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Today’s Music News: Pink Floyd release new album art, and it’s very Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd have confirmed details and cover art for their new album: The Endless River will be released on Nov. 10. It will be a four-sided instrumental album built on tracks recorded with keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008. The current incarnation of Floyd, led by guitarist David Gilmour, does not include founding vocalist/bassist/mastermind Roger Waters. (Rolling Stone)

According to TechCrunch, Apple plans to retire Beats Music, the streaming service it recently purchased. Why, then, did Apple buy the service? “Shutting down Beats Music,” per TechCrunch, “meshes with reports that the Beats acquisition was mostly about getting Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s talent on board, and picking up the headphone business, not about streaming music.”

Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross have announced a track list and release date (Sept. 30 for digital, later for vinyl) for their Gone Girl soundtrack. (Consequence of Sound)

In other soundtrack/naming news, Lorde‘s new Hunger Games song will be titled “Yellow Flickr Beat.” Released on Sept. 29, it will be the New Zealand singer-songwriter’s first new music since her breakout debut album Pure Heroine. (Consequence of Sound)

What’s on this white vinylThom Yorke? No one knows, but everyone seems to care deeply. (Billboard)

The Replacements are “likely” going to record a new album, they’ve told Rolling Stone. (Local Current)

Jeremy Messersmith was playing cemeteries before playing cemeteries was cool, but playing cemeteries is now most definitely cool. Among the artists who have played at Hollywood Forever Cemetery—resting place of Rudolph Valentino, Cecil B. DeMille, John Huston, and many other famous film icons—are Spoon and David Bazan. Now Lana Del Rey has booked a pair of shows among the deceased. (Stereogum)