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A Guitar Hero, Guinness, GP, and "Single Girls": Conversations with Steve Vai and Graham Parker, plus Laura Jansen's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Vai and Berklee are trying to set a record in Guinness by attempting to teach as many guitarists online as possible within a single lesson.

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

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 Christina Aguilera, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Spike Jones, and more.

From Bare Bones to The Complete Elvis: Conversations with Bryan Adams, Ernst Jorgensen and Erich Van Tourneau

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Return of the Son of...: A Conversation With Dweezil Zappa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Dweezil Zappa has a new live record out titled Return of the Son of.... It isn't exactly a Frank Zappa greatest hits album, so here's what Dweezil was going for with the selections on this project.

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski's Dark and Amusing Paintings Opens at Hauser & Wirth

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

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A New Book the Censors Won't Love

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

A new novel hits the bookshelves in Vienna, and the Austrian television network ORF interviews the author. Try getting a novelist interviewed on the evening news in America.

Art Invades Popular Culture?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Internet is breaking down the invisible boundaries between the art world and mass culture; influence knows no boundaries.

The Future of Music

Gail Zappa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gail Zappa

With the advent the Internet and new technology, it's now possible for more experimentation at a less expensive rate to hear what it is the guy with the checkbook thinks you are doing.

Dancing Fool: A Moving Playlist For Tom DeLay, Our 'Dancing' Star With Two Right Feet

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Watching Tom DeLay disgrace himself and the United States Congress over the years, I distinctly remember thinking, "Sure, he's ethically challenged, but can he dance?"

Global Beat Fusion: Carmen Rizzo Tackles Tuvan Throat Singing

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Envision powerful and tasteful low-end, percussively intelligent, moving and sweeping in the landscape while strings and voices grace the surface.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Third Eye Blind "Don't Believe A Word," plus The Jayhawks, Genesis, and Peanuts 1960's Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wanted to create a video that actually represented Third Eye Blind," says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter for Third Eye Blind.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

M.I.A.: What To Name Your Rocker Baby

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Redmond Satran

Listen up, M.I.A. Lesson #1 in naming your rocker or rapper baby is that you can never choose a regular old first name.

Pop Goes Weird: The Residents At Lakeshore Theater

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The legendary California weirdoes known as The Residents are one of the greatest bad bands in history....

"The Less I Say The More My Work Gets Done": NBC Mystery Song — Revealed!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ladies and gentlemen, we stand corrected! At the end of yesterday's "NBC Nightly News" there was a song that was not the usual swelling theme music, a...