* Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has signed on to judge the Miss Universe 2013 pageant on November 9 in Moscow, which will be Broadcast on NBC in the U.S.
* Neil Young will be honored by the Recording Academy's Producers and Engineers Wing during Grammy Week next year for his "efforts to draw attention to the importance of hearing music as the artists who created it intended."
* Paul McCartney's new album "New"failed to hit No. 1 in the U.K., debuting at No. 3. It was beaten by pop singer John Newman and Seattle rockers Pearl Jam. "New" is expected to debut in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, which will be released on Wednesday (October 23).
* Black Sabbath has released a performance clip of "Loner" from its upcoming DVD "Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered in Their Masses," due out November 26.
* The Who has launched a drawing for fans to win tickets for the new documentary "Sensation -- The Story of The Who's 'Tommy,'" taking placeTuesday (October 22) in London. Details at http://po.st/pvKEq6. The new Super Deluxe reissued of the 1969 rock opera comes out November 11.
* Status Quo's original lineup will continue its reunion for what it says will be one final tour of the U.K., starting March 28 in London and finishing April 12 in Dublin. No North American dates have been scheduled yet.
* King Crimson lyricist Peter Sinfield has suffered a "non-fatal heart attack" according to a postage on his Facebook page. Sinfield, who co-wrote "21st Century Schizoid Man," "The Court of the Crimson King" and other songs, had quadruple bypass surgery in 2005 and is currently recovering in a British hospital.
* Hall & Oates' 1975 song "Alone Too Long" will be theme song for the new HBO comedy "Hello Ladies." -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider