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Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:18

Thursday Morning Music News: Record Store Day preps for Black Friday, Loretta Lynn recovers and Leonard Cohen comes up with 'Old Ideas'

Thursday Morning Music News: Record Store Day preps for Black Friday, Loretta Lynn recovers and Leonard Cohen comes up with 'Old Ideas' facebook.com/thedecemberists
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Extreme alcohol poisoning took the life of Amy Winehouse.

It's been seven years since Leonard Cohen released an album of new material. "Old Ideas" ensures it won't be eight.

Watch the trailer for the Andrew Bird documentary.

Clear Channel goes on a layoff binge.

Is the 1% really that into the Stone Roses? Only eBay knows: Tickets for the band's reunion have crossed the million pound rubicon.

In other reunion news: The Scud Mountain Boys are playing together again after 14 years.

Consequence of Sound gathers up some excellent footage from the Bridge School Benefits, in honor of the charity's 25th anniversary.

NPR asks a question it's well-positioned to answer: Has indie rock become adult contemporary?

A bunch of St. Louis bands are doing a Guided Boy Voices tribute.

Loretta Lynn has been released from a hospital in Kentucky after a pretty scary case of pneumonia.

Ryan Wasoba at RFT Music counts down the six best drum fills.

Get the scoop on Record Story Day Black Friday releases.

Rolling Stone shares a spooky, new Decemberists track.

Ted Leo joins cover punks TV Casualty for an EP of Misfits songs.

Johnny Depp jams with Billy Gibbons and Bill Carter in Austin.

Prefix shares a previously unreleased track from the forthcoming "Some Girls" reissue.

It's a battle of the hair bands as former members of Kid Rocker sue Poison for ripping them off.

PopMatters scores an interview with legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette.

Spin streams the new Christmas album by Scott Weiland.

Country boy (really) Lionel Richie says hello to twang with forthcoming album of duets.

Barry Feinstein, one of rock music's most brilliant photographers, has passed away.

Nada Surf will kick off 2012 with a new album.

Hear two songs from the forthcoming Mazzy Star album.

Nostalgia for the '90s knows no bounds: The Lemonheads have expanded their US tour, with a date in St. Louis on January 28. They'll be playing all of "It's a Shame About Ray."

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