Monday Morning News Fix

  • Big news on the Sasquatch! front. Foo Fighters have been announced as the 2011 headliners. Not only that, but 2011 will see the festival, held annually at The Gorge, expand to four days. I guess they are anticipating too much good music for only three, but time will tell what kind of toll a four-day festival will take on patrons. The complete lineup will be announced February 7. The Foos will also have a new album to promote that they’ve been recording and will be released next year.

  • The Beatles have finally gone digital! I guess this news probably doesn’t mean that much for most people, but it’s The Beatles and it’s about time. Now on iTunes are The Beatles’ 13 studio albums, plus both Past Masters compilation volumes and the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 compilations. Also available is a digital box set that includes a video of their first US concert in 1964. The video of the concert can be seen for free until the end of the year.
  • Nathan Williams of Wavves was recently arrested in Germany. Not surprisingly it was for getting caught with a sack of green during a roadside check. Don’t worry though, he was out on bail in no time, and according to Williams, he’s “high again.”

Nathan Williams - photo by Brittney Bush Bolay

  • In other weed-related news, Dr. Dre has released what is rumored to be the first single off his forthcoming third LP Detox on his website. The song is called “Kush,” features Snoop Dogg and Akon, and makes it blatantly clear that the new album’s title might be somewhat of a misnomer. Stream it here.
  • The Arcade Fire seem to be up to one thing or the other nearly every week. This week they’ve released an incredible video for “The Suburbs” directed by Spike Jonze. Enjoy:

  • Here are some great photos of The White Stripes on tour in 2001. They’ll be included in Ewen Spencers book Three’s A Crowd. Also impending is a book of Rolling Stones photos by Bob Bonis called The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs. Here are some early pics that will be included.
  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti took a tour with Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips a few months ago (they played at The Paramount on September 27). Somewhere along the way, Coyne took out his iPhone and filmed a video of Ariel Pink performing his hit single “Round and Round.” Warning: breast milk is involved.

  • For your late-night TV enjoyment:

Monday, November 22

Carson Daly – Villagers
Craig Ferguson – The Very Best

Tuesday, November 23

Colbert Report – Cee-Lo Green (R)
Jimmy Fallon – Regina Spektor

Wednesday, November 24

Jimmy Kimmel – Metric
Jimmy Fallon – N.E.R.D.

Thursday, November 25

Not much happening.

Friday, November 26

Carson Daly – She & Him

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