Lunch Break Links: Beastie Boys cancer, Mercury Prize

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Health concerns caused show cancellations for Beastie Boys ("highly treatable" cancer for Adam Yauch) and Wavves (broken wrist).

The nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize, Britain's top annual music award, have been released.

Susan Boyle may have more sway with TV networks than Barack Obama.

How about some new Flaming Lips tracks with lunch?

Ne-Yo has had it with bloggers.

Shaq will battle other athletes in their sports for a new ABC reality show.

Weezer has a new album on the way, plus a Pinkerton reissue.

Should pop radio force every song to clock in under two minutes?

EW has a high-tech season 5 Lost quiz that I will undoubtedly take when I'm not on deadline.

We close with a cool new video for Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing."