Pitchfork: Check out a sneak peek of Express Yourself, Diplo’s free EP due out within the next few days.

BBC: Peter Frampton is suing recording giant Universal Music Company over royalties.

Huff-Po: Watch The Flaming Lips cover The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus”.

Stereogum: Everybody loves a good fight, right? Check out Stereogum’s list of the year’s 10 best band beefs.

NPR: A look ahead at the coming year in music, including tracks from Sleigh Bells and Chairlift.

Hypebot: A list of the cities that produced “the best music” of 2011. NYC was #1, DC ranked 29th out of 30.

Rolling Stone: “I’m a Little Teapot” meets “The world is a vampire”. Billy Corgan plans to open a “whimsical” tea house in Chicago next year.

STREAM: Diplo – Express Yourself EP (Sampler)