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Thursday morning music news: Paul Westerberg opines, Daft Punk climbs and Michael Douglas shines

Thursday morning music news: Paul Westerberg opines, Daft Punk climbs and Michael Douglas shines facebook.com/daftpunk
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Marshall Lytle, bassist for Bill Haley and the Comets, has died at the age of 79.

OK, so this is weird: A Boards of Canada listening party in the desert.

Get to know Guided By Voices super-fan (and White House press secretary) Jay Carney.

On the seventh day of her prison hunger strike, Maria Alekhina of Pussy Riot has been hospitalized.

Paul Westerberg writes (brilliantly) about songwriting at the New York Times.

This week (and next) KDHX is running interviews with many of the artists appearing at Twangfest 17. The first round spotlights Todd Snider, Stickley & Canan and Scarlet Tanager.

Eight million likes on Facebook is child's play: The juggernaut known as Daft Punk appears to be unstoppable.

Who knew the Kate Bush fan club was so large and so daft?

Download a new EP (free) from David Byrne and St. Vincent.

Elvis Costello meets the Roots in an album due out September 17.

Kimberly Bright tells the story of Wendy O. Williams.

This week's music hoax news is owned by Psy-impersonating dude at Cannes.

Consequence of Sound ranks 13 obscure film and TV cameos by musicians.

NPR's First Listen is streaming new releases from Camera Obscura, Jon Hopkins, Eleanor Friedberger, Tricky and Laura Marling.

Adam Levine does his very own walk-back of shame.

KDHX's Magnolia Avenue Studios have been hopping. Listen to new sessions with Pokey LaFarge, Shannon McNally and Jay Farrar.

Apparently Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville" generates the kind of cash usually reserved for PowerBall or pyramid schemes.

A mosh pit breaks out at the Jeff Hanneman memorial. Watch.

The powerful story of Patsy Cline and her hometown of Winchester, Va.

Numero Group plans to release the full catalog of great post-punk band Unwound.

Michael Douglas really is the voice of Liberace.

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