-- George Michael has revealed that Adele turned down an invitation to perform an Amy Winehouse song with him at a charity concert last year -- because she was too emotional to go through with it. [entertainmentwise]

-- JEFF the Brotherhood don't seem so starstruck by their recent collaboration with fellow Nashville rocker Jack White, but do say it was "awesome" he got them to hook up with Insane Clown Posse. [Death and Taxes]

-- Smashing Pumpkins head Billy Corgan insists the next Kurt Cobain or Trent Reznor "won't succeed" because he "will be appropriated on [his] first album by the Pitchfork community" before he ever gets big. Wait, is Billy saying a 2.0 P-fork review is bad for record sales? [Daily Beast]

-- M83 and Simian Mobile Disco will be joined by James Blake, of all people, at the top of the 2012 FYF Fest bill. This year's gathering will be held over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-2) in Los Angeles. [Resident Advisor]

-- Liam Gallagher reacted to news that his brother Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds were touring with Snow Patrol with quite a charming tweet: "Snore patrol Noel Gallaghers high flying smurfs who said rock n roll is dead LG." [Gigwise]