THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with PUNK! Via Dangerous Minds, the first TV documentary on The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Punk Rock, broadcast on November 22, 1976, as part of The London Weekend Show. Included: the Pistols perform "Pretty Vacant", "Submission", "Anarchy in the UK" and "No Fun".
ST. VINCENT stopped by the World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
BLITZEN TRAPPER stopped by Oregon Public Broadcasting and KEXP for sessions.
THE SEA & CAKE did five free songs for Daytrotter.
THE BO-KEYS did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter.
TYPHOON did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter.
EXITMUSIC is advance streaming From Silence.
THE BANGLES: Live at the Syria Mosque Arena, Pittsburgh, PA; December 13, 1986.
PINK FLOYD WEEK continued with MGMT covering the Syd Barrett-era "Lucifer Sam" for Fallon.
THE MUSIC OF 1991, surveyed by PopMatters, starting with Nirvana's Nevermind.
25 AWESOME ONE-HIT WONDERS of the 1990s, according to Paste.
SLY STONE is not homeless? He always liked living in Winnebagos? Hmm. He has always been a strange dude, as evidenced in this a rare interview with Melody Maker in 1974.
STEVE ALBINI talks to Gothamist about Shellac, Nirvana, the music business, his food blog, Odd Tyler, Lady Gaga and more...
THE HOLD STEADY: Craig Finn and Tad Kubler talk to the Illinois Entertainer about Lollapalooza, songwriting, and more...
SYLVIA ROBINSON, the singer, songwriter and record producer who formed the Sugar Hill Gang and made the first commercially successful rap recording, died early Thursday morning at a hospital in New Jersey. She was 75. Pretty sure I have "Pillow Talk" on a K-Tel record somewhere...
CUTOUT BIN: From Sonny & Cher to Los Lobos, from Deer Tick to Jackie DeShannon, from the Bangles to The Temptations, plus the Jayhawks, CSN, Billy Idol, Fleshtones, Aretha Franklin and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are now streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are: What's Your Number?, currently scoring 27 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; 50/50, currently scoring 91 percent; and Dream House and Courageous, which were not screened for critics.
ASHTON KUTCHER is being asked to pay a six-figure sum to a blonde who claims she had sex with him on the same day he and wife Demi Moore celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary. Kutcher tweets that you shouldn't believe the hype about marital woes, though Moore has hinted at them on Twitter herself. There are also rumors the actor's new bosses are already annoyed with him, too.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Speaking out for the first time since nude pictures of her were leaked on the Internet, defended the right to privacy, even for high-profile celebrities such as herself.
LINDSAY LOHAN and designer Philipp Plein were caught canoodling on camera.
CAREY MULLIGAN has an engagement ring.
MIKE MYERS and his wife Kelly Tisdale have welcomed their first child, a boy.
ZOOEY DESCHANEL: The New Girl becomes the first new series to get a full-season pickup, after a surprisingly strong debut.
DAVID ARQUETTE is dating Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty.
THE NEW BOND GIRL? Berenice Marlohe.
HOLLYWOOD'S HIGHEST PAID TV ACTRESSES, according to Forbes.
THIS IS SPINAL TAP has been named the greatest comedy of all time in a poll assembled by Time Out.
THE AVENGERS are this week's EW cover story.
IRAN is doubling down on the conspiracy theories after an al Qaeda magazine blasted Adhmadinejad's 9/11 claims, this time suggesting the true authors of the terror publication -- which often instructs readers to murder Americans -- are not radical Islamists, but secret agents for the CIA.
PAKISTAN: The White House and State Department sought to temper remarks by Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the insurgents who attacked the American Embassy in Afghanistan this month were "a veritable arm" of Pakistan's spy agency.
AFGHANISTAN's president and other senior leaders announced Thursday that they were rethinking the country's relationship with Pakistan and its negotiations with the Taliban because talks had yielded so little.
IRAQ: Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq has been severely weakened by a money squeeze, internal squabbling, a shortage of volunteer suicide bombers and more effective Iraqi efforts to snatch the terror group's foreign recruits when they slip across the border from Syria, a senior US general said Thursday.
A BABY GREAT WHITE SHARK was rescued by surfers after washing ashore near the Venice Pier on Saturday morning.
A CAT WITH TWO FACES lives a record-setting 12 years... and counting.
SNAKE + SWORD = Jail.
HAIRY CRAZY ANTS are causing mayhem as they spread across America.
JACK THE SHEEP, raised with a springer spaniel, is now convinced he is a dog.