Virginia Hanlon Grohl's 'From Cradle to Stage.'

Rock mom Virginia Hanlon Grohl shares her Mother's Day pride


This Sunday is Mother's Day, and in honor of the occasion I talked with maybe the most famous rock star mom out there: Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl. She's the author of the fascinating book 'From Cradle to Stage,' in which she profiles other moms of famous musicians. We talked about what she's learned over the course of the project.

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Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit.

Music News: Musicians slam industry for poor support of mental health needs


A new study finds four-fifths of young musicians report mental health challenges, and the vast majority say the industry isn't doing enough to support artists in that respect. Also in the news today: Common describes childhood abuse, Rolling Stone rolls out charts to challenge Billboard, and Tinder is targeting festival-goers seeking connections. Plus, music history highlights involving Prince, Buffalo Springfield, and Tom Waits; new music from Jamila Woods, Charly Bliss, Mac DeMarco, and Mavis Staples; and Lizzo goes viral by wearing her Met Gala look to the airport. Bonus: In honor of Mother's Day, Virginia Grohl talks about being a rock star mom!

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Music News: Eurovision lands in Tel Aviv, amid protests

Protesters calling for the boycott of Eurovision.

The annual Eurovision music contest is taking place in Tel Aviv, amid protests. Also in the news this week: Vampire Weekend hit number one, Soundgarden announce immersive film events, and punk pioneer Susan Beschta dies at 67. Plus, an interview with the Rock Bottom Remainders and a new book chronicles the history of Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" cover. Also, new releases from The National; Alex Lahey; Tyler, the Creator; and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, Mick's got his moves-like-Jagger back.

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The Current Sessions®

The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Dragons and disappointment

Weapons from the Game of Thrones on display

Last night, the very final episode of Game of Thrones aired and people are ----- mad? They're mad about it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's get some feelings out. What songs do you want to hear that revolve around things that could be in the world of Game of Thrones OR express disappointment?

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Semisonic performing at First Avenue

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Dan Wilson


Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney notched is sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, Today in Music History.

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