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Total Rubbish: A Chat with Monty Python's Eric Idle, Plus ASCAP, Scott James and Scott Mickelson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

EI: "It started out just being a BBC record of the highlights of the first series or maybe the first two series. We did it in front of a live audience and it was material that was pretty much familiar to us anyway."

Meditation Myth Number 3: 'I Need a Mantra'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Mantras are one such vehicle -- but only one. They're soothing sounds that are psycho-acoustically suited to this settling process.

Julian Lennon's Artistic Horizons

Lauri Lyons | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

I recently sat down with Julian to talk about his first visit to Africa, which is the subject of the Horizons exhibition at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.

'Mad' Ringo Starr Says He Was Drunk For Decades After Beatles' Breakup

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

Were you upset by the breakup of the Beatles back in the day? So was Ringo Starr. The Fab Four drummer told the Times of London that he often spent...

Is Music Dead? (Thoughts on the Music Industry After SXSW 2015)

Christos Terzides | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Christos Terzides

We live in an era when the music industry changes track almost every six months. The reason is the grown of digital marketing and social media. Many in the industry believe that this is what new artists should target.

Peaked at #11: Iconic Pop Hits That Missed the Top 10 by One Notch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Considered by many in the music industry to be the most frustrating place on the charts for a pop single to peak, I have always been fascinated with songs that made their home at #11.

The Beatles Were Wrong

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

When you're in love, it feels like nothing else matters. It's so easy and seductive to let your life go -- your friends, your interests, your beliefs, your hobbies. I get it. It feels good and it's fun and smoochy and yummy. You don't need anyone or anything else.

How to Hang With Warhol

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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.

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Paul and Ringo Are Good Role Models for Aging Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

The Beatles were always changing and evolving, which is why growing up with them was such a rich experience. They were always doing something new. As George Martin said recently, "They would always want to look beyond the horizon, not just at it."

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: To All the Guitar Players I've Loved Before

Shelly Peiken | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

There was fantasy -- which brings on songs of longing, desire, passion. Although I am happily married and I am not looking for a tryst of any kind (any more), there's nothing wrong with fantasy. In fact, where creativity is concerned, there's everything right about it. 

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Rachael Sage, "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand."

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you o...

New Book Offers Deep Dive Into '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Candy Leonard

When the Beatles came on the scene in 1964, they scattered seeds of change -- musical and otherwise -- onto very fertile ground. By the following year, those seeds were blossoming and became part of the renaissance called "the sixties."

The Universal Tone: Conversations With Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Newcomer Dylan Gardner's latest video is for "Too Afraid To Love You," one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time.

The Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Screaming teenage girls got a lot of attention in 1964 and they're the ones immortalized in the black and white footage, but the largest number of first-generation Beatle fans were actually boys and girls between five and 10 years old -- boomers born in the mid-to-late 1950s.

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get to Know, Part II

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

Out of all the songs on this list, this is quite likely the one most likely to be recognized, as Paul McCartney, its main songwriter, has taken to performing it live throughout his career, bringing more recognition to the tune.

When the Economy Is Explained By the Beatles

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

If you can picture the Beatles explaining today's economy through their songs' lyrics, I suggest you take a look at Federico Rampini's work.

Here, There, and Everywhere: My Panamanian Beatles Story

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

The Beatles are timeless. That right there is the understatement of the century. Almost 45 years have passed since the legendary quartet from Liverpool separated, yet their music and influence remains more than relevant in the 21st century.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 03.15.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Get Back: A TV Comedy Writer Remembers

David S. Simon | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
David S. Simon

I lived through the sixties. By the hour. By the minute. By the second. I was not distracted by devices -- only of my own making. The music of the moment informed us. Educated us. Moved us. Bonded us. It was our universal language.

5 Similarities Between Paul McCartney and Kanye West That Might Surprise Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Not since John met Yoko has an artistic collaboration been greeted with as much disapproval as the collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West.

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get To Know

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

As it happens with the great groups who produce music of the highest quality, some true gems slip through the cracks. Here are five of those.