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The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are ind...

Dave Foley Welcomes The Ramones To Heaven

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy

Now that the four original members of the Ramones have been reunited in the afterlife, heaven has its hands full. Watch the Funny or Die clip above in...

Good Bye Brother Tommy Ramone, Rest in Peace

András Simonyi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
András Simonyi

He was an amazing talent, a true innovator, a virtuoso drummer and guitarist. He was also a fellow Hungarian.

Last Original Member Of The Ramones Dies

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped...

The Loud Zone - The Gay Roots of CBGB

Binky Philips | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When all is said and done, is anyone surprised that it was gay men and women who were the actual forefront of the CBGB/Max's Musical Revolution of the mid-to-late 70s?

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...

Have yourself a much better musical Christmas - Holiday Finds on Freegal

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 02.19.2014 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

By Glen Creason, History & Genealogy Department with Marc Horton, Wilmington Branch The yuletide is the time for much merriment including rich f...

Fall Rocks - 7 Ways to Capture a Rock n' Roll Vibe Now

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

As the seasons change, my inspiration turns to the rocknrolla brood -- much like fall, rocker chic is all about accessorizing. This week I am paying tribute to my favorite music and style icons with a guide to Fall pieces dedicated to rock n' roll.

Conversations With Seymour Stein, Lori Lieberman and Sun Records' Josh Collum, Collin Brace & Julie Roberts, Plus an Ed Kowalczyk Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."

Conversations With John Fogerty, Marky Ramone, Tom Odell and The Sadies' Dallas Good, Plus Slowriter's "Omen" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's not that I had a plan, but it kind of felt like by saying that, I was allowing that person to have their influence rather than me telling them."

'Punk You Let Me Down' -- Would Joey Ramone Really Tell Them to Shut Up?

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Would Joey Ramone be appalled at today's punk scene or would he embrace it all with nary a negative word? How would he compare the punk of his heyday to the punk scene we have now?

Movie Review: Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The film is part of a genre: cranky but lovable oldsters, either rediscovering life or simply loving it. In this case, it's a bit of both, with death as the reigning subtext.

Please Kill Me: Punk, Richard Hell, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Conceits of Fashion, NYWFT Designing Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For those of us who remember the thrilling violence enacted by James Chance & the Contortions, the muted manifestations of "punk" at the Metropolitan ...

Another Excerpt: I "Discover" CBGB and Open for The Ramones, May, 1975

Binky Philips | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Here's another excerpt from my eBook on Rhino, My Life in the Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. It's doozy, too... in which my band, The Planets, is initiated into the brave new world of CBGB in the early Spring of 1975.

A Compendium of Encounters -- Including Excerpts From My Book On Rhino, My Life In The Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was

Binky Philips | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Over my many years as a rock 'n' roll/pop culture freak, I've had my share of classic New York City encounters with celebrities and ummmmm, street life.

Ode to New York

Laura Steiner | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Laura Steiner

New York is unapologetic and doesn't wait for anyone. It's a city that creates and a city that happens. New York doesn't need anything or anyone and perhaps that's exactly why you still crave it so much, because of it's idyllic unattainability.

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Tommy Ramone On Rocket To Russia, Rockaway Beach And Rock 'N' Roll

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

It's the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' third studio album, Rocket to Russia. We talk to Tommy Ramone, the last living original member of punk's greatest band, about the legacy of that record, Rockaway and why the Ramones' unique style is still relevant today.

Fluke: Keeping Fanzines Alive

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Melissa Webster

So as I began this journey into musical discovery a little over a year ago, it isn't surprising I'd eventually stumble upon the various rock music fanzines passed among the truly devoted, featuring the latest kick-ass bands who'll never make it onto mainstream radio and some of the musical icons who did

In the Time of Gods: A Conversation With Dar Williams, Plus Chatting With The Sweet's Andy Scott and Steve Barton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Time is about appreciating having all this ability to sort of capture the eternity of a moment, but then knowing that you're going to have to let it go at some point. Winter will come."

PHOTOS: Varvatos Hosts A Ramone Autobiography Party At Former CBGB Venue

Posted 03.30.2012 | New York

High-end fashion designer John Varvatos celebrated the launch Thursday of "Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone" at his chic 315 Bowery boutiq...

Christmas Meets Politics: Chatting With Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French and The Mavericks' Raul Malo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

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."

PHOTOS: Rock 'N' Roll Modern For $2.5 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Rock 'n' roll couple Scott Hackwith and Lanette Phillips have listed their Pacific Palisades home for $2.495 million. The custom-built home was design...