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Smile: An Interview With Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Plus Chatting With Andy Warhol Siren Ultra Violet and Boyz II Men Exclusive Clips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Multi-Platinum selling Grammy Award winners, Boyz II Men, are bringing R&B back with their with their new double album, Twenty, which debuted in -- of course -- the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200.

A Reason to SMiLE

Joseph Vella | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Joseph Vella

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at5.29.03PM.jpg On November 1st and 44 years later, the long awaited SMiLE sessions have officially been released with Brian Wilson's blessing for all to finally appreciate.

Brian Wilson Talks Beach Boys, Drug-Filled Past

Spinner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment

Named rock 'n' roll's "most famous unfinished album" by Rolling Stone, the Beach Boys' 'SMiLE' was recorded while mastermind Brian Wilson succumbed to...

He's Feeling The Love

Spinner | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment

Brian Wilson, the harmonic mastermind behind '60s songbirds the Beach Boys, has returned to the studio to put his quirky and smile-laden mark on sever...

Aaron Eckhart's Feeling Groovy

Posted 12.17.2011 | Entertainment

While he may be boozing it up with Johnny Depp in "Rum Diary," looks like Aaron Eckhart is California Dreamin'. Variety reports that Eckhart will...

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

PHOTOS: Colorado Remembers 9/11

Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver

Civic Center Park did not host a grim 9/11 memorial, but rather seemed to channel more of a somber July 4th gathering. Approximately 35,000 people...

From Jim Croce to MTM: A Conversation With Producer, Singer & Songwriter Tommy West

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Pair of Kings: Chatting with Peter Wolf and O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge, Plus Samiam's "Nightly" Audio Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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15 Things You Should Probably Know About Van Dyke Parks

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This "sui generis" Southern gentleman, raconteur and erstwhile child actor defies linear explication. Here are 15 semi-random items for the not-yet initiated.

Just a Juggalo: Chatting with Insane Clown Posse, Plus Audio Fidelity's Marshall Blonstein and N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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James Tormé's "Love For Sale," Plus Conversations with Josh Groban, Darlene Love, and Yael Naim (Video)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jazz vocalist James Tormé -- son of The Velvet Fog, Mel Tormé -- debuts his new video "Love For Sale" here on HuffPost.

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Record Store Day: The Best Holiday You've Never Heard Of

Theo Spielberg | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Theo Spielberg

As someone who has spent most of his life in the Age of the MP3, it seems oxymoronic to pair rare and exciting material with a vanishing form, one that for many has been relegated to a novelty item.

Unfortunate Casino: A Conversation With Gerry Beckley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Gerry Beckley tells the story behind his new album, Unfortunate Casino.

HuffPost Video Exclusive: Only Son's "It's A Boy," Plus Conversations With Tom Higgenson of Plain White T's, Cake's John McCrea, and The Cult's Ian Astbury

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

NYC-based songwriter Jack Dishel discusses his new music video for "It's a Boy," premiering on the Huffington Post today: "I've always been interested in the way that technology and human beings relate to one another."

Best (Early) Christmas Ever: A Conversation With Rock 'n' Roll Legend Ronnie Spector

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We've had a love affair for like forty years, Keith [Richards] and I. I told him that it was too bad that I didn't marry him because that would have worked out better for me. Our kids would have had amazing hair, you know?"

From Bare Bones to The Complete Elvis: Conversations with Bryan Adams, Ernst Jorgensen and Erich Van Tourneau

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Entering The Orchard with Ra Ra Riot

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you like Vampire Weekend, you'll love Ra Ra Riot. That's a tag line that's probably followed the latter indie rock band wherever they go, unrightfully so. I asked them about touring and the new record.

Riot Fests & Bloody Wars: Conversations with Less Than Jake and Christopher King, Plus KT Tunstall's Video Exclusive Pt. 2

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Postcard From California: A Conversation with The Beach Boys' Al Jardine

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In his new album, Al Jardine says that "the first set of songs is segued to appear united with one another so they tell a story. I love stories, we all do. We love that beginning, middle, and end kind of thing. It's just charming."

"How Deep is the Ocean?": A Playlist for Saving Our Shores and Selves

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

The greatest minds of our times ought to be focused on making alternative energies a reality now. And while they do that, I'll use my lesser mind to make another silly but heartfelt playlist.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology): A Playlist For Earth Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's an Earth Day playlist of songs about taking better care of Planet Earth, better care of one another and better care of ourselves.