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Eric Burdon Declares More

Steven Rosen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Eric Burdon figures he got a rude awakening from life pretty early -- the day he was born. It was May 11, 1941, in Newcastle upon Tyne. England was at war with Germany.

Serj Tankian on His Symphony, Jazz Fusion Record, and Moving Forward with System of a Down

Andrew Fish | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Andrew Fish

The multi-genre musician and singer will tour with System of a Down in late July and August and then take his symphony through Europe in September.

You Can Sometimes Get What You Want: The Stones Play D.C. TONIGHT

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 08.24.2013 | DC
Sir Peter Westmacott

They may not be as young as they once were, but the Rolling Stones' energy and charisma remains, and thousands of their fans will flock to the Verizon Center tonight to see the Stones in action again.

Janis Joplin Rocks D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With a voice shot through with Southern Comfort and cigarettes, Janis Joplin sounded like no one else in music during her too-brief care...

Shelley Fisher Cooks up a Rockin', Southern-fried Delight With "The Hebrew Hillbilly"

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A great conversationalist, she tears up talking about the guilt she felt about her father's passing, then bursts into singing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as we share a nookie cookie, and then turns serious - reflecting on her life's purpose.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

It Makes Me Wonder Why All the Amateurs Have Come to Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.

Mother Feather: The Becoming of a Great New York City Band

Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York
Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith

Mother Feather is a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands. Their stage show matches the bombast of Black Sabbath with the kinetic sexual energy of Karen O squared.

On the Road With Country Mice

Austin Nelson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Austin Nelson

I got an email asking if I would audition to play drums for their upcoming tour of the US. I was thrilled to be playing with a band again, but it was also a chance for me to take photos on the road, which is my favorite thing in the world to do.

Don't Quit Without Saving: A Review Of The New Fall Out Boy Album

Stereo IQ | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Ronald Metellus How do you go from being a Chicago punk rock act to the nation's most ubiquitous rock band in less than three years? Not easily...

Rush's Triumph at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (By The Way, Randy Newman Was Inducted Too)

Roger Weisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts
Roger Weisman

Rush fans can celebrate together that their guys have been accepted at last, and that they helped to make it happen. As a Randy Newman fan, I will still just quietly smirk at the acknowledgement that I am one of the few who gets it.

First Kisses of Rock + Lit

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Radio Silence is full of great writers chronicling musically-induced epiphanies and musicians recounting ecstasies bred by verse and prose. Fans of both will feel giddy at this blurring of the lines between artist and audience.

In the Presence of Royalty: B.B. King In Concert

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

For the second time in my still short life, I got to see Mr. King performing again. The Keswick Theater, a classic movie house, converted into a performance venue, is located just outside of Philadelphia. There was something especially fitting and refreshing for me to see him in such a setting.

Finally Getting Their Due

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the mu...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Mosquito Swats At New Styles

Stereo IQ | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Alex Koenig Ten years have passed since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' breakout debut LP, Fever To Tell. A decade in the dynamic and unforgiving music bus...

3 Things That Never Die: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Suffice it to say that sex "in my sixties" is not quite the same as sex was "during the sixties." Not that I don't still have sex, but after thirty years of marriage, I now embrace the concept of "cuddling with benefits" rather than the "Free Love" spirit of my hippie days.

Fans Rage Over Astronomical Rolling Stones Ticket Prices

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment

"You Can’t Always Get What You Want," according to one famous Rolling Stones track. Fans might want to heed that advice, as a furious backlash has e...

Is the Music of the 1960s Really the Best Ever?

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's hard to prove, one way or the other. But my critics do have some psychological science on their side.

Broken Mirrors And A Bloody Nose: The Legacy Of The Exploding Hearts' Guitar Romantic

Stereo IQ | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Alex Koenig The Exploding Hearts sought to finish what their punk forefathers started. The Portland quartet donned ripped blue jeans and dishev...

Nirvana in the Supermarket, DOMA on the Line

Emmett Rensin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Emmett Rensin

As oral arguments over California Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act begin before the Supreme Court, I can't help feeling that marriage equality will soon follow indecency and rock and roll into the halls of blasé consensus.

Texas Republican Dan Patrick Wants to End Rock 'n' Roll History With the No Grateful Dead/No Day of the Dead Bill

Tony_Diaz | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Dan Patrick keeps talking about creating "comprehensive history courses." What can you talk about in these comprehensive courses if you can't talk about race, gender, class... or rock 'n' roll history?

Usher's Rock And Roll Hall Honors

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

CLEVELAND — Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte and others have been added to the list of performers and presenters for...

Comedown Machine And The Chameleon Cool Of The Strokes

Stereo IQ | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Alex Koenig Reviewing a Strokes album for a new generation of fans requires reminiscence so let me take you on a trip down memory lane: The fiv...

How To Make The Universe Take Your Order

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I'm not a Boomer, I'm a War Baby, born in October of 1944, the end of WWII. My generation survived everything, drugs, sex AND rock and roll. Hell, we invented them! We refuse to age; we will be dragged kicking and screaming into senility.

Please Please Me at 50: Britain's Rock Monarchy Begins

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Darin Murphy

By year's end they had cracked the top twenty on the British charts with their first single and they had a second one on deck. Not bad for a group who had started the year off with little more than a local following in Liverpool and Hamburg, and was shuffling drummers like Spinal Tap.