- According to the U.K.’s Sunday Mirror, Robert Plant turned down £100 million, or around $200 million, to participate in a full Led Zeppelin reunion tour. A “band source” reportedly said that despite Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones‘ eagerness to take their reunion on the road, Plant “wanted to leave last year’s concert as their legacy.” Plant is scheduled to embark on a joint tour with Alison Krauss in April.
- Indie labels Amalgam Digital and Def Jux are looking to stoke hip-hop digital sales (which lag far behind other genres) by expanding their online stores and including extras like bonus tracks, exclusive albums and a capella versions.
- “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?” — the next single from Gnarls Barkley’s forthcoming The Odd Couple — has been leaked onto the Internet courtesy of the Roots‘ ?uestlove, who posted the song (and his lip-synching of it) on his YouTube page.
- Fall Out Boy will release **** Live in Phoenix on April 1st. The CD/DVD set will feature a twenty-two-song live performance from last year’s Honda Civic Tour, their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” (featuring John Mayer on guitar), the band’s eight videos and behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes.