MADNESS: "It Must Be Love."
NEW RELEASES: Brooklyn Vegan will point you to releases from The Muffs, Jimmy Eat World, Battles, and more.
INDIE BASEMENT will point you to releases from Mark Lanegan, The Blue Nile , Maximum Joy, and more.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: Hear previously unreleased Purple demos.
PRINCE: Hear the demo for "I Feel For You."
PERFUME GENIUS shares a "Pop Song."
THOM YORKE played a trippy set for Kimmel.
THE KINKS: Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) chimes with Britain's mood today, says singer Ray Davies.
PATTI SMITH talks to The Guardian about books: one by Mark Twain "gave me such anxiety that I threw up."
SPOON's Britt Daniel: My Life in 15 Songs.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Thelma Houston's disco classic, "Don't Leave Me This Way."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil tops the chart with 36MM... but the first one opened with 69MM; 150MM in overseas markets will help, but the production budget alone is reportedly 180MM. Joker places with 29.2MM on a 48 percent drop; with a little luck, it could hit the billion-dollar mark worldwide (and thereby greatly increase its prospects for awards season). Zombieland: Double Tap shows with 26.7MM, a slight increase or decrease from the original, depending on whether you adjust for inflation. The studio likely hoped for mor, given that the cast are all bigger stars than they were 10 years ago, but the 42MM budget wisely did not bank on that. The Addams Family takes the fourth slotwith 16MM on a 47 percent drop; probably a slight disappointment this close to Halloween, but 56MMdomestic to date against a 24MM budget is probably fine. Gemini Man rounds out the Top Five with 8.5MM on a 59 percent drop, looking like a flop even after overseas grosses are included.
QUENTIN TARANTINO has no intention of recutting his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to appease China's censors.
ABOMINABLE will not be shown in Malaysia after its distributor said it could not comply with censors' demands to cut a controversial scene showing Beijing's disputed claims in the South China Sea.
KURT SUTTER: Wsa the Sons of Anarchy/Mayans M.C. producer pushed out at FX by the network's new Mouse-eared paymasters?
JENNIFER LAWRENCE & COOKE MARONEY tied the knot in Rhode Island.
DENNIS QUAID got engaged to his girlfriend, Laura Savoie.
JARED LETO wanted to kill Joker.
EMILIA CLARKE talks about ditching the dragons.
NICK TOSCHES, who started out in the late 1960s as a brash music writer with a taste for the fringes of rock and country, then bent his eclectic style to biographies of figures like Dean Martin and Sonny Liston and to hard-to-classify novels, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was<span class="css-8l6xbc evw5hdy0"> </span>69.
ORPHAN RHINO APOLLO likes a comforting horn rub before bedtime.
A CARACAL is not thrilled with the vet.
A KITTEN will not be displaced.
A CAT just wantes to catnap.