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The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 6: Business Advice From Rock Stars

Harold Bronson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Harold Bronson

In the mid-1970s, my business partner Richard Foos and I were two college graduates with little more than a passion for music and a record store on Westwood Boulevard in L.A. How did we get the knowhow to launch a record label, Rhino, and make it into a major entertainment company?

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape, Part 5: The Beatles' Apple Records

Harold Bronson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Harold Bronson

There have been countless musicians, both professional as well as amateur, who have cited the Beatles as their primary influence. But how many people can say the Beatles inspired them to start a record company?

Fan Richard Foos Finally Frees Fridays' DVD's

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Melanie Chartoff

Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 4: Andy Kaufman and the Birth of Rhino Home Video

Harold Bronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Harold Bronson

Some record companies had Christmas parties. Having survived four years as a label, we decided to celebrate by throwing a Hanukkah party, on Monday, December 14, 1981, at At My Place in Santa Monica.

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 3: Sharon Osbourne Says 'One Million Dollars!'

Harold Bronson | Posted 12.02.2013 | Books
Harold Bronson

Little did I suspect that the company Richard Foos and I started, the Rhino Records label, would be issuing Black Sabbath records three decades later. But it almost didn't happen.

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 2: Pete Townshend Says No or the Problem With Book Blurbs

Harold Bronson | Posted 11.28.2013 | Books
Harold Bronson

When my publisher asked me to solicit blurbs -- the positive comments that appear on the back cover of books -- I wasn't enthusiastic.

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape -- Part 1: Arianna Says Yes

Harold Bronson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Harold Bronson

From the first years of our label, to our last one at the company, it was important to express ourselves with a sense of humor, not only in our product, but in the way we marketed our label.

Micky Dolenz Talks About The Monkees Present... And The Monkees' Future

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Every few years, two or three members of the "Prefab Four" have hit the road, playing the old hits and occasionally even some newer songs; they did an album of new material in the '80s and again in the '90s.

Two CBGB Bands vs. an Actual Biker Gang

Binky Philips | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The bikers just went happily berserk. Booing, screaming, howling, cursing, laughing, flipping birds, throwing empty beer cans... Poor T'winks, in front of everyone, the bar owner walked up and let them know that the Bands-From-NYC experiment was over.

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

PHOTOS: 14 LA Locations Used In 'People Like Us'

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.28.2012 | Los Angeles

[Check out an interactive version of this map on the film's Facebook page] There are a lot of great things about the upcoming family drama "Peopl...

How My Book Happened (Excerpt) (Updated)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Yes, I was commissioned to write about my days and nights in a band you've never heard of, but, that was on the CBGB/Max's Kansas City circuit in New York City back in the 1970s. When I was first approached about this, I was like, uh, are you sure?

To Read and Browse in LA

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hellin Kay

Sadly the art of book selling is slowly on the decline.

The Best Of Claremont: Shopping And Dining

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine has rounded up the best places to spend your time and money in Claremont, California. Located just thirty miles from downtown Los...

The Business of Music III: A Conversation with Razor & Tie's Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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It Takes The Village: Interviews with Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Timmins, John Oates, Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, Steve Berlin, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's a little surprising that until now, no one has put together a tribute album to folk's fertile days in New York's Greenwich Village.

An Interview With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus Train and Digital 45 Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This being Woodstock Week, it seemed a perfect time to catch-up with this artist whose music influenced many of those who appeared at the culture-changing event.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Third Eye Blind "Don't Believe A Word," plus The Jayhawks, Genesis, and Peanuts 1960's Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wanted to create a video that actually represented Third Eye Blind," says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter for Third Eye Blind.

New Tunes On Monday: Woodstock, Woodstock Two, The Woodstock Experience, Woodstock the DVD, Woodstock the Website...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Well, it's that time again: Woodstock Fever has arrived (beads and headbands optional) to remind us there actually was music made before American Idol.

Reflections on Graham Nash's Reflections Box Set

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Nash's trademark high harmony vocals and impressive writing talents fluidly traverse the box set's newly-mastered, 64 tracks with career highlights... and remixes galore.