LIZ PHAIR dropped a video for "And He Slayed Her" in an unusual spot.
SILVERSUN PICKUPS stopped by KEXP for a pared-down set of spanking new songs.
ZEUS: The 70s-flavored Canucks stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
MIIKE SNOW did a Morning Becomes Eclectic session backstage before their recent sold out show in L.A.
L.A. POST-PUNK: Boing-Boing can point you to a two-volume compilation of post-punk and experimental pop music in the Los Angeles area from the mid-seventies through the mid-eighties.
METRIC drops "Speed The Collapse" ahead of Synthetica.
BLACK SABBATH uleashed "Iron Man" at the first show of their reunion tour.
GARBAGE: Shirley Manson talks about female artists and more with The A.V. Club.
T-BONE BURNETT visits World Cafe to reflect on some of his most famous projects.
JULIA HOLTER talks to The Quietus about her musical training, her secret field recordings, the new LP, and more...
THE BEST OF 2010 (So Far), according to Stereogum, with embedded tracks.
JESSICA SIMPSON has a wedding date, having reached the level of celebrity where you don't keep it a secret anymore.
RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES are most decidedly still on - but he's not ready to play house just yet.
JOHNNY DEPP is trying to work things out with Vanessa Paradis. And he's an adopted Comanche.
KELLY CLARKSON: Happiness is killing her creativity.
SNOOKI is having a boy, for those of you who bet on Son of Satan.
NATALIE PORTMAN is doing a Western.
THE GREAT GATSBY has a trailer online.
YEMEN: Twenty-two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and seven Yemeni soldiers were killed in fighting in Zinjibar, Jaar, and Bajidar in Abyan province.
EGYPT's first free presidential election in modern times started yesterday, with the front-runners the Islamist Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Amr Moussa, a former longtime servant of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
PAKISTAN: A Pakistani court sentenced the doctor who helped the CIA find and kill Osama bin Laden to 33 years in prison.
AFGHANISTAN: Security forces killed the Taliban's deputy shadow governor for Nuristan.
BEAGLE vs PIGLET: Who you got?
"GAY" PENGUINS have been given an egg to adopt as their own. The penguins; caretaker emphasized that the penguins are not actually gay - they are just the best of friends. NTTAWWT.
YOSHI the FERRET gets £3,000 in spinal surgery.
A MOUNTAIN LION was shot in downtown Santa Monica; debate ensues.