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Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:20

Thursday morning music news: Black Sabbath hits No. 1, Andrew W.K. hits the skins and Chet Flippo, Darondo and Johnny Smith pass on

Thursday morning music news: Black Sabbath hits No. 1, Andrew W.K. hits the skins and Chet Flippo, Darondo and Johnny Smith pass on mumfordandsons.com
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Beyond important music critic and historian Chet Flippo has died at the age of 69.

It only took four decades but Black Sabbath has its first No. 1 album.

Pianist Davide Martello performs for 14 hours in turbulent Istanbul, so the police confiscate his piano.

Country yodeler par excellence Slim Whitman has passed away.

If this is the future of vinyl, sign me and my iPhone up.

The Postal Service releases a new video for "A Tattered Line of String." Watch.

Rolling Stone lists 10 songs about drugs you didn't know were about drugs.

Inspirational posters take on a whole new meaning courtesy of Vulture and Kanye West.

Mark Kozelek pays tribute to his father at the New York Times.

Who is the most watched artist on YouTube? Bieber? Gaga? Maru the Cat? Nope. Meet 3.784 billion view generator Rihanna.

Really, Interscope? M.I.A. has been M.I.A. because her new record is too "feel good"?

Listen to Maya's new single "Bring the Noize" and decide for yourself.

Darondo, the greatest soul artist you may not have heard, has died at the age of 67.

Resident Advisor polls some favorite DJs on their favorite DJs.

Andrew W.K. threatens to drum for 24 hours straight.

Cee Lo is really sorry about all those f-bombs in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Eminem is back with "Symphony in H." Listen.

Johnny Smith, brilliant guitarist and composer of the surf classic "Walk Don't Run," has died just shy of his 91st birthday.

Open Culture shares a glorious 1977 video of the Ramones in their natural habitat.

Mumford & Sons cancel Bonnaroo but bassist Ted Dwane is healing after a blood clot was discovered on his brain.

What's a Jim James set at Bonnaroo without a Billy Idol and R. Kelly jam?

The LA Weekly waxes anxious about buying vinyl LPs at Urban Outfitters.

If you only watch one music-related video this week, make it this career-spanning interview with Joni Mitchell.

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