It's all the info and data you need for making those important decisions as we serve up new dates for Gregg Allman, Judas Priest, Pink and The Bouncing Souls, plus links to items about the Travis Barker / DJ AM jet crash, Take That going back to the MTV Euro awards, Pink talking about Pink, iMeem sale buzz, Elbow frontman taking a crack at a Q&A and how suing original MP3.com founder Michael Robertson seems to be a recording industry tradition.
More news on the private jet crash which injured Travis Barker and DJ AM and resulted in the deaths of the flight crew as well as the artists' friends. Now the National Transportation Safety Board says tires on the private jet shredded as the plane neared the end of the runway - Associated Press
As the founder of the original MP3.com, Michael Robertson is one of the first digital music pioneers. However, the labels would rather sue him than work with him - CNET
History repeats itself as Take That plans to appear at the MTV Europe Music Awards 14 years after the group appeared at the music channel's first Euro awards show - Reuters U.K.
Pink talks about being on "the music industry's speed dial for controversy - Melbourne Herald Sun
Is iMeem for sale? The folks at PaidContent.org seem to think so - PaidContent
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey does the Q&A shuffle - Manchester Confidential U.K.
Want a music studio in your cell phone? IndabaVox makes it happen - Wireless And Mobile News / Indaba Music / press release
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Gregg Allman updates today with a round of solo dates for late December and the first half of January. Look for the Allman brother appearing in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on December 28 at Zeiterion Theatre, December 30 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, at Ridgefield Playhouse, January 1 & 2 in NYC at Blender Theatre At Gramercy and January 5 in Annapolis, Maryland, at Rams Head On Stage. Other stops on the tour include Falls Church, Virginia, Montclair, New Jersey, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Salamanca, New York.
Conquering Germany is on Pink's March to-do list. Stops include the 8th in Oberhausen at Konig - Pilsener Arena, the 14th in Stuttgart at Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, the 17th in Leipzig at the Leipzig Arena and the 18th in Berlin at O2 World.
Speaking of Germany, Judas Priest updates this morning with a few new shows scheduled for that country - February 24 in Dortmund at Westfalenhalle, February 25 in Bamberg at Jako Arena and February 26 in Berlin at Max-Schmeling-Halle.
And The Bouncing Souls add three nights in Asbury Park, New Jersey - December 26, 27 & 28 at the Stone Pony.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Vagabond Opera, Texas Renegade, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Ralph's World, Rasputina, Over The Rhine, Kelly Richey, Josh Kelley, Inti-Illimani, J.D. Souther, Faster Pussycat, Boyz II Men and Acid Mother's Temple.
That's how the first half of our day turned out. Find out how the afternoon is going with Your Latest Update, posting sometime around 3pm (PDT).