Thursday morning music news: Tricky talks up ‘Maxinquaye,’ the Beach Boys spin off new single and Chris Ethridge and Levon Helm pass on

Musicians remember the late, great Levon Helm. Memorial services will be held today in Woodstock, N.Y.

Enough with the rumors and innuendo already: The Avalanches really do have a new mixtape.

RIP Chris Ethridge, founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers.

Together again: Conor Oberst’s punk band Desaparecidos.

Brendan Benson chats with Paste about his new album and record label.

KDHX DJ Michael Kuelker talks to Cedella Marley about “Marley,” the movie, and more.

Tricky talks to the Guardian about “Maxinquaye.”

Listen to the new single by the Beach Boys.

Grooveshark is taking it from all sides. CEO Sam Tarantino fires back.

Flavorwire puts together a list of 10 essential bluegrass artists.

Whatever energy supplements Jack White is on, I’ll take a case. The new “Lone Ranger” film, featuring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, will be scored by Mr. White himself.

Amy Carter once wrote a letter to the Ramones. Really.

Take some drugs and watch the new Cornershop video featuring Izzy Lindqwister.

The Beatles first show in the U.S. was thought to be lost. It’s not, and it’s getting the big screen treatment.

This week in WTF features Santigold covering “Proud Mary.”

Want J Dilla’s record collection? All 7K discs can be yours, but you’ll have to make the trip to Detroit.

Animal Collective, Deerhunter and Lightning Bolt lend their video support to French DIY joint Grrrnd Zero.

The strange, sad death of Men at Work’s Greg Ham.

What would Hieronymous Bosch say upon hearing Slayer’s “Reign of Blood”? Probably nothing like this.

Watch Beirut perform “Santa Fe” on the Tonight Show.

Cher wants you to buy her key to the city of Adelaide. The city of Adelaide wants Cher to GTFO.