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Sly and Robbie drummer Sly Dunbar on revolutionizing reggae drums

If you’ve heard any reggae music in your entire life then you’ve heard Sly Dunbar’s drumming, or at the very least, his influence. As one half of Sly and Robbie, Sly says he’s probably played on a million songs.

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Anna Bulbrook discusses her life in music in this podcast.

Anna Bulbrook on Toxic Violin, Kanye West Epiphanies, and Girlschool

Anna Bulbrook began studying violin at four. She quit at the age of 21, but then changed the terms of the relationship after a gig with Kanye West, and went on to become a founding member of the Airborne Toxic Event.

Ethiopian musician Hailu Mergia

Hailu Mergia on Walias Band, Dahlak Band, and Fleeing Ethiopia

Hailu Mergia is an accordionist, keyboardist, and bandleader from Ethiopia, where he played with Walias Band and Dahlak Band before defecting to the US.

Margo Nahas and Jay Vigon on Making Album Covers for Prince, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac

Margo Nahas and Jay Vigon are partners in life, love, and business, and have designed classic album covers by iconic acts like Fleetwood Mac and Prince. The pair discuss what it was like to work with these artists as well as how they met, why they moved from LA to Iowa, and the secret to a long-lasting partnership.

Huey Lewis is pictured on the cover of his 2020 album, "Weather."

Huey Lewis and the News on His Hearing, the Power of Love, and More

Huey Lewis: Some of his lies are true, including the ones about stowing away on a plane to Europe, playing soccer with Black Sabbath and Ozzy, and being dressed by Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. He also touches upon his meteoric rise to fame in the 1980s and his struggles with Ménière’s disease.

Steven Wilson is pictured in this shot by Lasse Hoile

Steven Wilson on ‘The Future Bites,’ Porcupine Tree, and ‘Album Years’ Podcast

Steven Wilson may be best known for his solo work and the progressive rock he made with Porcupine Tree, but he’s been a key part of over a dozen projects.

Seattle-based singer Lady A

Lady A on Musical Life and Legal Battle with Band Formerly Known as Lady Antebellum

Lady A (the Seattle-based singer) discusses her ongoing dispute with Lady A (the Nashville-based trio), as well as her long career in music and how her life experiences brought her to this moment.

This is the Kit: Kate Stables on ‘Off Off On,’ Wordplay, and Lizzo

This is the Kit began as an open-mic act in the early 2000s. Kate Stables reveals how she turned it into a sturdy full-band project over the past 15 years.

AJR members Ryan, Jack, and Adam Metzger

AJR Brothers Jack and Ryan on ‘Bang,’ Concert Livestream, and Tour Tips

AJR is comprised of three brothers—Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger. Their first initials are where the name comes from. Their music career began on the streets of New York City, where they would busk together for hours at a time for years. The two brothers who take part in this interview—Ryan and Jack—say that years of trying to get people’s attention off the streets was formative to their work ethic and the constant need to one-up themselves with their live show.

Gavin Rossdale is pictured with other members of the band Bush.

Gavin Rossdale on 25 Years of Bush, Jamming with His Children, and More

Gavin Rossdale had tracked all of the songs on what would become Bush’s multiplatinum debut, but he was still painting dentist’s offices. In this wide-ranging interview, he talks sudden (and enduring) success, his favorite Gwen Stefani tunes, and more.