BOB DYLAN drops the video for "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," the bluesy opening track to the upcoming Together Through Life LP. The video features a 1959 series of photos taken by Bruce Davidson called "Brooklyn Gang" -- you can take a longer look at some of them at Magnum.
NEW RELEASES: Camera Obscura, Tinted Windows, King Khan & the Shrines, The Dukes of Stratospheare, Depeche Mode and more are streaming in full this week via Spinner.
SONIC YOUTH has an advance track, "Sacred Trickster" posted for download at Matador.
BOB MOULD talks to Express Night Out about solo recording, the Internet, and more...
FLEET FOXES; Robin Pecknold reflects on the "insanity" of the band's success in the Times of London.
YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS: Having just caught Scott McCaughey as part of the Venus 3 at a rocking Robyn Hitchcock gig last Saturday, I roll out his YFF cranking out "I Don't Let The Little Tings Get Me Down" and "Rock & Roll Pest Control" raw for Twofer Tuesday.
WILCO: Jeff Tweedy talks to SPIN about the as-yet untitled new album.
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS is touring Down Under: Alejandra Deheza talks to the Sydney Morning Herald, while twin sis Claudia talks to The Age.
SUPERDRAG: The Village Voice covers their "snarling, ferocious comeback."
DEPECHE MODE talks to USA Today about the upcoming album (their 12th) and tour, stints in rehab, songwriting, etc.
LINDSAY LOHAN is reportedly in talks to star in a topless show in Vegas. Too good to check!
MADONNA: The paparazzo who claims he was the only pap around when Madonna fell off her horse on Saturday says he isn't to blame for her fall - and he claims Madonna's peeps are straight up lying about what went down.
ELLEN POMPEO of Grey's Anatomy is knocked up.
MANDY MOORE jokes that she could hire hubby Ryan Adams for her band.
JULIA STILES writes about the Yankees, the Mets and Wrigley Field in the Wall Street Journal. Which is a sentence I never would have guessed I would type.
TRANSFORMERS: Michael Bay posted a scene from the sequel he previewed at ShoWest, which Paramount started taking down after about 12 hours. If only there was somewhere you could still see the scene where Megan Fox disrobes and such... Oh, wait!
ROBIN HOOD: USA Today has the first look at the reportedly troubled Russell Crowe-Ridley Scott take on the legend.
OUR FRIENDS THE SAUDIS censor a Katy Perry photo with all the subtlety of a magic marker.
IRAN: As Pres. Ahmadinejad called for the eradication of Israel in his address to the UN "anti-racism" conference which opened in Geneva on Monday, some 23 EU delegates walked out, hecklers wearing clown-wigs shouted 'racist' towards him and were escorted out by security personnel. Video at the link. The day before, Ahmadinejad had sought to cast himself as a defender of human rights by urging Tehran's chief prosecutor to fairly examine the cases of an Iranian-American journalist and an Iranian-Canadian blogger.
DJ KITTEH: Stay for the big finish!
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Ashes, the hairless chimp.
A GIANT GROPER washes up on a Northern Territory beach. BTW, that's a fish.
COWS band together to stop youth gangs in Swaythling, Southampton. Moove along, now.
WOMBAT DROPPINGS help an industrial city in Australia fight the effects of the global financial crisis.