Swedish-born guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has released more than two dozen albums. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yngwie Malmsteen: 'I've Always Been A Little Bit Of An Extremist'

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Mother is the solo debut of Natalie Maines, former Dixie Chicks frontwoman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalie Maines On Motherhood, Eddie Vedder And Leaving Country Music

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Iggy & The Stooges just released a new album, Ready to Die. David Raccuglia/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear'

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Vampire Weekend in New York City: (from left) Chris Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig. Alex John Beck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen: Bob Boilen Interviews Vampire Weekend

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John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have returned with their first new music as Fleetwood Mac in a decade. Neal Preston/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mick Fleetwood On Fleetwood Mac: 'It Would Make A Great Play'

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Phoenix's latest album is called Bankrupt! Left to right: Thomas Mars, Laurent Brancowitz, Christian Mazzalai, Deck d'Arcy. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Phoenix On Sounding Like Robots And Staying Restless

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Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, interviews Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies at SXSW. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new album is titled Mosquito. Dan Martensen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs On Love Songs, New York And Transforming On Stage

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album is titled We The Common. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thao Nguyen's Musical Life Is Far From 'Common'

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Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic

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Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band lived to play music. A new box set, Skydog, collects the legendary body of work he produced before his death in 1971. John Gellman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Duane Allman: Guitar Playing That 'Gets Inside Of You'

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Dave Grohl reunited with his old friend Butch Vig (at console), the producer of Nirvana's Nevermind, for the making of Sound City: Real to Reel. Sami Ansari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dave Grohl Finds Music's Human Element — In A Machine

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Cloud Cult's new album is titled Love. Cody York/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cloud Cult's 'Love' Channels A Life Tested By Loss

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Robyn Hitchcock's latest album is called Love from London. Michèle Noach/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robyn Hitchcock: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is An Old Man's Game Now'

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Richard Thompson performs live at the All Things Considered studio. Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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Richard Thompson: The Acoustics Behind 'Electric'

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Johnny Marr's new solo album is called The Messenger. Jon Shard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Johnny Marr On Quitting School, Moving To Portland And Wearing Capes

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John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple. Anthony Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

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Trey Anastasio On World Cafe

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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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Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

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Ron Sexsmith's new album, Forever Endeavour, comes out Feb. 5. Michael D'Amico/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ron Sexsmith: At Midlife, A Songwriter Ponders Mortality

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Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace. Not pictured from the band: Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker. Eliot Lee Hazel hide caption

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Listen: Thom Yorke on 'Amok'

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Trixie Whitley first emerged several years ago as the lead singer of the Daniel Lanois project Black Dub. Her debut as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

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