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Glen Hansard Dusts Off His Rollicking Side In ‘Wheels On Fire’


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Glen Hansard‘s seen it all: decades of cult fame with the Irish rock band The Frames, movie appearances in Once and The Commitments, and even an Academy Award for “Falling Slowly,” the signature ballad he recorded with his Swell Season… [Read More]


Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 89


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The rhythm-and-blues legend who became one of the progenitors of rock 'n' roll — and reportedly sold more than 65 million records along the way — died Tuesday at the age of 89. [Read More]


Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur ‘Genius’


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As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades’ worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That’s meant singing… [Read More]


Remembering Tom Petty On The World Cafe


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The music world was stunned today by the death of Tom Petty, the voice and pen behind some of the most memorable, unifying songs in rock ‘n’ roll history. Today we remember his time on the World Cafe with two… [Read More]


First Listen: Josh Ritter, ‘Gathering’


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Ritter's ninth album rose out of a prolific songwriting binge, and it shows in the breadth of sounds and stories on display. [Read More]


Mavis Staples Wonders, ‘If All I Was Was Black’


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Mavis Staples is in her eighth decade of singing. She began performing spiritual music as a child in the 1940s and then traveled across the country with her family on the gospel circuit as part of The Staple Singers. Along… [Read More]


St. Vincent Announces New Album ‘Masseduction,’ Releases New Single ‘Los Ageless’


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This morning, St. Vincent released the details about her new album, a new single, and held a press conference in a display of media wrangling prowess. [Read More]


Walter Becker Was A Master Of Musical Understatement


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If pop music is a constant tug of war between the reassuringly familiar and the jolt of the modernist new, the Steely Dan guitarist's gift was the ability to hit both extremes at once. [Read More]


Amplified And Orbital: Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme On Living In The Moment


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The band's frontman and founder talks to Kelly McEvers about being "a now-ist," working with Mark Ronson and Iggy Pop and the dancey sound on the band's new record, Villains. [Read More]


Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81


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Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has died after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. [Read More]