ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.









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Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’: It’s Solo Rock ’n’ Roll, but He Likes It

Mr. Richards, at 71, reflects on age, the Rolling Stones and “Crosseyed Heart,” his first solo album in 23 years.









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Hello, Pyongyang: Are. You. Ready. To. Rock.

Laibach, a rock band from Slovenia, gave what was billed as the first live performance by a Western pop act in North Korea.









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ArtsBeat: Beatles’ First Recording Contract Up for Auction

The Beatles’ first recording contract, signed in Germany in 1961, is up for auction in September.









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Virgin Eyes: The Beatles Awaken a New Sensation

A night of music in 1964 taught me the joy of collective experience and the power of mass seduction.









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First Words: How ‘Rock Star’ Became a Business Buzzword

Like most things that were once cool because they positioned themselves against the mainstream, the rebel musician has been thoroughly co-opted.









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The Week Ahead: Van Halen and Mötley Crüe, Stylists of Hair Metal, Play Area Shows

The bands, on separate tours, epitomize two approaches to a genre.









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