-- Fiona Apple has written a tune called 'Dull Tool' for the upcoming Judd Apatow movie 'This Is 40.' It's her first original composition for a film soundtrack, and amazingly, it's also the first time she's used the term "dull tool" in her lyrics. How does that not show up in every Fiona Apple song? [Consequence of Sound]

-- Ra Ra Riot will release their third album, 'Beta Love,' on Jan. 22 via Barsuk. The band cites cyber-punk writer William Gibson as an influence, which either means they're going to swap cello-laden chamber-pop for harsh industrial clanging, or they're totally making stuff up. [Pitchfork]

-- Sharon Van Etten's 'Tramp' ranks among the year's most acclaimed albums, and on Nov. 13, the singer hits us with a deluxe edition, complete with demos of each song and liner notes taken from her journals. Reissue season is upon us -- let the gouging of the fans begin! [Consequence of Sound]

-- Martha Wainwright lost her mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, to cancer in 2009, and on her latest album, 'Come to Mama,' she opens up about the experience. "I could not fall apart when my mother died, because I had a very young baby, and I did not want to fall into a depression and be unavailable for my child," she tells Spinner. "So, when I started writing songs, I allowed a lot of my feelings to come out." [Spinner]

-- CBS is making a sitcom called 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' We know what you're thinking: That sounds horrible. But wait -- it's going to be penned by the same dude who writes 'The Big Bang Theory.' Again, we know what you're thinking: That sounds even worse. We, like our buds at Death + Taxes, couldn't agree more. [Death + Taxes]

-- He's the most important man in rock -- the one you bow to and praise on a daily basis. No, it's not the Boss or Diamond Dave. We're talking about Satan, and over at Ultimate Classic Rock, they've made a list of the 10 Best Devil Songs. [Ultimate Classic Rock]