Lunch Break Links: May 18, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Pitchfork's Chris Dahlen wrote an interesting bit on how technology is helping long-distance bands work.

With that new Elliott Smith rarities collection out (review here), it's no surprise the Stypod wrote about Smith's old band, Heatmiser.

Have you heard about "Forever stamps"? Apparently they're not a good investment.

Dimebag Darrell's on-stage death at the hands of a gunman in Columbus was some of the most shocking news I've ever heard. Now the Pantera guitarist has been memorialized with a plaque at Guitar Center in Hollywood. Not the classiest tribute, but I'd rub that chiseled beard.

Here's a screed against the compulsory encore at rock shows, the absence of which is something I can totally get behind.

Heroes' Tim Kring and Lost's Damon Lindelof did an interview together.

If you've ever wanted to see Menomena perform in a basement, you're in luck.

Ryan Adams: Lover of Linkin Park and The Fray.

Vice Records and Atlantic could be splitting. Details on the label's history here.

In honor of Morrissey showing up to sing tonight, Kevin Joy talked to some superfans.

In the last couple months, Amy Winehouse seems to have taken over the mainstream music press out of nowhere. Get to know her here.

Finally, in honor of the 400th episode of The Simpsons, TV Guide remembers the show's greatest guest stars.