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Here Comes the Judge

Francis Levy | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Artists are attempting to find something through the maintenance of a practice but what is a politician or leader trying to find? The answer is usually a series of intelligent decisions that lead his country out of a quagmire.

Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

Robert Crenshaw's Friends, Family and Neighbors: Detroit Rocker on Roots and Working With Talented Loved Ones

Steve Karras | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

The best work any artist can muster is the kind that comes from a place where career is never the driving force, age is just a number and one's relevance means little, except to himself. And though Crenshaw is apt to file away the chapter of his earlier life of a rock and roller, it's possible that many exciting chapters lay ahead.

On Location With Leonie Prendergast -- 'Jimi: All is By My Side'

Duane Wells | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Jimi: All is By My Side offers a snapshot of the singer's journey from Harlem to the heights of fame on the other side of the pond. Interestingly, however, the film was shot in Dublin, which acts as a stand-in for the swinging 60's in London -- a fact that thrilled the film's Dublin-based Costume Designer Leonie Prendergast.

Jimi Hendrix: A Musical Icon

Chris Williams | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Williams

As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures.

André 3000 Is Electric As Jimi Hendrix, But How's The Movie?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

Jimi Hendrix gets the big-screen biopic treatment in "Jimi: All is By My Side," written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar earlier this yea...

If There's An Outkast Biopic, Andre 3000 Wants Leo To Play Him

rollingstonelogo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By STEVE APPLEFORD Rapper Andre Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of J...

Rock-and-Roll Dandies Through the Years

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

From 1960s British mods to soulful crooners to psychedelic guitarists, musicians from every genre have used fashion as a tool to amplify their brand and persona.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: On Robert Dick

Daniel Asia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I first met Robert Dick -- flutist, composer, improviser- when starting my graduate work at the Yale School of Music. He had finished up already but was very much in the mix of the musical scene.

See André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In The First 'All Is By My Side' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

André Benjamin, who you know as Outkast's André 3000, stars as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic that was unable to use any of Hendrix's actual music. Fr...

Learn How to Play Guitar by the End of the Week

Zachary Stockill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

It doesn't have to be difficult. And there's serious good news for aspiring guitarists: with the internet and smartphones at your disposal, it's never been easier -- or faster -- to gain a level of proficiency with the world's favorite instrument.

Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

Mike Myers Makes Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who is Shep Gordon? Aside from his career in rock & roll, as Alice Cooper's manager among many other high profile clients, Shep Gordon invented the co...

The 27 Club in Rock Limbo via New Paradise Laboratories

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Putting deceased rock stars onstage usually means a pasty musical wrapped in creepy facsimiles of dead celebrities.

Bold As Love -- Past Is Prologue

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

In the year following the release of Jimi Hendrix's third masterpiece album, Electric Ladyland, it was apparent that the band with which he had skyrocketed to fame, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, had ceased to exist

Dammit, Jimi Hendrix, That Was Supposed to Be MY Les Paul!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There had been other 'fad' guitars during rock 'n' roll's earlier years.

Magnificent Vibration: Conversations with Rick Springfield, War's Lonnie Jordan, Tommy Chong and Walter Egan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."

Mad Men: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

See Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In New 'All Is By My Side' Clip

Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

At long last, a clip from the Jimi Hendrix biopic, "All Is By My Side," has premiered on YouTube. Starring Outkast's Andre 3000, the movie is set to m...

Café Au Go Go: Still Blowing the Winds of Change

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Change may be defined as transformations occurring over time. It is sometimes hard to discern how far and wide that change will reach, and what it will bring about.

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Listen To Jimi Hendrix's Final Interview

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment

On Sept. 11, 1970, Jimi Hendrix gave his final interview from inside his suite at the London-based Cumberland Hotel. The late musician, considered to ...