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Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.

Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.

Mary Lambert: 'You Change People's Opinions By Opening Your Heart'

As a gay Christian, Mary Lambert says singing the hook on Macklemore's "Same Love" is the best introduction she could have hoped for. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about finding her own audience.

A Pop Star And An Indie Folk Singer Intersect At 'Rose Ave.'

Pink and City and Colour's Dallas Green speak with NPR's Scott Simon about their new album as You+Me,.

Angaleena Presley And The Country Song As Documentary

On her solo debut, the Kentucky-born songwriter and member of the country trio Pistol Annies relishes storytelling. Not all the stories are true, but every one comes from real life.

Let's Hear That One More Time, In Icelandic

Singer-songwriter Ásgeir shattered records in his native Iceland with his first album. This year he re-released it in English — but he says the originals have had an uncanny staying power.

Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.

On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

Singer Morrisey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," the English musician and former leader of The Smiths wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.