Rock, Pop, iPad Apps: A Few of History's Most Versatile Musicians

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Which musician can get their fingers into the most musical pies?

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Former Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton performs at the Coachella music festival in 2010. (AP)

After a decade of near-silence, Portishead's Geoff Barrow's suddenly become hugely prolific over the last five years or so, and he's also proven pleasantly versatile. He has a new record out this week, and he spoke with us about it.

With another similarly multi-talented musical polymath also releasing a record this week—Damon Albarn of Blur and The Gorillaz, whose soundtrack album for opera Dr Dee dropped on Monday—we thought we'd have a look at some of our other favorite similarly versatile composers.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

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