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Today’s Music News: Now you can ride a Daft Punk skateboard

Daft Punk have released limited-edition blue-and-orange skateboards, available for just $280. (Pitchfork)

That reported “gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite Oasis turns out to have been not so much of an agreement after all; according to Noel Gallagher in an interview with TMZ, a reunion simply isn’t in the cards. (Billboard)

B.B. King‘s daughter Shirley King will host a free musical tribute event honoring her late father tonight in Las Vegas, after a public viewing of the blues legend’s remains and before tomorrow’s memorial services. (Billboard)

For the first time ever, the Rolling Stones played their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety live. The performance came at a last-minute L.A. club show as the Stones prepare to head out on a national tour that will hit TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on June 3. (Billboard)

Even after the Mermaid Avenue smorgasbord from Billy Bragg and Wilco, there are still more unfinished Woody Guthrie songs, and some of them are being set to music by Del McCoury with the blessing of Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie. (Rolling Stone)

Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, will headline this summer’s Newport Folk Festival. Adding interest is the fact that this year’s festival will mark the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan infamously “going electric” at the 1965 fest. (Rolling Stone)

Tame Impala have released a retro, computer-animated video for their song “‘Cause I’m a Man.” (Billboard)

Flavor Flav of Public Enemy has been arrested in Las Vegas under suspicion of driving under the influence (including having an open container of alcohol in the car), possessing marijuana, and speeding. (KARE 11)

If Flav had been smoking that weed at a Roger Daltrey concert, he might have been called out on it by the Who singer himself. Daltrey had to ask a fan at a recent New York show to put the Mary Jane away, lest the show be called off. (Billboard)