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Paul McCartney: 'What a Father Says to His Son'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Despite their harmless façade, The Beatles symbolized the generational revolt -- even an estrangement from parents -- that marked the 1960s. However, this was not the intent of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Pop Goes the Pope

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

Finally, John Lennon can truly rest in peace. The Vatican has forgiven him, and his fellow Beatles, in what could well be the worst attempt ever to change the subject.

Vatican Makes Peace With The Beatles, John Lennon's Jesus Comment

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, "dissolute" lives and even the claim that the band wa...

Beatles Break-Up: Forty Years Later, Ringo Rules

Jonathan Sallet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Sallet

For forty years now, Ringo, sometimes derided, but with the consistent rhythm of a steady backbeat, has become the living embodiment of the spirit of the Beatles.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

Infinite Arms: A Conversation with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Through their two previous Sub Pop albums, the group Band of Horses developed a loyal fan base and a sound that many compared to that of Neil Young's. To discuss their new project and its brave DIY origin is the group's lead singer, Ben Bridwell.

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

Paul McCartney: Rock Show

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

McCartney darted boldly amongst his various catalogues with skills bordering on magic -- everything old was made new again.

Paul McCartney Kicks Off New Tour and Rocks Phoenix

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marlene H. Phillips

McCartney kicked off what he called a "mini-tour" with a rolicking and energetic concert before a huge enthusiastic audience. He knew what they wanted to hear, and delivered with charm and an easy smile.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Now, I'm a huge Paul McCartney and Beatles fan. But when I saw that the president will be hosting a concert honoring Sir Paul next week, my first reaction wasn't, "I hope they play 'Hey, Jude.'" Given the White House's decidedly tame response to the BP disaster (perfectly summed up by James Carville as "hands-offy"), it was, "Are you kidding me?!" This is not the time for a White House sing-along. It's time to set up a temporary White House in New Orleans until the well is capped. And if there is a concert to be held, why not make it a fundraiser for all those whose lives are being destroyed by the oilpocalypse? We need less of the president's anger-with-no-follow-through and more hands-onny leadership. Without it, Obama risks turning into a real Nowhere Man.

Rock and Roll and the American Dream in the Modern Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"This guy is the George Harrison from Pakistan. That's awesome, and that's something people should know about..." says Chris Jean, director and co-producer of music videos of 2 songs from TEE-M's recent album.

When It Comes To Reheating Musical Leftovers, The Rolling Stones Are Master Chefs

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

One thing I like about the Rolling Stones is that they're not big on nostalgia. They never seem more cantankerous than when they're forced to talk ab...

Marc Jacobs and Spring Captured in NYC

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

My resolution for spring is to take more photos, even with my iPhone. Walking down a single block of 5th street, there is so much to capture.

From Atlantis to Los Angeles' El Rey: A Conversation with Donovan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Donovan Leitch, the Cosmic King of the sixties -- with his family and quite a few of his friends and admirers -- will take the stage tonight at Los Angels' famed El Rey Theatre.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

Previously Unseen John Lennon Photos Reveal How Far Popular Music Has Fallen

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

A cache of photos showing John Lennon writing Give Peace A Chance during his famous bed- in with Yoko Ono in Montreal in 1969 have been unearthed. Y...

Famous Ukulele Players Of History (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ukuleles are experiencing somewhat of a resurgence in popularity. Sales are quadrupling in some shops in Brooklyn, New York, and Kala, one of the worl...

Abbey Road Studios No Longer For Sale

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Cash-strapped music company EMI Group Ltd. has shelved plans to sell Abbey Road and is now looking for an investor to help save the Lon...

"Let's Get Lost": A Playlist for Island-bound Lost Fans

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really love Lost. And as our shared excitement builds, here are some TV Island Discs to celebrate our time on the Island.

The Generation That Killed Rock 'n Roll

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Harden

People should pay for music to support all the unknown artists out there who are trying to make it. What if internet piracy had existed in the 1960s? No Dylan? No Beatles? Would Bono be working as a longshoreman?

The Real Culture Wars: Big Music, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Rindsberg

Culture today is owned, operated and, in the final analysis, enforced by a profit structure.

Conan's Last Show Spends $500,000 On Tom Hanks' Beatles Walk-Out Song?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tom Hanks was a final guest on Conan's last "Tonight Show," and if one trusty tweet is to be believed, Conan blew $500,000 on Hanks' walk-out song. ...

Miranda Lambert Embraces Role of Denver's Honky-Tonk Woman

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

A self-proclaimed redneck who enjoys talkin' and singin' about boys, booze and bullets, Miranda Lambert was made to play the Grizzly Rose Saloon & Dance Emporium.

"The World Is Full of Crashing Bores": A Party Playlist for Tareq and Michaele Salahi

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for America's latest fun couple to be used at the very next party they crash together.

Stop Making Sense With Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz, Plus a Robert Francis Interview, John Mayer News, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year being the 25th anniversary of the release of the Talking Heads' concert classic Stop Making Sense, I spoke with Talking Heads Jerry Harrison and Chris Frantz on the cult favorite.