-- Noel Gallagher insists that bands will never again get to experience the excessive fame and fortune that he enjoyed with Oasis. "Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money anymore to be rock stars," says Gallagher. "The music industry has changed beyond all recognition. The music business we signed into does not exist anymore. [NME]

-- Tanlines maintain a pretty active Twitter account thanks to percussionist Jesse Cohen, who says he uses it as way to keep up with fans when his band doesn't have new music or videos to share. "You can only release so much music," says Cohen, "but Twitter's a sort of endless stream of thought ... and it's a way to just keep communicating with people. I really like it. I love it, actually, I gotta say." [Spinner]

-- Bob Mould's new solo album, 'Silver Age,' currently is streaming online for free. "'Silver Age' is exactly what it appears to be: It's 38 minutes of rock," says the former Sugar/Husker Du singer. "People can feel free to parse the songs and make what they want of them, but I didn't really have any agenda there." [Rolling Stone]

-- Former Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan and bluegrass vet Ralph Stanley turn in covers of the Velvet Underground classic ‘White Light/White Heat’ on the soundtrack to upcoming film ‘Lawless,' which drops Tuesday (Aug. 28). Check them both out. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Another track from the xx's forthcoming 'Recluse' album has surfaced online. "Unlike the last track we heard, 'Swept Away,' which was a little more dancey, 'Sunset' is vintage minimalistic xx," Death + Taxes writes of the newest offering. [Death + Taxes]