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Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

The lead singer of The Troggs, who had a string of hits in the 1960s, was 71.

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At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

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Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound.

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Vintage Cafe: Father John Misty

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A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5. Lauren Tabak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

The flamboyant artist behind "Goody Two Shoes" and "Stand and Deliver" hasn't been seen in the pop world for close to two decades — but he's been busy all along.

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