OK, so I don't talk about video games much on here, but Grand Theft Auto IV seems worth mentioning. It's high-profile enough to land in EW's top stories and on the front page of The Dispatch. Even its musical programming is supposedly superb. And this thread at Donewaiting produced the following gems:

•IGN gave the game a perfect 10, the first perfect score they've given since 1999.

•The rest of the reviews at Metacritic are just as glowing.

•And then there's this...

Of course, there's plenty of other pop culture goodness and badness to report.

You can download a free new Coldplay song on their website today.

The promoters behind the Toronto Jay Reatard gig gone bad have given their side of the story.

Wanna see The Shins perform a new song on kids' TV show Yo Gabba Gabba? Here you go.

Scott Weiland has to serve eight days in jail some time before May 28, which might put a cramp on his rehearsal time before STP launches its reunion tour May 17 at Crew Stadium.

Jimi Hendrix sex tape? This is probably about as real as that Meg White tape, but whatever.

Louisville native, Columbus resident and rock journeyman Dave Pajo gets the iPod-on-shuffle treatment from the AV Club (and disses Billy Corgan).

More links after the jump...

OK, so I don't talk about video games much on here, but Grand Theft Auto IV seems worth mentioning. It's high-profile enough to land in EW's top stories and on the front page of The Dispatch. Even its musical programming is supposedly superb. And this thread at Donewaiting produced the following gems:

•IGN gave the game a perfect 10, the first perfect score they've given since 1999.

•The rest of the reviews at Metacritic are just as glowing.

•And then there's this...

Of course, there's plenty of other pop culture goodness and badness to report.

You can download a free new Coldplay song on their website today.

The promoters behind the Toronto Jay Reatard gig gone bad have given their side of the story.

Wanna see The Shins perform a new song on kids' TV show Yo Gabba Gabba? Here you go.

Scott Weiland has to serve eight days in jail some time before May 28, which might put a cramp on his rehearsal time before STP launches its reunion tour May 17 at Crew Stadium.

Jimi Hendrix sex tape? This is probably about as real as that Meg White tape, but whatever.

Louisville native, Columbus resident and rock journeyman Dave Pajo gets the iPod-on-shuffle treatment from the AV Club (and disses Billy Corgan).

More links after the jump...

NPR is great, but do they really have to undercut Low Power FM stations?

This New Yorker feature on the lives of elevators is a few weeks old, but it is absolutely worth reading.

Pitchfork published its Coachella coverage. So did The New York Times. Largehearted Boy has an archive of streams and downloads of performances from the fest.

Slate reports on "the feral comedy of Amy Poehler." Oh, and she is pregnant.

Miley Cyrus nude photos? Ewww. Apparently she is embarrassed. Hopefully she didn't get tricked into it.

Metallica might go the Radiohead/NIN pay-what-you-want route with its next album.

Lastly, here's a new video from The Long Blondes called "Guilt."