-- Jim James and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket will hit the stage of the Colonial Theater in Keene, Mass., on Monday (Oct. 1) to benefit President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady opening. “It is so crucial for us all to work together to help build on and continue the progress we have been making under President Obama’s leadership," raves James. [Boston Music Spotlight]

-- One-of-a-kind rock memorabilia from Florence + the Machine, the Cure and Kasabian will go under the hammer starting Oct. 5 via eBay auction to raise money for the Martin House Children's Hospice in Leeds, England. A drum head signed by the Machine's Florence Welch is among the items in the charity auction, which can finally make you feel good about blowing large sums on expensive one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia. [Contact Music]

-- Has it been 10 years since Interpol's 'Turn On the Bright Lights' entered the world? The New York rockers celebrate with a fully-remastered 2xCD/DVD, 2xLP/DVD edition out Nov. 20 -- and the rest of us celebrate being 10 years older. [Pitchfork]

-- Talk about hitting a man when he's down. Melvins bassist Trevor Dunn has dubbed Billie Joe Armstrong a "little weasel" following the recent onstage meltdown that landed the Green Day singer in rehab. "There's nothing worse than some rock 'n' roll brat throwing a tantrum and going AWOL just because he can't keep himself occupied," Dunn writes. [Spin.com]

-- Busy man Flying Lotus will mark the upcoming release of his new album, 'Until the Quiet Comes,' in New York and Los Angeles with a string of DJ sets, in-stores appearances, signings and more. Check out the full schedule. [Pitchfork]

-- The song 'Strange Formula' from producer Nigel Godrich's badass new project Ultrista has received badass remix treatment from none other than badass filmmaker David Lynch. You don't want to miss this one. [Nowness]

-- The good news: Canadian rockers You Say Party are temporarily shelving their "indefinite hiatus" to play this weekend's 10th anniversary blowout party for Paper Bag Records. The band news: They still haven't tacked the "We Say Die" back on to the end of their name. [Spinner]

-- "[It's] an enormous sledgehammer to mainstream materialistic music," Vic Mensa of Chicago rappers Kids These Days says of their new 'Don’t Harsh My Mellow' video. "It’s kind of like a ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ type of thing. But not the Twisted Sister song. More like Crime Mob.” We're certainly not gonna argue with that. [Death + Taxes]

-- Motley Crue's Tommy Lee has been accused of many things over the years, but one thing he hasn't been accused of is swiping the design of his legendary "drum roller coaster." Apparently, that is, until now. [Ultimate Classic Rock]