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"Bad Moon Rising": My Playlist For All You Suckers Waiting On Line To See The Twilight Saga: New Moon

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Fortunately, as the father of two sons, absolutely no one is asking me to see New Moon, but for those out there waiting in some bloody line, here's my moon-themed playlist.

HuffPost Reviews: Jack Johnson, R.E.M., Train, Dolly, Carly, and More, Plus U2 Plays The Rose Bowl, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In 2008, Jack Johnson toured the world with his Sleep Through The Static concerts, the best of these shows assembled for his new CD/DVD En Concert.

"I Am A Rock": A Playlist for Senator Joe Lieberman

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rather than complain about your deluded belief that failing to be elected vice president somehow makes you president or God, I'm here to help you with some totally boss tunes to remind you how to work and play better with others.

Music Matters

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Matthew Alexander

Music is perhaps the freest expression of art in an open society. In my travels to more than 50 countries, a sense of pride has always emerged for American culture abroad in the form of music.

Stop Using America's Top 40 for Torture

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

Call me a socialist, but I have believed for decades that the Department of Justice should actively monitor Top 40 Hits because certain songs could lead upstanding citizens to confess to crimes that they did not commit.

The Company You Keep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Yesterday's announcement by acclaimed musicians that they were signing onto our National Campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay generated a harsh response from Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol.

Pilgrim's Progress: 10 Reasons to be Thankful for New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I was taken aback when a CNN commentator conjectured that New Orleans residents are now looking for their "Pound of flesh." Our diaspora is not Shakespeare's Shylock character.

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Renee Fleming, Kid Cudi, Sony Legacy, The Pointer Sisters, Kanye West, Brendan Benson, Scarlett Johansson, Ying Yang Twins, Rob Blackledge, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaekrs, Trick Daddy, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Bobby Read, One Tree Hill, Joe Wilson, Yes, John Christian Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Vern Gosdin, Manic Street Preachers, Wbcn, John Fogerty, Muse, Goalie, Bill Medley, Columbia Records, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Robbie Robertson, William and Mary, Men at Work, Williamsburg, VIncent Moon, Flo Rida, Shudder to Think, Soccer, Donnie McClurkin, Disney, Cab Calloway, Jack DeJohnette, Medicaid, American Idol, Outloud!, 429 Records, Colin Hay, Verve Forecast, Social Security, Elliott Smith, BBC Radio, The Lovemakers, Peter Yorn, The Raconteurs, RCA Records, Ne-Yo, Something to Burn, Shadows Fall, The Band of Heathens, Uncle Kracker, Matthew Sweet, Gary Go, Dappled Cities, Grey's Anatomy, Atlantic Records, Cy Coleman, Alex Chilton, Adriel Harris, Matt Chamberlain, Ahmet Ertegun, Q-Tip, Mason Jennings, The Black Dahlia Murders, Living Colour, Michael Raphael, Stax, Beyonce, J.T. Taylor, John Mayall, Mark Knopfler, Patrick Warren, Ricky Scaggs, Boston College, The Grateful Dead, Jody Stephens, Bill Evans, Tom Russell, Golden Smog, Clive David, Jupiter One, Randy Newman, Robert Hunter, Power Pop, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Infected Mushroom, Eurythmics, Andy Hummel, Jon Auer, Levon Helm, Christian McBride, John Sebastian, Tina Sinatra, Aiden Brown, Phish, Sony Music, Royal Bangs, John King, Grace Potter, Peter Buck, Graham Albert, My Morning Jacket, The Peace Corps, Jeremiah, Santana, G.I. Bill, Steve Winwood, Big Pun, Rob Kemp, David Sylvain, Chris Knight, Doug Derryberry, That Noise, Lyfe Jennings, Honor Society, Sonny Emory, Entertainment News, Gordon Gano, Blake Mills, Jack Lawrence, Chris Bell, Frank Sinatra, E Street Band, Jefferson Airplane, Trey Songz, Eric Clapton, The Righteous Brothers, Chip deMatteo, Thomas Newman, Jer Coons, Arnold Schoenberg, Bill Lloyd, Barry White, Keith Sykes, Nancy Sinatra, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Orange, Paolo Nutini, The Beatles, Big Star, Anvil, Nashville, Air Supply, Frank Sinatra Jr., Chad Smith, Wwf, Dada Life, Porcupine Tree, Peter Bernhard, Ace Frehley, The Grates, Revolutionary War, Butterfly Boucher, The Elms, The Shawshank Redemption, Medicare, Kurt Carr, Bobby Labonte, Marie Digby, Stars of Track and Filed, Afghan Whigs, Simian Mobile Disco, Americana, The Rifles, Mary J. Blige, The 69 Eyes, Al Albert, Memphis, Savoy Brown, Dreamworks, Every Time I Die, George Jones, Nina Simone, Big Scoop, Lady GaGa, Ardent Studios, Cain's Offering, R.E.M., Moneen, Kroq, Rubik, Kittie, Cornwallis, Dodos, All-4-One, Megadeth, Sonos, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

MoveOn.org And R.E.M. Encourage Americans To Promote Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MoveOn.org members submitted photos last week with how them and their families were suffering from health care issues. MoveOn took these photos and cr...

