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Today’s Music News: Carlos Santana is not dead

Carlos Santana performs in Paris in 2010 (ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images

Despite what you may have heard, Carlos Santana “is alive and well,” his representative has confirmed. The only thing the legendary guitarist, 68, has fallen victim to is an Internet hoax that led to widely circulated rumors of his death. (Billboard)

After 13 years, Moog Music is ceasing production of its Minimoog Voyager synth—just 600 more will ship from the factory. Trent Reznor pays tribute to the Minimoog Voyager in a video scored (on a Minimoog Voyager, of course), by the Haxan Cloak. (Pitchfork)

In the final installment of their instructional video series, the Dead Weather share guitar techniques courtesy of Dean Fertita. (Rolling Stone)

Guess who’s headlining the Tidal X: 1020 charity concert next month in Brooklyn? You guessed it, Jay Z and Beyoncé—along with PrinceUsher, and Nicki Minaj. Proceeds from the sales of tickets ($74-$244) will be distributed among various nonprofits. (Rolling Stone)

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons has criticized Pope Francis for meeting with Kim Davis during the Pontiff’s recent U.S. visit. “Apparently Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America,” wrote Antony on Facebook after the Vatican refused to either confirm or deny the meeting. “How shameful and pathetic of him.” It was later confirmed that the Pope did in fact meet with Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who made national headlines when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Tony Primo and Nixxie, a duo who contributed the song “The Hardest Thing” to the soundtrack for the film Partisan, have been revealed to in fact be Robyn and Metronomy‘s Joseph Mount. (Billboard)

The Velvet Underground will release a four-disc set of recordings from their 18-show 1969 residency at two San Francisco venues: the Family Dog and the Matrix. The Complete Matrix Tapes will be released on Nov. 20. (Pitchfork)

Lana Del Rey released a surreal video for her song “Music to Watch Boys To.” (Rolling Stone)

On Tuesday night in St. Louis, Taylor Swift was joined by perhaps the Gateway City’s most famous musical export since Chuck BerryNelly hopped onstage (with Haim, no less) to lead a performance of “Hot in Herre.” (Billboard)

On The Tonight Show, the Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” was covered by Black Simon and Garfunkel…and Garfunkel. (Rolling Stone)