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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.

What Makes a Great Rock Biopic? (Hint: It's Not Factual Accuracy)

Christopher Zara | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

Wait, what? This is apparently what happens when you give a simple assignment to an indie director with too much imagination. A straight-up biopic of Dylan would have been fine. But do we really need to see Cate Blanchett in drag?

Where is the Decency 2012?

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

I recently experienced an indecent exposure incident, not near a construction site, but in another popular harassment site -- the subway.

Ian Astbury: The Cult's "Smash-and-Grab Buddhist"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

A restless autodidact who routinely references Joseph Campbell, Terence McKenna, Pema Chödrön, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and other teachers, Astbury leads what he calls "a very nomadic existence."

Favorite Songs From Memorable TV Moments

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Of course, viewers' love of a TV show stems from the stories and characters; but there's no denying the important role music plays in a scene. "Gre...

(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.

The Doors and Skrillex 'Break On Through,' Music Evolves in New Documentary

Felice Arenas | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

The last sound one would anticipate hearing at a Skrillex concert is a Vox Continental combo organ, the distinct retro instrument from the Doors' "Light My Fire."

"Crazy Crazy": Introducing Guinevere, Plus Chatting With Four Year Strong's Alan Day and Gregory Rogove

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Rock Is Dead: The Doors Killed It

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Steve Heilig

The Doors might have been the first musical discovery of my youth; after glomming onto my big sister's Beatles, Stones, and yes, Monkees records, I bought all I could by The Doors. My choice might not have been a healthy omen.

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.

Jim Morrison: Great American Poet?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

From The Poetry Foundation By Daniel Nester There are two kinds of people in this world: those who think the Doors are a hokey caricature of m...

Just a Juggalo: Chatting with Insane Clown Posse, Plus Audio Fidelity's Marshall Blonstein and N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest me...

Cut Nukes, Not Books: Sting, Sinead O'Connor, and -- Jim Morrison! -- Take a Stand on New Charity CD

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Unless you're an aficionado of James Bond soundtracks or the sexy Kim Basinger flick 9 1/2 Weeks, you may not know the name of composer Jonathan Elias. But you've definitely heard his music.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Anatomy of an Interview With Voxhaul Broadcast

Mark R. Collins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

David Dennis is the front man for Voxhaul Broadcast, an LA-based quartet. He was kind enough to open up about the questions he hears again and again and the worst interview he's ever been a part of.

Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim Morrison, The Doors, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are few poets as underappreciated today as Michael McClure. For close to six decades now, he has been writing visionary poetry, lauded by many ...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...

Highlights This Week: Portraits, Politics, Pirouettes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week on HuffPost Arts, we pulled back the curtain on the effects used to make Black Swan, we heard from designer Bjarke Ingels about his BIG proj...

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Conversation With Creed's Mark Tremonti, Plus Robert Plant, The Black Crowes, and Freetime With Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

MR: Even though it was released last year, Full Circle is going strong, and this tour is more or less a continuation of the reunion. What was it like getting back together with the other guys?

The Best Films of 2010: Part 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If the movie year had ended last week, instead of just the first six months of the year, what movies would be the big contenders for awards?

I Turn Down Iggy Pop and a Door

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Out of nowhere, I got a call from Danny Sugerman. He said, "Hey Binky, I've got Ray Manzarek and Iggy Pop on the line with me. I've convinced them that you have to be the guitarist for a new band."

The Coolest Rock Songs Inspired By Literature

Times UK | Victoria Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Leather trousers; guitar; library card: for all rock'n'roll's upfront priapism, its back pocket has long contained a battered paperback. It might not ...