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The Day the Music Died

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

Buddy Holly died with little realization of what his legacy would become. He changed the course of history and filled our torn times with melodies that transcended the era in which they were written.

Green Gifts That Keep Giving

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Shopping for picky loved ones is difficult enough. Factor in your commitment to eco-sensitive products, and a holiday shopping mission can become as daunting as an unaided ascent up El Cap.

Denver Concert Review: Putting the Heat in the Band of Heathens

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

On the Mile High City's coldest day of the year, venturesome music lovers needed somebody to bring some heat. The Band of Heathens were just what the meteorologist ordered.

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.

Rock Hall Rocks to a $4 Million-Plus Haul

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harvey Wasserman

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation's Joel Peresman has confirmed that last week's monster benefit concerts in Madison Square Garden will yield at least $4 million.

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

Eric Clapton Sick: Singer Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Concert

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York after undergoing gallstone surgery. Kriste...

An Interview with Author David Comfort on The Rock & Roll Book of the Dead

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's no simple answer to who John Lennon was. Sure, he was a great leader and a peacenik; on the other hand, he was an incredibly violent, narcissistic guy. That was the other side of him, and people just don't want to hear that."

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, for Those Who Still Care: #3

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: Big Star, Ace Frehley, Gordan Gano, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, Mark Knopfler, Living Colour, The Phantom Movers and Muse.

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.

Dog Days of Summer Playlist: Volume 2

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

This week's column features music by the B-52's, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, The Wallflowers and Pink Floyd.

Me And My Guitar: Legendary Musician/Inventor Les Paul Dies at 94

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With all the acclaim and the legacy he leaves behind, though Lester William Polsfuss (Les Paul) is gone, it's a bit impossible for him to ever be forgotten.

Interview: Davis Guggenheim Says It Might Get Loud

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It Might Get Loud portrays three generations of guitarists: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Edge of U2 and Jack White of the White Stripes, all talking about their love of the electric guitar.

In Honor Of Woodstock, The Best Rock Documentaries and Concert Films By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've found that if you're equipped with a decent home theatre and quality speakers, it's hard to go wrong with a rock concert film.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Two Huge Concerts

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A full roster of music legends will help the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrate its silver anniversary with two sweeping concerts in Madison Square Ga...

HuffPost Premiere: Zero 7's "Medicine Man"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Huffington Post is premiering an audio clip of Zero 7's new single, "Medicine Man." Tell a friend.

New Tunes On Monday: George Harrison, Rob Thomas, Among The Oak & Ash, and Survivor (Kind Of) Plays Jeremy's Wedding

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new collection Let It Roll/Songs By George Harrison is going to thrill those waiting for an album that combines his solo Apple recordings with Beatles titles and tracks from the Dark Horse years.

30 Years of Mocking and Rocking

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Beyond a brain-melting display of world-class comedians and musicians, the Secret Policeman's Film Festival provides insight into the creative process.

Mojo Morgan: Rock Out, With Your Locks Out

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

If Bob Marley and U2 had a chance to record a song together, it would sound like rasta-rock, a new genre of music pioneered by Brooklyn-born artist Mojo Morgan.

Music And People, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Soundtrack Of "Wicked"

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Why are you apologizing? What is it that still keeps confident adults insecure about their music likes and dislikes?

New Tunes On Monday: Green Day, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Tori Amos, Kate Voegele, and Mat Kearney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though Tori Amos' career may have suffered from being overly prolific and recording some questionable cover songs, every new album is a bouquet of interesting, intelligent songs for her loyal fans.

Susan Boyle: The Diamond in the Rough

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Iris Erlingsdottir

Now that the secret's out, I fear that the corporate powers will try to polish Susan up to fit into their mold.

Eric Clapton: I Didn't Have Sex Sober Until My 30s

Mirror | Marc Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Eric Clapton did not have sex sober until he was in his 30s due to his booze and drug use, he has revealed. The guitarist, an-ex alcoholic, said: "I ...