Thursday morning music news: The Black Keys get down, FYF Fest wraps up and Joe South and Hal David pass on

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The versatile Joe South, one of the greatest of the American music greats, has died at the age of 72.

Bob Dylan is still a pretty good lyricist.

NPR is streaming the new album by David Byrne and St. Vincent.

The Guardian rounds up the best music books of the fall.

RIP pop lyricist par excellence Hal David.

Still unconfirmed at deadline, but LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy might be producing the next Arcade Fire album.

If you’re the Rolling Stones, and you have to cobble together another greatest hits comp, you might as well make the cover the most ridiculous thing ever.

Runner-up: Chris Christie and Jimmy Fallon’s duet on “Thunder Road.”

Neon Indian hangs out with Anthony Bourdain.

Flavorwire shares Alice Cooper’s James Bond theme, rejected in 1974.

The New York Times unpacks the hip hop-strip club nexus in Atlanta.

Online music delivery is the future and the future is a colossal mess.

Beth Orton Instagrams herself.

Over at the A.V. Club, Corin Tucker talks about her first show.

The peerless Ian Cohen takes on FYF Fest.

I don’t own an iPhone, smartphone, whatever, but if I did, this would be my first app.

Writer Geeta Dayal traces the influence of krautrock innovator Conny Plank.

Read Jon Savage’s stone-cold classic interview with Kraftwerk, circa 1991.

If you’re reading this in Russia, don’t expect to see Pulp or the Black Keys any time soon.

The latter, however, still looks and sounds right at home in a dive bar.

Coldplay, Jay-Z and Rihanna close out the Paralympics Closing Ceremony in London.

The Killers need something, anything, anyone but…Werner Herzog?

Frank Turner Political Science 101 Fail.

Fear not GOP, there are still plenty of Hank Jr. and Kid Rock songs left.

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