THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE ROLLING STONES! The film that must not be named is online, in glorious Super 8. You may have to hit the pause/play button more than once to jog it into action. Content warning, of course. BONUS: Keith Richards, Lord of the Undead, talks to Spinner about the band's future, jamming with Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, his memories of recording 'Some Girls,' his well-publicized heroin addiction, his 1977 arrest in Toronto for drug trafficking, the inspiration for 'Beast of Burden' and his award-winning memoir.
WHITE DENIM performed live at WXPN in Philadelphia; you can stream the gig on demand.
FRUIT BATS stopped by Oregon Public Broadcasting for a chat and mini-set.
BLACK BOX REVELATION dropped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
TELEKINESIS did an Epitonic saki Session.
SMASHING PUMPKINS: Hear demo versions of songs appearing as bonus tracks on the upcoming reissues of Gish and Siamese Dream.
JOAN JETT joins FOO FIGHTERS on her "Bad Reputation."
THE REPLACEMENTS: Gorman Bechard talks to the Village Voice about his documentary, Color Me Obsessed. Tommy Stinson talks to Punknews about his new album, his charitable endeavors, and, of course, The 'Mats and G N'R.
R.E.M. Stipe and Mills talk to All Things Considered about the breakup. Stipe plays Password with the Muppets on Fallon.
JOHN WESLEY HARDING talks to PopMatters about a variety of topics, including his collaboration with the Decemberists, his recording process, rock journalism, and his beloved Arsenal.
BRADFORD COX: The outspoken Deerhunter frontman and reluctant indie idol talks to Pitchfork about radical honesty, his thorny relationship with chillwave, self-loathing, and his excellent new Atlas Sound album, Parallax.
NEIL YOUNG's Top 10 Greatest Guitar Tracks, according to Gibson.
33.3.2: An exhibition reimagining album cover art art.
SLEEVAGE: A blog devoted to album and sleeve art.
CUTOUT BIN: From Mason Williams to the Go-Gos, from Ray Charles to guided by Voices, from the Byrds to That Petrol Emotion, plus Robert Palmer, Small Faces, the Decemberists, the Who -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW PLAYING: This weekend's wide releases are: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Pt. 1), opening on a massive 4000+ screens and scoring 29 percent on the ol' Tomatometer (as if it matters); and Happy Feet Two, which is scoring 37 percent.
SPARKLY VAMPIRES on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
DEMI MOORE is divorcing ASHTON KUTCHER, she tells the AP.
JUSTIN BIEBER's alleged baby mama sent a text Wednesday to a friend, begging him to erase an incriminating text in which her mom says someone other than Justin Bieber is the baby daddy, and then promising to give him a cut of the action when she scores a payday.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI denies having an affair with Scott Disick, who has been in a committed relationship with Kourtney Kardashian since 2007. And she's mad at Disick and the Kardashians for not issuing a denial.
OLIVIA WILDE defends Kim Kardashian.
BETTY WHITE will get a 90th birthday party on NBC.
NATALIE WOOD: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reopens the investigation of her death.
WOODY WOODPECKER may be headed to the big screen.
THE MUNSTERS may be headed back to TV.
TERROR in SCOTLAND: Prosecutors said Nasserdine Menni was telephoned by Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab the day of the bombing. Menni is accused of helping finance the 2010 attack.
OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS may require women to cover... their eyes.
YEMEN: Pres. Saleh claims he will step down in 90 days.
IRAN: Major powers closed ranks on Thursday to increase pressure on Iran to address fears about its atomic ambitions, and the UN nuclear chief said it was his duty to "alert the world" about suspected Iranian efforts to develop atom bombs.
IRAQ executed a Tunisian al Qaeda operative who was involved in the 2006 bombing of the Golden mosques in Samarra; one Egyptian and nine Iraqis were also executed for terrorism charges. Muqtada al Sadr said he supports Syrian President Bashir al Assad.
NINJA CAT PARKOUR: Let's go to the video. Because Lalo Schifrin makes it all better.
GAVIN, the world's most sarcastic gorilla.
MAGNETIC COW Finding Causes Research Row.
PET GOAT stolen and served as dinner in Lakeway, TX.
THOUSANDS OF FLESH-EATING PIRANHAS have infested a river beach popular with tourists in western Brazil and have bitten at least 15 unwary swimmers.
AN ELECTRIC BLUE LOBSTER was snapped up by fishmonger Rex Goldsmith at a London market and handed to the Natural History Museum.