These are select news features and commentaries I've written for NBC.com/TODAY Show.

Fab Trivia: 4 Little-Known Facts About Beatles on 'Ed Sullivan'   

Too Little Too Late?
Grammys finally deem the Beatles legends   

Is Taylor Swift country enough for the CMAs?   


From Miley to Madonna: VMAs are the place to cross the line   

Justin Bieber's Downfall in Eight Simple Steps   

Ke$ha Keeps Party Girl Act Alive with 'Warrior'  

5 Reasons Not to Miss Led Zeppelin's 'Celebration Day'  

'Love Me Do' at 50: Five Fab Facts About the Beatles' First Single  

The Best Songs Ever? A New List Picks the Top 100  

The King Will be Everywhere as Memphis hosts Elvis Tribute  

Taylor Swift Announces New Album During Live Chat  

Why the Pop World Needs Idols Like Justin Bieber  

Get Ready for Those Fun, Fun, Fun Summer Songs  

Death of a Beastie Boy Makes Gen X Face its Own Mortality  

MCA Brought Social Consciousness to the Beastie Boys  

McCartney, Bowie, Phish Drop Rare Vinyl for Record Store Day  

Hey Hey, It's the Fans Who Want the Monkees in the Rock Hall  

Cheer Up and Get Ready to Meet the Smiths Again  

Will One Direction-mania Sweep the U.S.?  

'Slice of Brooklyn' Delivers a Taste of Italian-American Culture  

Undies to Insults: Madonna's best TV Moments  

Want a Hit Song? Bash a Man!  

Plenty of Protests, But Where's Today's Dylan?  

Why Nirvana's "Nevermind" Spoke to a Generation  

Pop Ladies of the '80s Have Still Got the Beat  

At 30, MTV Hasn't Lost Its Sexy Edge - Or Shock Factor  

Don't Blame Dr. Drew, Supporters Say  

Things Have Changed, but Bob Dylan is Still Vital at 70  

After a Thorny Year, It's All Roses for Bret Michaels  

Was Demi Lovato Being Pushed too Hard?  

Neil Diamond: An Unlikely Pop Icon  

Why Taylor Swift's Good Girl Image Sells  

Lady Gaga's Political Foray: Admirable But Flawed  

Viral Video Makes the VMAs Relevant Again  

Sex! Nudity! Why Katy Perry is Hot  

Jerry Garcia's Long, Strange Trip Rolls On

Death Brought out Michael Jackson's Human Side

The Safe Sex Appeal of Justin Bieber  

Should the Beatles Have Worked it Out?  

When ‘Disco Sucks!’ Echoed Around the World  

In Reality, Some Stage Parents are Very Scary  

Remembering Concert Documentaries That Rock  

Reaction to Kanye was Swift — and Overblown  

Whitney vs. Mariah: Divas Back in the Ring!  

Meet the (remastered) Beatles  

Debunking Woodstock: What Really Happened?  

Why Celebrity Feuds are Hot   

Can ‘It Girl’ Megan Fox Actually Act?  

You Again?! Celebrities Who Won't Go Away  

Bring Back Those Cheesy Movie Musicals!  

The Kids are All Right! And They Love the '60s  

5 Top: Songs That Say Goodbye to Summer  

5 Top: Celebrities Who Should Zip It  

5 Top: Great Cougar Romances in Movies  

5 Top: Cheerleader Songs that Rock  

5 Top: Back to School Songs  

Five artists who ruined pop music singing  

Bruce, Madonna, Prince! 1984 was quite a year

Rest in peace? The perils of posthumous pop  

Self-Destructive Stars Seem to Shine Brighter  

Michael Jackson Changed the Course of Music, Society  

Shhh! Albums Artists Don't Want You to Hear  

Oh My Ears: How Auto-Tune is Ruining Music  

Hair Bands Forever! Grunge Never!  

The Joys of Outdoor Music Festivals  

5 Top: Artists Who Deserve Posthumous Cults  

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Mel Gibson  

The People Still Want the News, but not the 'Paper'  

Why the Rock Hall says: No Rush for you!  

Hello Obama, Goodbye Good Music  

Would You Really Want to be ‘17 Again’?  

Grab Your Tie-Dye! Summer Jam Bands to Go See  

Why the Holiday Album Concept is Played Out  

Is the World Ready for "Chinese Democracy?"


Katy Perry and the media’s ‘Kiss’ of Hypocrisy  

Pop Stars Who Use Chastity as a Career Move  

NIN Makes a 'Ghost' of the Record Machine  

Put Madonna in the Rock Hall