October 22, 2012


'American Idol' Is No Longer the Most Expensive Show for Advertisers

Rob Kim
Rob Kim

American Idol Is No Longer the Most Expensive Show for Advertisers Sunday Night Football now bests the music show by over $200,000 a commercial. But don't go crying for Fox yet; the show still pulls in a whopping $340,825 for each 30-second commercial. [THR]

James Blunt Is Retiring From Songwriting The "You're Beautiful" singer will be "chilling out" at Ibiza, where he has a villa. Sounds okay to me! [NME]

Elliott Smith Figure 8 Mural Repainted for Anniversary of His Death The L.A. mural was repainted by a group called the Punk Rock Marthas in honor of the singer-songwriter, who died nine years ago from stab wounds to his chest.  [NME]

Watch Grizzly Bear Perform on Jools Holland The Brooklyn baroque rockers played "A Simple Answer" on the British talk show. [Pitchfork]

Bruce Springsteen Will Play a Free Concert at Obama Event in Virginia on Tuesday This will be the third show the Boss has played for Obama this month, after recent concerts in Ohio and Iowa. [Rolling Stone]