Roundup: Aerosmith on ’60 Minutes’, Mayer Cancels All Dates

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With another tour in the works, 60 Minutes gave Aerosmith the feature treatment last night, as the band members sniped at one another in separate interviews.

Despite the imminent release of a new album, John Mayer‘s throat problems have caused him to take an indefinite hiatus from live performances. See the statement on his official website here.

Sony will pay almost $8 million in back digital royalties to settle a lawsuit with bands like Cheap Trick and the Allman Brothers Band. Jay-Z and Kanye settled a lawsuit by Syl Johnson, who claimed the pair sampled his song “Different Strokes” without compensation. And finally, the former members of Kyuss are battling over who owns the band’s name.

Post-punk legend Bob Mould has signed to Merge Records, which will release his new record this fall. Mould will be playing Copper Blue, the seminal album by his band Sugar, in its entirety in concert in Europe this year.

An LAPD detective says he knows who killed the Notorious B.I.G. He says it’s Darnell “Poochie” Bolton, who pulled the trigger for $13,000.

Bob Dylan is working on a new album in Jackson Browne‘s studio.

Beck, James Morrison from LCD Soundsystem, Devendra Banhart and others are recording covers of the jazz standard “I Only Have Eyes for You” as part of the soundtrack to a new art installation at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Musuem. It opens on March 22.

And in an online poll that should undermine the credibility of online polls forevermore, listeners of London radio station XFM named … Liam Gallagher the best frontman of all time, besting No. 2 Freddie Mercury. Not even in the top 10: Mick Jagger and Joe Strummer. Not on the list at all: Ozzy and Robert Plant. When the final chapter on the decline of Great Britain is written, this will surely be included.

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