Thursday morning music news: The AMA gets a makeover, Big Boi and André 3000 get together and the Flaming Lips get ‘Zaireeka’ back on the vinyl racks

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Congrats to the Beatles for reaching another milestone: public domain status in Europe.

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re the head honcho of a multi-national media empire, and said empire is bleeding cash to the tune of $190 million a year. Turns out, you’re laughing all the way to the bank.

The lines at Record Store Day just got longer.

Bad Religion hits the road — with a date at Pop’s in Sauget, Ill. on April 6 — and streams its forthcoming album, “True North.”

The Guardian scores a sit-down with Stevie Nicks.

The Americana Music Association gets a new mission statement.

John Wilkinson, guitarist for Elvis Presley and Springfield, Mo. resident, has died at the age of 67.

Download the new Big Boi and André 3000 reunion remix.

The soul-crushingly sad last night of Amy Winehouse.

Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks — hipsterfied.

Chairman Mao — hipsterfied.

The fake Dan Bejar Twitter is probably better than a real one.

RIP Kent Abbott, guitarist for Grade and Somehow Hollow.

If there’s anyone left who cares, U2 has a new album coming out.

Martin Douglas tells what it’s like to be the only black guy at an indie rock show.

Meet Maura Johnston, the app.

Nobody does a list like the Dean.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back — and apparently have lost all leave of their graphic-design senses.

Joe Strummer gets a plaza in Spain.

Sammy Johns, of the one-hit-wonder smash “Chevy Van,” has died at the age of 66.

Here’s a new music biz model that works: Bandcamp’s “For Fans” network.

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to shut down Guantanamo.

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