On a day when the pop star is in the news for being arrested, watch what CBS-TV's Craig Ferguson said about why some celebrities need help, not ridicule. An alcoholic himself, Ferguson made the case that "we shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable people," especially those who are very young.
Since 1969, Ray Benson has been the frontman for country swing band Asleep at the Wheel. The band's wild productivity has meant that Benson has released only one solo effort, 2003's Beyond Time. On Jan. 21, he releases his second solo album, A Little Piece. Meredith Ochs has a review.
Jennifer Holliday was the original dreamgirl - she won a Tony for her performance in the 80s. But the singer's life wasn't always glamorous: she speaks with host Michel Martin about battling depression, pushing through the low points in her life, and her new album The Song is You. This segment originally aired Dec. 12, 2013 on Tell Me More.
"I don't have to think," Laura Jane Grace says of performing as a woman: "I can just be and exist." Joined by guitarist James Bowman, the leader of the revered Florida punk band Against Me! speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how her recent transition is playing out in the music.
Guitarist and songwriter David Dondero has been touring the world and putting out records for nearly two decades. He's a favorite among critics and other musicians, but he's barely making a living — and he seems fine with that.
What began as little more than a glorified metronome has worked its way into bedroom studios and state-of-the-art recording facilities alike. A new book chronicles the history and influence of the drum machine in all its wood- and plastic-paneled glory.
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