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Grouses of the Holy

An interview with Jimmy Page on nostalgia, Robert Plant, and why he would only publish an autobiography after he dies.

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In Love with the Modern World

The early days of Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.

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To Live and Die in America

The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.

Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.

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Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman

William S. Burroughs interviews David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust mythology.

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Deadhead

The Grateful Dead’s afterlife.

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Down and Out in the Top 10

Grizzly Bear and the surprisingly crappy economics of indie rock stardom.

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Neil Young Comes Clean

At 66, Young sobers up.

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How Lester Bangs Taught Me to Read

The rock critic’s lasting impact.

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We Are Alive

A profile of Bruce Springsteen.

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Michael Stipe Has Great Hair

A profile of the R.E.M. frontman.

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Up All Night With Amy Winehouse

A profile of the late singer.

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Patti Smith Interviewed by Thurston Moore

TM The only other time I saw you was in Bleecker Bob’s in the ‘70s. You walked in eating pizza and wearing aviator glasses and Bleecker Bob showed you an Ian Dury picture sleeve and you said, “I don’t listen to music by people I don’t wanna fuck.” PS (laughter) Yeah, that was me.