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Axl Rose Snubs Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

This weekend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will have a ceremony honoring this year's inductees, including Donovan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses. But Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N' Roses, has written a letter saying he won't make an appearance and he doesn't even want to be inducted. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish have more on the controversy.
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Freddie King: Rock Hall Inductee, Patriarch Of Blues Rock

The Texan, whose biting guitar sound influenced artists from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday.
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Rasta & Reggae: Bob Marley's Legacy

He's a true global icon, despite having died more than forty years ago. We explore how Pan Africanism in Jamaica and the challenging history of the Rasta spiritual path influenced musical legend Bob Marley.

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Fanfarlo On World Cafe

Hear the British band perform its refreshingly accessible, whimsical pop-folk music on today's show.
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Dayna Kurtz Thinks Of Music Like Antique Shopping

This month, musician Dayna Kurtz comes out with two new albums, American Standard and Secret Canon Vol. 1. This plan fits her style since she doesn't like to commit to any one genre. She even likens herself to a junk store sifter who finds beauty in things long lost. Kurtz sits down for a performance chat with guest host Viviana Hurtado.
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Joe Louis Walker On World Cafe

The legendary electric bluesman stops by to play soul-stirring songs from his new album, Hellfire.

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