* Elton John has confirmed that a second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born by surrogate to he and partner David Furnish on January 11 in Los Angeles. The couple has another son, Zachary, who's two years old.
* It turns out King Crimson founder Robert Fripp leaked word that David Bowie was recording a new album in his online diary on October 15, 2011 -- but no one took him seriously.
* Also in Bowie news, in a new interview producer Tony Visconti holds out hope that Bowie might play a show or two to promote the album but definitely will not tour. That's a change from previous comments saying he would not play live at all.
* Seven songs from "People, Hell & Angels," the upcoming Jimi Hendrix vault set, will be used on the January 20 episode of CBS's "Hawaii Five-O," including "Bleeding Heart," "Mojo Man," "Hey Gypsy Boy," "Inside Out," "Crash Landing," "Hear My Train A Comin` " and "Somewhere."
* A 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow purchased by the late Freddie Mercury in 1979 was sold for nearly $120,000 at the recent Autosport International auction. The car, which Mercury used until his death in 1991, has 62,000 miles on its odometer.
* Jimmy O'Neill, host of ABC's "Shindig," has passed away at the age of 72 from heart problems and diabetes.
* "Muscle Shoals," a new documentary about the famed Alabama recording studios where the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and many more recorded, is premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, U2's Bono and Steve Winwood are among the artists featured in the movie.
* "Good Ol' Freda," a documentary about Beatles office secretary Freda Kelly, will premiere at the South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival March 8-16 in Austin, Texas.
* Thirty-three years ago today (January 16) Paul McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession in Tokyo while on tour with Wings. The group's 11 shows were canceled and McCartney spent nine days in jail.