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Around the Web: Death Cab, TVOTR, and Oasis

Liam Gallagher throws a dissy fit, Radio frontman goes mono -- and you won't believe what's in Ben Gibbard's pants! Plus: Led Zeppelin, Wu-Tang Clan, and more.

By: Larry Fitzmaurice // October 31, 2008

Here’s a quick roundup of notable stories making the news today:

>> Oasis’ Liam Gallagher Slams Kings Of Leon
Sayeth Liam about the Followill clan: “It seems to me they’ve gone for the bucks, man…it’s like they’ve got this U2 sound and you can do better than that.” [Via NME]

>> Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Attacked By Scorpion!
“A scorpion was honestly the last thing we could imagine that would come scurrying out of [Ben’s] pants,” bassist Nick Harmer wrote on the band’s blog. [Via Stereogum]

>> TV on the Radio Frontman Goes Solo
Vocalist Tunde Adebimpe’s new project is called Fake Male Voice — and how can you not love an artist that names one of their songs “OMG!!!FMV!!!”?[Via Pitchfork]

>>The Cool Kids, Of Montreal, Deerhoof Remix Maroon 5
We haven’t heard of a collaboration this strange in quite some time — oh, wait, yes we have. [Via Pitchfork]

>>Bruce Springsteen Gives Away Halloween MP3
The Boss brings holiday cheer (or lack thereof) with a spooky tune about the mythical “Jersey Devil” — it’s almost as scary as New Jersey itself. [Via BrooklynVegan]

>>Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA to Star in Kung-Fu Flick
Let’s hope the Shaolin warrior’s acting chops are better than his recent solo effort. Seriously. [Via AllHipHop]

>>Led Zeppelin Really Recruiting New Lead Singer?
The song (and story) remains the same — save us, Robert Plant! [Via Billboard)

More on SPIN.com:
>> Why America Needs Oasis
>> TV on the Radio Wow Brooklyn
>> Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard: “The Next Record Will Be Softer”
>> Do What Thou Wilt: Led Zeppelin Reunite in London
>> Robert Plant on Zeppelin Tour and Record: Not Gonna Happen
>> Wu-Tang Clan Plan New U.S. Tour
>> Wu-Tang Clan, 8 Diagrams