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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Teen: Why Music Is Forever

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Our pop treasures are still an essential part of who we are, so when we sit on that park bench we can remember them in all their detailed glory -- without CDs, iTunes or iPods.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Albert Collins, Thom Yorke, Sam Brown, Elvin Bishop, and more.

"Innocent When You Dream": A Playlist For Amanda Knox

David Wild | Posted 11.27.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I don't know if Amanda Knox is innocent, but I'm pretty sure she's not guilty. So here's a playlist for a young woman who appears to have been caught up in an Italian legal system that makes our own imperfect system look a hell of a lot better.

2120 South Michigan Avenue: Chatting With George Thorogood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

George Thorogood's 17th studio album -- 2120 South Michigan Avenue -- is an obvious tribute to Chess Records. He recently told me the story behind it.

WATCH: Highlights This Week: Chuck Berry, James Franco & The '90s

Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

It's been a very musical week here on HuffPost Arts. James Franco's musical duo Kalup & Franco has a new single, Chuck Berry was the center of controv...

Chuck Berry Statue Installed After Controversy

University City, MO Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

The man considered "The Father of Rock and Roll" now has a permanent tribute to him in University City. An 8 foot bronze statue of Chuck Berry was in...

Controversial Chuck Berry Statue Approved

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thin...

Van Hunt's Free "June" Download, Plus Chatting with Steve Cropper and Gomez's Tom Gray

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Van Hunt makes his return this week with the online premiere of "June," his first new music in more than three years. "June" heralds the release of Hunt's new album, what were you hoping for?

On This Weird Day In History: Tax-cheat Chuck Berry and President Carter Made Strange Bedfellows

Posted 08.25.2011 | Weird News

With the federal government on his tail for tax evasion already in 1979, rock and roll legend Chuck Berry might have been a surprise pick for then-Pre...

Jill Scott's Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With The Wombats and The Postelles, and Paleo's Latest

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For Jill Scott's new album The Light of the Sun that will be released June 21st, here is a video with the artist and co-producer JR Hutson discussing the making of eight of its tracks followed by previews of each track.

Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Kids 'Rock the House' for Charity

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The School of Rock "All-Stars" take what they've learned in class out on the road for the summer, just like a real rock band.

"Glory Days": A Playlist for The Opening of Baseball Season

David Wild | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
David Wild

True confession: baseball was my first love. Soon, like the American male I am, I cheated and fell hard for music. But on this shiny opening day, here's a playlist that puts my first two passions together.

Chuck Berry Suffered From Exhaustion Before Chicago Show, Agent Says

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — Chuck Berry, who fell ill with exhaustion and was escorted from stage during a Chicago concert this weekend, has returned home to su...

Rock Legend Chuck Berry Collapses On Stage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — An agent for Chuck Berry says exhaustion was the reason the rock-and-roll legend felt ill before a Chicago show and had to have medics...

"Welcome to the Future": A Playlist for Michael J. Fox

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

As far as I know, time-travel remains a pretty elusive goal, but making the future better for everybody with Parkinson's disease seems like a very realistic and worthy priority.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

HuffPost Review: Nowhere Boy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor-Wood's exploration of John Lennon's late teens, doesn't cover much new ground. But it does offer a pop psychology look at Lennon's confused home life.

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

Smells Like Teen Spirit: A Playlist To Show The Teen Choice From Beatles To Bieber Can Be The Best Choice

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I like teens. If memory serves, I was a teenager myself once upon a slightly more innocent time. So here are some of the greatest tunes of all time that were created by, for or about teengers.

America's Cheesiest Charttoppers

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Revisiting some of the greatest records that never made the pop charts here and here was a heavenly experience. But like so many of life's pleasures, ...

Fornatale Spreads Gospel of Woodstock-Era Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

These days, progressive radio isn't easy to find. It's been marginalized by the corporatization of commercial radio -- Clear Channel owns over 1200 cookie-cutter stations -- and the commodification of rock rebellion.

Lesley Gore at Joe's Pub

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Lesley Gore proved herself once again to be the little lady with the very big voice at Joe's Pub in Manhattan on April 22.

Someone's Mojo Is Working: A Conversation With Tom Petty

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've been trying to get there for over a decade, really. [Blues] is the music we've always played. I guess over the last decade or so, it just became where I went when I wanted to listen to music."