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Prettier Than John Stamos

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

I went to the Beach Boys concert because John/Uncle Jesse/Blackie Parish is not just eye candy; he is the equivalent of Belgian truffles for the eye.

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.

Chats with Peter Frampton, Chicago's Robert Lamm, The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston and the Legendary Buzz Cason

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Peter Frampton: It all started a few years ago when the Cincinnati Ballet asked if they could do choreography to four of my songs; three instrumentals from Fingerprints and then "Not Forgotten" from the Now album.

When The Beach Boys Were Teen Idols

Patrick Hess | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Looking back I realize the impact music had on our family. Every one of us bought 45's for our personal record players in our rooms. At every age in our home, music was a dynamic that tied us together.

Gravitas: Talking with Asia's John Wetton, Geoff Downes & Carl Palmer, Plus Noah Chenfeld's 'I'm Just A Soul'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Tobias Campbell shoots and edits Noan Chenfeld's video "I'm Just A Soul" just like a pro, employing the teen singer-songwriter's emotional delivery and bipedalism to make use of Central Park's beautiful snowed-under bleakness.

Pisces Brothers

Mike Love | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Love

"Pisces Brothers" speaks to people's devotion to their teachers. I combine two very important spiritual phrases, "jai guru dev," which means hail to the divine leader, and "Hare Krishna Hare Ram," because George Harrison was very much into the Hare Krishna movement and it heavily influenced his music.

Top 10 Hits from the Sixties: Who Played on 'Em

Harold Bronson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Harold Bronson

Studio musicians often augmented existing groups or replaced them entirely during recordings. When fans saw their favorite rock groups miming to their records on TV, they didn't know that often the performers hadn't played on them.

JFK and the Story Behind "The Warmth of the Sun"

Mike Love | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Love

After completing this song, it must have been 2 a.m. in the morning when we finally called it a night. We were awakened to the news that President Kennedy had been taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. For a bunch of carefree guys in our early twenties, our innocence was lost.

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

How His Legendary Band Kept This Beach Boys Singer Grounded

Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come most alive? Mike Love: ...

All The Places Listed In 'Kokomo' In Order Of Appearance

Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

Signs it's definitely a Friday... We are listing all the places in The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" because we a) want to be on a beach in this lovely wea...

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

Song of Summer (And the Destinations Behind Them)

Gogobot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?

Dog Ears Music: 'Don't Go Near the Water' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by The Beach Boys, Beck, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Passion Pit, Phosphorescent, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and more

WATCH: Man With Autism Who Only Responds To The Beach Boys' Music Gets To Meet His Idols

Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News

Brett Werner is a 22-year-old nonverbal man with autism, but there are two words he does say: "Beach Boys." He listens to the surf-centric band eve...

Summer Music Across America: August Tours to Follow

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

It's August. One more month of freedom -- if that -- before all levels of schools begin again. One more month for jobs to give way to a precious week or two, or even a long weekend, of summertime. What live music shows will make you think summertime?

Urgent Matters: Talking with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Incubus' Brandon Boyd, Plus a Flagship Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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They Have Greatest Hits Albums?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

Monday marks the 39th anniversary of The Beach Boys' greatest-hits album "Endless Summer." The compilation recalls such megahits as "Surfin' U.S.A.," ...

Gazelle Emami

What Surf Music And Punk Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

The story goes that when The Beatles landed stateside in 1964, they killed surf music. But one lone surf act escaped Americans’ selective amnesia of...

The Last Fears: A Conversation With Teddy Geiger, Plus Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale and Highness Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I just feel glad to be able to be working with music, doing stuff creatively, and supporting myself doing that because it's just what I love to do. My life's goal is to just stay involved in creative work and to keep developing myself as someone who is doing creative work."

10 Big Artists Accused Of Stealing Their Songs

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

It's said that all great artists get their inspiration from other great artists, and will.i.am is one of many who have been accused of taking too much...

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

We Are Not Irrelevant! The RNC's Secret Memo to Republicans

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Fellow Republicans: As you know, our party is in a wilderness right now so it is incumbent upon us to blast our way out of this jungle of doom with a veritable buckshot spray of repackaged ideas.

California Dreamin': Masterful Music Photography of Guy Webster

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Rock Paper Photo is excited to offer a curated collection representing the best of Guy's work including iconic album covers for The Rolling Stones and The Doors and portraits of pop icons such as Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli.

Dog Ears Music: Be Humble Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Libertines, Clancy Eccles, Deer Tick, Norah Jones, Rush and more.