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Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off
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In Memoir, Neil Young Wages 'Heavy Peace'
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Janis Martin, 'The Female Elvis,' Returns
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Ben Folds Five (from left): Robert Sledge, Darren Jessee and Ben Folds. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After A Dozen-Year Disappearance, Ben Folds Five Is Back
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Grizzly Bear On Candor, Democracy And Too Much Music
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Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Devil You Know, is a collection of covers. "I think [I recorded the album] partially to remind people that a singer is the one who interprets the song," she says. "And once you do that, it's yours." Myriam Santos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rickie Lee Jones: 'One Devil With One Guitar'
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Bonnie Raitt accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 12, 2012. Susan Bibeau/Folk Alley hide caption

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Listen to Bonnie Raitt and Ann Powers at the 2012 Americana Music Conference
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For Aimee Mann, the moment a song begins is often just before a performance. Sheryl Nields hide caption

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Aimee Mann: 'Charmer Is Just Another Word For Narcissist'
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Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood. S. Katan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen
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John Convertino and Joey Burns have been performing as Calexico since 1996. Their latest album is called Algiers. Jairo Zavala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Calexico: Road Songs For Wandering Souls
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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. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Raveonettes: The Sound Of Surfing In The Rain
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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. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dave Matthews On His Band's 'Unique Sort Of Love Affair'
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Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1987. Luise Gibb/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Paul Simon Talk 'Graceland' on World Cafe, Part 1
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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. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Summer's Over, But fun.'s Just Getting Started
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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. Austin Conroy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cat Power: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Hear My Voice'
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Bloc Party's new album, Four, is a return to their roots. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Bloc Party Gets Back To Basics
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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. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Zombies: Reaching Across Decades
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Russ Irwin has toured with Aerosmith for 15 years. His new solo record, Get Me Home, was released this May. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aerosmith's 'Sixth Member' Takes Center Stage
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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. Cory Schwartz/Getty Images hide caption

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Passion Pit's Not-So-Silver Lining
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Elton John performs in Ibiza earlier this month. The British singer's new memoir is titled Love Is the Cure. Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Elton John: Old Songs, Old Friends, New Perspectives
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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On Covering Def Leppard
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David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. The band's new album is titled Swing Lo Magellan. Jake Longstreth hide caption

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Dirty Projectors: A Polarizing Sound At The Fringes Of Pop
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Milo Greene's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday. L. Gray hide caption

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Milo Greene: Born Of A Music-Industry Phantom
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Alex Chadwick, an employee of the Chicago Music Exchange, recorded a 12-minute video that chronicles the history of rock in one take and 100 songs. YouTube hide caption

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The Shredder Behind '100 Guitar Licks' Speaks
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Illustrator Jelmer Noordeman's rendering of a real-life creature: the venomous, nocturnal solenodon. Jelmer Noordeman hide caption

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16 Musical Odes To Very Strange Animals
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