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Thursday, 24 November 2011 10:32

Thursday Morning Music News: Fallon grounds Questlove, Springsteen preps tour and Paul Motian, Joe Gracey and Moogy Klingman pass away

Thursday Morning Music News: Fallon grounds Questlove, Springsteen preps tour and Paul Motian, Joe Gracey and Moogy Klingman pass away facebook.com/reginaspektor
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RIP influential jazz drummer Paul Motian.

Whatever word is more epic than "epic," that's the word for Amnesty International's four CD "Chimes of Freedom" tribute to Bob Dylan.

This week on Fallon, the Roots brought Michele Bachmann on with a cover of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." Maybe not the greatest move after all.

NASA gives the OK to avant-garde artist Hubble to go nuts with the cosmos.

Slate gives a history lesson on the drum machine.

Universal Music Group is taking on Grooveshark.

Austin music great, Joe Gracey, has passed away at the age of 61.

It's Thanksgiving, so naturally Jim DeRogatis brings the hate.

Elvis Costello wants you to boycott his new box set. Wonder how Calexico feels about theirs.

Pitchfork pulls together videos of Ryan Adams, Britt Daniel and Dave Grohl paying tribute to Bob Mould -- with Mr. Mould himself.

Are you a non-profit film maker? If so, Moby has something nice for you.

The Onion AV Club composes a buyer's guide to Record Store Day Black Friday.

I'm probably one of the few people who loves this, but: Music Critics as Kittens.

"What We Saw From the Cheap Seats" is the title of the forthcoming album from Regina Spektor.

Rolling Stone polled a bunch of guitarists and came up with a list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists ever.

RIP Moogy Klingman, co-found of Utopia.

Bruce and the E Street Band announce tour and new album for 2012.

Cameron Crowe made a mixtape for Matt Damon. Listen.

Hear a new song by Leonard Cohen.

Jon Wurster of Superchunk picks his top seven music documentaries.

Motherboard tracks down some classic album covers on Google Street View.

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