Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham. Stephen Paley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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KCRW music director Jason Bentley and EDM producer Pretty Lights participate in a Q&A session with fans at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, California. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Sonos Studio hide caption

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Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie perform. Concord Music Group hide caption

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Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, two country legends, pay tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens on a new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Johnny Linton, a music student, performs at the Gateways Music Festival's Youth Showcase Concert Jim Hunter/Gateways Music Festival hide caption

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David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin. Dilip Vishwanat/St. Louis Symphony hide caption

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Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. D.L. Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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