Thursday morning music news: Patti Smith preps new album, Diplo takes to the air and Jack White gets creepy

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Follow the Trayvon Martin case as seen through the eyes of Brother Ali.

OK, things really have changed: In 2011 over half of all music purchased was digital.

Watch the trailer for “Sparkle,” Whitney Houston’s posthumous comeback.

Whatever you think of “Grand Theft Auto,” the soundtrack was pretty cool.

Wayne Coyne talks about collaboration, Yoko Ono, Ke$ha and more.

Diplo and Co. have a new radio show.

Watch the trailer for “Rock of Ages.”

NPR is streaming new albums by Alabama Shakes, Bonnie Raitt, M. Ward and Amadou and Mariam.

PopMatters chats with Gareth Campesinos!

Bon Iver will be on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” on April 19.

Q1 is in the books and Downed in Sound shares a playlist of its favorite tracks.

The video for Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” is … words fail.

Read the story of one of Nirvana’s final and coolest photo shoots.

Sir Peter Blake updates the album art for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Can fans rejoice: “The Lost Tapes” are on their way.

Nerve counts down the 25 greatest breakup songs of the ’70s.

Legendary Slayer guitar tech, Armand Crump, has passed away.

Jarvis Cocker says he has ideas for some new Pulp songs.

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards shares some of her favorite tunes.

Patti Smith talks about “Banga,” her first record in eight years.

Kiss your morning goodbye with a bunch of Synapse magazines from the ’70s.

Slate looks at the history of swag.

Facebook’s timeline still sucks, a history of music from 1099 to the present notwithstanding.

Gizmodo talks to Sean Adams about the death of MP3 blogging.

Thinking about painting your house? Don’t hire these guys.

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