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My Conversation with Music Legend David Crosby

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Crosby talks with candor about his health, his unique relationship with his oldest son and the perspective he's gained over the course of his 5o-year career.

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.

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Dog Ears Music: Autumnal Equinox Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joanna Newsom, John Coltrane, The Byrds, Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, and more.

The Sounds of Saturn and Other Space Oddities

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Michael Sigman

My friend and neighbor Robert, a former NASA engineer with a super-powerful 1961 Questar telescope (140x) in his backyard, showed me Saturn the other...

Have Harmony, Will Travel: A Conversation With Carla Olson, Plus a Koji and Run For Cover Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's a double-edged sword being a new artist. You have all the freshness and you can bring something completely unseen to the forefront if you mange to get your stuff out. My suggestion is just to follow your heart and not try to be anybody else."

Mad Men: Are You Not Entertained?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Will Mad Men regain the acclaim that made it the best drama on television? Based on the response to To Have and To Hold, so far the answer would have to be no.

Rock Music's Ode To LSD

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment

Seventy years ago, an unsuspecting Albert Hoffman discovered a chemical substance that would alter the face of rock music and drug culture forever. Wh...

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Teen: Why Music Is Forever

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Our pop treasures are still an essential part of who we are, so when we sit on that park bench we can remember them in all their detailed glory -- without CDs, iTunes or iPods.

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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15 Things You Should Probably Know About Van Dyke Parks

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This "sui generis" Southern gentleman, raconteur and erstwhile child actor defies linear explication. Here are 15 semi-random items for the not-yet initiated.

10 Albums To Bring To A Desert Island

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It's July and we're all anxious to get away for some time before the end of summer is upon us. So the eternal question came up again at dinner last ni...

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Tomorrow's Children: A Conversation With Pete Seeger, Plus Chatting With Bill Frisell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of activism on behalf of the average Joe and Jane, this 91-year-old national treasure still swings a heavy hammer, and his thoughtful insights are presented here just in time for Labor Day.

Dog Ears Music: Songs For The Beach

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we give you a summer soundtrack, featuring music by Beck, Etta James, Dr. Dog, Salt-N-Pepa, Eels and others.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.