THE DECEMBERISTS and GILLIAN WELCH; Watch 'em on Austin City Limits. The band also drops "Foregone" and "E. Watson" from the upcoming Long Live The King EP. BTW, keyboardist Jenny Conlee's breast cancer is in remission, which is great news.
LOU REED & METALLICA are advance streaming Lulu.
PORTUGAL. THE MAN stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
NEON INDIAN stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
GUIDED BY VOICES: Classic lineup, new song -- "The Unsinkable Fats Domino."
MAZZY STAR drops "Common Burn," the other side of the band's first single in 15 years.
NADA SURF will sing about "When I Was Young" if you give them your address.
KATHLEEN EDWARDS drops "Sidecar" from her forthcoming long-player Voyageur which drops on January 16.
U2: Hear tracks from AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, including cuts from Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and The Killers.
SLADE: "Gudbuy t'Jane" on Dutch TV, circa 1972.
BILLY BRAGG talks to the Sabotage Times about a bunch of bands, his new tour, Glastonbury, why music has to get political again, and more...
JARVIS COCKER talks songwriting with the BBC.
DAVID BOWIE: The Quietus excerpts Peter Doggett's excellent new book, The Man Who Sold The World: David Bowie And The 1970s.
AEROSMITH delays a concert in Paraguay after Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom, hitting his face and losing two teeth.
JOHN PEEL DAY was celebrated by The Guardian. The Undertones' John O'Neill turns up in the comments.
LINDSAY LOHAN did a million-dollar nude photoshoot for Playboy. This is achange in position from 2005.
JUSTIN BEIBER & SELENA GOMEZ adopt... a puppy.
TONY ROMO & CANDACE CRAWFORD are expecting their first child.
KALEY CUOCO is engaged to marry Josh ‘Lazie' Resnik.
JON VOIGHT talks about reconciling with Angelina Jolie after he was struck by an emotional epiphany.
TARA REID's marriage was fake. Cosmetic surgery punchline here.
THE TOP-EARNING DEAD CELEBS, according to Forbes.
YEMEN: According to Al Sharq al Awsat Online (in Arabic), al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has regained control of Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan province, during fighting over the past several days.
PAKISTAN: Sen. Carl Levin, echoing similar comments by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, threatened the Pakistani leadership that if it did not publicly declare the Haqqani network a terrorist organization, the US would abandon its partnership with Islamabad. At least 18000 people have fled their homes in Pakistan's tribal district of Khyber, fearing a fresh onslaught of fighting between the army and Islamist militants.
AFGHANISTAN: Pres. Karzai sought to distance himself from remarks he made saying Afghanistan would back Pakistan against the United States if the two ever went to war.
DUCK-POCALYPSE: Let's go to the video.
SHELLTER: 3-D printers are saving hermit crabs who face a species threatening, man-made housing shortage.
FIVE BIRDS With Abilities That Put Superheroes to Shame.
A BELUGA WHALE has been flown from Chicago to Connecticut in hopes of a hookup.