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Thursday morning music news: Prince pounds Fallon, Ramone recovers, Iggy ignites and Alvin Lee passes on

Thursday morning music news: Prince pounds Fallon, Ramone recovers, Iggy ignites and Alvin Lee passes on facebook.com/theholdsteady
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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After has died at the age of 68.

This ain't your nephew's Grand Theft Auto: Snoop Dogg to star in a "rhythm-action, beat-matching combat experience," aka a video game.

Yeah, SXSW Music is pretty freaking huge. Interactive is burgeoning as well.

From a mashup galaxy far, far away: "School House Rock" meets "Star Wars."

Prince kills/destroys/annihilates (come up with your own verb) Fallon. Watch.

The story of Richard Hell and one very special book.

Washington University in St. Louis frat boys make really bad use of their time -- and some rap lyrics.

Producer Phil Ramone has suffered an aortic aneurysm; he appears to be recovering well.

Fail of the week: Clueless wannabe mob guys try to sell $2 million Stradivarius for $150.

The forthcoming Cowsills documentary sounds amazing.

This will happen: The Hold Steady to contribute to "Game of Thrones" soundtrack.

The Quietus shares a stunning video of Fela Kuti live in Paris in 1984.

Moby auditions for the Postal Service. Watch.

The legendary Stompin' Tom Connors as died at age 77.

Word on the street is that Beats by Dre and Apple have hooked up.

Listen to a new track by M83 from the sci-fi flick "Oblivion."

Wu Tang Clan readies new album. Line of Best Fit has the scoop.

Dangerous Minds shares some gorgeous psychedelia from Thailand.

Behold: The science behind your crap-sounding MP3s.

Taylor to Amy and Tina: Burn in hell, bitches!

Noel Gallagher offers further evidence (yeah, I know) that rock/country/hip-hop/whatever stars should stop talking.

Iggy and the Stooges burn. Listen.

The Guardian UK chats with the peerless Emmylou Harris.

Robots play Ramones. Watch.

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