– NME.com users have voted Muse “the most exciting live act of all time” in a new poll that received half a million votes in the last month. Muse beat out, well, every other band that has ever performed live. [NME]

– Meanwhile, in a more dubious — and more realistic — tally, Bon Iver was named “worst hipster act” in an LA Weekly poll, “beating out” Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear and 19 others. Can’t say we agree with this one, either, but we can at least consider a realm in which it is possible. [LA Weekly]

– It’s Friday and we’re in love with the latest Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti video. Let’s just say there’s a rockin’ pink mullet. The tune’s called ’Only In My Dreams,’ in case that matters. [Death + Taxes]

Paul McCartney is letting fans make their own remixes of some of his classic solo tracks with a cool new app called ‘Rude Studio,’ although we’d be a little more interested if we could get our hands on ‘Abbey Road.’ Just sayin’. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

– Elijah Wood lived out a fantasy of every teenager raised in suburban America in the last 20 years when he got to play a Beastie Boy last year in the trio’s amazing ‘Fight For Your Right (Revisited)’ video. ”I think all of us kind of grew up imagining what it would be like to rap in front of a fisheye lens,” the actor says, speaking the truth. “And I got to do that! … It was the most surreal, incredible moment of my life.” [Spinner]


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