Short Takes: Steven Tyler, Madonna, Flea, Brian May

It looks like Steven Tyler may be ready to walk down the aisle for the third time. His longtime girlfriend Erin Brady, 38, was seen sporting a big diamond ring while she was with the singer in Maui. According to TMZ, sources close to Tyler say they are, in fact, engaged. Tyler was previously married in 1978 and 1988.

Madonna's latest Hard Candy Fitness Center recently opened in Moscow. The 35,000 square foot facility is being run by Irina Razumova, founder of the world-wide chain Planet Fitness.

The first location was opened last year in Mexico City and additional centers will be opened in the spring in St. Petersburg and later in the year in Toronto.

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has a new hobby, chess. Recently, while at the Rock in Rio festival, the bass player took on the world chess champion and, according to Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol, "He did really well and the guy was playing two games of chess at once – he's a Norwegian fella. Flea did pretty good but this man was always gonna win. He held it back for a bit."

Brian May surprised the cast of the Queen musical We Will Rock You on Monday night. At the end of the show, he came out as Santa Claus. A source told Britain's The Sun "

BBC Radio 6 will be turning back the clock on New Year's Day when they play all of their music off of vinyl.

According to station editor Paul Rodgers "In a world dominated by digital music, vinyl is a format still close to the hearts of many music lovers and increased sales demonstrate its enduring appeal."

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