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Dreams on Fire: Imagine Dragons Ignites Audiences

Cicily Janus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

In 2012 a band by the name of Imagine Dragons dropped their stamp on the top-40 airwaves with their blockbuster tune, "It's Time." Inventive, quirky a...

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.

Political Read: I Wanted to Be Paul

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

For people of a certain age -- I am one -- the Beatles seven years atop the pop charts precisely tracked the passage from early adolescence to what society said was adulthood: from "Please Please Me" to "Let it Be."

Why I Love Me Some Bruno Mars

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm only watching the Super Bowl for ONE reason this year: Bruno Mars. Let me give you some background on that.

Ward, I Think There's Something Wrong with The Bieber

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.26.2014 | Celebrity
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

As a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, I saw celebs crash and burn more times than I like to remember. Up close and personal, sometimes. Fame i...

My Brother the Rock Star

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The backstage passes get the fans stirred up. "How did you get that?" they ask. Or even,"Who are you?" or "Why do you get to go backstage?" I usually say, "Well, the lead guitarist is an old friend," and the yearning in their eyes deepens.

My Conversation with an American Treasure: Ray Benson

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Ray Benson has won the battle. He now lives in a world wherein the majority of young people definitely do not hate their parents' music -- and have a deep appreciation for the artistry and aesthetic which he resurrected for the masses.

My Kiss Years: A Reflection and Celebration of Their Induction Into the Rock Hall of Fame

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

That first time remains my fondest memory of all. They scared the bejabbers out of the adults we passed -- quite deliberately -- on their way to the place where the contest would be held.

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

The Night I Didn't Sleep With a Rock Star

Elly Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elly Klein

The voice of reason in my head said, "He's not going to be there. And if he's there, you won't get anywhere near him. And if you get near him, you won't get to talk to him. And if you get to talk to him, you won't get to hang out with him. So, don't even bother." Shhh, voice of reason, you bloody killjoy!

WATCH: These 7 Latinas Are Changing Rock Music

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 10.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Since its birth, rock music has been a sort of boys club with young men at the microphone in far greater frequency than women. That said, there are a ...

Mendoza, Home of Wine and Rock

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

People in Mendoza, the province that makes the lion's share of Argentine wine, care a lot about rock. They care about the kind that underpins great terroir, but they also care about the kind you can blast from your stereo. Wine and music are inseparable in Mendoza -- but why?

Rock Bands as a Model for Workplace Teams

Ruth Blatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ruth Blatt

Given how rock music celebrates the disorderly and forbidden, it's not surprising that when we face a managerial dilemma we don't think to turn to organizations with names such as Butthole Surfers, Rage Against the Machine, or Meat Puppets for answers. We don't often think of rock bands as the businesses they are.

50 Years Of Guitar Solos In One Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

In this trip down memory lane, brought to you by cdza, Mark Sidney Johnson charges through the history of the guitar solo using 28 songs from over the...

The Features Rock Out in San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.19.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The Features are easily comparable to well-known Akron rockers The Black Keys, not only in their sound but also due to the fact that Pelham's resemblance to Dan Auerbach in both looks and stage presence cannot go unnoticed.

For Homeless Singer-Songwriter, Music Gives Solace Amid Strife

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

Early one morning in June, I had plans to interview Harriet Kilgore, a homeless singer-songwriter on the Venice Beach boardwalk. When I arrived, I found her alone, half-naked and plastered between a flattened cardboard box and a tattered blanket in an alley.

The 4 Liquor Brands That Dominate Music

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

If popular music is any indication, liquor brands like Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey are doing incredi...

WATCH: Jared Leto Blasts The VMAs

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Thirty Seconds To Mars won a VMA on Sunday, but viewers who simply tuned into MTV for the telecast likely had no idea. The band's award for Best Ro...

The Phenomenauts at The Static Room

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

What do you get when you combine hot guys, insane musical talent and a bent towards Big-Bang-Theory-like geekiness that loves science and space? The Phenomenauts, coming to a space station near you.

As the 'Mood Swings' Tour Opens, a Conversation With Steely Dan's Donald Fagen

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan is proving itself one of the 21st century's most consistent, and unfailingly impressive, touring acts.

Soundtracking Your 4th of July Celebration

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Every holiday deserves a great playlist. I'm working on my 4th of July mix as we speak. When I show up at a cookout, I like my iPod to be bursting at the seams with patriotism, Americana and songs about summer love that aren't from Grease.

Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theater

Melissa Webster | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

In every song, this band displayed a joy in the music, as if they're still just four men playing for kicks in the pub back home and not a band on the rise packing out venues.

Meet Gull, the One Man Band

Adrian Grenier | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Adrian Grenier

We first saw Gull perform with the White Rabbits in New York City and immediately invited him to the studio. When you watch the music video, you will notice his unusual style that we were drawn to. We couldn't look away and I know you won't be able to either.

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

They can sing a joyful noise. In pitch-perfect harmony. Never missing a beat. Yet they rarely take center stage. Why? Background singers, are the unsung heroes of music.

Scott Law: A Master of His Guitar

Maggie Sergio | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Sergio

Often, I do find myself saddened by everything that is wrong with our world. However, I've also learned the importance of gratitude that our planet has musicians like Scott, who in pursuit of his own self-knowledge, shares his gift with us all.