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Thursday morning music news: Ting Tings tour, Bonnie Raitt comes back and Coldplay, Jay-Z and Kanye cash in

Thursday morning music news: Ting Tings tour, Bonnie Raitt comes back and Coldplay, Jay-Z and Kanye cash in facebook.com/thetingtings
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Thin Lizzy fans get the best present ever: 700 unreleased songs.

World music star Youssou N'Dour is running for president of Senegal.

Coldplay can retire now. Really. Ditto for Jay-Z and Kanye.

You've got your iPod, ear buds and messenger bag. Good to go. Then this dude shows up.

Reunited: Peter Frampton and his 1954 Les Paul guitar.

Black Joe Lewis, Rich Robinson, Trey Songz, Ruthie Foster and Barry Manilow lead the week in concert announcements for St. Louis.

Guided By Voices perform "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" on Letterman. Watch.

The Record explains what's up at Sub Pop.

Complex Music counts down the top 25 biggest hip-hop fails of the year.

The Ting Tings are going to tour this year.

Hear a new song by John K. Samson of the Weakerthans.

Robert Dickey, the Bobby in James and Bobby Purify, has passed away at the age of 72.

SoundCloud gets a bump -- a $50 million bump.

Jack White drives a hard bargain on American Pickers this Monday night.

Duke Ellington would have made a great CEO.

What was hot in 2011? Sirius XM Radio, for one.

No one buys albums anymore, right? Think again. Soundscan reports that 2011 marked the first positive album-sales year since 2004.

Bonnie Raitt announces first new album in seven years.

Listen to D'Angelo cover Soundgarden.

Download Memoryhouse's cover of the Zombies' "This Will Be Our Year."

NPR looks back at the musicians who passed away in 2011.

Watch an early, as in 1982, set from R.E.M.

RIP Jennifer "Miro" Anderson of SF punk band the Nuns.

Paul McCartney's new record will be called "Kisses on the Bottom."

You want it, you hate it, you want it: The box set on steroids.

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