Thursday morning music news: Slash loves wildlife, Russia hates free speech and Tim Mize and Scott McKenzie pass away

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Tim Mize, 88.1 KDHX DJ and punk-to-end-all-punks, died this week. A memorial gathering will take place in Carondelet Park in St. Louis on August 25.

The Awl takes a fond look at the crumbling king of rock ‘n’ roll typography: Grunge.

Invisible Oranges interviews author Laina Dawes on one black woman’s experience in heavy metal.

The voice of the Summer of Love, Scott McKenzie, has died. That song is still beautiful.

Stream the lovely new album by dream-pop band Wild Nothing.

Anonymous is legion. If you convict Pussy Riot, expect them.

And while you’re at it, Russia, good luck getting those rubles from Madge.

KDHX pre-LouFest coverage continues: Read new interviews with Girl Talk, Cotton Mather, Little Barrie, King Tuff, THEESatisfaction and Dinosaur Jr.

Speaking of the latter, watch a new video (NSFW) from DJ.

What do Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Paul Ryan of the Republican Party have in common? The P90X, and absolutely nothing else.

The New York Times connects the dots between “Call Me Maybe” and social media.

Legendary A&R man and producer of Chicago soul, Carl Davis, has died.

Rick Rubin will be moving American Recordings to Universal Republic.

Andrew Bird preps new EP, “Hands of Glory.”

Classical music critic par excellence Donal Henahan has died at age 91.

Pitchfork’s “Radiohead People’s List” is out. Slate runs it through the wringer.

Slash: Wild life conservationist.

Four year old: Greatest piano player in the world.

At the New Yorker, Maria Bustillos explains how Lester Bangs taught her to read.

If you’re like me and you’ve liked 1427 musicians and bands on Facebook, then Hipset may be just what you need.

Mick and the boys are such teases.

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