Thursday morning music news: Norah Jones meets Danger Mouse (again), Best Coast meets Dusty and Dolly (sort of) and Ben Folds Five regroups (really)

Best Coast. flickr.com/photos/joeyjojojo/4465037589

We lost two very great artists this past week: Etta James and Johnny Otis. Read KDHX DJ Tom Ray’s take on Etta.

What better ambassador then Iggy Pop for Record Store Day 2012?

Music video moguls Vevo may be bailing on YouTube and heading to Facebook.

The week in St. Louis concert announcements includes dates from Portugal. The Man, William Shatner, North Mississippi Allstars, Florence + the Machine, Janus, Polica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mission of Burma, White Denim and Yonder Mountain String Band. Phew!

Ben Folds Five is back. Ditto for 2 Live Crew.

Spin is spinning the new of Montreal album, “Paralytic Stalks.”

American Songwriter continues its 30 Days of Dylan series with some thoughts from Tom Petty.

The touchstones for the new Jon Brion-produced Best Coast album? Dusty and Dolly.

Congrats to all the volunteers who contribute to the KDHX Blog. The RFT Point and Clique Awards just named it Best Music Blog of 2012.

Norah Jones is working with Danger Mouse on her next album, “Little Broken Hearts.”

Jon Caramanica does a musical/cultural autopsy on Lana Del Rey.

Craig Finn chats with one of his heroes, Bob Mould.

M. Ward kept his new album, “A Wasteland Companion,” well under wraps, but details are out, and they are awesome.

Burt Bacharach is working on a memoir.

RIP Alice Jacobs, co-owner of Cicero’s in St. Louis.

Battles announces a four-part remix series, starting February 21.

Did you get your Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt yet? No? Too late.

The silliest listicle of the week goes to the Awl: The 18 Purplest Musical Artists of All Time.

Mark Reale, of the band Riot, has died at age 56.

If Megaupload made a dent in iTunes revenue, you wouldn’t know it. $6 billion (with a b) was the take in 2011.

M.I.A. and the worst Photoshop experience in the known universe are back with a new single next week.

Julian Casablancas interviews the Doors. Jim Morrison withholds comment.

Behold the Minutemen, unplugged, on public access TV in 1985.

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