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Friday, December 07, 2018
NPR's American Anthem series brings together two songwriters — Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers and Chuck D of Public Enemy — whose respective versions of "Fight the Power" eyed the same struggle.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Talk about ironic: Twisted Sister's 1984 anthem to bucking authority has since been adopted by religious entities, teachers and even politicians, each bending it to their own definition.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Scissors Sisters won the hearts of Elton John, David Bowie and Bono before going on hiatus in 2012. Lead singer Jake Shears is back with a debut solo album, full of familiar quirks and dizzying fun.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Ann Powers talks about curating NPR Music's new list of the 200 greatest songs of the 21st century by women and non-binary artists.
Monday, July 23, 2018
The rapper released his debut album July 20, the second anniversary of his brother's death. FreeJAH is an ode to his brother Jahiem, who was murdered after serving five years in prison.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
From the joint debut of pop's royal couple to a "bro-country" act ceding the mic to a woman's perspective, music insiders give their picks for 2018's song of the summer.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The voice of The Who taps into his early love of soul music with his ninth solo record, As Long as I Have You.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Low Cut Connie have always made music for the motel-bound Beverlys and diner waitress Connies of the world. Dirty Pictures (Part 2) is no different.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Three years ago, Bryan Gaw performed alongside Katy Perry in a blue shark costume and became an instant hit. Today he says he was playing a character: an everyday, imperfect person.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Among other findings, more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees in the past six years have been men.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center honors genre greats like the Ohio Players, Isaac Hayes, James Brown and more.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Released less than a month after the singer's death at 26, the posthumous smash became Redding's signature song. But it came close to not being released at all.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
From Lee Ann Womack to Ron Miles, a look back at some of the most well-regarded albums of 2017.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Mel Tormé famously co-wrote one of the most well-known carols of all time in 1945. His son, James, tells the story of how the song came to be.
Monday, August 07, 2017
After spending several decades writing beloved children's scores, Newman is back with the acerbic Dark Matter. Hear a conversation with Steve Inskeep, plus a performance of some original songs.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ.
Friday, July 14, 2017
As teens, the twins always played music together. Since then, their careers have led them in different, parallel directions. We asked each twin to share thoughts and memories about her sister's work.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Saturday, and three of them attended historically black colleges or universities — which haven't always gotten recognition from the NFL.