Thursday Morning Music News: Nick Lowe and Lindsey Buckingham announce new albums, Clarence Clemons suffers stroke and Bonnaroo ends with tragedy

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The Big Man suffered a stroke; his condition is serious but stable.

Consequence of Sound reviews Bonnaroo 2011. AP reports on the two festival-goers who died at the event.

Stereogum collects some cool Bat For Lashes cover songs.

Twangfest 15 was a blast — even when nearly drowning. Get all the coverage here.

John Vanderslice talks to the SF Weekly.

A new album by Nick Lowe is coming soon.

SoundCloud gets some cash from Ashton Kutcher and tops 5 million users.

The BBC reports on the darkness lurking behind South Korean pop.

The Smoking Gun aims at the Foo Fighters and their bonkers tour rider.

Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem win big at the Webby Awards.

Need some summer listening recommendations? PopMatters has you covered.

The Tallest Man On Earth gives away an MP3, but you have to make a video for it.

Neil Young talks lawsuits, new albums and as-yet-unreleased tracks from the vaults.

Aquarium Drunkard talks to Will Johnson of Centro-matic.

One of the great rock & roll voices, Carl Gardner of the Coasters, has died at age 83.

Pop & Hiss gets Wayne Coyne to discuss the method behind the gummy skull madness.

Lindsey Buckingham announces new solo album and tour.

The Guardian runs down key moments in rock history.

EMI is set to restart legendary label IRS Records.

eMusic is headed for the clouds.

NPR streams the new Jill Scott album.

Hear three new Morrissey songs at Consequence of Sound.

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