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Hammer to the Myth: Paul Rees on the Real Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin

Dan Lybarger | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Biographer Paul Rees says that Plant's story is far more interesting than simple tales of debauchery. His Robert Plant: A Life paints a fuller picture of the vocalist, who's life and career didn't end in 1980 when Zeppelin called it quits.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Best Music of 2013

Dusty Wright | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

One of my most diversified year-end lists yet -- rock, electronica, jamband, prog, pop, R&B. I didn't really think I'd even find 10 albums that could hold my attention start to finish. Here are my top 10s of favorite CDs and singles.

Great-Grandfatherhood a Clever Career Move for Sir Mick

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

It's hardly unusual when this or that '60s or '70s pop/rock star now in his/her 60s or 70s becomes a grandparent. Bob Dylan has nine grandkids, Paul M...

The 23rd High Sierra Music Festival Lives Up to Its Legend

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This Fourth of July weekend was the 23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival high up in the small mountain town of Quincy California. As music festivals go, this one is a real gem.

Death of the Album - Singles Going Steady!

Dusty Wright | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

These past few months, I've grown weary trying to find albums that engage me from start to finish. In fact, I've yet to find one album in the past few months I can listen to top to bottom.

Unseen Photos of Rock Stars and Salvador Dali Revealed (PHOTOS)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

When Spanish painter and photographer Martin Frias asks me who my favorite rock band is, I say, "The Beatles." I can tell by the mischievous glint in his eye that this answer is far from correct. "That's not rock 'n' roll," he laughs, rolling his "r's" in a thick Catalan accent. "That's pop music."

The Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale Show -- Live!

Dusty Wright | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Some music needs to be heard in concert to be fully appreciated. No amount of spin doctoring by journalists or peer pressure from fanatical fans can justify an act unless one catches said act live.

2012 Kennedy Center Honors: Why It Took So Long for the Experts to "Get" Led Zeppelin

Rob Asghar | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
Rob Asghar

Rock critics could more easily identify with dweebs and geeks than with rock gods. Yet many young dweebs, like myself, looked to Zeppelin as the heroes that we wished we were and hoped we could be.

What's The Meaning Of 'Stairway To Heaven'?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON -- The song remains the same, as Led Zeppelin once observed. But Zeppelin fans can visit the band's music anew thanks to a film of the rock tit...

Led Zeppelin Back Together ... Onscreen, At Least

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment

Led Zeppelin is coming to a movie theater near you. Then a record store. The iconic British rock `n' roll band will release its 2007 "Celebration Day...

Havoc and Meatbats: Conversations With Alanis Morissette and Chad Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Robert Plant Plans Special Appearance

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.09.2012 | Entertainment

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is heading to Mississippi to headline a festival in the historic Delta blues town he recorded a song about i...

The Night Led Zeppelin Dethroned the Beatles! (And I Was There!)

Paul Iorio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Miami
Paul Iorio

In pop culture history, Led Zeppelin officially dethroned The Beatles on May 5, 1973, at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. I attended the show as a 15-year-old high school student.

Under the Covers: A Musical Parlor Game

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most of these interpretations do the material proud, though some may leave you wanting to, well, hide under the covers. Making up your own lists and sharing with friends might make for a more soul-satisfying parlor game than, say, Geography.

Stairway to Heaven

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Is it possible there is some truth to the ascension of our own spirit by way of this support system we know as the "stairway"? What would it take to purify the soul in order to begin progression of such journey while here on Earth?

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

The Black Earth Boys at Lincoln Center (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

2011-08-17-Screenshot20110817at11.15.41AM.jpg The repertoire was primarily a melding of American folk and blues with Juldeh Camara bringing the West African flavor.

The Intimacy Gap

Zac Hill | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media
Zac Hill

"Send Private messages to people by only sharing your post with them, disable reshare" --Google+ "CheatSheet" -- "Please read my letter // and prom...

Review: Robert Plant Brings His Grand Band of Joy to the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With looser jeans and tighter arrangements, Plant moves a bit slower but still displays the same charisma and gallantry of his previous life. Thankfully, he doesn't totally ignore those prancing "Dancing Days."

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Is American Idol Tarnishing Steven Tyler's Legacy?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With American Idol back for its 10th season, some music fans are wondering how Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler can fit into the mix at the judges tabl...

Best Albums Of 2010. NO Really!

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Throughout the year I've posted daily doses of music commentary and record reviews over at Burning Wood. I try to be honest and shoot from the hip. So...

A Special Benefit Concert: A Conversation with Dave Matthews, Grammy Bragging Rights, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand Was the 2007 Album of the Year. Has He Done It Again?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The glories of Robert Plant are that he isn't sitting in a castle in Wales, curled around a bottle as night descends. At 62, he looks like a man who's lived, and lived intensely, and hasn't given a thought about plastic surgery.

Red Velvet Car: A Conversation With Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson, Plus Introducing Theo Shier

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Since their groundbreaking 1976 album Dreamboat Annie debuted, the band Heart -- essentially, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson -- have recorded some of the most memorable rockers and ballads to date.