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The Closing Bell - 10/07

05:17 PM Tuesday 10/7/08 | |

Okay, the fat lady's in her dressing room warming up. It's almost time to call it a day.

But before we run home to begin watching round two of the presidential debate, we wanted to offer you these tidbits about buying music on You Tube, a new musical in Chicago starring four familiar faces, good news for Robbie Williams fans, a new force to be reckoned with on the dance floor and results of a new poll that are sure to be controversial.

And lest we forget the Pollstar prime directive (can we get a baQa' "Star Trek" fans?) we leave you with new dates for The Pussycat Dolls, John Legend, Trout Fishing in America and Little River Band.

Overnight Sensation …

We've still got that staffer from another department chained up in the corner.

Today we told her if she didn't write these stories for tomorrow morning we'd force her to listen to David Hasselhoff albums. ALL 15 OF THEM. Read what she came up with and see if you agree that audio torture is an effective motivator.

Feist And Food Fight Hunger - Feist is asking fans to bring non-perishable food or monetary donations to each stop on her upcoming 13-city tour.

All Aboard! - After 15 years as a solo troubadour, Keller Williams is steering his one-man singer/songwriter train into the California sunset.

Link-O-Rama …

The friendly folks at You Tube just made it easier than ever to buy the catchy tune in that homemade video the creepy guy down the block spent three weeks making with his "Star Wars" action figures - New York Times

Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis on stage together in the Windy City. Sort of - Chicago Sun-Times

Robbie Williams ends his strike against EMI. Wait, he was on strike? Really? - Guardian U.K.

Repeat after us. Lady GaGa. Now remember that name. You're going to be hearing it a lot in the near future - The Age

Readers of Vibe have named Eminem the best rapper alive. Opinions? - Cincinnati Post

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Look out U.K. parents! The Pussycat Dolls are headed your way. Those with impressionable tots in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham, Bournemouth, London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Liverpool are advised to keep them inside.

Great news for fans of soulster John Legend. He's kicking off his world tour next month. Confirmed cities on the itinerary so far include Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

If '70s rock is more your style, you're in luck. Little River Band is filling up it's calendar with shows that stretch into the new year. Stops on the list include Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Lincoln City, Tampa, Stuart and Inverness in Florida.

The name may come from one of the greatest counterculture books in the American canon, but Trout Fishing in America is a family friendly duo. New dates on the band's schedule include Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas; Rogers, Ark.; Austin, Philadelphia and Fayetteville, Ark.

Well, the boss has started turning out the lights. That must mean it's time to hit the trail. Once again we've lived up to our sparkling reputation while updating schedules for Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Duran Duran, Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding, Taking Back Sunday, Dianne Reeves, Joshua Redman, Kathy Mattea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, McCoy Tyner, Lalah Hathaway and many others.

Now we've got to run. We need to get the shots set up before the debate starts.

See you bright and early in the morning. Just try to speak softly if you could.

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