Inspired By Literature

Times UK | Victoria Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leather trousers; guitar; library card: for all rock'n'roll's upfront priapism, its back pocket has long contained a battered paperback. It might not ...

The Day the Music Died

Phil Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil Perrier

Where are the next Rolling Stones, or U2, or Van Morrison? Rock & roll, a once great art form, is going dormant, like Latin or Yiddish.

Confession: I Was Among the Last Journalists to Interview Malcolm McLaren

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

The way Malcolm talked, the emphasis he placed on ideas, his joy in spectacle, the relish with which he provoked society, was fraught with difficulty. But he was never boring. And how many people can you say that about?

Keith Richards, Librarian?

Times UK | John Harlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SHHH! Keith Richards, the grizzled veteran of rock'n'roll excess, has confessed to a secret longing: to be a librarian. After decades spent partying i...

Prom Advice for Parents

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Listen up, parents. Prom night is not the time to look the other way or be vague in talking to your children. The focus should be on health and safety. This is the time to ask questions, to be observant, and to take precautions.

Fun-Filled Rock of Ages' Knowing Concert Escort

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

The best thing about Rock of Ages is that it nods knowingly at the audience in ways no other show does. The show is a re-interpretation of the experience of being at the theater.

Meat Loaf on His New Album 'Hang Cool Teddy Bear' (LISTEN)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Rock icon, Meat Loaf took the time to talk to me the other day about his new unbelievable album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear (which everyone should run out a...

Idol Needs Me, Says Producer Steve Lillywhite

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

What began as an off-handed comment by a fan on Facebook has blossomed into a full-blown campaign to replace Simon Cowell with legendary British producer Steve Lillywhite.

Almost Famous: On the Road With Nico Vega (Part 2)

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mihal Freinquel

The moment before the show, when "Nico Vega!" is called and the crew begins to march out of the greenroom, I feel a significant rush of adrenaline. It's electric night after night.

Almost Famous: On the Road with Nico Vega (Part 1)

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mihal Freinquel

For the next ten days I'll be living a music lover's dream and going on tour with a rock band -- one of my favorite rock bands: Nico Vega. I will also be chronicling the whole thing and sharing it in installments.

Patti Smith Rocks LA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Legendary poet, musician, and performer Patti Smith has been making the rounds promoting her latest book, Just Kids, chronicling her lifelong relation...

Top 10 Rock 'N Roll Novels

The Guardian | Tiffany Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"What is a 'rock'n'roll novel'? Rock'n'roll -- from Robert Johnson to Jack White -- is a coming-of-age sound that allows us to find ourselves, and may...

Buddyhead's 30 Best (and Worst) Records of 2009

Travis Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Travis Keller

I'd like to welcome you all to Buddyhead's "sometimes annual" Best (and Worst) Records of The Year. Hard times are usually fodder for great art.

Bruce Springsteen: From Sing Sing Prison to Kennedy Center Honors

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

When I met Bruce Springsteen on this very date back in 1972, I could not have imagined that the scrawny kid in the hooded sweatshirt from New Jersey would one day play the Super Bowl, let alone an Inauguration.

Dios Wants to Give You Their 2009 4th Quarter Single

Travis Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Travis Keller

Dios, one of LA's best bands, are from sunny California, but they aren't all bubble-gum and smiles, that's for sure.

My First Rock Concert: When Dylan Went Electric

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Forty-four years ago this week, I attended my first rock concert. It remains vivid, and historic, as it was part of the most significant tour ever -- Bob Dylan's first full road trip after going electric.

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Here's a trailer for my upcoming (and first) Web series, "The Incompleat History of Rock 'n Roll."

After 100,000 Gather in Central Park: How a Former Rocker Came to Embrace Beethoven

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Mitchell

Classical music from centuries ago may be a relief, an antidote -- even for some, a necessity -- as we boomers navigate the overwhelming be-here-now world of Blackberries, iPhones and the Web.

Iron Maiden Takes Off--Sneak Peak at The Soon to be Released Historic Documentary

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Levine

You've never experienced "The Trooper" or "Run to the Hills" until you've heard Iron Maiden perform them in front of 15,000 screaming Muslim metalhead...

The Rapture of Debbie

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

A punk rock Marilyn Monroe long before Madonna boy-toyed with that image, Debbie Harry might possibly be the most beautiful woman in rock history.

Shotguns and Munaqababes along the Arabian Sea

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

In the U.S., and even in Pakistan, the North-West Frontier Province is known almost exclusively as a haven for terrorists, ultratraditionalists, and drug and arms smugglers.