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A Hard Day's Night in a Hospital Bed

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jeremiah Horrigan

Alone in my bed, I was being nourished as I had been so many years before. That opening chord cracked the shell of my despondency, as surely as it had done in 1964.

Nine Rock Songs That Should Have Been Sung by Somebody Else

John K. Herr | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment
John K. Herr

Who killed rock-n-roll? The question will keep forensic scientists busy until Axl Rose is cloned and does it right this time.

This Music Legend Is Finally Getting Her Due

Steven Rosen | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

"We made these artists sound incredible. They wanted that church sound. I always thought there was a spiritual thing we brought to the table. They were not going to get that anywhere else. We came smack dab out of the church and that's basically what we brought to a lot of artists we worked with. And they loved it."

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 12: Efficiency Rocks (Seriously)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Jared Gutstadt

Hey, we ALL like things when we have them all to ourselves. It feels like an exclusive club. Your own little secret. But if something's good, it's gonna grow.

Introducing The Stones To The Kids

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

How did he remember this from his tenure as a sticky fingered nine-year-old playing "My Bonnie" on a $50 guitar? I assume I must have vaguely proffered a future invitation; I do not recall this conversation but would surmise his memory functions better than my own.

Stephen Pearcy's New Memoir Is Awesome. Period.

Christian Josi | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Christian Josi

Rock memoirs are a dime-a-dozen these days, and my expectations of this one were not high. But Pearcy delivers big, and if you like the rock 'n roll debauchery kind of thing, you'll love this thing.

The Beatles 50th Anniversary: 16 Must-See Beatles Sights

Carrie Seim | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Carrie Seim

In celebration of the ultimate boy band, here are 16 must-see Beatles' attractions in Liverpool and London. Click away, Day Trippers!

Green Day at Berkeley, With Exclusive Slideshow by Natalie Nesser

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

"It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. Berkeley, California!" shouted Billie Joe Armstrong to his screaming hometown crowd at The Greek Theater on April 16, blowing kisses to the audience. 2013-04-27-greendaypull.jpg

Why It's Still So Hard To Let Go Of Elvis

Kevin Ryan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Fifty
Kevin Ryan

It was hard for America to let Elvis go. Years after his death, we kept him alive with Elvis sightings reported front-page in the tabloids. I guess we don't need those rumors anymore. He left us more than enough, but he left us wanting more.

Eric Michael Gillett: From Barnum & Bailey to Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

If life were fair, Eric Michael Gillett would be a Broadway or Metropolitan Opera superstar choosing between the kinds of roles formerly offered to Alfred Drake, Robert Preston, John Raitt, or, more recently, Michael Crawford, before he turned into a 350-pound canary.

5 'Crimes' Perpetrated Against Women in Rock Music

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We know the "sad tale" of "Runaround Sue," but what about her side of the story? Maybe Sue just wasn't that into you, maybe she had her eye on Mustang Sally the entire time, or maybe, just maybe, she was sick of being your little, baby candy girl angel with the luscious peaches.

Dave Navarro Talks Latino Roots And Influences

Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez He may be one of the music’s most badass guitarists, but did you know that Dave Navarro is also a proud Mexican-American? Th...

Remember That Time Little Richard Was On 'Blossom'?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Style

Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia, showman Little Richard would go on to anoint himself  "The Architect of Rock 'N Roll" -- a befitting t...

WATCH: Prince Brings Down The House On 'Jimmy Kimmel' In Rare Performance

Posted 10.26.2012 | Fifty

Sounding great and bursting with energy, Prince didn't disappoint this week as he brought down the house with a performance of the classic "Dance Elec...

BayFest - Alabama's Premiere Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.

Rock 'n' Roll Billbords of the Sunset Strip

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Kate Kelly

During the mid-sixties, Robert Landau, now a professional photographer, was embarking on what would eventually become a career of documenting on film the life and the surroundings of his hometown. One of the things he began detailing were these rock'n'roll billboards.

Nashville's Emerging Rock Scene Welcomes Music Lovers

AP | By CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Dan Auerbach moved from Ohio to Music City, he found a local rock `n' roll scene populated with bands that not only like each...

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

Music Video Premiere Exclusive: "Life Is Excellent" by Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits

Melissa Webster | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Hailing from the California Bay Area, the two frontmen, Corbett Redford, vocals, and Dan Abbott, guitar and vocals, are living proof music can be fun, entertaining and serious as hell, wrapped in a package where the audience has no choice but to dance.

Ringo Starr: Fifty Years Later and the Birth of the Beatles

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

It may have been a simple twist of fate that gave us Ringo Starr, arguably the most influential rock drummer of all time. Or perhaps it was always meant to be. Either way, we almost didn't have Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) with us.

Honah Lee: A Band on the Edge of Breakthrough

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

You'd think after a band supporter offered to let them crash at his place after a show in the Ohio suburbs, only to have that same supporter pull guns out on them after they got to his house, the guys in Honah Lee would be a bit shaken by the memory, but no.

Meet The Mama Of Psychedelic Art

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

While today lava lamps, tie-dye and peace signs may trigger a nostalgic sigh more than a jolt of excitement, there was a time when melting flowers and...

Rock Music's Best Lesson: Age Is Irrelevant, Only the Music Matters

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

many teens and those under 30 are huge fans of classic rock stations and compete with their parents regarding factual knowledge of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Can This Rolling Stone Rocker Really Paint?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

As the guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood seemingly indulged in a lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Yet when it comes to art, the wil...

(R)evolution in Rock: The Art Takes Los Angeles by Storm

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.