In Other News: R.I.P. Abbey Lincoln, Tila Tequila Vs. The Juggalos : The Record Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln passed away this weekend, plus other stories you may have missed.
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In Other News: R.I.P. Abbey Lincoln, Tila Tequila Vs. The Juggalos

-Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday. Patrick Supreme traced her movement from pop singer into the jazz world (and a marriage to drummer Max Roach) in a post here; you can listen to a remembrance of Lincoln by Allison Keyes here.

-Mega-promoters Live Nation and AEG have joined forces for a confusing lawsuit that targets anonymous people who have not yet sold bootleg merchandise on or near concert sites. []

-Time magazine tracks the history of music website Pitchfork along with the splintering of mainstream music and the rise of indie. [Time]

-Meanwhile, indie rock had a lackluster weekend in movie theaters. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera and featuring music from Beck, Nigel Godrich, Broken Social Scene and Metric, finished behind The Expendables and Eat Pray Love at the box office. [Variety]

-Kanye West isn't letting go of his chokehold on the Internet: on Wednesday the rapper leaked a track he had just completed that morning. Then he performed a secret show with a strict dress code in New York on Thursday, and then Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon told Pitchfork on Friday that West had flown him out to Hawaii to contribute vocals to his forthcoming album, which will also contain a sample of the song "Woods" from Bon Iver's Blood Bank EP. [via Nah Right, Sound of the City and Pitchfork, respectively]

-From the department of two things I hoped I'd never have to write about converging into a single terrible story: Internet personality Tila Tequila was forced off stage on Friday at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, after some in the crowd reportedly threw rocks, beer bottles, firecrackers and (ugh, really?) feces at her. Tequila, who was performing live for the first time ever at the festival for fans of the clown-faced horror-rappers Insane Clown Posse, left the stage with cuts on her face. The Village Voice's Camille Dodero was there, and reports on the awful mess. [Sound of the City]

-More music on NPR this weekend: singer Frazey Ford spoke to Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz and performed at Bob Boilen's desk; Raz also got NPR Music's Tom Huizenga to share his picks for new classical CDs, and Dave Matthews talked to Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about making his band's most recent album in memory of late saxophonist LeRoi Moore.