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Why Remix ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains


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Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. [Read More]


The Beatles’ First Take Of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’


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On February 28, 1967, The Beatles were in Abbey Road Studios in London working on a new song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Today we’re premiering “take one,” the first attempt The Beatles made at recording it. Lucy In… [Read More]


Chris Cornell, Powerhouse Voice Of Soundgarden And Audioslave, Dies At 52


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Cornell's representative says his death overnight in Detroit was "sudden and unexpected." It brings an end to a seminal career that helped forge not simply a distinctive sound, but an entire genre. [Read More]


The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators


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The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead. [Read More]


Songs We Love: The National, ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’


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Boxer, the album that many still consider The National‘s finest work, turns 10 in less than a fortnight. Ever since that album’s release, the Cincinnati-bred five-piece has been saying that its next record would channel the cataclysmic energy of its… [Read More]


Radiohead Announces 20th Anniversary Edition Of ‘OK Computer’


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Radiohead will release a deluxe, 20th anniversary edition of its breakthrough album OK Computer on June 23 on XL Recordings. In a series of cryptic images and messages on its website, the band revealed the album will be called OKNOTOK… [Read More]


First Listen: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile’s ‘Cover Stories’


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What makes a song personal? Obviously, songwriters are often confessional, but only some go deep enough to expose bone. They’re as likely to mine details from distant sources: fiction, overheard conversations, someone else’s memories. A listener can make anything personal,… [Read More]


Father John Misty Casts Macaulay Culkin As Kurt Cobain In New Video


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By Robin Hilton You’ll need a few viewings to make any sense out of the new Father John Misty video for “Total Entertainment Forever.” The song is, at least in part, an indictment against popular culture, the blind adoration of… [Read More]


Listen: Overcoats Perform Music From ‘Young,’ Plus A Little Amy Winehouse


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The duo met in college and loved right away how their voices "cradled one another. " They speak with NPR's Ari Shapiro about learning to work together, and perform selections from their debut. [Read More]


Early Hardship Couldn’t Muffle Ella Fitzgerald’s Joy


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Before she became First Lady of Song, Fitzgerald navigated childhood loss, poverty and homelessness — always with music as her refuge. [Read More]