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Thursday Morning Music News: Gillian Welch announces new album and tour, Amy Winehouse heads back to rehab and Gil Scott-Heron and Big Jack Johnson pass away

Thursday Morning Music News: Gillian Welch announces new album and tour, Amy Winehouse heads back to rehab and Gil Scott-Heron and Big Jack Johnson pass away facebook.com/gillianwelch
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The Harrow & the Harvest, Gillian Welch's first album in eight years, will be released on June 28. Welch and partner David Rawlings will embark on a 70-city tour this summer.

Roger Daltrey's UK tour is not going so well.

Lady Gaga claims her new album isn't worth more than 99 cents. This is not an Onion headline.

Coldplay's new single is called "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall." This is also not an Onion headline.

Who invented the modern album cover? Alex Steinweiss, that's who. The Daily Swarm has a nice feature on the man.

Coachella is expanding to two weekends.

The Riverfront Times 2011 Music Awards showcase takes place this Saturday.

RIP Gil Scott-Heron. He was 62. New York Magazine gives a brief look at his relationship to rap.

Pandora continues to grow and lose money.

Twangfest 15 kicks off June 8.

NPR celebrates Miles Davis' 85th birthday with some very cool, previously unpublished photos.

Apple will reveal iCloud at WWDC on Monday.

Kaiser Chiefs have a new single, "Little Shocks"; watch the video here.

TMZ reports that Amy Winehouse has gone back to, you guessed it, rehab.

Bob Dylan turned 70 last week, so naturally, he got a cameo on Pawn Stars.

MTV discovers Tumblr.

Blues great Big Jack Johnson passed away at the age of 70.

The Avett Brothers covered David Childers' "The Prettiest Thing" for Memorial Day.

The Onion AV Club checks in with Memphis' Ardent Studios.

NPR consults with some Detroit heavyweights to come up with a list of 10 essential Detroit techno tracks.

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