Thursday morning music news: Big Boi gets Grinchy, Mac Lethal gets angry and Willie Ackerman passes on

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KDHX kicks of its year-end roundups with big lists of top spins, DJ top 10 albums, songs of the year and more.

The Magnolia Avenue Studios have been jumping, with new sessions from Cory Chisel, Middle Class Fashion and Ellis Paul streaming now.

The second volume of KDHXmas, a furiously festive compilation of St. Louis (and beyond) artists doing original and classic holiday tunes, is out.

Big Boi reading “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? Yes. Watch.

If reports are to be believed, Charles Mingus made the greatest eggnog ever.

Don’t get your hopes up for a Nirvana reunion any time soon.

Norton Records’ warehouse was hit hard by superstorm Sandy. Yo La Tengo to the rescue.

After the tragedy at Newtown, Conn., U.S. radio isn’t so keen on Ke$ha’s “Die Young.”

Interwebs sensation Mac Lethal cuts an excellent takedown of the Westboro Baptist Church. Watch.

Billboard looks back at a “tumultuous year” in the music biz.

Frank Ocean’s deadbeat dad is shaking him down for $1 million.

One of the finest drummers in Nashville, Willie Ackerman, has died at the age of 73.

Get a sneak preview of the forthcoming Flaming Lips concert film. Trailer very much NSFW.

One of the greatest rock collections ever, “Nuggets,” has turned 40. Lenny Kaye looks back on his handiwork.

The dance music experts at Resident Advisor weigh in with their 50 favorite tracks of the year.

The world doesn’t need another zombie TV show, but if it must have one, it should have a soundtrack by Mogwai.

Michael Hall tells the epic story of “Trigger,” the legendary guitar of Willie Nelson.

The LA Times shares a playlist for the end of the world.

Just who is PSY and how did he come to be the king of the pop world? The Stool Pigeon knows.

The New York Times profiles the great Eddie Palmieri.

This is not an Onion headline: Man arrested for stealing a Miley Cyrus sex doll.

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