I Read The News Today… For Dec. 7, 2010

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- Dec 7, 2010

The Tragically Hip's Paul Langlois released his Fix This Head debut solo album today. "Can't Wait Anymore," which appears on it, was used in Nov. 20's Toronto Maple Leafs/Montreal Canadiens game. You can hear it here.

Jay-Z says he supports (and supported) Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. —Chicago Sun-Times

Panic! At The Disco's long-awaited new album will be titled Vices And Virtues and is out in March. Yeah, they're still around. What do you mean you don't care about them anymore? —MySpace

Google is going to introduce new anti-piracy measures to stop links to copyrighted material uploaded to BitTorrents and share sites from showing up when you search for it. Pirates will probably find a way around this, who are we kidding? —Google Public Policy Blog

Tim Hecker's next album, Ravedeath, 1972, is out Feb. 14 through Kranky. Remember back in the early '00s, when tons of kids were dying at raves because of E? Hopefully that title's not a reference to that, 'cause we'd think the "1972" would indicate otherwise. —Tiny Mix Tapes

Check out some of the worst album covers of the year. They're... well... truly atrocious. —Pitchfork

Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti still does not understand why Godsmack's Sully Erna called Scott Stapp a "faggot" earlier this year. We don't, either. Apparently neither does Erna, if it's any consolation to them both? —Blabbermouth

Did you think U2's follow-up to 2009's No Line On The Horizon would be better than it? Wrong! Will.i.am. is producing it. —@U2

Linkin Park and Rob Zombie will play this year's Download Festival in the U.K. along with System Of A Down. Hey, guys, 2000 called and they want all their bands back. —downloadfestival.co.uk

A new Beastie Boys film, Fight For Your Right To Party Revisited, will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It features appearances from Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. Adam Yauch is directing it. —Consequence Of Sound

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