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Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Paul McCartney's "Queenie Eye," Plus Chatting With The Rubens' Sam Margin, Sam Phillips and The Swimming Pool Q's' Jeff Calder, Plus a Tennis Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We spent twenty years of our lives not playing music together but being interested in it. Then suddenly, things all work out. "Why don't we just do it together? We live together. It's much more convenient. Why don't we just make a band in our home?""

Ian Anderson and 'Plays Thick As a Brick 1 & 2'

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Ian Anderson knows his audience.

Why 90% of Bands Have an Identity Crisis

Chris Zane | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Zane

A funny thing happens when people gain any type of notoriety. Suddenly everything is scrutinized and over-analyzed in a way that never was at the start of an artist's career. It's an unavoidable law of life... or is it?

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ron Paul Gets Best Coverage From All The Coverage About His Lack Of Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

So everyone has been talking about whether or not the media have been ignoring Ron Paul in the wake of his second-place finish in the Ames Straw Poll....

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

My Life Is Good: Chatting With Randy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

RN: Well, I was writing songs for other people, and they heard my demos. A&M and Warners made me offers, and because Lenny Waronker -- who I had known since I was one year old -- was at Warner Bros, I went there. And here I am today, on the same label.

Woe-Is-A-Me-Bop: RIP Captain Beefheart

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Yesterday late afternoon it was announced that Don Van Vliet, AKA Captain Beefheart, had shuffled off this mortal coil at the age of 69. He would in f...

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.