* The Stooges have reportedly finished recording a new album, "Ready To Die," for release later this year. It's the group's first new release in six years and the first with guitarist James Williamson since "Raw Power" in 1973.
* A 129-song box set, "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective," will be released on March 5, with seven discs featuring early garage band recordings, session work and, of course, plenty of Allman Brothers Band material.
* The Who will take its Quadrophenia and More Tour to Europe this summer, starting June 8 in Dublin, Ireland. The next North American leg gets under way tonight ( January 28) in Anaheim, Calif.
* Who Guitarist Pete Townshend received the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards during the weekend in Los Angeles.
* The Allman Brothers Band has added an 11th and final show to its annual Beacon Theatre stand in New York, on March 17.
* Geezer Butler says recording the new Black Sabbath album has been "a bit more professional" because none of the members are drinking or taking drugs. He also says "13" is a working title and may not stick. So far 16 songs have been recorded for the set, which is due in June.
* Drummer Tommy Aldridge has returned to Whitesnake for his third stint with the band.
* The late Led Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham was honored by drummers from Iron Maiden, Slayer, Adrenaline Mob, Anthrax, Jane's Addiction, Buckcherry and other bands at the 2013 Bonzo Bash during the NAMM Convention over the weekend in Anaheim, Calif.