Some British music fans are campaigning to get Rage Against the Machine's 17-year-old single "Killing in the Name" the coveted honor of the UK's "Christmas No. 1" instead of Simon Cowell's latest X Factor winner, Joe McElderry, who was one year old when the Rage song first dropped.

In a statement posted to fan site True-to-You.net, Morrissey apologized for his recent compilation Swords and declared his three most recent studio albums his "life's peak," among other declarations.

Vampire Weekend revealed another track from their forthcoming Contra on MySpace. They also appeared alongside MGMT and Beirut in Vogue; Stereogum has the pictures to prove it.

The first half of Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2009 list is online.

AV Club reviews the year in film.

Seattle Weekly suggests that excavating unreleased Elliott Smith songs is a bad idea because maybe there's a reason he didn't release them in the first place.

Was Mr. Ed (the horse, of course) a beatnik?

Sci-Fi Wire has lots of tidbits from the upcoming third season of Chuck.

Ooh, a Lost underground art show. And a new Doc Jensen column!

A lost six-hour interview with John Lennon was recently unveiled.

Billboard has more on Amazon accidentally leaking Lil Wayne's Rebirth.

Lastly, instead of a music video, today we'll include the trailer for Iron Man 2. Very excited for this one.