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George R.R. Martin Responds To A Young Fan's Letter In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

"Awwws" are coming. If you donated $20,000 to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary last month, you had a chance to be killed by "Game of Thrones" author ...

A Hard Day's Night: From Loophole to Surprise Hit

John Covach | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
John Covach

There are many surprising elements to the story of A Hard Day's Night, however, not the least of which is that the contracts for the movie were signed before The Beatles had any hint of success in America.

No Brian Epstein? No Beatles!

Martin Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Put simply -- The Beatles changed the world. But Brian Epstein's gift was that he changed them. And gave them the pathway to reach us.

George R.R. Martin Considering 'Game Of Thrones' Movies

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV

We're all still salivating over the intense new trailer for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones," but here's something new to obsess about: Series c...

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Interview With Sid Bernstein

John DeBellis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
John DeBellis

Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.

First Nighter: Beatles Tribute "Let It Be" Disappoints, as Does "Nobody Loves You" Tuner

David Finkle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

On behalf of Let It Be, described as "a celebration of the music of the Beatles," I don't have much to say. Why would I? I'm a longtime, dyed-in-the-vinyl Beatles fan.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

The Fifth Beatle? Here's a Top 10!

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Currently a movie is in pre-production called The Fifth Beatle. It's a familiar phrase, which is generally used to describe... well, just about anyone.

PHOTOS: Intimate Portraits From The Beatles' Early Years

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Robert Whitaker had the good fortune to be the Beatle's "official photographer" throughout their recording career. His famous shots are part of a hefty new book of photos, "With The Beatles."

Ringo Starr: Fifty Years Later and the Birth of the Beatles

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

It may have been a simple twist of fate that gave us Ringo Starr, arguably the most influential rock drummer of all time. Or perhaps it was always meant to be. Either way, we almost didn't have Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) with us.

My Father's Song Is Still My Mantra

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today my 63rd birthday looms and the cultural messages are mixed. It feels uncool -- bordering on shameful -- to acknowledge my age. Yet I'm told I should be thrilled because I look young, and that thanks to advances in medicine, "63 is the new 53!"

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Grammytech 4: A Conversation With Geoff Emerick, Plus Brooklyn's Leland Sundries (Exclusive Streamer)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On February 21st, Leland Sundries' new EP, The Foundry, will be released, featuring Nick Loss-Eaton on guitar, banjo, harmonium, harmonica, and vocals.

The Quiet One

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty
Donna Jean Freberg

I have a huge picture in my living room of me, at around eight years old, meeting the Beatles. What I remember most about it, besides meeting these boys I was crazy about, was that I kept trying to lose my dad.

WATCH: Scorsese Turns Lens On 'Quietest Beatle' In HBO Documentary

Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese decided to turn the lens on the Beatle's "quietest member" in a documentary called "George Harrison: Li...

Move Like This: A Conversation With The Cars' Greg Hawkes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's been over twenty years since The Cars' last record. Greg Hawkes spoke with me about what they've been doing in the meantime.

Unfortunate Casino: A Conversation With Gerry Beckley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Gerry Beckley tells the story behind his new album, Unfortunate Casino.

Dog Ears Music: Born in January 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 Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Pat Benatar, Etta James, and more.

Motown & The Hitmen: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Ryan, and Sarah Sample

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Ragogna: Smokey, there's so much to go over, but let's begin with your new album for Cracker Barrel, Now And Then. Can you tell us about the project?

HuffPost Video Premiere: Pegi Young's "Starting Over," plus a Conversation with Jimmy Webb

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pegi Young -- yes, wife of legendary artist Neil Young -- has a new video of her song "Starting Over" and HuffPost has the premiere of the music clip.

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

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.

Field Notes from a Songwriter's Centennial -- Part II

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

September 24th is the centennial birthday of my late father, the songwriter Carl Sigman (1909-2000), who wrote nearly a thousand songs.