Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches performs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in March. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Big Songs, Big Hype (Oh Yeah, They're Women)

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Brian Johnson (L) and Angus Young of AC/DC in 2000. Johnson's first album with the group, 1980's Back In Black, is one of the best-selling albums of all time, despite never reaching No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Michele Limina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Standing before a crowd 250,000 strong, Mick Jagger opened The Rolling Stones' 1969 concert at London's Hyde Park by reading a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem in tribute to late guitarist Brian Jones. Chris Walter/WireImage hide caption

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Rolling Stones To Return To Hyde Park After 44 Years

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Natalie Maines (center) at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Festival. Maines's band included her father, Lloyd Maines (seated left) and Ben Harper (seated right). Mindy Best/Getty Images hide caption

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Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson samples his band's latest offering, Trooper ale, made with what he calls "our special secret-squirrel recipe." Iron Maiden Beer hide caption

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How One Band Turned A Ghost Town Into A Giant Recording Studio

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David Bowie's album, The Next Day, will come out on March 12. Jimmy King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns

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Ron Nine, Mitch Ebert, Eden Schwartz, Fiia McGann and Gretta Harley perform in These Streets, a new play based on a series of interviews with Seattle musicians. Courtesy of These Streets hide caption

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Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mumford & Sons (from left: Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall) accept the award for album of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy

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Reg Presley in Hamburg, circa 1965. Petra Niemeier — K & K/Redferns hide caption

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Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

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Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career. John Cohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

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Bikini Kill performs in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s. Courtesy of Pat Graham hide caption

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Bikini Kill Rises Again, No Less Relevant

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The Killers perform on the season finale of NBC's The Voice last week. NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World

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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. Mark Baker/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Strummer's Life After Death

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