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James Brown On Film: An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'  |   

The new HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown traces the singer's career through the words of writers, musicians and former employees.

Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'  |   

Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles' masterpiece apart and see how it works.

First Listen: Grouper, 'Ruins'  |   

Recorded with Liz Harris' voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy, its emotional heft commanding attention throughout.

Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar  |   

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.

Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71  |   

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

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