R.E.M. And MoveOn.org Team Up For Health Care Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An R.E.M. song provides the soundtrack for a new video from MoveOn.org in support of health care reform. The ad, which uses personal stories to make ...

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Guardian, Tori Amos, Conor Oberst, Tyrone Wells, Denison Witmer, Country Joe McDonald, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comic-Con, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Sling Blade, Jonathan Groff, Rosa Agostino, Eric Rosse, Porno for Pyros, Matt Hires, John Mayer, Arcade Fire, Vienna Film Festival, Eugene Levy, One Tree Hill, Silver Mt. Zion, Martyn Lenoble, Screaming Trees, Sufjan Stevens, Gossip Girl, Queens of the Stone Age, Guy Picciotto, Elvis Costello, Mike Patton, Cowboy Junkies, Jem Cohen, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Battlestar Galactica, Modest Mouse, Rick Rubin, Dmetri Martin, Beth Ditto, Robert Moses, Brace Paine, P-Vine Records, Entertainment Weekly, Ry Cooder, Laurel Canyon, Marc Broussard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gossip, Supernatural, Vic Chestnutt, Townes Van Zandt, Emile Hirsch, Elephant Six, Robert Francis, Constellation Records, Farscape, Speed Racer, Michael Stipe, O.a.R., Danny Elfman, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Elf Power, Myspace, Melanie, Richard Warren, Imelda Staunton, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, The BQE, Stephen Halker, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, World's Fair, Paolo Nutini, Rosie Thomas, Osso Quartet, Janis Joplin, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Hannah Billie, Woodstock, Bill Frisell, The Hives, Mark Lanegan, Chinese Zodiac, Love, Richard Hawley, Empires of Tin, Spunk Records, Danielson Famile, Crosby Stills & Nash, Elliot Tiber, My Brightest Diamond, Npr, Liev Schrieber, Canned Heat, Iron Man II, Rough Trade Records, Howard Bilerman, Jason Pierce, Dennis Herring, The Doors, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Red Ghost, Richie Havens, Itunes, The Band, R.E.M., Taking Woodstock, The Observer, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Mutemath, Fugazi, Lambchop, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, Viewmaster, 92ytribecca, Japan, Athens-Georgia, Detroit-Michigan, Louisiana, Tampa-Florida, Seattle-Washington, Montreal-Canada, Canada, New York-New York, Los Angeles-California, Salt Lake City-Utah, United Kingdom, Australia, New Orleans-Louisiana, Oxford-Mississippi, San Francisco-California, Chicago-Illinois, Portland-Oregon, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Ken Stringfellow: Looking Forward With The Disciplines, Looking Back With The Posies

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Smoking Kills was one of the best import releases of 2008, and with two extra tracks added, it's now one of the best albums to come out Stateside in '09.

Deluxe of the Draw: R.E.M., Warren Zevon, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Juno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In case we didn't know the holiday season was fast approaching... a spate of CD box sets, hits compilations and expanded, Deluxe Editions of some of our favorite albums are usually tell-tale sign.

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.

Athens Native Sons Against Bringing Saxby Back

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Georgia runoff will not just be about the chance to win one more seat in the Senate, it will be about winning the most crucial seat.

REM's Santiago JumboTron Shows HuffPo Results

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Live from Santiago, Chile, there was an election night shout out from R.E.M. for the Huffington Post's election coverage.

R.E.M., Sack Boy and a Voodoo Doll

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

A random reveler at the Voodoo Music Experience handed me a voodoo doll with a lock of hair and said, "be careful."

ReBuild Your Own New Orleans Garage Band

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Almost three years post-Katrina, touring musicians are struggling with higher gas prices and can use help staying out on the road. Please join us in getting the next generation of New Orleans musicians started out right.

REM Storm Back With New Album

NY Times | Alan Light | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ON the ground floor of a nondescript building, a few blocks from the University of Georgia campus here, sits a little room stuffed with instruments an...

Michael Stipe: "I Love My Country... But I Don't Love Where It Is Right Now"

Guardian | Dorian Lynskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

During the last election, REM joined the pro-Kerry Vote for Change tour of swing states, playing freshly minted protest songs Final Straw and I Wanted...