The world said goodbye to a beloved late night personality (for seven or so months, contractually speaking), Haiti received a lot of well deserved love from people like George Clooney and Radiohead, and even your drunkest rock hero decided it might be time to stop (at 66).
- Conan O'Brien hosted his final Tonight Show. Posted far and wide was the lovable red-heads heartwarming speech, fantastic performance by Neil Young (and actually Neil Young, not Jimmy Fallon in Neil Young's clothing), and a star-studded final song with Conan on the axe. He was joined by Young, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Beck, and a long-haired Will Ferrel, who took lead vocals. They played "Freebird". America cried. Work hard and be kind, folks. [via Stereogum
- Radiohead hosted a Haiti benefit in LA. Charitable funky bunch the 'head are no strangers to charity and social awareness. Devotees will recall their tribute to Harry Patch, the former oldest man in the UK, and their incredibly green tour efforts. It is nice to see their globally conscious minds extended towards a country in dire need of aid. They raised $572,000. Let's hope the Fiery Furnaces don't have any poor taste commentary on this one. [via Pop and Hiss]
- Keith Richards quit drinking. The fact that he has been partying like it's 1999 since 1969 begs the question: what are the rest of us doing with our lives? [via The Daily Swarm]
This week should be really exciting! I'm not sure why, but I have a good feeling about it. -joe puglisi