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Thursday Morning Music News: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes nominations, Roberta Flack covers the Beatles and a pig flies over London

Thursday Morning Music News: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes nominations, Roberta Flack covers the Beatles and a pig flies over London facebook.com/tomwaits
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Bob Dylan is in lukewarm water again over questions of plagiarism -- this time for his paintings.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band are contemplating music after Clarence.

Guns N’ Roses, the Cure, Eric B. and Rakim, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are all part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees for 2011.

NPR is streaming new releases by Ryan Adams, Zola Jesus, Wilco and DJ Shadow.

Hear "Metals," the new album by Feist.

Roberta Flack returns with an album of Beatles covers.

Hear "Back in the Crowd," another song from the forthcoming Tom Waits album.

James Brown may get the bio pic, tribute album and museum he deserves.

Roger Waters joins Foo Fighters on Fallon. Watch.

Jesse Winchester's fight against cancer takes a turn for the better.

RIP Johnny Wright, husband to Kitty Wells, and country pioneer.

The KDHX Blog, Dr. Jeff of the Big Bang! and Rob Levy of Juxtaposition are all winners in the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011. And 88.1 KDHX won the Reader's Choice for Best Radio Station.

Robert Whitaker, the photographer who shot the notorious "Butcher" album cover for the Beatles, has died. Facebook and Spotify: A match made to annoy a lot of people.

A pig flies over London. That can only mean the Pink Floyd remasters are ready.

Billboard takes a look back at 31 chart milestones for R.E.M.'s 31-year career.

Norah Jones side project, the Little Willies, readies album of country songs.

Paste tallies 25 one-hit wonders from the '90s.

Berkeley indie Absolutely Kosher closes up shop.

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