-- Long known for their epic live shows, Muse is currently blowing minds in France with their new tour, and it doesn't even involve cheese, baguettes or berets. (We don't think.) [NME.com]

-- Frank Ocean has penned an open letter sharing some of his future goals. Here's hoping "use hard returns to make revelatory blog posts more readable" is one of them. [PopCrush.com]

-- Takka Takka about good timing (sorry): The band has announced a new album -- their first in four years -- just in time for the lone show on their schedule, which is Friday at CMJ. Scroll down to check out 'These Broken Chairs' off the forthcoming  'A.M. Landscapes' below. [Brooklyn Vegan]

-- Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang has called British boy band One Direction "d---heads" after running into them in a British hotel lobby. And Wolfgang should know -- he's related to Eddie Van Halen. [Spinner]

-- Bruce Springsteen has presented his buddy and bandmate Little Steven Van Zandt with the Big Man of the Year award from Little Kids Rock. The prize comes in recognition of Little Steven's efforts on behalf of the charity, which provides instruments to children. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Indulge your disco jones with this rad video premiere of Escort covering of Gino Soccio's aptly titled song, 'Dancer.' This Brooklyn band has 17 pieces, so if they can't groove you, no one can. [Death + Taxes]