Depeche Mode to Brit Awards: Keep 'yer bloody lifetime achievement award! [NME]

Animal Collective have rescheduled their spring tour. [Pitchfork]

Buzzworthy Brits the Palma Violets want to play your basement. Great, but will they help clean up? [Consequence of Sound]

U.K. punk lifers the Stranglers are playing the States for the first time in 16 years. No word yet on basement shows. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Yoko Ono makes a damn compelling case for gun control. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Speaking of gun control, hear Snoop Dogg -- er, Snoop Lion -- team up with Drake for the reggae jam 'No Guns Allowed.' That's compelling. [Death + Taxes]