Music news links for Friday, Nov. 13: The Who, Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, Beck, Cat Stevens, 30 Seconds to Mars and more (with video)

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  • On Dec. 11 - 17, select theaters across the country will play a collection of performances from the Dave Matthews Band, Gogol Bordello and Ben Harper and Relentless7 in the flick Larger Than Life ... in 3D. Disclaimer: Watching DMB in 3D may make you believe the band is about to crash into you, baby.

  • The Grand Ole Opry and MySpace are joining forces to bring a live stream of Saturday's show, which includes performances by Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. Looks like MySpace finally found a way to one-up Twitter.

  • Courtney Love plans to release a new album with her band Hole in January, titled Nobody's Daughter and reportedly influenced by David Bowie and Pink Floyd. She also may just jump on the celebrity bandwagon of releasing a fragrance, which would also be called Hole.

  • Britney Spears' Twitter account was hacked, which resulted in posts declaring her love for Satan and her support of a new world order. Is this really any stranger than what she would've posted a couple of years ago during the pink wig era?

  • Are you as GaGa for the Lady and Beyonce as they are for each other? Then check out two new songs featuring both of the pop stars. "Telephone" is off Lady GaGa's upcoming The Fame Monster and features a cameo by Jay-Z's leading lady, while Beyonce shares the spotlight in "Video Phone" with GaGa. What are diamond-encrusted and/or nearly-naked friends for?

Does Friday the 13th equal a freaky news day in the music world? Find out here.

  • The Who are going to perform at Super Bowl XLIV, which is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2010, in Miami. This will be the band's first North American performance since 2008. The biggest night in pro football and the Who? My dad (and probably yours) can now die a happy man. (But don't!)
  • Although Steven Tyler denied this week that Aerosmith is breaking up, Joe Perry claims the band's future is still uncertain. Steven, I am begging you: Get over whatever is making you so jaded and get back in the Aerosmith saddle again.
  • Take That, Robbie Williams and Lily Allen joined Paul McCartney onstage at a charity gig in London on Thursday night and sang a rendition of the Beatles classic, "Hey Jude." It was probably just as fantastic as the original version. No, really.
  • In other collaboration news, Beck has teamed up with Wilco, Feist and Jamie Lidell to cover Skip Spence's 1969 Oar album. This could be borderline amazing, even if you've never heard the original tracks.
  • Cat Stevens is preparing for his first tour in 33 years. It really is a "Wild World" when an artist can make a comeback after three decades.
  • 30 Seconds to Mars released the video for their new single, "Kings and Queens." Spend the next eight minutes and 52 seconds of your life checking out the Next Big Thing headliner and get more music news links after the jump.
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