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Ron Wood's Funky Contribution To The Stones Canon

Assigned the task of picking a standout song from The Rolling Stones' catalog, the guitarist settled on one he helped compose: the disco-inflected "Dance (Pt. 1)."
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Titus Andronicus On World Cafe

The New Jersey band has never shied away from big ideas, dispensed with vein-bulging urgency.
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Charlie Watts On What Makes 'Satisfaction' So Satisfying

The Rolling Stones' drummer, now 71, says the 1965 hit "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.
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A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

From the early '60s to late '80s, A&M was one of the most eclectic and powerful independent record labels in the world, putting out huge records by The Carpenters, Peter Frampton, The Police and Janet Jackson. This year marks the 50th anniversary of A&M's founding.
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Iran To Israel And Back To Iran: Rita's Music Goes Home

A longtime darling of the Israeli pop world, the singer accomplished something rare: Her newest album, My Joys, has crossed borders to her homeland of Iran, where it has been embraced despite the fact that it is also banned.
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Field Report On World Cafe

The band recently released its self-titled debut album — the result of years of work by frontman and founder Chris Porterfield following the breakup of his old band with Justin Vernon, DeYarmond Edison.

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