Hear ye, hear ye: Two beloved knights shall perform for a venerable queen. In this case, the knights are Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, and the queen is, well, the Queen: Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty shall be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) this June, and a star-studded concert will be part of the festivities.
This year's Hangout Music Fest -- which takes place in May in Alabama -- will feature some big names, which is impressive since the even has existed for only two years. Slated for the 2012 version of the fest are Jack White, Skrillex, Wilco, Chris Cornell, Dave Matthews Band, String Cheese Incident and the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
Storm Corrosion, the long awaited debut album from Steven Wilson and Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, now has an official release. The group's eponymous debut album will be released on April 24 via Roadrunner Records.
Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher -- now the frontman of Beady Eye -- told Live Magazine that he'd rather still be in Oasis. Gallagher, who is working on a new Beady Eye album at the moment, says people have the wrong idea if they think he's anti-Oasis.
Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with a free streaming performance that takes place 7 p.m. PST Thursday, February 9, from Capitol Studios, where much of the new album was recorded. Fans can watch the show through iTunes.