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World Cafe turns it up to 11 with Derek Smalls, bassist of the seminal hard rock band Spinal Tap. Smalls is striking out on his own, with a new reflective solo record in the vein of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Leonard Cohen’s You Want it Darker. It's called Smalls Change: Meditations Upon Ageing, and features rock legends like David Crosby and Donald Fagan. He joins host Stephen Kallao to share about the new music and the documentary that made him famous. On the next World Cafe.

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Welles is the rock and roll moniker of Jesse Wells. Welles grew up in rural Arkansas where his early bands got together to rock out in giant barns that were built to house turkeys. After graduating from college, Welles moved to Nashville and has just released his debut album. The record's single, "Seventeen," was produced by Dave Cobb.

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Few musicians have more of a signature sound, or personality, than Peter Hook. The bass virtuoso helped change the shape of music, twice – first with post punk pioneers Joy Division, and then with the groundbreaking electronic music of New Order. He joins host Stephen Kallao for a wide-ranging conversation today – from dealing with the loss of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at 23, to feuding with former bandmates over royalties. Peter Hook is currently out touring both versions of Substance, the seminal Joy Division and New Order compilations.