Thursday morning music news: CMJ gets going, David Byrne and St. Vincent get ready and Garth Brooks gets into the Hall of Fame
Discover the Rolling Stones circa 1965 in the American South. Beautiful.
“Doom and Gloom,” the first new Stones song in seven years, is pretty great.
Queen guitarist Brian May says 2014 will be the year of the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Rick Rubin and Black Sabbath get busy.
Mashable takes on the history of the MP3, bit by bit.
RIP Raylene Rankin of the great Canadian Irish folk group the Rankin Family.
The New York Times places bets on six bands at CMJ Music Marathon.
Billboard looks at the serious side of CMJ.
Why the current Ray Charles copyright litigation matters.
Take a peek behind the Four Tet sample curtain.
guns and money. Nelly gets busted in Texas.
Just how much money did Adele make for indie label XL? Get your pound to dollar calculator ready.
Garth Brooks is heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Barry Mazor explains why.
The venerable Austin City Limits welcomes Bon Iver. Watch.
Johnny Depp gets into publishing — and into Dylan and Guthrie.
Pylon gets a nod in the New York Times.
Not exactly breaking news, but Bettye LaVette could care less what you think.
Resident Advisor gets the scoop on the forthcoming Crystal Castles album.
Neil Young releases a new video for “Twisted Road.” Watch.
Conan, Sedaris, M. Ward, Me and My Shadow.
Watch David Byrne and St. Vincent rehearse for their upcoming tour.
Two Pussy Riot members remain imprisoned. Get a chilling glimpse of life inside the gulag.
Who knew deconstructing polyrhythms could be so easy?
Who knew psychoanalyzing lame band names could be so fun?
Hear a new Sonic Youth track, recorded live in Chicago circa 1985.
Swans are scary. Proof.