Guitarist Walter Becker of Steely Dan performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course May 6, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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September 3, 2017 The guitarist, bassist and songwriter leaves behind a handful of classic albums that blended rock, jazz and sonic perfection in unprecedented fashion.
LCD Soundsystem performs "Call The Police" on Saturday Night Live.
May 7, 2017 Watch James Murphy and crew perform "Call The Police" and "American Dream," which were released on streaming services on Friday.
Loretta Lynn, seen here performing at SXSW 2016, suffered a stroke Thursday night.
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May 5, 2017 The country legend, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, fell ill Thursday night.
Kendrick Lamar at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 16, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York.
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April 14, 2017 The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.
The artwork for Wolfgang Voigt's new GAS album, NARKOPOP.
March 15, 2017 NARKOPOP, Voight's first GAS album since his landmark POP project, is due out April 21.
Bob Boilen's favorite discovery on Tuesday was Taiwan's Hello Nico.
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March 15, 2017 Public radio hosts share their favorite performances from the first big night the year's craziest music festival.
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Father John Misty opened his performance on Saturday Night Live with "Total Entertainment Forever."
March 5, 2017 The troubadour provocateur performed two songs from his upcoming album, Pure Comedy.
Scottish bard Alasdair Roberts will release his new album, Pangs, on Feb. 24.
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February 22, 2017 The king of Scottish folk singers accepts a crown (of sorts) in this video directed by filmmaker Catriona MacInnes.
Guitarist Larry Coryell recorded or appeared on more than 100 albums during a jazz career that spanned more than 50 years.
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February 20, 2017 The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep Feb. 19 in New York City.
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From left, Vancouver-based producer Flørist, British duo Payfone, and Gary, Indiana's finest, Jlin.
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February 3, 2017 We needed salvation, and these songs delivered.
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New Zealand-based dream-pop band Yumi Zouma.
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January 24, 2017 Watch a gravity-defying video from a band whose songs often represent momentary respites from reality.
Sturgill Simpson performed on Saturday Night Live.
January 16, 2017 The Grammy Award nominee brought down the house during SNL's season premiere.