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July 27, 1973: The 40th Anniversary of the Release of the Debut Album by The New York Dolls... Their Fan Club President Remembers

Binky Philips | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The New York Dolls not being in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame is an absurdity. Their musical/cultural impact is still being felt FORTY YEARS LATER.

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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December 19th, 1972: Me, Opening for The New York Dolls 40 (!) Years Ago

Binky Philips | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The following, sorta excerpted from my book, is the least I could do to let the world know, that once upon a time, five ragamuffins from the outer boroughs of New York City bent the history of rock 'n' roll.

Adam Carolla At Warner Theatre: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Thursday, November 8

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.08.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 1. Adam Carolla At Warner Theatre Read our Q&A with the controversial podcaster. 8 p.m., all ages, $34.50 to $49.50...

Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon Keeps It Real

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I needed to find out whether the Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon is "for real," whatever that phrase has come to mean.

Robbie Robertson's Clairvoyant Box, Plus Chatting With Ed Sheeran and Devin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In 2011, Robbie Robertson's album How To Become Clairvoyant was not only one of the more satisfying releases of the year, but it also was the artist's most personal statement about his life, covering topics from spirituality to the breakup of The Band.

Dancing Backward in High Heels: Conversations with New York Dolls' David Johansen (Plus: Chatting with Ancient Astronauts)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The New York Dolls' David Johansen discusses the making of their new album, Dancing Backward In High Heels.

On the Culture Front: Battle of the Belgians and Bob Dylan Tribute at Le Poisson Rouge

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43 hosted the "Battle of the Belgians" at his cozy, subterranean East Village bar. This festive event pitted Belgian-style American beers against their authentic counterparts.

The New New York Dolls Ain't Just Recycling Trash

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Does seeing what used to be one of the most influential bands of all time, in the former site of one of the most influential venues of the last 40 years, tarnish our memories of both?

New Tunes On Monday: Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Ben Harper and Relentless7, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, New York Dolls, and Paul Potts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ever since Cat Stevens embraced Islam, the West has been clueless when it comes to accepting the former superstar. His latest release, Roadsinger, is a good start in rebuilding that emotional bridge to Stevens.