Richard Ashcroft is putting his scorching hot solo career on hold to rejoin The Verve for tour dates and album.

Weezer, which never officially broke up but was on hiatus while Rivers Cuomo went to school and stalked Japanese girls, is back at work on a new record.

Finally, the news you've been waiting for: Squirrel Nut Zippers "figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent," says Billboard. Could Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Stones to the Nut Zippers' Beatles of the swing revival, be close behind?