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'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'
Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.
Jihadi Videos Push Islamic Music's Austere Boundaries
Islamist militants have stepped up their game when it comes to the music and visuals in their videos. NPR's Arun Rath talks to scholar Peter Neumann about today's tech-savvy jihadists.
Founders Claimed A Subversive Right To 'Nature's God'
The U.S. was not founded as a Christian nation, says historian Matthew Stewart. He tells NPR's Arun Rath about his book Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic.
Like Humans, Chimps Fall For Fashion Trends
It's long been known that chimps learn from each other to make useful tools. Now researchers have seen them copy each other's "fashion statement," Dr. Katherine Cronin tells NPR's Arun Rath.
Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes
On the Arcade Fire member's solo classical debut, the body drives the beat — not the other way around.
Charlie Haden's Lessons On Music And Life
American bass player, composer and band leader Charlie Haden passed away Friday at age 76. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Haden in 2012. (This interview originally aired in January 2012.)
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