-- TripleDoor.com: This isn't exactly new, but I just noticed yesterday that Van Dyke Parks--the guy who wrote most of the lyrics on Brian Wilson's Smile--and had a hand in more classic records from the '60s and '70s than just about anyone else, is playing the Triple Door on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $20 in advance.
?uestlove, Tweeting with The Roots at The Paramount.
-- Billboard: Even Lady Gaga's getting too much Lady Gaga. She had to cancel a show in Indiana after collapsing backstage due to exhaustion.
-- NME: Dr. Dre says we're probably gonna have to wait until 2011 for his new record. "Give me one more platinum plaque and fuck rap, you can have it back."
-- Rolling Stone: Here's a shocker. Uber-Tweeter ?uestlove is siding with Conan in the late-night wars. "If a firing squad stood before [NBC late-night hosts] Carson Daly, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien and said, 'One of you can't be here, I definitely wouldn't have picked O'Brien as the one to go."
You know what, all you cool kids pining for Conan on Twitter can suck it. You're up late doing kid things, so why don't you watch him at
12:35 12:05? My grandma likes Leno at 11:35, and so do grandmas everywhere. Who gives a poop if the Tweetosphere thinks that Leno's a douche? Tweetin' don't pay the bills. Right, Dre? "If it was up to me, you mother fuckers would stop comin' up to me with your hands out lookin' up to me like you want somethin' free."