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Culture Collide Comes to San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.17.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This week the Culture Collide festival came to San Francisco for the first time. Several intimate venues in the Mission hosted 25 bands from around the world for two nights.

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack.

The Smell of Death by Bruce Duff: A Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Melissa Webster

The Smell of Death, is a laugh-out-loud behind-the-scenes look at the stark realities of touring small town Europe among frozen turds, haunted hotel rooms, questionable promoters and accommodations.

Peter Frampton and the Vandalization of a Memory

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Earlier this week, rock guitar icon Peter Frampton grabbed headlines by standing up to a couple of fans at his Carmel, Indiana concert who had ignored his pleas to not record video during the show.

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Will Leave His Mark On 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's iconic dystopian novel "The Giver" arrives in a few short weeks. Among the many fans of the book awaiting the rele...

This Is What It's Like To Go From College To The Bright Lights Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Carrie St. Louis has just arrived at the Helen Hayes Theatre. It’s one hour before show time; the seats are empty. St. Louis walks through the na...

5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in New York City).

Life Lessons Through Rock Music

Linda Roy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Linda Roy

Of course there are lessons to be learned from rock music. As a songwriter, I know this and I try to use it to everyone's advantage. After all, the songwriters I'm referencing all went through their own stuff and toiled to put it all to paper in a concise and relatively snappy, relatable fashion.

This Band's Video Is Something To Sing About

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

When you see a band's big break, it rocks. This music video from Massachusetts-born PVRIS -- their first release on a big-time label Rise Records -- i...

It Ain't Rock and Roll Without a Port-a-Potty

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

OK, so the five of us, all over 50 or spiraling rapidly toward it, were a bit rusty in the live rock and roll blowout department. Hence our collective idea to relive our youths by attending a Boston/Doobie Brothers concert.

Casey Kasem and The Musical Melting Pot

Noah Mallin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Noah Mallin

I grew up musically in the 1980s, a decade in which musical tribalism was at its peak. If your allegiance (as mine was, mostly) was to American Indie...

How Linda Perry Helped Pink Re-Invent Herself And Her Sound

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Award-winning singer-songwriter Linda Perry revealed how she helped Pink re-invent herself in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. Calling h...

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

Natalie Merchant's 'Lulu' Latest Pop Tribute to Silent Film Icon Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Merchant's "Lulu" is the latest pop music tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985), a silent film star who suffered decades of obscurity and was reluctantly brought back into the limelight late in life.

Dreams on Fire: Imagine Dragons Ignites Audiences

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.21.2014 | 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!