Kid Cudi's guest appearance on One Tree Hill: If you ever needed a reason to watch One Tree Hill (because we're pretty sure your nights involve Glee and not a show where a dog ate a transplant heart), then a guest spot by Kid Cudi should do it. Not only does he perform a bit, but Mr. Solo Dolo offers some sagely wisdom. Kid Cudi: rapper, singer, actor, father figure. Warms the heart, don't it. [LINK]

Bright Eyes announces new album, The People's Key: Because everyone needs a good cry now and again, Conor Oberst is reuniting with Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott, and a host of other guests, including Matt Maginn (Cursive) and Carla Azar (Autolux), for a new Bright Eyes album entitled The People's Key. It's slated for release on February 15. We're getting emotional just thinking about it. We're going to our room to think about stuff for a bit. [LINK]

Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy hits #1: Despite feeling this way for the vast majority of his life, we can now confirm it: Kanye West is No. 1, selling an impressive 496,000 copies of MBDTF. Nicki Minaj came in at No. 2, moving 370,000 units of Pink Friday. [LINK]

The Clash members producing London Calling biopic: As if the previously-announced Joe Strummer biopic wasn't enough, now we get word that Mick Jones and Paul Simonon are producing a biopic based on the band's massively influential 1979 album London Calling. Plus, it'll be produced by Lily Allen's mom, Alison Owen. Does this mean a cameo! We hope so! [LINK]

Hercules and Love Affair's new single, "My House": It's Christmastime, and that means the next month will be filled with fa-la-las and good tidings. If you need to break away from the holiday bore, we suggest throwing on Hercules and Love Affair's "My House" and bathing yourself in some white-hot disco light. Merrry XXXmas! [LINK]

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