Paul McCartney's latest album, New, is out now. Mary McCartney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What Makes Paul McCartney Nervous?

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The Dismemberment Plan's new album, Uncanney Valley, is out Oct. 15. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Dismemberment Plan Returns, To Its Own Surprise

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Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D mug as 1960s hippies in a promo clip for Festival Supreme, a Los Angeles-based alternative comedy festival of their own creation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Comedy Woodstock, Courtesy Of Tenacious D

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Hear Volcano Choir Talk About The Band's Live Performances

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Jim Bianco wants to write a song about you. Yes, you. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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You're Only 69 Questions Away From A New Song (About You)

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Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, is out now. Charles Howells/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lorde Doesn't Have A Bentley, But The Charts Will Do

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Kings of Leon, left to right: Jared, Caleb, Matthew and Nathan Followill. Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kings Of Leon: Back With The 'Comeback Story Of A Lifetime'

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Elton John tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that The Diving Board is "a very adult album." Joseph Guay/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A More Reflective Leap On Elton John's 'Diving Board'

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Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore gazes over the rail on the Station to Station train as it speeds across the country. Mara McKevitt hide caption

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Hear Thurston Moore And Doug Aitken Discuss 'Station To Station'

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Linda Ronstadt performs in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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In Memoir, Linda Ronstadt Describes Her 'Simple Dreams'

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Mike Doughty's latest album, Circles Super Bon Bon, revisits songs from his years fronting the band Soul Coughing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mike Doughty Annuls The 'Dark Marriage' Of His Former Band

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Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. Anton Corbijn hide caption

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Hear Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic On 'In Utero'

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Trent Reznor: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago'

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Neko Case's new album is called The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Neko Case: 'I Couldn't Really Listen To Music'

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Kathleen Hanna (center) is the frontwoman of The Julie Ruin. The band's debut album is titled Run Fast. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kathleen Hanna On Working Through Illness And Focusing Anger

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Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure

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The insanely prolific, mega-awesome rock guitarist and singer Ty Segall. Denee Petracek hide caption

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Hear Ty Segall Talk About 'Sleeper'

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More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. D.L. Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox

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Grant Hart has had an enigmatic career since his days drumming with the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hüsker Dü's Timekeeper Finds A Lost Paradise

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band's new album, Lickety Split, is out Tuesday. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robert Randolph Ushers In Steel-Guitar Soul With 'Lickety Split'

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Daughn Gibson's latest album is called Me Moan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Daughn Gibson: Story Songs Born Of An Odd-Job Life

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Swedish musician Anna von Hausswolff says she was drawn to the church organ by its physicality: "When you play it, you can really feel it because you're sitting close to the pipes. It's almost as if you're becoming a part of the instrument." Anders Nydam/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anna Von Hausswolff: An Artist In Thrall To A Mega-Instrument

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