Thursday morning music news: Davy Jones dies of heart attack, Pitchfork Festival psyches up the Windy City and Bruce Springsteen takes no prisoners

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We’ll never wash this cheek again. Rest in peace, Davy Jones.

The July Pitchfork Festival in Chicago is announced, with Vampire Weekend, Feist and Hot Chip headlining.

KDHX Hear and Now is streaming the new forthcoming album by Jennifer O’Connor.

One of the great saxophonists of any generation, Red Holloway, has passed away.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is in trouble.

There’s a body at Rick Ross’ house and it’s not breathing.

The federal prison system discovers the iPod.

Take a trip through UK rock time with the covers of NME magazine.

And speaking of NME: Are these the 10 worst songs of the ’90s?

Hear a new song, “Happy Pills,” by Norah Jones.

RIP blues master Louisiana Red.

Paste lists the 20 best bonus tracks.

If you’re a politician, first, my condolences. Second, follow these rules for using music in your next campaign.

The latest Live at KDHX performances feature Polica, George Worthmore and Davina and the Vagabonds.

If Bruce Springsteen isn’t the best rock ‘n’ roll performer still standing, who is? Watch the E Street Band swing a wrecking ball through Fallon.

If BBC6 is to be believed, Boards of Canada have a double album coming out.

What do the major labels have in store for cloud music? Paid Content, appropriately, has the speculation.

Saturn is the scariest ambient band planet ever.

There’s a new drug in town, if you’re at a club in New Delhi. The kids are crazy for cobra venom.

Watch a new video by Santigold.

What does Apple have planned for audiophiles who fear streaming? The Guardian speculates.

Robin Gibb continues a hard battle against colon and liver cancer.

Metal heads from around the world, courtesy of Flavorpill.

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  • njenney

    Also Rounder Records is streaming New Multitudes with our friend Jay Farrar. http://goo.gl/x83LM