THE MUPPETS play "Rainbow Connection" at the Hollywood Bowl, with co-wrire Paul Williams, and guest Bobby Moynihan.
THE ROLLING STONES play "Dancing With Mr. D" for the first time in 44 years (and “Play With Fire” for the first time since 1990 and "Under My Thumb" for the fist time since 2006).
THE DISTRICTS stopped by World Cafe to chat and play a couple.
SUSANNE SUNDFOR streams Music For People In Trouble.
JOSEPH covers Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World."
MARK KOZELEK, BEN BOYE & JIM WHITE share "The Black Butterfly."
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG shares "Rest."
REDBONE: "Come and Get Your Love."
MOGWAI's Stuart Braithwaite shares his cultural highlights.
THE ANTLERS clarify that they have not broken up.
WOLF ALICE is profiled at DIY. (Thx, Frank Yang.)
JOHN DARNIELLE is launching a podcast titled, "I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: It rampaged at the top of the chart with 117MM, well above industry projections of ~80MM. Crazy good against a 35MM budget. It's the biggest September debut ever. And the biggest Fall debut ever. And the biggest horror debut ever. And the second-biggest R-rated debut ever, behind Deadpool. It's a bigger debut than Wonder Woman or Spider-Man: Homecoming, albeit against much weaker competition. And It already has another 62MM overseas. Home Again placed with 9MM. The Hitman's Bodyguard showed, sliding to third with 4.9MM on a 54 percent drop. Annabelle: Creation dropped to fourth with 4MM, though it has made teriffic money until the clown showed up. Wind River rounded out the Top Five with 3.2MM
STAR WARS: Why Colin Trevorrow left Episode IX.
LEAH REMINI won her first Emmy for her A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
GEORGE & AMAL CLOONEY avoided "Hollywood" names for their twins.
JAMES FRANCO claims he doesn't watch adult films in real life anymore.
LEN WEIN, the award-winning comics writer and editor who co-created Wolverine, Sorm, Colossus, Nightcrawler (for Marvel), and Swamp Thing (for DC) , along with editing Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, passed away Sunday at 69.
9/11: The first five minutes of CNN coverage. I came out of the shower, saw the second plane hit on NBC, and knew had had to contact my boss, whose daughter lived in NYC. There is still a lot of crazy stuff going on around the country and the world as a result, so consider taking a moment to watch and remember, esp. since MSNBC isn't rea-airing its archival coverage this year and a new generation has grown up with no direct memory of the event.
NEARLY 900 DOGS check into Orlando's Hyatt Regency to ride out Hurricane Irma.
FLAMINGOS are ushered to safety at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
A PAIR OF PARROTS sought refuge at a Miamai hotel.
A GATOR PARK in Orlando claims none of its 2000 residents none will escape. Mmmk.
FREE-ROAMING CHICKENS were rescued from Key West.