Thursday morning music news: Billboard dives into the data, Jimi Hendrix gets the ‘Earth Blues’ and Mindy McCready and Kevin Ayers pass on

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Kevin Ayers, founder of Soft Machine, has died at the age of 69.

The redoubtable Resident Advisor takes a good hard look at industrial techno.

Billboard gives YouTube its blessing.

The new Atoms for Peace website has the most annoying design ever, but at least it’s streaming the new album.

Rolling Stone talks with Adam Ant about his struggles with bi-polar disorder.

Are we about to get another new David Bowie single?

Mindy McCready has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Attention twee bands: You and your ukes have some competition.

Nick Cave talks about his new album “Push the Sky Away,” which, like all his releases, has not “gone down the toilet.”

For Record Store Day, Stephen Malkmus opens up a can of Can covers.

Listen to a previously unreleased Jim Hendrix song, “Earth Blues.”

Mosh-pit physics could save us all.

The Bonnaroo lineup is out.

Ditto for the SXSW music showcase schedule.

The KDHX and Twangfest Day Parties at SXSW 2013 now have a complete lineup, and it’s pretty darn great.

Sophia Bush stars in the new Passion Pit video. Watch.

Early Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan has died at the age of 72.

This really has been a sad week for the passing of musicians. Songwriter and producer Shadow Morton has died at the age of 71.

Everything you need (or dread) to know about the “Harlem Shake.”

One Direction has penetrated pretty much all corners of the teen-pop universe. Cavities are next.

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