Friday Feature

When the Fab Four became four Fab Ones

What happens when the world’s most popular and influential rock band breaks up?
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Seasonal Offerings From Friday Feature Star Bruce Springsteen

Storyteller, singer, songwriter, Broadway star, author, able to make his guitar talk...is there anything he can't do? Bruce Springsteen is one of rock's most talented and charismatic performers and he has never been known to cheat an honest man or take a hit off a joint. This week, we revel in his...
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Musical Universe Without David Bowie or Bob Marley?

I don't want to imagine a musical universe in which David Bowie and Bob Marley never existed. David Bowie opened up our minds to different ways of thinking and being; Bob Marley opened up our spirits to love and tolerance. We need more David Bowie and Bob Marley right now. Today's Friday Feature of...
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Swinging with the Hammer of the Gods: Robert Plant Linterview

October 1st, 2014, we were ushered into a private room at City Winery Chicago. 40 XRT listeners had been selected at random to join Robert Plant and me for a very special and intimate conversation. The album Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar had been released September 8, 2014. In a wide-ranging...
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How Sting Writes A Setlist

"It would be hard for me to come away from a show and not sing 'Roxanne.'"
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Art Rock Gets A Small Block: Peter Gabriel and The Black Keys Friday Feature

This is a sampling of one thing they have in common: Groundbreaking videos.
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The Story Behind Metro's Legendary First Concert

A story on how R.E.M. became Metro's first booking.
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Eric Clapton: 50 years of making friends

Eric Clapton was bound to pick up some musician friends throughout his decades-long sonic journey. Some of whom he created music with and others he covered their music and made his own. His musical friends span as many genres and styles as they do eras and ages. When Clapton joined John Mayall...
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Pearl Jam At Wrigley Field

Pearl Jam Created A Genre, Musically Defined A City

No one ever heard anything like it.
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Three Women Behind The Women Who Rock

Three Singers Who Helped Shape The Female Rockers Of Today
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