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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.

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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.

Lee "Scratch" Perry is shown performing in 2016.

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry on Bob Marley, Dub, Reggae, and Production

Lee “Scratch” Perry discusses pioneering reggae with Bob Marley and coming up with groundbreaking production techniques, without ever playing an instrument.

The Go! Team are pictured, sitting in a circle on a basketball court.

The Go! Team on Longevity, ‘Cookie Scene,’ and More

Go! Team founders Ian Parton and Ninja discuss how they turned a solo kitchen recording project into a sustainable live collective.

Joe Wong has recently released his solo debut, "Nite Creatures."

Joe Wong on ‘The Trap Set,’ Scoring for Netflix, and Solo Debut

Joe Wong has been in and out of indie bands since the late 1990s, starting a touring life at the age of 17. He has played drums for the likes of Marnie Stearn, Parts and Labor, and Mary Timony. At the age of 40, it seems like he has finally arrived, with a solo debut and scoring gigs for popular Netflix shows.

Molly Tuttle on Weaving Her Bluegrass and Punk Rock Music Backgrounds

Molly Tuttle’s “… but i’d rather be with you” is a collection of seemingly disparate cover songs—running the gamut from Rancid to the Grateful Dead—that got the singer through tough times in her life. She recorded it as a coronavirus lockdown project to get others through similar tough times.

Speedy Ortiz Leader Sadie Dupuis on SAD13, ‘Haunted Painting,’ Lizzo, and More

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, on the eve of releasing Haunted Painting, her second album under the SAD13 moniker, discusses her life in music, words, and math. Math? Yes, math!

Drive-in concerts

Drive-In Concerts: Can They Bridge Social Distance?

Drive-in concerts are the latest salve for the live music industry during the pandemic. As a handful are scheduled for the remaining warm months in the US, is it worth it to experience live music this way?

Martha Reeves on Dancing in the Street, the Vandellas, and the Motown Sound

Martha Reeves reflects on the timeless appeal of “Dancing in the Street,” how the social movements of the 1960s compare to today’s Black Lives Matter movement, as well as her storied career with Motown.

Budapest Scoring Orchestra Brings Life to Student Film Scores from Across the Ocean

Behind the scenes with four Berklee Online Film Scoring grad students, who recently got to serve as music directors while an orchestra in Budapest performed scores the students had written.