Tim McGraw disses Curb Records over the label's decision to issue a third greatest hits collection ahead of his new studio album - Hartford Courant
Former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus gets 85 million kronor ($12 million U.S.) after winning court case against Sweden's tax authority. And no, he won't spend it on bell bottoms, leisure suits and hair perms - Associated Press
John McCain says YouTube's and Google's copyright infringement policies stifle free speech and disregard fair use. For political candidates, that is - Wired / Threat Level
Alicia Keys and Coldplay lead the nominations for this year's American Music Awards - Associated Press
15-year-old Miley Cyrus finishes her autobiography. Just think how long it would have taken her to write the bio if she was 16 - The Sun U.K.
What the heck is a "Jamberoo music campus?" It's where Aussie kids go to learn how to be pro musicians - Illawarra Mercury
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
You may already know Scott Weiland's planned November outing was postponed. Well, today we have the new dates, but no venues to go with them. In other words, consider all venues TBA until further notice. Dates and cities include Kansas City on January 14, Dallas on January 15, Philadelphia on January 22, Detroit on January 28 and Los Angeles on February 6. Other cities on the schedule are Houston, Atlanta, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco and Vegas.
P.O.D. and Filter are teaming up for a co-headline run through Europe and the United Kingdom during the first two months of next year. Look for the bands to hit Lisbon on January 7 for a gig at the Coliseu Lisboa. January 15 finds the tour in Zurich for a show at Rohrstofflager. Stockholm is the city on January 28 where the two bands will play Tyrol. Glasgow at The Garage is slotted for February 15 and London at The Astoria is listed for February 18. Other cities include Milan, Stuttgart, Berlin, Brussels and Nottingham.
Chris Duarte Group plays Japan during the last week of January and the first week of February. Stops include Fukuoka at Gates 7 on January 27, the Big Cat in Osaka on January 29, Tokyo at Blues Alley on January 31 and the Live House in Sendai on February 3.
The Black Dahlia Murder will rock European audiences in January and February. New listings include Oslo on January 17 at the Garage, St. Petersburg on January 20 at Orlandina, Berlin on January 27 at Kato, Budapest on February 1 at A38 and London on February 19 at Carling Academy Islington.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Stonerider, Sebastien Grainger And The Mountains, Ray LaMontagne, Kenny Neal, Hamilton Loomis, Enoch Kent, A Wilhelm Scream, Amy Grant, Frogs Gone Fishin', TV On The Radio, Watermelon Slim and Z-Trip.
That's our story at the halfway mark. Of course, our research team is vetting new dates even as you read this. In other words, don't you dare miss Your Latest Update, posting around 3pm on Pollstar.com!