Friday Feature

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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Hot Coffee, Cold Beer! Hanging Out With The Cure

A story about Robert Smith.
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Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Explains Why The Band Likes To Surprise Fans

Hear the music of Radiohead as one half of our Friday Feature.
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The Beatles and Radiohead: Game changers

The Beatles and Radiohead have never been in the same room together. But they have a lot in common. They are both from England. They both changed the musical worlds they were born into. They were game changers. They are creative and both own a musical legacy that is known for originality and all...
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