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HuffPost Exclusive: Jim Bianco "Sinners," Plus a Conversation with The Crystals' La La Brooks and PBS Premieres Rock, Pop & Doo Wop

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Presented here is an exclusive HuffPost premiere of the Jim Bianco single, "Sinners," which just might become your new favorite party anthem.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Neil Diamond had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for several years but never got a nomination to join music's presti...

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Best Albums Of 2010. NO Really!

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Throughout the year I've posted daily doses of music commentary and record reviews over at Burning Wood. I try to be honest and shoot from the hip. So...

Dog Ears Music: Born in December 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 by Christina Aguilera, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Spike Jones, and more.

Tom Waits To Publish Book Of Poems

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Musician and songwriter Tom Waits will publish his first collection of poems in March 2011, reports the Guardian, in collaboration with photographer M...

Mollie O'Brien: New CD, Saintly Sinnin' Sound

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

Denver-based, nationally adored Americana singer Mollie O'Brien's big musical "Yes" started with a big New York City "No."

Behind the Lens of Dutch Photographer Anton Corbijn

Liliana Rodrigues | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Liliana Rodrigues

I had a chance to sit down with Anton Corbijn for a frank conversation about his work and process.

"The Rising" : An Uplifting Playlist for All the Miners in Chile

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

As a rule, songs about miners haven't generally been as upbeat as the news we are watching now on CNN. So here's a largely uplifting playlist for all the miners in Chile, and all the people who love them.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

'Season of the Witch': A Crafty Playlist for Christine O'Donnell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for a Jersey girl with big dreams, at least some of them not involving "Witchcraft" or "That Old Black Magic."

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

"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.

Electronic Arts In Hot Water Again Over Publicity Rights

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory Gabriel

There does not seem to be any reason why a third party should be permitted to profit off of the student athlete. That is exactly what numerous current and former student athletes contend Electronic Arts has been doing for years.

Mariachi Meets Tom Waits: The Music of Rana Santacruz

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Okay, it's coming on Cinco de Mayo, so it's only logical to do a blog post about something Mexican. But the truth is, I really like the music of Rana Santacruz on its own terms, which are solidly Pan-American.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

Peter Gabriel Plays Tom Waits To Promote Peace In Central Africa

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Voice Project is an effort to use music as a way to support the peace movement in northern Uganda, home of the longest-lasting conflict in Africa,...

With Love To Seamus, Lucinda, and Leonard: A Conversation With Matthew Ryan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, yet the very prolific singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan has eluded pop stardom.

From Built to Spill to "Bridge Over Troubled Water": A Playlist for BP

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Wild

Seeing that horrifying video of BP's oil spill was a sickening experience. So here's some music for BP to put on their big hit video, or just to choke on as this disaster continues. And if you ever screamed "Drill, Baby, Drill," then this one's for you too.

"Brothers In Arms": One Son's War & Peace Playlist as We Prepare to Enter "The Pacific"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

To put myself in the proper mindset to enter The Pacific, I've come up with a playlist of great songs that speak powerfully to war and peace from a variety of perspectives and eras.

"New Orleans Stomp": A Winning Super Bowl Playlist for the New Orleans Saints

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is one winning playlist for the New Orleans Saints who showed guts and grace as they triumphed over the Colts.

Cold War Kids at Terminal 5

Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Simon McCormack

Last night, concertgoers ages 14-19 flooded Terminal 5 in anticipation of the Kids' show. There were many of-age attendees, but it was clear most of the crowd wouldn't be enjoying any $6 Budweisers.

HuffPost Reviews: Hall & Oates, Baez & Dylan, Simon & Ondrasik, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filled to the brim with radio staples like "Sara Smile," "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and about 25 other significant charters, Hall and Oates' new 74-track assembly truly is one of the best box sets ever released.