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Twist, But Don't Shout: McCartney & Springsteen Have Plug Pulled In London

At a show Saturday night in Hyde Park, the Boss welcomed the Beatle on stage. But when they went past the local curfew, organizers pulled the plug before the singers could say good night. There's video.
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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On Covering Def Leppard

The frontman says he's laughing more than crying as the band re-records its hits for online retail.
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Bob Dylan's Famous Electric Guitar: Lost But Found?

In 1965, folk music was acoustic music. Period. And the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival that year was not happy that Bob Dylan had a wailing Stratocaster guitar. As guest host David Greene reports, a New Jersey woman says she has that very guitar.
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Souad Massi: Carrying The Sound Of Algeria On Her Back

The singer and guitarist says she's never taken the privilege of playing the music closest to her heart for granted.
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LCD Soundsystem's Final Bash, Relived

The band's marathon farewell show, and frontman James Murphy's conflicted thoughts on breaking up, are captured in the new documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits.
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Dirty Projectors: A Polarizing Sound At The Fringes Of Pop

Singer-guitarist Dave Longstreth says the essence of Dirty Projectors' music isn't its difficulty, but rather a commitment to the process of songwriting.

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