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Love It to Life, Jesse Malin's latest album, is partly inspired by the late J.D. Salinger.
September 17, 2010 The rocker has been on the national music scene since he was 12. Now, at 42, Malin is playing with a band called The St. Marks Social and has recorded Love It to Life, a new album partly inspired by J.D. Salinger. Malin says his focus with the album was on making music that would translate well to live performance.
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March 1, 2007 Malin began developing his punk-rock craft in the early '80s, eventually founding D Generation in 1991. Once he went solo a decade later, Malin reinvented himself as a purveyor of straightforward rock 'n' roll music, heavily influenced by Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.
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August 16, 2003 Jesse Malin was a punk rocker at age 12, and went on to front the group D Generation, which disbanded in 1999. But his new CD, The Fine Art of Self Destruction sounds more like Bruce Springsteen than Johnny Rotten. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Malin.
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