Thursday morning music news: Beck and Glass remix, Rodriguez returns and Nick Curran passes on

Nick Curran. Photo courtesy of flickr.com/photos/denaflows/5375763394

Album sales are down for 2012 but don’t blame vinyl.

Bring on the New Order rarities already.

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile has a new side project, Ducktails. Consequence of Sound has the scoop.

Philip Glass and Beck dish on the latter remixing the former. Listen to the album at NPR.

Vibe is gathering up the “8 Mile” cast.

You probably own an LP or two. Thank Howard H. Scott; the visionary passed away this week at the age of 92.

The Black Keys and RZA are back at it again. Listen to the new track “The Baddest Man Alive.”

Very sad news: True-blue rock ‘n’ roller Nick Curran has succumbed to cancer at the age of 35.

Billboard lays out the new science behind its genre charts.

Pitchfork shares Daft Punk’s 15-minute mix for the Saint Laurent Fashion Show.

John Lennon could write a mean song; he could write a meaner letter.

The New Yorker profiles Beth Orton.

Watch Arcade Fire play a new song in New York.

Rolling Stone chats with Paul Westerberg about that whole Replacements reunion deal.

To sum up Spotify’s financials in one word: Eeek.

The always entertaining Flavorwire counts down 10 great female electronic music artists.

Paste picks its top 10 James Bond themes.

Jack White covers an R&B classic, “I’m Shakin’,” and pretty much kills it in this new video.

The enigmatic and brilliant Rodriguez will be getting his “60 Minutes” of fame.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor dudes have a lot of downtime.

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