John Darnielle's first novel, Black Sabbath's Master of Reality, was about a teenage boy in a psychiatric institution who is obsessed with heavy metal. Lalitree Darnielle/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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"I've had to change," Nick Cave says. "Change is important and change is the energy that runs through all of our records." Courtesy of Drafthouse Films hide caption

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The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. A&M Records hide caption

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Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller. Clay Patrick McBride/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The women of KING (from left): Anita Bias, Paris Strother and Amber Strother. Sharon Esquivel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Along with the Broadway play, the new film Jersey Boys highlights Bob Gaudio's role in The Four Seasons: writing most of the group's hits. In the movie, John Lloyd Young stars as Frankie Valli (left), Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio (second from left), Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito (second from right), and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi (right). Keith Bernstein/AP hide caption

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"Fiddlin' John" Sharp (center), seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive. Tennessee State Parks hide caption

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