THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
... with R.E.M.! Live in Germany circa 1985, more complete than what has previously turned up on the Tube. Songs include "Feeling Gravity's Pull," "Harbourcoat," "Sitting Still," "Maps & Legends," "Fall On Me," "Green Grow The Rushes," "Driver 8," "Hyena," "So. Central Rain," CCR's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Can't Get There From Here," Roger Miller's "King Of The Road," "Seven Chinese Bros.," "Auctioneer," "Old Man Kinsey," "Little America," "Pretty Persuasion, " "Theme From Two Steps Onward," Aerosmith's "Toys In The Attic," and Television's "See No Evil." Plus, more recently: "Second Guessing," "Ghost Riders In The Sky," "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville," "We Walk/ Behind Closed Doors" and "Paint It Black."
AIMEE MANN visits World Cafe.
HIS NAME IS ALIVE drops an eclectic mixtape.
TEARS FOR FEARS shares "Break the Man."
ANGEL OLSEN covers Karen Dalton's "Something on Your Mind."
MOLLY NILSSON shares "Sweet Smell of Success."
THEE OH SEES: The Bandcamp Guide.
JONNY GREENWOOD: First Radiohead, Now Orchestras and Film.
NIRVANA is being sued (again) by the Nevermind cover baby.
SONNY CURTIS, on writing "Love Is All Around," a/k/a "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" theme song. He also plays it unplugged.
THE VOICES OF BLACK WOMEN Were Essential To Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound.
THE CROWN: The Duke of York has been stripped of all military titles and patronages by the Queen and has agreed no longer to use his HRH title, in an attempt to protect the Royal family from the fallout of his sexual abuse case.
KANYE WEST is reportedly under investigation for allegedly punching a guy in downtown Los Angeles.
MEGAN FOX & MACHINE GUN KELLY are engaged.
BRITNEY SPEARS is “rolling her eyes” at her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, going on TV to talk about their rift.
BEN AFFLECK on the curse of having the same name as an insurance company.
PETE DAVIDSON is in talks to host the Oscars. If only they could get his exes to take turns co-presenting.
SCREAM: Now on its fifth film, the franchise started by Wes Craven has gone from changing the language of a genre to chasing its own legacy.
A CORGI, making fetch happen.
A DOGGO hits the beach.
CAT's in the cradle.