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Peace & Love: Chatting with Ringo Starr

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's clear Ringo and his All Starr Band are loving getting by with a little help from their friends. Here I ask him how it all started.

Talking with Johnny Winter, David Weinreb, Holly Golightly and Brendan Benson, Plus an Early Winters Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The English Beat's Audio Exclusive, Plus Conversations With Cory Chisel and Introducing Little Ruckus' Dominic Rabalais

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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One More Once: A Listen Back at the Records That Made 2010 More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

As a cranky, sleep-deprived new parent in the throes of box sets by hipsters, I declared (on Twitter, no less) that there was absolutely no need for me to hear Kanye's latest magnum opus. Until I heard a track on YouTube.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 150

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Ian Hunter, Phoenix, Brendan Benson and more.

Margaret Cho Is Just Plain Awesome (She's a Friggin' Rockstar SuperHero Bitch* on New Album Cho Dependent)

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Margaret Cho gave me some of her time recently to discuss the August 24th release of her new album Cho Dependent. News Flash: Girlfriend can sing, and really really well.

Author (Still) Unknown: The Brilliant Music and Star-Crossed Career of Jason Falkner

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you amassed a decent music collection during the '90s and '00s, then there's a good chance you own at least one record on which Jason Falkner has played, written or produced.

My Top Ten Old New (Or Is It New Old?) Records of 2009

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Most of the "new" music I've gotten into this year is actually old music that's never been heard before, dredged up from the vaults just in time to make a buck before recorded music ceases to have any monetary value whatsoever.

Bachmann Tea Party Overdrive: A Tasty and Hot Playlist for Michele and All Her Foxy Friends

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I just read here that Rep. Michele Bachmann is hosting a very special tea party at the Capitol today. I'm sure it will be a lovely affair, so I wanted to send along this playlist for Congress' hostess with the mostest.

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Renee Fleming, Kid Cudi, Sony Legacy, The Pointer Sisters, Kanye West, Brendan Benson, Scarlett Johansson, Ying Yang Twins, Rob Blackledge, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaekrs, Trick Daddy, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Bobby Read, One Tree Hill, Joe Wilson, Yes, John Christian Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Vern Gosdin, Manic Street Preachers, Wbcn, John Fogerty, Muse, Goalie, Bill Medley, Columbia Records, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Robbie Robertson, William and Mary, Men at Work, Williamsburg, VIncent Moon, Flo Rida, Shudder to Think, Soccer, Donnie McClurkin, Disney, Cab Calloway, Jack DeJohnette, Medicaid, American Idol, Outloud!, 429 Records, Colin Hay, Verve Forecast, Social Security, Elliott Smith, BBC Radio, The Lovemakers, Peter Yorn, The Raconteurs, RCA Records, Ne-Yo, Something to Burn, Shadows Fall, The Band of Heathens, Uncle Kracker, Matthew Sweet, Gary Go, Dappled Cities, Grey's Anatomy, Atlantic Records, Cy Coleman, Alex Chilton, Adriel Harris, Matt Chamberlain, Ahmet Ertegun, Q-Tip, Mason Jennings, The Black Dahlia Murders, Living Colour, Michael Raphael, Stax, Beyonce, J.T. Taylor, John Mayall, Mark Knopfler, Patrick Warren, Ricky Scaggs, Boston College, The Grateful Dead, Jody Stephens, Bill Evans, Tom Russell, Golden Smog, Clive David, Jupiter One, Randy Newman, Robert Hunter, Power Pop, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Infected Mushroom, Eurythmics, Andy Hummel, Jon Auer, Levon Helm, Christian McBride, John Sebastian, Tina Sinatra, Aiden Brown, Phish, Sony Music, Royal Bangs, John King, Grace Potter, Peter Buck, Graham Albert, My Morning Jacket, The Peace Corps, Jeremiah, Santana, G.I. Bill, Steve Winwood, Big Pun, Rob Kemp, David Sylvain, Chris Knight, Doug Derryberry, That Noise, Lyfe Jennings, Honor Society, Sonny Emory, Entertainment News, Gordon Gano, Blake Mills, Jack Lawrence, Chris Bell, Frank Sinatra, E Street Band, Jefferson Airplane, Trey Songz, Eric Clapton, The Righteous Brothers, Chip deMatteo, Thomas Newman, Jer Coons, Arnold Schoenberg, Bill Lloyd, Barry White, Keith Sykes, Nancy Sinatra, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Orange, Paolo Nutini, The Beatles, Big Star, Anvil, Nashville, Air Supply, Frank Sinatra Jr., Chad Smith, Wwf, Dada Life, Porcupine Tree, Peter Bernhard, Ace Frehley, The Grates, Revolutionary War, Butterfly Boucher, The Elms, The Shawshank Redemption, Medicare, Kurt Carr, Bobby Labonte, Marie Digby, Stars of Track and Filed, Afghan Whigs, Simian Mobile Disco, Americana, The Rifles, Mary J. Blige, The 69 Eyes, Al Albert, Memphis, Savoy Brown, Dreamworks, Every Time I Die, George Jones, Nina Simone, Big Scoop, Lady GaGa, Ardent Studios, Cain's Offering, R.E.M., Moneen, Kroq, Rubik, Kittie, Cornwallis, Dodos, All-4-One, Megadeth, Sonos, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.