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  • UK producer Mark Ronson is the first to officially remix Bob Dylan; check out a clip on his MySpace page.

  • Led Zeppelin will finally allow their music to be (legally) downloaded. Your move, Radiohead.

  • The Guardian gives us a brief history of Shoegaze, in which Creation Records founder Alan McGee calls My Bloody Valentine a “joke”.

  • A fascinating look at Michel Gondry’s slightly, erm, obsessive process creating the mind-blowing video for the Chemical Brothers 2002 single “Star Guitar.” Watch ’til the end to see the prototype video made with oranges and shoes and stuff.
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