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Joe Strummer performs with his solo project, The Latino Rockabilly War, in 1989. The Clash frontman died of heart failure in December 2002.

Watch Joe Strummer's Life After Death

December 20, 2012 – The singer, co-founder and potent political voice of The Clash died 10 years ago this week.

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The cover of Sofrito: International Soundclash, a compilation of Tropical music recently released by the Strut label.

Read Now That's What I Call A Compilation

December 13, 2012 – In the Internet era, single-artist albums are suffering, but compilations are thriving.

The Beatles look out of the Magical Mystery Tour coach skylight, on location in England in September 1967.

Read Behind The Scenes Of The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour'

December 14, 2012 – TV critic David Bianculli reviews a new documentary about the 1967 Beatles film.

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The Numero Group's Eccentric Soul: Omnibus includes 45 seven-inch singles highlighting local soul scenes from around the country.

Watch Saviors Of Local Soul: The Archival Science Of The Numero Group

December 4, 2012 – Reissue labels generally fly below the radar, but the Numero Group has made a name for itself.

Photographer Ken Regan with the Rolling Stones, 1977

Read Remembering A Rock Star: Photographer Ken Regan

December 2, 2012 – Regan was a big deal: How often does Mick Jagger write book introductions for photographers?

Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert's garage in 1962.

Watch A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

November 14, 2012 – The eclectic label, which stayed independent for nearly 30 years, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger performs during halftime of a Canadian football game in Vancouver. On the band's own tours, expensive pyrotechnics are more rare.

Read Love To Hate Nickelback? Joke's On You

November 10, 2012 – The divisive band is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Neil Young, who turns 67 years old this month, performs with Crazy Horse on Oct. 26 in New Orleans. In recent concerts the group has focused mostly on material from its new album, Psychedelic Pill.

Read Go See The Old Guys

November 1, 2012 – Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters are still killing it live.

Meshell Ndegeocello's tenth album is Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone.

Read Two Women: Meshell Ndegeocello's Praise Song To Nina Simone

October 24, 2012 – Ndegeocello says that Simone, whose songs she covers on a new album, is "our people's Bach."

Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle just released a new album, Dept. of Disappearance.

Read Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

October 16, 2012 – The singer talks about leaving the studio for the mountains to rediscover his passion for music.

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Donna Summer performs in October 2011. Summer, who died in May, is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year for the fifth time.

Watch Explaining The Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees

October 7, 2012 – Many of the 15 acts in this year's class of nominees fall into easy-to-define categories.

Mumford & Sons is led by singer Marcus Mumford (second from left). The band's second album, Babel, was released on Sept. 25 and is on pace to be the highest-selling debut of 2012.

Read Mumford & Sons Preaches To Masses

September 27, 2012 – The British band, which draws from American folk and Christianity, has earned a huge following.

The Black Lips, not in Cairo.

Read A Punk-Rock Band On Tour In The Land Of The Arab Spring

September 24, 2012 – The Atlanta-based rock band Black Lips is playing shows in cities across the Middle East.

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Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France.

Read Why Some Musicians Last

September 20, 2012 – It's hard to know now what the future will sound like, but small things often make a big difference.

Gotye and Kimbra in the video for "Somebody That I Used To Know".

Watch Requiem For A Monster Hit

September 4, 2012 – As summer fades, we bid farewell to the year's biggest hit, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know."

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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.

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.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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