Garbage are recording a new album after a five-year hiatus. The question is: does anyone still care? —The Guardian
Robyn, Elvis Costello and Florence And The Machine will perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which takes place at Oslo's Spektrum arena. Chinese activist and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo won this year's prize, much to the Chinese government's chagrin. —nobelpeaceprize.org http://nobelpeaceprize.org/concert/index.php
Look At What The Light Did Now, the documentary about how Feist's The Reminder was made, will be in stores on Dec. 7, just in time for the holidays and for you to wonder when the heck her new album is coming out. —Arts & Crafts
Ladytron's first single in two years, "Ace Of Hz," is out Nov. 30. You can hear it below.
The Music Tapes are once again accepting invitations to perform at 200 homes this holiday season as part of their third annual carolling tour. That means Julian Koster and his singing saw could perform in your living room! —Brooklyn Vegan
Tokyo Police Club will spend early 2011 touring North America with Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club. —Brooklyn Vegan
Jay-Z's already the president of rap (yeah, sorry Kanye, but no), but he's now hinted at wanting to be an entirely different kind of president. —BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
As for Kanye, he shows up in an interview NBC's Matt Lauer did with George W. Bush about the former U.S. president's new memoir. The interview will air Monday. Bush now says West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment made in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation on New Orleans was "the worst moment" of his presidency. You mean out of all the other things he did, he could honestly only pick just one bad moment? —Entertainment Weekly
Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez says the band and its namesake are recording a new album, which he says is much more punk than anything they've done to date. Didn't they get the memo about the goth punk thing being way past over? —Blabbermouth
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is going to compete on Skating With The Stars, the new show that's based on Dancing With The Stars — except it's got ice and blades. We think this is a lower point for rock 'n' roll than Steven Tyler turning into an American Idol judge. I mean, seriously.
Founding Mushroomhead guitarist JJ Righteous has died at age 41. His exact cause of death hasn't been determined, but seriously, 41? —Blabbermouth
Owen Pallett will begin 2011 by playing four shows in Australia, which means he gets to briefly escape the great Canadian winter. Lucky bastard. —MySpace