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Thursday morning music news: Giorgio Moroder gets a DJ gig, Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys get together for Boston and Ray Manzarek and Trevor Bolder pass on

Thursday morning music news: Giorgio Moroder gets a DJ gig, Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys get together for Boston and Ray Manzarek and Trevor Bolder pass on facebook.com/TheSmithsOfficial
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Radio stations in Oklahoma City are making a difference.

Vampire Weekend debuts at No. 1 on the U.S. album charts.

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina has gone on hunger strike.

In a move reminiscent of "Game of Thrones" or maybe just "The Sopranos," Jann Wenner appoints his 22-year-old son Gus as new Editor-in-Chief.

Consequence of Sound looks at the love affair between New York and the National.

Paste is streaming the new Imaginary Cities album.

Giorgio Moroder kills it at his first DJ gig. Listen.

Why did Wired go to Wee Waa, Australia (population 2,100)? For the Daft Punk release party of course.

The RFT publishes its Music Awards showcase schedule.

Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The most melancholy map in the world is the transit map of the Smiths' discography.

Hypebot weighs the pros and cons of Google Play Music All Access (the name really should be the first con).

Are festivals pricing themselves out of the youth market?

Alt-J really doesn't want you to tape them. Good luck with that.

Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys collaborate on new benefit EP for Boston.

David Bowie and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder has died at the age of 61.

If the Clash boombox box isn't the most excellent thing ever then nothing is.

PopMatters takes a look at the life and music of Lightnin' Hopkins.

Wilco, Richard Thompson and My Morning Jacket join Bob Dylan for the AmericanaRama summer tour.

Boards of Canada debut a new video -- on the wall of a building in Tokyo. Watch.

The Guardian UK looks back on the career of the late Ray Manzarek. Ultimate Classic Rock (who else?) ranks the top 10 Manzarek solos for the Doors.

Juxtapoz pays tribute to the Beastie Boys with a great series of articles.

Spin investigates the music business and the American prison system.

John Darnielle, Mick Jones, Iggy Pop and more on the concerts that inspired them.

Beck shows how that whole "Song Reader" thing is supposed to be played. Watch.

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