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The Minimoog synthesizer was essential to Mark Mothersbaugh's music career. "If you dissected my brain, there's probably a whole section that's Minimoog," he says. Justin Richmond/NPR hide caption

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever

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Remembering Singer-Songwriter Bobby Vee, The Teen Idol Of The '60s

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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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Knxwledge (left) and Anderson .Paak collaborate as NxWorries. Their debut album is Yes Lawd! Eric Coleman hide caption

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Anderson .Paak And Knxwledge

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"Writing without performing is not interesting," Charles Aznavour says. His U.S. tour ends in Hollywood this week. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At 92, Charles Aznavour Is Still With His First Love — His Audience

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"If people are saying, 'This is fresh,' I'm like, 'Well, it shouldn't be.' [Laughs.] I would've killed to hear this," Yola Carter says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Fly Away

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Monthly Song Project Gives The Raveonettes Freedom Of 'A Blank Slate'

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"This moment is surreal," Lalin St. Juste says. "Because here it is, this song that I've written about her — and now it's taking on a life of its own." Emalyn Lopez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musician Lalin St. Juste On Writing Through Grief

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"Whatever the dream was about — becoming famous or becoming a big pop group or whatever those things are when you're a kid — it all happened," Barry Gibb says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm In Defiance Of Time': Barry Gibb On Music, Family And Loss

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My Chemical Romance released its defining album, The Black Parade, on Oct. 23, 2006. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Join The Black Parade: My Chemical Romance And The Politics Of Taste

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Leonard Cohen On Poetry, Music And Why He Left The Zen Monastery

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Jimmy King

All Songs +1: How David Bowie's Songs Became The Musical 'Lazarus'

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Valerie June's new album, The Order Of Time, comes out Jan. 27, 2017. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Valerie June, 'Astral Plane'

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"Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe," Vangelis says. Stathis Zalidis/Decca hide caption

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From Composer Vangelis, A True Story Set In Outer Space

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