KAISER CHIEFS are back with "Little Shocks."
NEW RELEASES from Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr., Sondre Lerche, Dawes, Oneida, Wooden Birds, Vaccines and more are streaming this week via Spinner.
BATTLES is streaming Gloss Drop, which hits the US today.
J MASCIS does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter - two solo songs, a Dinosaur, Jr. nugget, and a cover of... Edie Brickell.
MARISSA NADLER is advance streaming her self-titled album.
BONNAROO: Get your free MP3s from festival artists via Spinner.
MARTIN RUSHENT, one of the most notable producers of the late '70s and early '80s, passed away this weekend at the age of 63. Cause of death has not been revealed. He will be most remembered for The Human League's Dare, but should be remembered for the first three Buzzcocks albums, along with The Stranglers, XTC, Generation X and the Go-Gos. I split the difference by offering the League's "Don't You Want Me" and the Buzzcocks' "What Do I Get?" for Twofer Tuesday.
RIOT GRRRL: The movement and its reassessment is essayed by the New York Times.
IRON & WINE: Sam Beam talks to the Mpls Star-Tribune about expanding his sound.
TOM VEK talks to Gigwise about his first album in 5 years. (Thx, LHB.)
ANDREW GOLD, the singer-songwriter best known for 1977's "Lonely Boy" single and the theme from The Golden Girls, died Friday in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 59.
ARNOLD & MARIA: Schwarzenegger's mistress and love child hid out in a small Texas town as news of their secret life was exposed.
JENNIFER ANISTON and Paul Theroux went public after the MTV Movie Awards.
GERARD BUTLER & JESSICA BIEL appeared to be pretty close friends while shooting Playing the Field in Shreveport, La., last month.
NIKKI REED (Twilight) got engaged to American Idol alum Paul McDonald.
LAURYN HILL is pregnant for the sixth time.
HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 becomes the 11th film completely banned in Britain.
THE BLUES BROTHERS are caught in New Jersey, according to Google Earth. More here.
OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS are thinking about letting women vote in local elections someday.
YEMEN: Pres Saleh underwent two surgeries in Saudi Arabia.
SYRIA: Security forces killed 31 people during anti-regime protests in Jisr al Shughour. Israel said Syria is orchestrating violence in the Golan that resulted in IDF forces killing 23 people.
AFGHANISTAN: Pres Karzai's National Security Advisor has warned that al-Qaeda network still has "tremendous recruitment potential" after the death of Osama Bin Laden deep inside Pakistan.
SLEEPY RABBITS IN CUPS: Let's go to the video.
GANGSTER MONKEYS were ousted from a Phnom Penh temple as part of a crackdown on the unruly animals after a spate of attacks on visiting tourists.
SHADOW the RESCUE PUPPY survived being sucked out of the house by a tornado in Massachussetts unscathed.
MONSTER RATS as big as cats are believed to have killed two babies in South Africa's squalid townships.