"Don't do it for the applause or anything else," Beth Hart advises other artists. "Just do it because you love it." Mona Nordøy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beth Hart's Advice To Fellow Musicians: 'We Have The Right To Say No'

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On his latest album as Strand of Oaks, Timothy Showalter embraces the highest and lowest points of his life with equal joy. Maclay Heriot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Reality Is More Intense Than Psychedelics: Strand Of Oaks On 'Hard Love'

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"I felt like I toed the line of nowhere," Michael Kiwanuka says of his upbringing as the child of Ugandan refugees in England. Phil Sharp/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

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"We want to be in a space that invites anyone who wants to come to be there," The New Respects bassist Alexis Fitzgerald says. Stephanie Fitzgerald/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For the band's Simon & Garfunkel cover, Disturbed's lead singer, David Draiman (second from left), utilized the classical vocal techniques he learned at his synagogue as a child. Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Metal Goes Acoustic: Disturbed On Covering Simon & Garfunkel

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Nicola Berlinsky (left), Lisa Pimentel (middle) and Joanie Pimentel (right) make up the rock band No Small Children. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For These Three Teachers, School And Rock Go Hand In Hand

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Peter Silberman is the singer from The Antlers. Justin Hollar/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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A Conversation With Peter Silberman

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Pink Floyd's Nick Mason On World Cafe

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Robbie Robertson's new memoir, Testimony, is out now. David Jordan Williams/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robbie Robertson On 'The Last Waltz,' 40 Years Later

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"We want so badly just to confess everything when we're deep inside of our drug use," Nina Diaz says. "We want so badly to get caught sometimes." Jade Hernandez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nina Diaz Is On The Other Side

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Metallica's new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich And James Hetfield Are In It For The Long Haul

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Middle Kids' "Edge Of Town" is one of the new songs featured in this segment with programmers from Unearthed on triple j Radio. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sense Of Place Sydney: triple j

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Guest DJ: Matty Healy Of The 1975 On Making Music From Now On

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Sixteen-time Grammy-award winning British rock star, Sting has released his first collection of original songs in a decade. The album's entitled, 57th & 9th. Peter Pakvis/Redferns hide caption

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'I Have A Purpose': Sting Talks About '57th & 9th' And Why He's Still Here

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Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason performs live in Denmark in 1971. Jorgen Angel/Redferns hide caption

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Guest DJ Nick Mason On Pink Floyd's Early Years

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Leonard Cohen performs in 1988, five years before David Dye spoke to him backstage at a show in the Philly suburbs. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Leonard Cohen On World Cafe

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Hear Leonard Cohen's Final Interview

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Guest DJ: The Politics And Passions Of Roger Waters

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What Was It Like To See Pink Floyd In 1966? Joe Boyd Knows

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"There's nothing quite like the music ... that I've been privileged to inhabit," Iggy Pop says. "And I try to bring it to the people." Mike Barich/Courtesy of Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Stooges On Screen: Iggy Pop And Jim Jarmusch On The New Film 'Gimme Danger'

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"Basically, my life's the same as everybody else's," Phil Collins says. "You're making it up every day and you're just hoping you're making the right decisions." Stephanie Pistel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Phil Collins' New Memoir, Candid Reflections On Family And Fame

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"[Putin] created what we call in Russia an atmosphere of hatred," Nadya Tolokonnikova says. "And that's what Donald Trump is doing here right now." YouTube hide caption

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Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova On Her New Anti-Trump Song

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