THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE YARDBIRDS! Live circa 1967, featuring someone the announcer calls "Timmy Page." Your setlist inlcudes "Shapes of Things," "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago," "Over Under Sideways Down," and "I'm a Man."
BEST COAST play a bouncing set drenched in jangling guitars and hooky melodies live from the KEXP studio.
REGINA SPEKTOR stopped by WNYC Soundcheck with her new material.
BAD VEINS squeeze a huge sound out of a small setup for KEXP.
THE BEACH BOYS stream five songs from That's Why God Made the Radio.
DAVID BOWIE is streaming the remastered Ziggy Stardust.
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE: Live in Birmingham, England, June 2, 1987.
FRIENDS go "Home" ahead of Manifest!
BEACHWOOD SPARKS return with "Sparks Fly Again."
LOS CAMPESINOS! "Tiptoe Through The True Bits" in an outtake fro Hello Sadness.
BECK's new single is streaming at Third Man Records.
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: "Holiday Road."
JON PRATT, Pate's frontman and a "former punk rocker with a soul patch" is busy redefining the kilogram. (via Friend of Pate and fmr KUSR DJ Terry Nielsen. Thanks!)
JAPANDROIDS talk to Pitchfork about rock'n'roll myths, the tenuous balance of being a two-man band, and the difference between Jack White and the Replacements.
PAUL McCARTNEY talks to Drowned in Sound about the RAM reissue, "wooly" years, songwriting and more.
18 ANTI-BEATLES SONGS, compiled by The A.V. Club.
CUTOUT BIN: From John Travolta to Jimi Hendrix, from Little Richard to the Soft Boys, from the B-52s to Gladys Knight & the Pips, plus Cheap Trick, Glen Campbell, Fairport Convention, Rush and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: Snow White and the Huntsman is this weekend's wide release, scoring 50 percent on the ol' Tomatometer. For Greater Glory opens near-wide on 700 screens, scoring 18 percent.
JESSICA SIMPSON will be shedding baby weight with a four million dollar sponsorship.
JUSTIN BIEBER: Oslo's mayor has launched an investigation into a near-catastrophic Justin Bieber concert in Norway - after 49 teenage girls were injured.
ZHANG ZIYI vehemently denies allegations she had been paid to have sex with a disgraced politician.
ASHTON KUTCHER & DEMI MOORE are not reuniting, sources tell People.
MARY-KATE OLSEN has found amour again with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's younger brother, Olivier.
GEORGE LUCAS confirmed plans to retire from mainstream film-making in favour of "hobby" movies.
IRAN's enrichment of uranium to 20 percent "is our right" and "is not a step towards a bomb," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview. Meanwhile, a US security institute has published satellite images which it said increased concerns that Iran was trying to "destroy evidence" of suspected past research relevant for developing a nuclear weapons capability, hours after diplomats said the UN atomic watchdog showed what appeared to be similar imagery at a closed-door briefing in Vienna.
PAKISTAN: The United States has sent a handful of military trainers back into Pakistan in a sign the two nations may be able to achieve some low-level cooperation against militants despite a string of confrontations that have left Washington's relations with Islamabad in crisis.
IRAQ moves closer to normality as responsibility for security in Baghdad is handed over from the Iraqi Army to the police.
PUG vs DUCK: Who you got?
A SHARP-DRESSED PIG ran loose on a highway just outside of Pittsburgh. They all go crazy.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A baby bird with two heads and three beaks.
PUNTUNG, a Sumatran rhinoceros missing a foot and a working uterus, undergoes "assisted reproduction" to try to save the species. Wang dang.