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Rest in Peace: My 2013 Interview With the Late Great Ian "Mac" McLagan

Binky Philips | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

A year ago to the week, I got a call from a music-biz-connected friend... Would I like to interview Ian "Mac" McLagan of the Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones, about a box set of the Small Faces years on Andrew Loog Oldham's record label, Immediate? Uhhh, do fries and a bacon-cheeseburger come with that? I suavely jumped out my skin.

July 8, 1967: The Who's First Concert in New York City

Binky Philips | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The Who's music/act was almost a weapon. They took the stage with something akin to an invasion/occupation. It was theirs now until they didn't want it anymore.

The Who's 10th Anniversary, 40 Years Later

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Who issue wasn't just a turning point for Record World. It was a turning point for me.

A Day Drinking Exclusive Webisode, Chatting With Glyn Johns, Sam Llanas and Debra Fine, Plus a Premiere by The Cush

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Debra Fine: Nobody told me how difficult it was to do these things, so we closed on money, we were off and running and putting out products and they were doing well and then the whole CD-ROM market went from $49 for a CD-ROM to about 10 cents.

How to Win Charts and Alienate People

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In Lenny Beer's first 48 hours as Record World's Chart Editor, he alienated many of the labels without whose advertising there would be no Record World and therefore no charts to edit.

Get to Know 'The Old Rocker'

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

Social media allows the legendary rock stars of the '60s and '70s to share their life and times... but the less legendary were there too... and they have fragments of experiences they can partially remember.

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.

Edward Rogers: Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets in New York City

Tom Semioli | Posted 09.02.2014 | New York
Tom Semioli

To be a rock 'n' roll practitioner in this strange place is to be an iconoclast and a dreamer -- like Edward Rogers, and his mentor, Kevin Ayers.

44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

New Who Album Could Be Coming

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment

In honor of The Who's 50th anniversary, the band is embarking on a world tour, beginning in the U.K. around Christmas time, and then making their way ...

I'm in Vintage Guitar Magazine!

Binky Philips | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

One of the things you discover as you get older and start reflecting back on the path you've taken is how a fleeting and seemingly insignificant momen...

Spring, 1973: Me 'n Jake Get Status Quo Ripped on New York Reefer

Binky Philips | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In the next 90 seconds, we were all walking down the tiny staircase, me 'n Jake leading the way, with the band behind us yelling, and the next thing Jake and I knew, we were on stage.

Talking With Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, a Chat with Michael Maguire, The Who's Tommy Revisited, and the Teacarina

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."

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.

Mike Bloomfield: The First Guitar Hero

Binky Philips | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

This is not about my first guitar hero. This is about the First Guitar Hero.

The Beatles On Ed Sullivan? Heck, Just 170 Days Later, I Saw Them Live!

Binky Philips | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

During dinner, one night in June of 1964, out of the blue, my father announced that he'd bought tickets for The Beatles show in New York at the end of the summer.

"Some Fun Tonight": Not Just Another High End Boutique Coffee Table Book On The Beatles... This is a Monument!

Binky Philips | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I met a Beatle once. It was an after-soundcheck meet 'n' greet for one of his All Stars shows at Radio City Music Hall, 1992. There were about 35 of us, waiting in the dead-center of the orchestra seats at Radio City, about 5:30 in the afternoon.

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.

21 Rock Song Titles That Would Make Terrible Bar Pickup Lines

John K. Herr | Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

"I want you to want me." -- Cheap Trick "Don't stand so close to me." -- The Police "I wanna be sedated." -- The Ramones "I know what boys like." -...

April 1971: I Write Pete Townshend a 32-page Letter, He Sends Me an Incredible Gift (EXCERPT)

Binky Philips | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I have been working on a book about my love affair and actual interactive relationship with The Who for at least three years, on and off. I had an ent...

Interview: Kenney Jones, Drummer of Small Faces, Faces With Rod Stewart and The Who, Looks Back (and Forward)

Binky Philips | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

These two men are undiluted heroes to me, members of one of rock's greatest bands of all time, Small Faces.

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.

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.