BOB DYLAN "Must Be Santa" in a Brave Combo, zydeco-polka sorta way.
NEW RELEASES: Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, The Doors, Gentle GIant, and more are streaming this week via Spinner.
LANGHORNE SLIM stopped by the World Cafe for a mini-set streaming via NPR.
BOBBY BARE, JR. does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, one previously unreleased.
LISSIE stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming now via MPR.
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED, co-written by Jane Wiedlin and Terry Hall, is performed by the Go-Gos and Fun Boy Three, for Twofer Tuesday.
TEGAN and SARA: The former talks to Prefix about where they fit on the scale between indie and mainstream, the lessons of writing songs together, and correcting misconceptions.
GRIZZLY BEAR: Chris Taylor talked to The Line of Best Fit about orchestral accompaniment, essential classical composers and finding yourself caught off guard by your own music.
JACK WHITE will produce an album for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN suffers the frontman's nightmare in Michigan.
FARRAH FAWCETT's will was read; long-time love Ryan O'Neal isn't in it, but a secret ex-lover is.
DAVID LETTERMAN denied a supermarket tabloid report claiming his wife booted him from their Westchester mansion over his sex scandal.
BRADGELINA is going into jewelry design. Is there nothing they can't do?
LINDSAY LOHAN's ex-con dad has been accused of hunting out strippers who look like his famous daughter.
AMY WINEHOUSE was hospitalized after mixing her meds.
ADRIANA LIMA and her husband, NBA star Marko Jaric, welcomed a daughter on Sunday.
KEN OBER, a brassy comedian best known as the host of the 1980s-era MTV game show "Remote Control," died this weekend.
PAKISTAN: The Taliban is coming in for criticism at the nation's biggest religious congerence.
IRAN: Supporters of the regime have desecrated the grave of Neda Soltan, the student who became a symbol of the opposition after she was shot dead during an anti-goverment demonstration on June 20. Ahmadinejad issues a veiled threat that Iran will go ahead with enriching uranium to a higher level should negotiations with the international community fail. International inspectors who gained access to Iran's newly revealed underground nuclear enrichment plant voiced strong suspicions in a report on Monday that the country was concealing other atomic facilities.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: An elk calf in a puddle.
TITAN, an ailing 4-year-old white Great Dane from San Diego, was awarded the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest dog.
WHIPPED: A ferocious feline turned her owners into a pair of scaredy cats in their Midtown NYC apartment yesterday, holding them hostage at claw-point until the cops came to their rescue.
SABI, a bomb-sniffing dog who went missing in action during the heat of battle, has been found safe and well after spending a year in the Afghan desert.
MERLOT the cat is found after 17 months astray.