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Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood.

Read Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen

September 15, 2012 – Jonny Greenwood scored the new film The Master, his second for director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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John Convertino and Joey Burns have been performing as Calexico since 1996. Their latest album is called Algiers.

Read Calexico: Road Songs For Wandering Souls

September 15, 2012 – The Tucson band's new album, Algiers, is named for the New Orleans neighborhood where it was made.

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The Raveonettes is the Danish-born duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo. The band's new album is titled Observator.

Read The Raveonettes: The Sound Of Surfing In The Rain

September 9, 2012 – The Danish rock duo lives in New York and L.A., but still views America through the eyes of voyeurs.

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"I can remember saying 'I can't imagine that I'm going to be doing this when I'm 45' — and I'm 45," Dave Matthews says.

Read Dave Matthews On His Band's 'Unique Sort Of Love Affair'

September 8, 2012 – The singer-guitarist discusses the new Dave Matthews Band album and performs two of its songs live.

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Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1987.

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September 3, 2012 – Hear Simon tell stories about creating his classic 1986 album in Apartheid-era South Africa. WXPN

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All Good fun.: Band members (from left) Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (before he quit smoking) in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Read Summer's Over, But fun.'s Just Getting Started

September 1, 2012 – We've been following the band on a growth spurt as it crosses the country, and a couple of oceans.

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Chan Marshall's new album as Cat Power, her first set of new songs in more than six years, is called Sun.

Read Cat Power: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Hear My Voice'

September 2, 2012 – Chan Marshall discusses Sun, her first album of original work in six years.

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Bloc Party's new album, Four, is a return to their roots.

Watch Bloc Party Gets Back To Basics

August 30, 2012 – The British band's goal was simple: sound like four guys playing music in a room.

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The Zombies' Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent in the studio. The band's latest album is titled Breathe Out, Breathe In.

Watch The Zombies: Reaching Across Decades

August 12, 2012 – Founders of the influential band discuss what keeps bringing them back after all these years.

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Russ Irwin has toured with Aerosmith for 15 years. His new solo record, Get Me Home, was released this May.

Read Aerosmith's 'Sixth Member' Takes Center Stage

July 29, 2012 – After touring for 15 years with the rock band, pianist Russ Irwin has released an album of his own.

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos performs at Terminal 5 in New York in 2010. The band's new record, Gossamer, comes out July 24.

Read Passion Pit's Not-So-Silver Lining

July 24, 2012 – The band's new record details Michael Angelakos' struggles with addiction, relationships and more.

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Elton John performs in Ibiza earlier this month. The British singer's new memoir is titled Love Is the Cure.

Read Elton John: Old Songs, Old Friends, New Perspectives

July 18, 2012 – In his new memoir, the singer says his struggles with addiction have made him a stronger person.

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Joe Elliott fronting Def Leppard in London last year.

Watch Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On Covering Def Leppard

July 15, 2012 – The frontman says he's laughing more than crying as the band re-records its hits for online retail.

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David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. The band's new album is titled Swing Lo Magellan.

Read Dirty Projectors: A Polarizing Sound At The Fringes Of Pop

July 14, 2012 – Singer-guitarist Dave Longstreth says his band is, at its core, a group of dedicated songwriters.

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Milo Greene's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday.

Read Milo Greene: Born Of A Music-Industry Phantom

July 14, 2012 – The rising rock band tells NPR's Scott Simon the story behind its deceptive name.

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First Listen

The songs here <em></em>form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'

The songs here form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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