Merger costs, lower ticket sales threaten Live Nation; residents of that nation might want to emigrate ASAP [News Article]

The Dead Weather announce summer tour (the weather should be fine, actually) [News Article]

Aphex Twin to play a handful of European Shows this summer, Everybody Dance Party!! [News Article]

Listen up, Palookas! Jookabox to tour Midwest and East Coast this May, see? [News Article]

Titus Andronicus add more summer tourdates, prudently stay north of the Mason-Dixon [News Article]

Report claims the global Recording Industry is worth $17 billion today (I know that sounds like a lot, but this is actually bad news) [News Article]

School of Seven Bells to release Disconnect from Desire in July, flaunt it in Broken Bells' hip, smarmy faces [News Article]

Never mind The BoDeans, here's The Melvins with new LP The Bride Screamed Murder and summer tour [News Article]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce North American summer tour in a spooky "lo-fi" voice [News Article]

Cop cars, hold on to your bumpers: Modest Mouse announce summer tour [News Article]

New government study suggests what Johnny Depp fans already knew: that piracy is awesome [News Article]

Coachella schedule is revealed! Now all I have to do is passively report it! [News Article]

Blitzen Trapper add dates with Sugar Ray! (not really, but I'd go see that, wouldn't you?) [News Article]

The Beatles to release limited-edition single for Record Store Day; I'm thinking that this could be the mid-career boost they've been looking for [News Article]

The Books sign to Temporary Residence, announce new album in July, open themselves up to a myriad of completely seamless book-related puns [News Article]

Franz Nicolay announces West Coast tour, new album, new touring gig with Against Me! Take THAT, Hold Steady! [News Article]

Members of Animal Collective, Beauty Pill create new music for D.C. Boombox Event This Saturday (Wayne Coyne suspiciously not invited)! [News Article]

The Black Keys tour as brothers, support the release of Brothers as brothers, possibly bathe as brothers? [News Article]

Devendra Banhart breaks his leg, cancels dates, breaks some hearts in the Rocky Mountains [News Article]