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Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:33

Thursday morning music news: The Magnetic Fields hit the road, Jaz Coleman disappears and Bill Doss and Tony Martin pass away

Thursday morning music news: The Magnetic Fields hit the road, Jaz Coleman disappears and Bill Doss and Tony Martin pass away facebook.com/MagneticFields
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BuzzMedia announces layoffs at Spin magazine. Print edition remains in doubt.

Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control has died at the age of 44.

The New York Times looks at the flood of rock memoirs.

Hear two new songs by Conor Oberst's band Desaparecidos.

My money is on the Tom Waits cruise.

Stephen Colbert's money is on the aircraft carrier.

Oliver Wang profiles Fat Boys for NPR.

Advice to young writers: If you've got a sweet gig at The New Yorker don't start fabricating Bob Dylan quotes.

Mr. Dylan actually, really talks with Rolling Stone about "Tempest."

Crooner Tony Martin has passed away.

Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and Greg O’Keeffe share a single from forthcoming album "Bunny Hate Wolf." Listen.

A Tenacious D concert in Las Vegas ends in a brawl and a stabbing.

Deerhoof returns with a new album "Breakup Song" on September 3. Listen to the new track, "The Trouble With Candylands."

The Avett Brothers share track listing and cover art for "The Carpenter."

The Magnetic Fields launch a fall tour, with a stop in St. Louis at the Sheldon Concert Hall on November 14.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is about as scary as it sounds.

And here's a rather scary infographic on what it takes for a musician to make minimum wage.

At Helsinki's Olympic Stadium, Bruce Springsteen breaks the four-hour set mark.

Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke is missing.

Julia Childs meets Guns N' Roses.

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