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Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

HuffPost Review: Flipped

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Flipped wants both laughs and a lump-in-the-throat ending. Unfortunately, it earns neither.

Dad Takes Me To See The Beatles - August 29th, 1964

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips



The sound of the screaming audience was beyond anything I'd ever experienced. It was a high-pitched white noise that shut out the entire world. The stadium became an alien place.

Paradise & Little Vigils: Conversations with Judy Collins and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins discusses her new album, which includes a song about 9/11 and a duet recorded with Joan Baez, and what it's like to have the President of the United States name his child after your record.

First Job: Mailboy for The Beatles

Jim Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Powell

"How would you like to work for the Beatles?" they said. Fifteen minutes later I was walking through the front door of Apple Corporation in Savile Row, reporting for duty in the postroom.

Memoirs & A Tin Can Trust: Conversations with Rosanne Cash and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rosanne Cash's new autobiography is clearly the journey of Rosanne Cash, not a back door glimpse into the life of Johnny Cash. Others in her position might not have been so elegant.

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's Killer, Up For Parole Again

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Lennon's killer will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time. A parole hearing for Mark David Chapman, 55, is schedule...

Smells Like Teen Spirit: A Playlist To Show The Teen Choice From Beatles To Bieber Can Be The Best Choice

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I like teens. If memory serves, I was a teenager myself once upon a slightly more innocent time. So here are some of the greatest tunes of all time that were created by, for or about teengers.

Helter Skelter: Racism and Murder

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Charles Manson, the psychopathic killer responsible for the seven murders at this Hollywood Hills home, blamed the Beatles' White Album for the series of killings his "Family" committed.

Mad Men Recap: From Convalescent Home to Roman Orgy

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Last night's episode of Mad Men moves us forward to Christmas, white-haired Roger Sterling is Santa Claus, and people are getting drunk and having sex.

Listening Booth 1970: A Conversation With Marc Cohn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Listening Booth: 1970 is a concept album that compiles Marc Cohn's favorite -- and many would feel greatest -- songs from that year.

11 Most Overrated Things Ever (PHOTOS)

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

It seems that my latest (and first US-published) book Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History is leaving a few people enraged.

"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.

A Girl Talks to Rob Sheffield about Duran Duran (and His New Book)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kristi York Wooten

In his brilliant new coming-of-age-in-the-1980s memoir, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield calls 1985 "the year of the awesomeness drought."

BETWEEN A DANCE AND A SCREAM: A Q&A with Yoko Ono

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

To say that Yoko Ono's Voice Piece for Soprano is the most visible artwork in MoMA's recent reinstallation of its contemporary art galleries is both u...

Citi Field: Baseball's Symbol of Why You Should Move Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Houston was able to find a stadium sponsor to replace Enron. A city as big as New York should be able to find a sponsor for the Mets' field that is not funded by the American taxpayers.

A Conversation With Justin Currie About Life, Love & Craig Ferguson

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Scottish singer-songwriter Justin Curie has always reminded me just a little bit of John Lennon, as well as another of my favorite writers named John -- John Updike. Read on to find out why the hell I would say such a thing.

Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band: The Greatest Concert I Will Ever Go To

Emily Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Emily Singer

The entire Ringo Starr at Radio City concert was a whirlwind out-of-body experience. There were several times where I had to remind myself, I'm sitting ten rows away from some of the greatest rock stars of all time.

Ringo Starr Birthday Party Features Paul McCartney Suprise Visit (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday Wednesday night with a concert at Radio City Music Hall, and he got a little help from his friend, Paul McCar...

Forty Years On, Frank Sinatra's Great Lost Album Finally Surfaces

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

It's been almost a dozen years since Frank Sinatra, the singer, actor and entertainer, breathed his last. But while Ol' Blue Eyes may be copping the eternal nod, the Frank Sinatra industry is alive, well and ring-a-ding dinging.

'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.

John Lennon's Handwritten Lyrics Auctioned In June By Sotheby's

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For the right price, some lucky Beatlemaniac will be able to own the lyrics to the final song on the classic Beatles album "Sgt. Pepp...

Pretty Inane Things: Interview with Solid Gold's Matt Locher

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With sincere apologies to Marilyn McCoo, Solid Gold is not just synonymous with an afro-infused flashy top 40 countdown dance show anymore.

Triple Treat Tuesday: Conversations With Jackie Greene, Street Drum Corps' Bobby Alt, and Nicky Holender, Trainer to the Stars

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"'Medicine' is one of those messed-up drug songs. It's more like a tantrum, you know saying, 'I don't want your bulls**t.' I don't know, it's sort of hard to explain."

Fornatale Spreads Gospel of Woodstock-Era Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

These days, progressive radio isn't easy to find. It's been marginalized by the corporatization of commercial radio -- Clear Channel owns over 1200 cookie-cutter stations -- and the commodification of rock rebellion.