AC/DC: The Northwestern lists 10 reasons why they never grow old. And that's without the nine lives mentioned in "Back In Black."
THE BEATLES: All Songs Considered has a one-hour plus feature on the White Album, if the 40th Anniversary special at PopMatters wasn't enough for you. The NPR feature has excerpts of demos and outtakes -- shiny!
APOLLO SUNSHINE does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, one previously unreleaased.
THE QUIETUS has posted a game where you guess album covers performed by mimes.
THE ROSEBUDS: Kelly Crisp talks to Prefix about musical geography, why she blogs letters to Frank Black and more...
MARGOT & the NUCLEAR SO & SOS play "As Tall As Cliffs" for Conan the Comedian. More megaphone!
25 GREAT SOPHOMORE RECORDS, with streaming audio, courtesy of JamsBio.
20 BOY-GIRL DUETS FOR THE AGES, with streaming audio, courtesy of JamsBio.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT: Scott Hutchison talks to Clash about the year that was.
MATTHEW SWEET talks pottery with Blurt. Yes, really.
NOW SHOWING: The holiday weekend's wide releases are the VInce Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon comedy Four Christmases, which is currently scoring 28 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Transporter 3, which is currently scoring 18 percent; and Baz Luhrmann's Australia, which is scoring 51 percent (38 percent with the top critics).
ASHLEE SIMPSON & PETE WENTZ named their baby... wait for it... Bronx Mowgli.
BRITNEY SPEARS rolls out some wacky for a feature in Rolling Stone: "There's an understanding among those who know Britney well: When she's blond, she's happy. When she's brunette, she's sad. When she's pink, she's crazy."
TOM-KAT UPDATE: Cruise tries to reel in the wacky for a piece in the Daily Mirror.
AMY WINEHOUSE was admitted to a London hospital after suffering a bad reaction to medication, her representative said Tuesday.
HEATHER LOCKLEAR & RICHIE SAMBORA are reuiniting for a family Thanksgiving dinner.
GEORGE CLOONEY prank called Hugh Jackman over the People magazine Sexiest Man Alive award.
WILLIAM SHATNER comments on the latest Star Trek movie trailer. Okay, not really, but I suspect it's prtetty close to the mark.
TINSELTOWN'S TOP EARNING COUPLES, courtesy of Forbes magazine.
TO 20 GREATEST MOVIE CAR CHASES, according to the Times of London.
THE 100 GREATEST MOVIE CHARACTERS, according to Empire magazine. Lotsa clicking involved.
TERROR in the US: After more than 15 years of investigation and two trials, the Holy Land Foundation and five of its former organizers were found guilty of illegally funneling more than 12 million dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS: "They cannot perform in public. They cannot pose for album cover photographs. Even their jam sessions are secret, for fear of offending the religious authorities in this ultraconservative kingdom. But the members of Saudi Arabia's first all-girl rock band, the Accolade, are clearly not afraid of taboos."
AFGHANISTAN: In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it.
IRAQ: Bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed 17 people yesterday aimed to destabilize Iraq before provincial elections, which are central to the nation's process of reconciliation, the UN said. Moqtada al-Sadr's influence wanes. The US military says Iraqi forces have arrested a suspected Shiite militia leader who has been linked to Iran.
DOGS WELCOME their owner upon his return from 14 months in Iraq. Awww...
A 15-INCH MINI HORSE awaits a name. Awww...some pics at the link.
PARROTS: A missing parrot has been reunited with its owner after chirping its own name down the phone from the home of its rescuer. A sad parrot was so heartbroken by the death of his owner that he's been prescribed an animal-friendly version of Prozac.
SOLAR-POWERED SEA SLUGS harness stolen plant genes. Video at the link.
GECKO RUSTLERS: Is there anything lower?