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Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

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.

The Kinks May Reunite

Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

Famed British rock band The Kinks may be set for a reunion. Formed in the '60s, the "Tired of Waiting for You" singers haven't released a full stud...

Interview With Sid Bernstein

John DeBellis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
John DeBellis

Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

"Low Budget": A Rather Sad Soundtrack For Sequestration

David Wild | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

"Sequester" sounds significantly sexier than it is. As in, "Sequester"? I don't even know 'er. See, I was right.

Lovesick Blues: A Conversation with Chris Stamey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.

Rock's Most Underrated Band

Jeff Pollack | Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

I couldn't fit all the bands that I wanted to on that original list and I'm not going to change it now. But I do want to acknowledge a band that deserves way more attention and respect for their creative consistency, originality and quantity of unforgettable songs and remarkable lyrics.

The Essential Music -- and Art -- of The Golden Age of Vinyl

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.

Watching The Sheepdogs Run: A Conversation With Ewan Currie, Plus Rachael Sage's 'Invisible Light' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rachael Sage's latest video for "Invisible Light" features the award-winning, NYC-based songstress performing on both piano and guitar at her favorite recording studio, The Carriage House.

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.

John Mayer & Martin Guitar: Chats With Chris Martin & Fred Greene, Plus Chatting With Alyssa Graham (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.

The 10 Best Fictional Characters In Music History

The Atlantic | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Traditional authors aren't the only ones capable of breathing life into sophisticated, relateable characters. Though story craft hasn't traditionally ...

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.

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...

Still Time to Vote: Chatting With Atlantic Records & Rolling Stone Contest Finalists Lelia Broussard and The Sheepdogs

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lelia Broussard and Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs are the finalists in a contest sponsored by Garnier Fructis where the winner gets a contract with Atlantic Records and the cover of Rolling Stone.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

"A Pain In Your Gas": A Playlist for Pumping at $4.00 a Gallon

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

While President Obama decides whether or not to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, here are some songs to play at the pump to help lower your own personal misery index at least a few cents at a time.

The Kinks Make Me Look Good in LA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

None of the Kinks were even the slightest bit gay, contrary to some legends. But they did prance around like total fops in their dressing rooms a lot.

New Year 1/1/11 Playlist

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

This week, we feature music from Elvis Costello, Ed Harcourt, Lou Reed, and Steely Dan among others.

'When the Deal Goes Down': A Taxing Playlist for a Tax Deal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It's always been hard to make a fun, catchy argument for higher taxes in America. Here, then, is my taxing playlist for background music as America plays "Let's Make A Tax Deal."

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

DogEars Deserves To Be Heard: Volume Three

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

This week, we recommend Marilyn Monroe, The Kinks, Sigur Rós, Danny Clinch, James Brown, and George Michael.

"Heroes": A Farewell Playlist For Comic-Con 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really think this year was the most fun that I've had yet not attending Comic-Con. Apparently, I'm such an actual un-ironic geek that no one thought to invite me along to make the big pilgrimage with them.

Film Review: Do It Again

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Do It Again is a hilarious romp and clever distraction from a crumbling America and the middle class barbecue.