Thursday morning music news: Scott Weiland looks for work, Michael Nesmith looks down the road and Van Cliburn, Cleotha Staples and Magic Slim pass on

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The incomparable Van Cliburn has died at age 78.

Don’t mess with Pope Emeritus.

Google isn’t just sitting around while Spotify takes over the known musicverse.

The saga of Pussy Riot continues, with a few signs of reprieve.

Richard Street of the Temptations has died at the age of 70.

Nine Inch Nails map out reunion tour plans.

Not to be outdone, Michael Nesmith plans to hit the road for the first time in over 20 years.

$350K will buy you the house where “Born to Run” was written.

The Guardian UK pays homage to the late, very great Cleotha Staples.

What was Leonard Cohen doing in 1986? Making a cameo on “Miami Vice” for starters.

By the numbers alone, the recording industry is doing all right.

Leave it to the Coen Brothers to bring Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake together.

What do you get when you combine Aimee Mann and Ted Leo? #BOTH.

The Stone Temple Pilots have canned Scott Weiland. Mr. Weiland begs to differ.

Stereogum shares the first single from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s new album.

NPR’s First Listen hits the mother lode with previews of new albums by Youth Lagoon, Josh Ritter, Bajofondo and James Marshall Hendrix.

The “nice life” of David Bowie continues with 1) a new single and 2) smooches and cuddles from Tilda Swinton. Watch.

Big Brother has nothing on the Copyright Alert System.

Blues legend Magic Slim has died at the age of 75.

Iggy Pop picks a fight with Billy Corgan.

This is why I love Flavorwire.

And this is why I love the BBC.

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