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'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up

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In 'Black Stars,' Xenia Rubinos Memorializes Many Lives In One

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Neko Case, k.d. lang And Laura Veirs On The Art Of Working Together

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"I like really spooky songs and I like real major [key] songs, so I don't know how that fits in — that's just Starflyer," Jason Martin says. "I like interweaving them both." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

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'His Music Does The Talking': Manager Owen Husney On Prince's Legacy

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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers

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On Andrew Bird's Latest, Real Life Takes The Reins

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Music Moment: Thao Nguyen

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All Songs +1: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Talk 'Post Pop Depression'

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