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I'll Be Me: The Long Farewell of Glen Campbell

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Campbell's life is much more complex and interesting than this film could ever hope to cover. His eldest daughter, Debby, writes that she was unceremoniously fired from the touring band. She also calls to task how Glen has been treated since the end of a grueling tour.

From Eve Of Destruction to Already Gone: Conversations with Jack Tempchin and P.F. Sloan, Plus a Godsmack Track

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jack Tempchin: "Then the whole music thing happened with Bob Dylan and the folk era and eventually I started being a blues harmonica player, then I moved in to being a guitar playing songwriter and then full-on head or what they call now a 'hippie.'"

Playing The Ponos: A Conversation With Neil Young, Chatting with Linda Ronstadt and Matt Hires' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?

Cassandra Wilson Kicks Off the Season at PAC SUNY Purchase College NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Ms. Wilson's voice is the feature here and she did not disappoint, but despite a generally pleasing performance, it was a bit disappointing that Ms.Wilsons' voice was not highlighted more and that band, however good, was more in the background.

Jimmy Webb Enlists Some Friends For His Latest Album

AP | MICHAEL McCALL | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

-- Jimmy Webb, "Still Within the Sound of My Voice" (E1) Jimmy Webb continues to recast his grand songwriting catalog on "Still Within the Sound of ...

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.

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

The Singer: A Conversation With Art Garfunkel

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If you were to ask me, "How does that work?" I would say "It's all musical affinity," and it's very hard to explain why you're on somebody else's wavelength.

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Rhythm and Repose: A Conversation With Glen Hansard, Plus Another Tour of Prometheus

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If there's any way to sort of distilling Once: The Musical into anything, it would have to be the presence of hope -- the idea that if you remain open, you can enter into these beautiful relationships and friendships."

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

Stars Align for Healing at Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" Event

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Jane Seymour was the picture of beauty, grace and kindness as she spoke passionately about rising above hatred and bitterness to do something meaningful for others.

Glen Campbell -- A Real American Idol Bids Farewell

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

I became obsessed with Campbell as I often do when performers are more than just a celebrity, but someone touched by something quite divine. So I am delighted that Campbell will be appearing at The Town Hall in NYC Jan. 7.

Jimmy Webb: Still Making the Music That Will Likely Last Forever

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

"Music," Jimmy Webb says firmly, "can save the world. It already has done so more than once. It will do so again. But, we have to save the music."

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Blessed: A Conversation With Lucinda Williams, Plus David Berkeley's Video "George Square"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-03-07-mr.jpgFor her new album, Blessed, Lucinda Williams brought in Don Was on production.

HuffPost Premiere: Wild Palms' "To The Lighthouse," Plus A Conversation With Susan Werner

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here in the U.S., Wild Palms' Until Spring will debut on April 12th, but HuffPost has been given the premiere of the single "To The Lighthouse" presented here, airing for the first time in this territory.

The Art of Harry Nilsson

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

Who Is Harry Nilsson is the fascinating story of the tragic genius whose contribution to 60's and 70's pop culture was epic.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Finds a Home

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most songwriters, even successful ones, toil alone or with a single collaborator. To call them unsung would be oxymoronic, but with a few exceptions t...

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

Paradise & Little Vigils: Conversations with Judy Collins and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins discusses her new album, which includes a song about 9/11 and a duet recorded with Joan Baez, and what it's like to have the President of the United States name his child after your record.

HuffPost Premiere: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby's "Levi Johnston Blues," Plus A Conversation With Beth Nielsen Chapman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ben Folds' new album, Lonely Avenue, to be released on September 28, 2010, should be one of the most interesting collaborations of the year.

Looking for an Echo (2): 10 More That Shoulda Made The Top 10

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Multiverse Theory has nothing to do with lengthy poetry. Also known as "eternal inflation" -- a concept to which all payers of college tuition can...