>> Green Day surprised the crowd at their small, last minute California show by debuting mostly new material. Fifteen out of the 27-song set were brand new. Could they surprise us with a new album sooner rather than later?
>> Blink-182 may explore the world of prog-rock on their new album, Neighborhoods, according to Tom DeLonge. He says, "We have these songs that are total throwbacks, exactly what people would know of what Blink is. But then we have these songs that are madly different and experimental. And then we have songs that are like prog-rock Blink."
>> Nick Oliveri (ex-bassist for Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss) faces up to 15 years in prison for a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend that evolved into a standoff with a SWAT team. Oliveri faces four felony charges and a misdemeanor. Longtime QOTSA fans may remember that one of the reasons mainman Josh Homme cited for firing Oliveri in 2004 was physical abuse of women.
>> Radiohead will perform on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 24. Thom Yorke will dance weirdly and Alec Baldwin will host.
>> Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) and Frank Black (Pixies) each have new albums coming out. Stinson's One Man Mutiny, out August 30, benefits Haiti's Timkatec Schools. Black is using the Black Francis name this time around for the collaborative Paley & Francis project with singer-songwriter Reid Paley on September 13.
>> Oasis has a couple of stories today. Noel Gallagher blames England's recent rioting on everything from violent video games to nice weather. As far as Oasis' breakup in 2009, the press has mostly covered Noel and Liam Gallagher's never-ending feud. But bassist Andy Bell weighed in on how everyone else from Oasis is still together in Beady Eye, and Noel mostly lies to the press.
Earlier this week, one family's Monday night dinner ended in a bizzare manner. Shortly after having a steak purchased at a local Walmart, 24-year-old Ronnie Morales felt ill, according to multiple reports.