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It's Gibberish, But Italian Pop Song Still Means Something

The name of the song is "Prisencolinensinainciusol." That's not a typo; in 1972 Italian pop star Adriano Celentano wanted to mimic what English sounds like to non-English speakers. Released 40 years ago this weekend, it became a monster hit in Europe.

Aerosmith: A Tumbling Down, Then A 'Magic Moment'

In the last few years, frontman Steven Tyler has gone from rocker to reality show judge and back again, landing in rehab along the way. He explains how the band overcame an 11-year dry spell — and some bad blood — to record the new album, Music from Another Dimension!

Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

The studio of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop was hit by Hurricane Sandy. When she conducts some water-damaged scores in the future, she'll have wrinkled reminders of the fragility of life and the redemptive power of music.

Taylor Swift: 'My Confidence Is Easy To Shake'

At 22, Swift is one of the biggest commercial forces in pop music. She tells NPR's Guy Raz that she's stopped worrying about whether her songs are too personal: "If I let my fans into my life and my feelings," she says, "it turns out they have all those things, too, and it kind of connects us."

Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape

A group is trying to save the station's massive tape archive: music, poetry, drama and speeches that tell the story of the East African nation since before its independence.