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KISS Blew It!

Binky Philips | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Hey, kids, how 'bout let's start with a caveat! I have been friends with Paul Stanley since 1969, when I first met Stan Eisen in high school. I've kn...

New Class Of Songwriters Honored

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight ...

The Kinks May Reunite

Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

Famed British rock band The Kinks may be set for a reunion. Formed in the '60s, the "Tired of Waiting for You" singers haven't released a full stud...

The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

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...

Lovesick Blues: A Conversation with Chris Stamey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.

Rock's Most Underrated Band

Jeff Pollack | Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

I couldn't fit all the bands that I wanted to on that original list and I'm not going to change it now. But I do want to acknowledge a band that deserves way more attention and respect for their creative consistency, originality and quantity of unforgettable songs and remarkable lyrics.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Your musical past and future both await you this week. Witness Robbie Robertson and Ray Davies, who are keeping classic rock dreams alive. Then behold the Ravonettes and the Kills, who are bringing new ones to life.

The Kinks Make Me Look Good in LA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

None of the Kinks were even the slightest bit gay, contrary to some legends. But they did prance around like total fops in their dressing rooms a lot.

Film Review: Do It Again

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Do It Again is a hilarious romp and clever distraction from a crumbling America and the middle class barbecue.

Paul McCartney: Rock Show

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

McCartney darted boldly amongst his various catalogues with skills bordering on magic -- everything old was made new again.

"Thank You Friends": A Very Special Thanksgiving Playlist For The Huffington Post Community

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my personal Thanksgiving playlist, designed to help put us all in the proper mindset for Thursday's holiday, and arguably for every other day here on earth too.

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.

The 10 Least Appropriate Moments in Christmas Music History

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

These 10 [songs] show just how much of a jerk you can be around the holidays without anyone giving you hell for it.

Chinese Demockery: The New Record Not By Guns N' Roses

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Next week, we all finally get to hear Chinese Democracy. You know the new Guns N' Roses CD. But I want to know why anyone cares.