Thursday morning music news: WFMU returns to the air, Dave Grohl returns to the skins and Elliott Carter and Mitch Lucker pass on

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Avant-garde composer Elliott Carter has died at the age of 103.

How did Sandy impact the New York music scene? The Daily Swarm counts the ways and Billboard runs the numbers.

Sandy knocked WFMU in New York off the air. The indie radio station is back but still in dire straits.

Mariah Carey brings it on home for President Barack Obama.

Nelly turns 38 and shares “Scorpio Season,” a new mixtape.

The mind boggles at the possible puns so we’ll just quote Billboard: “Civil Wars Cancel Tour, Cite ‘Internal Discord, Irreconcilable Differences’”

Celebrate 25 years of Acid Jazz at the Guardian.

No Doubt comes to its senses and ditches the “Looking Hot” video.

RIP Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence. Learn about the memorial fund for his daughter Kenadee.

NPR pays tribute to Meshell Ndegeocello’s new and excellent tribute to Nina Simone.

What would a single-album, hybrid, mashup of the entire Fugazi catalogue sound like? Disquiet finds out.

Sigur Rós has a homecoming and treats Iceland to a new song. Watch.

Flavorwire shares 25 photos of rock stars just hanging out and stuff.

Be a fly on the wall at the Patti Smith and Neil Young powwow.

Here’s hoping Frightened Rabbit’s new album won’t be as dull as its title, “Pedestrian Verse.”

The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock contributes new music to “Off the Rails” at the New York Times.

When Dave Grohl retired Foo Fighters, who would have guessed he’d be back with Queens of the Stone Age?

Thinking about a trip to Berlin to hit the clubs? Think again.

Behold: M.I.A. “The Book.”

Skeleton Vampire Weekend performs a new song on Kimmel.

Who knew the 1% were so damn into Radiohead?

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