X honored at Hollywood Rockwalk

Listen to Looch: why X mean so much to me


This week, Mary Lucia talks about legendary Los Angeles punk-rock band X, who are playing Rock the Garden 2019. As a longtime fan, Lucia explains why X mean so much to her -- and why it's important to see X perform.

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Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in 2017.

Music News: Aretha Franklin awarded honorary Pulitzer Prize


There are two Pulitzer Prizes being awarded to musicians this year: the regular prize, to composer Ellen Reid, and a Special Citation for the late Aretha Franklin. Also in the news today: Mick Jagger's bouncing back, Fender designs 'Game of Thrones' guitars, and a Paris crowd respond to the Notre-Dame fire with healing song.

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Deborah Dugan with Bono at a (RED) event in 2012.

Music News: Grammys organization to name first-ever woman president


Billboard reports that for the first time ever, the Recording Academy will be led by a woman. Also in the news today: Coachella recap, Jay-Z to reopen Webster Hall, fans petition to rename black hole in Chris Cornell's honor, and Spoon respond to video of Pete Buttigieg playing their music. Plus, what are Taylor Swift and Madonna teasing?

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Music News: Beyonce 'Homecoming' documentary comes with surprise live album

Beyonce performs at Coachella, 2018.

Beyonce's 'Homecoming' concert documentary hits Netflix today, and she added a surprise live album to go with it. Also in the news today: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein are making a movie together; Sia video star joins 'West Side Story' remake; musicians make Time's most-influential list; Britney Spears fans concerned over star's absence; and Lorde plays Christchurch benefit.

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Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Coffee Break: Apathy

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Listener Julie wrote in with a great Coffee Break idea -- apathy. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee break that say "I don't care", "nothing matters", etc.?

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