Rest In Peace: The past night brought two unfortunate deaths to people who were so dedicated to their art. Both Lloyd Brevett of the Skatalites and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away. I would give a link to "Sabotage" or "Fight For Your Right," but I know everyone's Facebook feed is already filled with those. Instead, here's a link to the hardcore EP Polly Wog Stew, the band's 1982 release when they were still known as a punk band.
I Hope It Will be Shred-Tastic: Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is playing guitar for today's National Anthem at Safeco Field. The Mariners are going up against the Minnesota Twins.
Pulling a Mom Move Here: Wear earplugs or smash toilet paper in your ears at shows! Both Plan B and Chris Martin from Coldplay say it is a good idea.
Not As Good As a Pulitzer, but Still Pretty Awesome: Beyonce is going to be receiving a journalism award for a piece she wrote in Essence magazine.
I Dare You to Play the Entire Discography Straight Through: Fat Mike from NOFX talks about the bands 12th full-length and 47th overrall release. The new album should be coming out on September 11th.
Stop with the whole "May the 4th be with you." The only song that matters to commemorate such a day is after the jump.