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Today’s Music News: Noel and Liam Gallagher reportedly reach ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to reunite Oasis

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The Mirror is reporting that Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher have reached “a gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite Oasis after a six-year split. “It’s early days in terms of the details,” says an unnamed source the paper apparently finds trustworthy, “but Noel and Liam are back on good terms and ready to give things another go.” (Billboard)

Norway will shut down its entire FM radio band in 2017 as the country aims to become the first in the world to fully transition to digital radio. Digital transmissions are more efficient to send than analog transmissions, and many more digital than analog stations can be accommodated on the airwaves. (Billboard)

Luke BryanJason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert were among the big winners at Sunday night’s ACM Awards in Arlington, Texas. (Billboard) Held at the massive AT&T Stadium, the ceremony set a record for most-attended awards show of all time. (Billboard)

Twin Shadow and members of his band were seriously injured in the Friday morning crash that involved their tour bus striking a tractor-trailer on a foggy Colorado highway. The group have postponed a month of tour dates while Twin Shadow (George Lewis, Jr.) undergoes reconstructive hand surgery and drummer Andy Bauer remains hospitalized in serious condition. (Rolling Stone)

When Neil Young said that the album he was making with Willie Nelson‘s sons would be a pro-environment concept album called The Monsanto Years, lots of listeners thought he was joking. Nope. The Monsanto Years will be released on June 15, followed by a tour. Songs likely to appear on the album include “Monsanto Years,” “Rock Starbucks,” and “Too Big to Fail.” (Rolling Stone)

Ice-T has announced a two-day event that he’s calling “the most prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever.” The Art of Rap Festival, taking place at two California locations on July 18 and 19, will include a performance by its founder as well as by The GameKurtis BlowGrandmaster Melle MelAfrika Bambaataa, and many other greats of the genre. (Rolling Stone)

Vampire Weekend‘s Chris Baio has announced that his debut solo album will be released this summer on Glassnote Records. The album, credited to simply “Baio,” will contain “Bowie and Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno.” (Pitchfork)

Paul Simon has his first number one album in the U.K. since 1990’s Rhythm of the Saints: the new greatest-hits set The Ultimate Collection tops the U.K. album chart this week.

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is expecting her first child. Her husband of four years, Barnaby Clay, is a director who’s responsible for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Zero” clip as well as videos by Depeche Mode and Gnarls Barkley. (Billboard)

  • Nate Reiter

    Barnaby Clay is also partially responsible for Karen O’s first child.