Good morning! We've got a lot of ground to cover today, so let's get this show on the road.
We're going to start with some news items about The Clash, a controversial show by an opera star, a Hollywood haunt come back to life, an invasion of The Great White Way and a hip-hop artist who can't get paid.
And we'll follow that with reviews of the original rapper, a visit from an Icelandic export, a celebration of a great musical collaboration, the much-maligned James Blunt and The Dandy Warhols.
Ready? Let's do this then.
Long live The Clash! Mick Jones talks about the legendary band - Telegraph
Not everyone was happy about Placido Domingo's show at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico - Associated Press via MSN Travel
A famous Los Angeles nightspot gets a new lease on life - Los Angeles Times
Well it had to happen sometime; there's just too much money to be made to avoid it. Tweens invade Broadway in the new musical "13" - MTV.com
Poor R. Kelly. Even when he wins, he loses - Associated Press
Lou Reed improvises in L.A. - Los Angeles Times
Iceland's Sigur Ros are falsetto fabulous in Seattle - Seattle Times
Byrne plays Eno (and Byrne) in San Jose - The Mercury News
James Blunt opens his world tour in Wales - Wales Online
The Dandy Warhols have still got it - The Mercury News
They Say It's Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Al Martino is 81
Kevin Godley (10cc) is 63
Kieran Kane is 59
John Mellencamp is 57
Ricky Phillips is 57
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) is 55
Yo-Yo Ma is 53
Michael W. Smith is 51
Simon Cowell is 49
Charlie Marinkovich (Iron Butterfly) is 49
Dale Watson is 46
Ann Curless (Expose) is 45
Toni Braxton is 41
Thom Yorke (Radiohead) is 40
Leeroy Thornhill is 39
Damian Kulash is 33
Taylor Hicks is 32