U.K. promoter who orchestrated last year's Led Zep reunion says the band should not tour with a new singer, but adds if Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham decide differently, they probably won't call it Led Zeppelin - BBC News
Related: Is it Zeppelin without Plant? - Wired / Listening Post
The place to be in Nashville tonight is the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the second annual Musicians Hall Of Fame induction ceremony where Keith Richards, Kid Rock, Lee Ann Womack and George Jones are among the artists scheduled to appear - The Tennessean
Sarah McLachlan, Tegan and Sara and Broken Social Scene to open 2009 Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver - The Vancouver Sun / Canada.com
Jonas Brothers to star in 20th Century Fox flick "Walter The Farting Dog," the story of musicians dog-sitting a pooch with extreme flatulence - Variety
Perry Farrell does a very fashion-oriented Q& A - BlackBook Magazine
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
NOFX updates today with California dates for February and United Kingdom shows for April and May. Those Calif. shows include February 3 & 4 in San Diego at House Of Blues, February 6 & 8 in Los Angeles at Music Box @ Fonda, February 19 in Anaheim at Grove Of Anaheim and February 20 & 22 in Agoura Hills at the Canyon Club. New listings for the U.K. include Birmingham on April 24 at Carling Academy Birmingham, May 1 in Cardiff at Great Hall and May 2 & 3 in London at Shepherds Bush Empire.
Fleet Foxes line up shows in New Zealand to follow the band's Australia run. New on the band's calendar is Wellington on January 7 at San Francisco Bathhouse and January 8 in Auckland at Mason Center. The band also adds a February 22 date in London, England, at the Roundhouse.
Hal Ketchum continues to build the perfect tour itinerary, today adding January 17 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, at Calsonic Arena, February 10 in Snoqualmie, Washington, at Snoqualmie Casino, April 2 in The Woodlands, Texas, at Dosey Doe and April 11 in The Dalles, Oregon, at Granada Theatre. Mr. Ketchum also adds dates for California towns Tuolumne and Brooks in July and Vegas in September.
And we have some early 2009 listings for Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, including January 9 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at Cooper's Glen Bluegrass Festival, January 30 in Denver at Colfax Events Center, January 31 in Aspen at Wheeler Opera House and February 5 in Edmonds, Washington, at Edmonds Center For The Arts.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Darrell Scott, Eek-A-Mouse, Esperanza Spalding, CeU, Cassandra Wilson, Gin Blossoms, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, John McEuen, McCoy Tyner, Kellie Pickler, Nonpoint, Monte Montgomery, Reverend Horton Heat, Riders In The Sky, The Mother Truckers and Wynonna.
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