Thursday morning music news: Peter Buck flies solo, Adele skyfalls, Smiths reunion crashes and R. B. Greaves and Andy Williams pass on

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Peter Buck said he would never make a solo album. He was wrong.

Foo Fighters surrender.

RIP Andy Williams.

The KDHX studios have been cooking, with new live sessions from Nick Waterhouse, Robert Cray, Eleni Mandell, Glen Hansard and more.

Listen to Adele’s “Skyfall” theme.

Neil Young still thinks MP3s suck.

Spin does Numero Group absolutely (and massively) right.

Kids these days.

The Quietus gets a scoop from Barry Hoskyns’ forthcoming oral history of Led Zeppelin.

A.C. Newman chats with Exclaim! about his new solo album.

NPR is streaming new releases by Tame Impala and Freelance Whales.

R. B. Greaves, the voice and writer behind “Take a Letter, Maria,” had died at the age of 68.

Some bands really, really shouldn’t have gotten back together.

Smiths reunion: Yes! No.

The BBC gives Spotify a run for its streaming music.

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle chats with Stereogum about “Transcendental Youth.”

Hey bands driving across Texas: Take that detour around Sierra Blanca.

There will be a Go-Go’s musical and Gwyneth Paltrow will be the producer.

Noisey’s one-man black metal documentary is NSFW and NSFFA (not safe for freaking anything).

Speaking of NSFW videos, Mitt Romney Gangnam Style is totally juvenile — and awesome.

Justin Beiber and Madonna are pretty big, sure, but not Mumford & Sons big.

PopMatters considers the feminism of Tori Amos.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, does tour riders like Iggy and the Stooges.

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