First: Pitchfork reports that Chicago's seminal Touch & Go Records will shut down its distribution wing and cease releasing new music for the time being. HUGE bummer. Idolator talked to some of the affected labels about what the end of the distribution service means for them.
The latest celebrity to try his hand at an old-school TV variety show? Nelly!
Speaking of family-friendly hip-hop megastars, Diddy is releasing a concept album.
Max Weinberg and his band will indeed join Conan O'Brien in L.A. for The Tonight Show. Also, The New York Times has a good feature on the end of Conan's run on Late Night.
EW counts down the 25 greatest active film directors.
Andy Samberg talked to Out about "gay" humor.
AV Club interviews inaugural Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll, the subject of a new documentary called Eleven Minutes.
EHow has a guide to attending an indie rock concert. I can't tell if they're being serious or not.
Paste has an interview with Animal Collective.
Slate has a feature on how Hollywood ruins novels.
Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are getting yet another series on Comedy Central.
Last: Bruce Springsteen has a new video called "The Wrestler" from the soundtrack to The Wrestler. I have embedded it for your viewing and listening pleasure.