How the Kardashians set out to ruin the iPad 5 launch

The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.

Unplugging: The Flaming Lips are tasered and maced

The Flaming Lips have replaced their track with Chris Martin on their collaborative LP with a song called "Tasered and Maced," performed with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory.

Descendents Reunite to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and more [Unplugging]

Welcome to this week's edition of Unplugging! It's been a positively huge week for news and we have all the biggest headlines for you happening all over the world of music.

Trent Reznor Releases Five "Social Network" Tracks For Download [Unplugging]

Trent Reznor has released five tracks from his upcoming score to the movie, which you can stream or download online.

A Perfect Circle Return From Hiatus With Tour Dates [Unplugging]

Happy Friday! Time to get educated about the music happenings this week. Faith No More, The Frames, Kanye West, Underworld, Lady Gaga, and more.

iTunes 10 Debuts with Music-Centric Social Networking Service [Unplugging]

It's the weekend - time to check out what is going in the world of music as we unplug. iTunes debuts "Ping," Belle & Sebastian, Cee Lo-Green, Sufjan Stevens, Matt & Kim, Moogfest, and more. 

Is Weezer's Album Title Due to Sponsorship? [Unplugging]

TGIF. Time to unplug tech news a little and ponder the wonders of the music world. Weezer, GWAR, Badly Drawn Boy and more. It's all here.

Gorillaz Announce First World Tour And More [Unplugging]

TGIF is the new carpe diem. Time for us to take a tour of the menagerie of music with Unplugging. We are so chill, y'all.