Wintersleep's Paul Murphy has made two unreleased songs from his Postdata project available for free download as a special holiday present. You can get them here.
In case you still care about them, Panic! At The Disco will release a new album called Vices And Virtues in March. —Alternative Press
Paramore drummer and guitarist Zac Farro and Josh Farro have left the band. They've since started a new band called Tunnels. This all sounds very Panic! At The Disco... —Alternative Press
Blur are planning to head into the studio to record next year, and if all goes well, they could release their first studio album since 2003's Think Tank. That's if you believe the U.K. tabloids, of course... —The Sun
The U.S. Congress has passed the Community Radio At, which would let non-commercial radio stations operate on American airwaves. You mean they passed Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal and this on the same day? Is there actually hope for America? —The Huffington Post
Did you hide that annoying Mafia Wars game all your friends obsessively update on Facebook? If not, you'll want to soon: Dr. Dre plans to use the game, which is annoying as hell on your newsfeed, to promote his new Detox album. —Billboard
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is afraid of Bono. According to a WikiLeaks cable that was just released, he considered increasing Italy's foreign aid budget just to avoid Bono getting upset with him. —The Guardian
Muse are in trouble after bassist Chris Wolstenholme lit up on stage, defying a smoking ban during a gig in Melbourne, Australia last week. They could now be banned from appearing in Australia for five years. —The Sun
What's that? You haven't heard of most of the bands already announced to be playing the 2011 Vans Warped Tour? Well, now you can get 10 free songs from acts on the bill, and solve that problem. —Alternative Press
Former Runaways singer Cherie Currie is working on a comeback album that's due out next spring. Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum is helping her with it, which means it'll probably be full of rawwwwwwww raaaawk and roll! —Blabbermouth
Megadeth were handed two double-platinum plaques in Australia on Saturday for sales of the Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria DVD. They do, of course, share that honour with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, who are also on the DVD. —Blabbermouth
Children of the '90s! Do you remember Calgary pop-punks Chixdiggit? They're coming back and will release a new EP, Safeways Here We Come, on Feb. 15 through Fat Wreck Chords. —Punk News
Now you can gamble, drink tons of whiskey and listen to The Dead Weather on New Year's Eve! The band have just released their own line of playing cards, which you can buy at their webstore.
Underworld will team up with director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) again for his stage production of Frankenstein. That's right; Danny Boyle is coming back to the theatre. Frankenstein will be staged at London, England's National Theatre, and Underworld will do the score. —The Playlist