Chuck Arnold

Chuck Arnold

About the Columnist

As Senior Entertainment Writer, Chuck Arnold covers the music beat, with reviews, critical commentary, artist profiles, in-depth features, trend pieces and music news stories. While Chuck has interviewed music icons such as Ringo Starr, Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl and Alicia Keys, Chuck also writes about movies and TV, having profiled actors such as Liam Neeson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Kaluuya and Taron Egerton. A veteran music journalist who has also written for People, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Billboard, Chuck got his start as managing editor of his college newspaper, The Review, at the University of Delaware. He then was entertainment editor at the Philadelphia Daily News — in his hometown — and YM magazine. And when he’s not at a concert or listening to music on the headphones that are permanently attached to him, Chuck’s also a diehard tennis fan who doesn’t miss the US Open.

The Archive

The Apollo at 90: Harlem legend Leslie Uggams recalls doing '29 shows a week' at the iconic theater

"They loved me,” Leslie Uggams — Tony-winning star of stage and screen — recalled of her 1952 debut at the Apollo Theater as a 9-year-old singing, tap-dancing and doing impressions.

The Post Pride 2024 playlist: From Diana Ross and Janet Jackson to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé

It’s the second weekend of Pride Month, so we got a whole lotta shaking and celebrating to do before the end of June. Let’s get this party started with some...

Bon Jovi lives on with new album 'Forever' — 40 years after their debut: review

Despite the ravages of time that made guitarist Richie Sambora quit the band in 2013 and frontman Jon Bon Jovi undergo vocal cord surgery in 2022, Bon Jovi rocks on...

Ben Platt reveals Noah Galvin wedding details — and why he 'panicked' in dating stage

“It’s all planned. It’s all private," said Ben Platt of his upcoming fall nuptials to fellow singer-actor Noah Galvin.

Ben Platt details the 'scary' show that made him shake 'Dear Evan Hansen': 'Really bad stage fright'

Singing his own songs — instead of the Tony-winning tunes of “Dear Evan Hansen” — was a different kind of stage dive for Ben Platt, who released his new album...

Ben Platt takes The Post on a tour of the NYC spots that made him loud and proud

Just as Pride Month begins, Ben Platt shares how his third studio album, "Honeymind," is a sweet reminder that queer love has always been here in an exclusive video interview...

Andra Day is rising up with her first album in nine years — and taking the stage in Central Park for a free show

Nine years after her Grammy-nominated debut, Andra Day is bringing those jazzy, sultry vibes again with her new album “Cassandra (cherith)".

Ben Platt puts a '70s spin on queer love on new album 'Honeymind'

With its easy openness about queer love, Ben Platt's "Honeymind” is a sweet reminder that it has always been here.

Ben Platt wows crowd with surprise guest Kacey Musgraves to open Broadway residency

“Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt brought out Kacey Musgraves as his surprise guest on opening night of his 18-show residency at Broadway’s historic Palace Theatre — which also served...

Not fading away: The Rolling Stones rock on strong at Metlife Stadium — in their 80s!

Even as an octogenarian — he turned 80 last July — Mick Jagger is still out-shimmying us all as the Rolling Stones bring their "Hackney Diamonds" Tour to MetLife Stadium.

20 ways to enjoy outdoor NYC this summer: Theater, movies, music and bars

When the thermometer hits 80 degrees in New York City, there's no worse place to be than in your sweltering apartment dreaming of central air conditioning. So it's time to...

As John Oates says goodbye to Hall & Oates, he reveal the secret behind their first performance

Hall & Oates — the blue-eyed soul brothers behind such classics as “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List” and “Out of Touch” — actually made their performance debut in the...

Oh-oh, here she comes: John Oates spills all about the woman behind Hall & Oates' 'Maneater'

Gone solo after five decades, John Oates reveals the surprising story behind “Maneater,” the longest-running of Hall & Oates' six No. 1 singles.

Billie Eilish packs a punch, again, on 'Hit Me Hard and Soft': review

Billie Eilish's third album “Hit Me Hard and Soft” shows that the singer is just way ahead of her peers even when she misses.

John Oates is going solo — but still calls Daryl Hall 'one of the greatest singers of all time'

At 76, John Oates is stepping into the solo spotlight on “Reunion,” his new solo album that feels more like a goodbye to Hall & Oates — and a return...

Queen of soft rock? Mary J. Blige reveals early bond to Elton John ahead of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction

Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige reveals the real love for soft rock that helped lead her to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2024.

Mary J. Blige’s alimony ‘pissed’ her off — so she created Strength of a Woman Festival

With the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul newly crowned as a 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Mary J. Blige's Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit takes over...

Worth the wait? The Beatles' farewell film 'Let It Be' hits streaming 54 years later: review

Whether or not you’ve already watched the tedious-at-times “Get Back," The Beatles' farewell film "Let It Be" — now streaming on Disney+ — is only 80 minutes versus eight hours...

Sting: How 'Every Breath You Take' went from a 'stalker' song to beloved wedding tune

Sting's timeless tunes get a fresh flip in the new dance theater production “Message in a Bottle,” which is “sending out an SOS” at the New York City Center through...

Sunday night live: Dua Lipa gets Times Square levitating after hosting 'SNL'

After serving as host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live," Dua Lipa completed her NYC takeover with a surprise pop-up performance in Times Square on Sunday.