This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the original, pirate-friendly version of Napster, Shawn Fanning's pioneering file-sharing platform that basically changed the music industry forever. The San Francisco Chronicle looks back, and Idolator asks: What was the first song you downloaded from it? I can't say for sure, but I think mine was something off Rage Against the Machine's The Battle of Los Angeles.
LCD Soundsystem is working on a new album. That's amazing news, but it requires a bit of delayed gratification as we wait to see what James Murphy cooks up to follow the stunning Sound of Silver. For more instantaneous enjoyment, try Murphy's blog post about accompanying Aziz Ansari to the MTV Movie Awards. (via Pitchfork)
AV Club interviewed Ed Helms of The Office and The Hangover.
Barack Obama appeared in a spoof on the second night of Conan's Tonight Show.
EW lists 22 great TV shows that debuted in the summer, from Seinfeld to Mad Men.
Exene Cervenka of X revealed she has multiple sclerosis.
Just to set the record straight, Mary-Louise Parker loves being naked.
The people behind Record Store Day have declared the third Saturday of each month "Vinyl Saturday."
Sonic Youth's new album The Eternal is streaming at iLike.
They really are making a MacGruber movie, damn it.
Grizzly Bear's new album debuted in the top 10. The times, they are a-changin'.
The Root wonders why The CW is canceling all its black TV shows.
A couple was caught making love on a hillside during the Sasquatch festival.
Stephen Colbert is guest-editing the next issue of Newsweek.
Lastly, here's the new video for Kings of Leon's "Notion." Cant say I like it as much as yesterday's video.
Kings Of Leon - Notion