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NOW THAT I'VE FOUND HERHolly Gleason hymns newgrass goddess Alison Krauss in 2002 and The Word's Kate Mossman quizzes the Illinois siren in 2011. Plus Pete Paphides hails the amazing Raising Sand – Krauss' 2007 collaboration with Robert Plant – in The Times

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CHICK LITStevie Chick meets socially-engaged rapper Mos Def (NME, 2000), talks to a clean and sober Trent Reznor (Kerrang!, 2005), and discusses D with the bodacious White Denim (Guardian, 2011).

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“You think you can stay up late? You can’t even come close. He can stay up for a week… on coffee and stories.”

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