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Green Day: Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong

Listen Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Takes Broadway

January 14, 2011 – The frontman for the pop-punk band Green Day talks about his surprisingly diverse musical career.

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Marc Ribot

Listen Marc Ribot: Translating 'Silent Movies' To Music

January 5, 2011 – The guitarist and composer's newest album, Silent Movies, pays homage to film scores.

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Keith Richards

Listen Keith Richards On 'Life' With The Rolling Stones

December 27, 2010 – The legendary rock guitarist opens up about his music and his relationship with Mick Jagger.

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Brian May

Listen The Modern-Day Renaissance Man In Queen's Brian May

December 27, 2010 – The guitarist explains why he got a Ph.D. in astrophysics after leaving the best-selling band Queen.

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Jon Bon Jovi

Read Rock Star Jon Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle'

November 26, 2010 – In 2009, the singer joined Terry Gross for a conversation about his band's album, The Circle.

Jay-Z

Listen Jay-Z: The Fresh Air Interview

November 16, 2010 – The rapper and record mogul discusses his childhood and the stories behind his most famous songs.

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Bruce Springsteen and Ed Norton

Listen Ed Norton Interviews Bruce Springsteen On 'Darkness'

November 15, 2010 – The rock 'n' roll legend discusses his album Darkness on the Edge of Town with Norton in Toronto.

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Loretta Lynn

Listen Loretta Lynn: The Fresh Air Interview

November 10, 2010 – The country singer talks about her decades in the music business and a new tribute album.

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Keith Richards

Listen Keith Richards On The Stones, The Songs And 'Life'

October 25, 2010 – The legendary rock guitarist opens up about his music and his relationship with Mick Jagger.

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Vijay Iyer

Listen Vijay Iyer: Self-Taught Jazz Pianist Goes 'Solo'

October 14, 2010 – The pianist and bandleader explains why he left the world of physics to pursue a career in music.

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Charlie Rich

Listen Charlie Rich: The Silver Fox With A Big Country Sound

September 6, 2010 – Rich discusses his hits "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Girl" in a 1992 interview.

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Dolly Parton

Listen Dolly Parton: Singing Songs From The Heart And Soul

September 6, 2010 – The country star explains how she went from East Tennessee to Nashville to worldwide stardom.

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Doc Watson

Listen Doc Watson: An Old-Time Folk Musician With Soul

September 3, 2010 – The legendary flatpicker reflects on the resurgence of folk music in this 1988 Fresh Air interview.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson

Listen Carolina Chocolate Drops And A String Band Tradition

September 3, 2010 – The traditional African-American string band throws in some modern twists on its new record.

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Ricky Skaggs

Listen Ricky Skaggs: A Bluegrass Musician Returns To Roots

September 2, 2010 – The bluegrass singer and mandolin player reflects on his country and bluegrass hits.

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The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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