FRIGHTENED RABBIT dropped the video for "Nothing Like You."
JOANNA NEWSOM dropped another advance track, "Good Intentions Paving Company," from her upcoming triple-album.
MASSIVE ATTACK is advance streaming their Heligoland album via NPR. Not my genre, but maybe yours.
THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming via MPR.
PHANTOGRAM is advance streaming their album, Eyelid Movies, also via NPR.
WILCO played "One Wing" late, late at night on the television.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND percussionist Chris Tomson spoke to PopMatters about his general disinterest in accusations of "cultural appropriation," the band's growth as performers and songwriters, and the surprise he still feels at finding success as an accidental drummer.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS: Stephin Merritt does a two-parter with Filter, starting with the conclusion of his "no synth" trilogy and the release of his upcoming documentary Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields.
BEACH HOUSE talks to the Associated Press about being at a turning point.
MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks to JamBase about the reception of The Life of the World to Come, Moon Colony Bloodbath, the Bible, writing lyrical poetry, hip hop and more.
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED, remembered, sans Don McLean.
TIGER WOODS' marriage headed out to sea?
MADONNA is reported to have split from her ‘toy boy' Jesus Luz.
CONAN O'BRIEN is shelling out his own cash to some ex-staffers who didn't get jack from that separation deal from the Peacock,
MICHAEL JACKSON: Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly plans to surrender tomorrow morning in an L.A. courtroom in connection with the singer's death.
NICK NOLTE, rooting through trash cans. Let's go to the video.
HAITI RELIEF SONGS: Simon Cowell's all-star cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" hit the airwaves, while another list of stars began arriving at the Jim Henson Studios to cover "We Are the World."
JOHNNY DEPP is working on a documentary about Keith Richards, Lord of the Undead.
ZOOEY DESCHANEL has just committed to star in an HBO half-hour pilot that will be based on I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, the Pamela Des Barres' memoir of bed-hopping with musicians and movie stars in the late 1960s.
IRAN: With the government's opponents planning another large demonstration on Feb. 11, the country is bracing for an escalating wave of executions. At least ten prisoners have been charged with the capital crime of moharebeh, which means waging war against God.
AFGHANISTAN: In recent months, small teams of US Army commandos, Navy Seals and Central Intelligence Agency operatives have intensified the pace of "kill-capture missions" -- hunting down just one or two insurgents at a time who are deemed too recalcitrant to be won over by any goodwill campaign.
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS have developed a remarkable hunting strategy in order to catch fish.
SAVAGE BEAGLES terrorize the East End of Long Island.
A PIT VIPER has become addicted to cigarettes.
FISH BAN? A Hawaiian lawmaker wants to ban the Maku'u -- which is Native Hawaiian for "exploding intestines."