Should have noted this yesterday, but I got caught up in all that Sopranos linkage: The Comfest schedule is up for your perusal. Scroll down for the music stuff.
Speaking of The Sopranos, this is a little over the top, no? EW ran two separate Q&As with Journey members about the use of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the finale, one with Steve Perry and one with Neil Schon.
Rolling Stone talked to some other rockers about The Sopranos.
Stylus published a bluffer's guide to '80s R&B.
Kelly Clarkson fired her manager, the man blamed for pitting her against uber-exec hitmaker Clive Davis, who now seems to be getting his way as usual. (He's hot cause he's Clive; you ain't cause you not?) The dispute over Clarkson's new My December has been a big story on the music blogs of late. If this leads to a more palettable Kelly record, I'm all for it. Check out takes from EW and Fox 411. Idolator chronicles the whole feud in a series of posts here.
Justin Timberlake is touring with Good Charlotte? And he turns into a screensaver in his new video? WTF, mate?
The AV Club posted its first annual Absolute Best issue. (You can't say "first annual," by the way. It's not annual until there's a second one. Oh, Professor Deborah Gump, your words stick with me to this day.)
Tool is considering making a movie.
Cat Power won the Shortlist Music Prize.
Don Herbert, aka Mr. Wizard, is dead. RIP.
Dave Eggers wrote an essay about the thrill of watching action movies as a kid. (via Pop Candy)
MTV is streaming the new White Stripes album.
Last, this pretty much sums up how I feel about the Cavs game last night. On the other hand, it's hard to blame Mike Brown for his team's poor shooting. Oh well, there's plenty of blame to go around. Bah.