Another day, another Pete Doherty drug arrest. This time it's for cocaine possession, and it's linked to a filmmaker's death. —NME
Rufus Wainwright has announced some dates in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Europe to take place during October and November. —MySpace
Animal Collective have designed a line of shoes, which they're releasing with new music. You can get the whole kaboodle for $75. All the profits will go to the Socorro Island Conservation Fund, which works to preserve the biosphere of an archipelago off the coast of Mexico. —The Guardian
If you willingly went to an MGMT show, why would you throw pee at their drummer? Then again, Nickelback DID get pelted with rocks at a show in Portugal, but that was a death metal festival... This one's incomprehensible. —Contact Music
Trent Reznor's covered Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" because since Nine Inch Nails aren't touring anymore, he can write music for that Facebook movie and do whatever the heck he wants. —Pitchfork
Tegan And Sara have proved they have punk rock cred by covering Bad Religion's "Suffer" for Spin and MySpace's new Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion compilation. You can hear it below.
Great Lake Swimmers are taking part in the National Parks Project with Serena Ryder and Old Man Luedecke. They'll be accompanied by a filmmaker to Cape Breton's Highlands National Park, where they'll collaborate on a soundtrack and film. —nationalparksproject.ca
The Joey Ramone Place street sign is New York City's most stolen sign. People have made off with it four times since it was installed in 2003. Solution? Put it up too high for people to see. Problem? Lots of confused drivers and car accidents, maybe? —New York Post
Limp Bizkit's reunion tour has been postponed (for a second time) because drummer John Otto has pneumonia. —TMZ
Elliott Brood are heading to Australia to enjoy somewhat warmer temperatures (it's spring there) on a tour to take place in October. —MySpace
Meanwhile, The New Pornographers will escape disgusting November rain and head to Australia and New Zealand during that month. —thenewpornographers.com
Protest The Hero are back in the studio and have thrown a video update on the interwebs:
This year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees include the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Bon Jovi, Tom Waits and Alice Cooper. —Rolling Stone
Here's hoping Tom Waits gets in so he can do something like this during the gala:
M.I.A. will play a free show at New York's Brooklyn Bowl. It's an "I'm sorry" for her HARD Summer show at New York's Governor's Island earlier this year. —Twitter
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will play three shows at Toronto's Lee's Palace from April 22 to 24. That's your ideal chance to take a shit ton of acid and go to each night. By the time the 24th rolls around, your trip will be done. Tickets are $20 and go on sale Thursday through Ticketmaster, Rotate This and Soundscapes.