U2 Late Night Takeover- Nude Madonna Auction- Motorhead Guitar Hero- White Stripes Close Conan- Yes Sidelined By Illness- Wylde Hits- Mr Big Reunion and more

(antiMusic) Before we to today's quicks, just a quick heads up that we won't be publishing a Day in Rock report on Monday due to the George Washington birthday holiday here in the States. We need to spend the day pondering just how far astray we've gone since his day but we will return on Tuesday. Everyone have a great weekend, including Valentine's Day! Now here are today's quicks:

Universal Records had this announcement about one their biggest stars: U2 will perform an unprecedented five nights in a row on the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, March 2-Friday, March 6 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The band will release their 12th album, No Line on the Horizon, March 3.

The White Stripes will be the final musical guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien next Friday, February 20, before Conan packs up for Los Angeles and The Tonight Show. more

The classic rock band Yes has canceled all concert dates through Feb. 24 because of unspecified medical reasons. Yes released a statement Thursday saying it was canceling the shows, citing "unforeseen" medical reasons, but it didn't give further details. more

Black Label Society has announced that they will be releasing a greatest hits CD/DVD package on April 21st. The collection is entitled 'Skullage' and will feature some unreleased material on both the CD and the DVD. More details will be revealed nearer the release date.more

Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance.more

Controversial "American Idol" contestant and former child star Joanna Pacitti has been booted off the talent show, apparently due to her past in the music business.more

Motorhead's godly frontman Lemmy will be appearing in the forthcoming new video game Guitar Hero:Metallica. "It's great to be in 'Guitar Hero' with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica," Lemmy said, "but [frontman] James [Hetfield] is still taller than me."more

Morrissey has again told fans there will no reunion of The Smiths. Speaking to BBC Radio 2, the singer expressed confusion as to why there is constant speculation the band will be reforming. "People always ask me about reunions and I can't imagine why," says Morrissey. "It baffles me. The past seems like a distant place and I'm pleased with that. I feel very much of now." more

Carl Barat has quashed rumors that his old band The Libertines are about to reform after the British band's other former frontman, Pete Doherty, hinted at a possible reunion earlier this week.more

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Finally confirming the rumors that have been circulating the internet for weeks, all four original members of the popular 90's rock supergroup, Mr. Big, are taking to the stage together for the first time in 13 years for a reunion tour of Japan.more

Speaking of pinheads: A full-frontal, nude photo of a 20-year-old Madonna fetched $37,500 at auction Thursday, an apparent record auction price for a photograph of the superstar singer. more

Former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna has lined up a string of tour dates beginning next week.more

The first episode of the Rush road crew documentary Backstage Secrets has been uploaded to YouTube in 6 parts.more

The Walkmen have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour this spring. The band will be opening for Kings Of Leon on their forthcoming arena tour more

Originally scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, May 8th/9th, at the Halifax Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 2009 edition of the Cabin Fever RockFest has been cancelled.more

The National have announced a run of dates in the US and Canada, scheduled to kick off May 5. - more news

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