What we're talking about and keeping an eye on in Classic Rock today...
* Mick Jagger officially put the kabosh on the Rolling Stones's rumored Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival appearance in April, telling Britain's New Musical Express that "it's too early...We're not gonna be ready to go by April." But, Jagger added, the band is weighing other options and does plan to play more in 2013.
* The Stones have also been nominated for four NME Awards, including Best LIve Band, Best Book, Best Music Film and Music Moment of the Year.
* U2 drummer Larry Mulen Jr. tells Irish TV that the group is hoping to release a new album this summer.
* A new species of spider discovered in California's Joshua Tree National Park has been named after U2 frontman Bono by a biologist at Auburn University.
* Mike Love and Bruce Johnston are going their own way from the Beach Boys, but the other three founders who took part in last year's 50th anniversary tour -- Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks -- will be touring together this summer. So far they've announced a July 25 show in Kettering, Ohio, with more to come.
* Australian actor Rob Liotti will portray Bon Scott in the biopic "Bon Scott -- The Legend of AC/DC," which is being directed by J.R. Gretches. Liotti reportedly lost 40 pounds to play Scott.
-- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider