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August 31, 2012

Not Fade Away

Can a posthumous release of Waylon Jennings’s last recordings keep his legacy from disappearing?

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June 30, 2012

Meat, My Maker

When Dallas’s very own Marvin Lee Aday—that’s Meat Loaf to you—optioned one of my screenplays, he didn’t just offer me a glimpse of paradise by the dashboard lights. He also helped me write a novel.

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April 30, 2012

Like Father, Like Son

Andy Langer talks with Willie Nelson and his youngest son, Lukas, about "The Family," Willie's new album (Heroes), and passing the torch.

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April 30, 2012

Bill Collings, Luthier

Collings makes some of the best acoustic guitars in the world and counts Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, and Joni Mitchell among his customers. His company, located outside Austin on U.S. 290, is famed not only for the high quality of its instruments but also for its refusal to

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March 31, 2012

The Mars Volta

Omar Rodríguez-López on the meaning of Noctourniquet, doing a reunion with At the Drive-In, and getting bored.

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February 1, 2012

Sweet Symphony

How two rare Stradivarius violins at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brought Michael Shih and Swang Lin, who both grew up in Taiwan, together.

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February 1, 2012

Ben Kweller

The musician and former front man for Radish on moving to Austin, pretending to be a label mogul, and getting his electric guitars out again.

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