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5 Bands That MUST Go In To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Rather than complain about the also-rans who will have to wait another year, it might make more sense to consider those whose names were called on Thursday morning.

See The New Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-tim...

Appreciating the Part Time Punks Radio Show

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

At approximately 3:00 p.m. every Thursday, if you're dialed in to 88.9 KXLU radio station straight out of the Loyola Marymount College campus, you will hear The Television Personalities' transmission of the Part Time Punks track.

Understanding God Help the Girl

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When you're at a point of stellar devastation in your life, there's nothing better to do than dance and sing, and look for beauty within the absurd.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 1

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Today, many of these tracks have fallen into obscurity, but they deserve another listen, as they still sound incredible. In alphabetical order, here are my picks for the 90's best singles that missed the Top 50 (with accompanying video links).

SNL's Jeff Richards' Delivers 2014's Strangest Electro-Dance Comedy Greatest Hits Album

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.25.2014 | Comedy
Xaque Gruber

There's a lot more to Jeff Richards than people realize. Over the past decade, the SNL and MADtv alum has been unleashing a series of experimental comedy electro-pop E.P.s accompanied by bizarre and hilarious music videos that harken back to the golden age of MTV when acts like M, Barnes & Barnes and Miss Julie Brown ruled the roost.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

20 Songs To Help You Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Falling asleep is usually the hardest when you need it the most. There are all sorts of techniques to help you catch some Zs, but often music is the b...

Dog Ears Music: Festival of Sleep Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Azure Ray, Bat for Lashes, The Everly Brothers, Fats Waller, Iron & Wine, and more.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

The Best Album ... Of All Time?!

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

Despite disbanding 26 years ago after only four albums, The Smiths have never stopped receiving praise. Now, the band's short career is being said to ...

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."

The Song That Makes Infomercials 1000% Better

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.26.2013 | Comedy

We can all agree that the best part of infomercials is people who fail miserably at everyday tasks. Turns out, the only thing that makes it better -- ...

Musical-Cinematographic Soups for Hungry Easy Listeners

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Ombretta Di Dio

From "Pretty in Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs, to "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel -- these songs are responsible for at least a good 80 percent of my delusions, high hopes and questions about existence (John Cusack with a boom box on his head, anyone?)

Smiths Lyrics Reimagined As Peanuts Comic Strips Are Literally The Best

Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts

At first thought, Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts comic strip might seem like it has absolutely nothing to do with the equally treasured '80s rock ba...

No, There Will Definitely Not Be A Smiths Reunion

Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment

It's a well-known fact that fans of popular '80s English band The Smiths are voracious in their desire for a reunion. Johnny Marr, the group's guitari...

IT'S MORRISSEY'S BIRTHDAY!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Steven Patrick Morrissey, that devilish Smiths frontman who dazzles us year after year with his sharp tongue and gorgeous hai...

The Legendary Johnny Marr Looks Back and Ahead in Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

In the final night of latest U.S. tour and the final night of two sold-out area shows, Johnny Marr and his band made their live debut in Brooklyn on Friday.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Igniting Heaven's Basement's "Fire" and Introducing A-Sides' Delve Into Twelve Countdown

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

April 16,2013: Look, the world is turning upside down. It'd be nice if Democrats and Republicans would stop bickering like they're 11-year-old boys ...

Morrissey Battling Double Pneumonia

Posted 03.13.2013 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Morrissey's publicist told BBC News that the singer was not hospitalized after all. But he is bat...

The Argument for Authenticity in Popular Culture

Michael Drew | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

At least the notion of authenticity is out there. It means we are looking for what we want to be true. That authenticity, however we define it, is important to us. It demonstrates a shift from earlier in the decade, at the tail end of an era.

Morrissey Makes Surprising Claim About Gay Men And World Peace

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

In a new interview, Morrissey suggested a larger gay population could be a solution to much of the world's political turmoil. In a frank discussio...

All Vegetarian Concert Makes History

The Huffington Post | Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green

Morrissey, former frontman for rock band The Smiths, is making history at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by holding the first ever all vegetarian c...

Morrissey Cancels More Shows

Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment

Bad news for Morrissey fans. The Smiths alum has canceled more of his upcoming shows, due to illness. Morrissey first canceled concerts earlier th...

Morrissey Cancels Tour Dates Over Illness

Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment

Continuing his ongoing medical treatment, Morrissey has canceled two of his upcoming tour dates. Originally scheduled to perform in Las Vegas on F...