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Chuck Leavell plays alongside Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood.

Read Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks

June 25, 2013 – The touring keyboardist has been playing with The Rolling Stones for more than 30 years.

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Jimmy Eat World's new album, Damage, is its eighth in 20 years together. Left to right: Rick Burch, Zach Lind, Jim Adkins and Tom Linton.

Watch Jimmy Eat World Finds The Fuel To Keep Going

June 22, 2013 – Lead singer Jim Adkins discusses the band's new album, Damage, and its two decades together.

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Dagger Beach, John Vanderslice's new album, is out this week.

Read Heartbreak Takes John Vanderslice To 'Dagger Beach'

June 14, 2013 – Isolation led the avant-indie rock veteran to new songs and an album made outside the label system.

The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me.

Watch The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

June 12, 2013 – One of rock's perpetual underdogs has endured and survived the irony-laden swagger of the aughts.

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Eleanor Friedberger's new solo album is Personal Record.

Read Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds

June 2, 2013 – On her second solo release, the Fiery Furnaces singer proudly mines the music of her birth decade.

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Dirty Beaches is the performing title of the Taiwanese-Canadian musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. His new double album is called Drifters / Love Is the Devil

Read Dirty Beaches: A Nomad Musician Starts Over (And Over, And Over)

May 26, 2013 – Alex Zhang Hungtai's dreamy rock feels nostalgic — ironic for an artist who's never put down roots.

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Swedish-born guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has released more than two dozen albums.

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

May 11, 2013 – The king of neoclassical shred guitar on being a family man and growing up on Bach and Hendrix.

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Mother is the solo debut of Natalie Maines, former Dixie Chicks frontwoman.

Read Natalie Maines On Motherhood, Eddie Vedder And Leaving Country Music

May 2, 2013 – The Dixie Chicks' outspoken frontwoman takes more chances with her solo debut, Mother.

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Iggy & The Stooges just released a new album, Ready to Die.

Read Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear'

May 2, 2013 – The Stooges frontman discusses living life over the edge and ways to "become a part of yesterday."

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Vampire Weekend in New York City: (from left) Chris Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig.

Watch Vampire Weekend On The Secrets Of Its New Album

May 1, 2013 – In an interview, the band talks about the long process of making Modern Vampires of The City.

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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.

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

May 1, 2013 – Stream the band's new EP, and hear the drummer and founding member's thoughts on longevity.

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

Watch Phoenix On Sounding Like Robots And Staying Restless

April 20, 2013 – The band says its new album, Bankrupt!, wouldn't have been the same without meticulous self-editing.

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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.

Watch The Zombies Remember Their Odyssey

April 20, 2013 – Bob Boilen talks to the British Invasion-era band about its classic album, Odessey and Oracle.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new album is titled Mosquito.

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

April 14, 2013 – Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase discuss their history, chemistry and the new album Mosquito.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album is titled We The Common.

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

April 13, 2013 – A trip to a California women's prison inspired much of the folk-rocker's latest LP, We the Common.

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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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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