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7 Reasons to Revisit the Crazy 1980s in Mad World

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Kristi York Wooten

Many tomes about Rock and Roll exist, but Mad World is one of the first to give artists from the 1980s another day in the sun: the interviews in the book are priceless.

How a Real Estate Agent Turned Personal Fear Into a Mission to Help Others

Rich Polt | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Audrey had always been a "giver," but she now felt compelled to do something more personally meaningful. She needed to roll her sleeves up and become fully invested in a cause.

Yes, Tears For Fears Covered Animal Collective, Music Fans Everywhere Exploded

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

We repeat: The New Wave-tastic '80s band Tears for Fears came out of the shadows last month to cover that experimental band you like to name drop for ...

From The Hunger Games to Animal Collective, The Hurting and Beyond: Conversations With Tears For Fears' Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I sort of buried the emotion of 'Mad World' under a whole heap of percussive synth, if you see what I'm saying. For me, it always worked as an up-tempo song. But the way that Michael Andrews and Gary Jules did that is just straight to the jugular, it's just amazing."

Tears For Fears' First Album Turns 30

Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

It's been over three decades since Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith came together to form one of the greatest synth pop alliances we've ever known: Tears...

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

What Happened to the Generation Gap?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.

"A Little Less Conversation": A Playlist to Encourage a New Generation to "Do Something"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, I have a semi-modest proposal for those same young Americans who will likely inherit this big mess: do something, and do it with "A Little Less Conversation" and little more action.

'Cracked Actor': An Angry Yet Forgiving Playlist for Mel Gibson

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In the spirit of brotherhood, here's my angry but forgiving playlist for a cracked actor who apparently has some passions in this life that aren't particularly Christ-like. Please know that I'm praying for you, Mel -- in Yiddish.

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World": A Winning Playlist For World Cup 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

The World Cup 2010 has finally grabbed my partial attention, and made me upgrade soccer to a position just below American basketball, baseball, football and tennis, but just slightly above curling and ping pong.

Hit the Road Jack: a Tortured Fan's Playlist for the End of "24"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I have been there watching "24" since its first hour, and now, I will be there when Jack Bauer hits the road this year too. In appreciation for all that entertainment/patriotism/torture, here's one fan's loving playlist.

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.

"Everything Is Broken": A Playlist for Our Broken Government

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In music, when a record "breaks," it's a good thing. In Washington, when our government "breaks," it's generally a bad, bad thing. At least that's what I got from Senator Evan Bayh.

How David Hasselhoff Toppled the Berlin Wall: Music Memories From November, 1989

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

At the end of the day, we were but tourists in the whole charade. Yet one American fit right in: David Hasselhoff.

The 7 Best Literal Music Videos Of All Time

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've ever watched a music video and wondered what the hell it had to do with the song, this post is for you. It holds the best literal versions...

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.