Lunchtime at our Fresnoland HQ and we have your daily adult requirement of new dates for Buckcherry, New Kids On The Block, Slightly Stoopid and Ne-Yo, and links to items about San Diego Street Scene, Yahoo Music's full-length song samples, sons of R&B legends settle lawsuit, the Piano Man's Guitar Man, "novelist" Willie Nelson and back in the day when people thought no one would buy "Guitar Hero."
Festival organizers put the "Street" back in San Diego's Street Scene - Del Mar Times
Forget those 30-second music clips other music sites give you. Yahoo Music now links to Rhapsody for full-length songs - CNET / News.com
Proving you can't make this stuff up, Lou Rawls Jr. settles lawsuit with Marvin Gaye III - The Los Angeles Independent
Over 21 million copies of "Guitar Hero" have sold worldwide, but there was a time when those in the know thought the video game that turns players into rock gods wouldn't sell diddly - The Sydney Morning Herald
On being the Piano Man's Guitar Man - Oceanside / Island Park Herald
You may know country music legend Willie Nelson, but have you met Willie Nelson the novelist? - CBS News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
New Kids On The Block keeps adding dates. This time it's for the other side of The Pond as the boys add Belfast for January 20 at Odyssey Arena, Dublin on January 21 at The 02, Frankfurt on January 31 at Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt and Dusseldorf on February 5 at Philippshalle Dusseldorf.
Buckcherry plays Japan next month, stopping in Tokyo on October 21 for a show at Studio Coast. Other stops include Nagoya on October 22 at Diamond Hall, Hiroshima on October 23 at Club Quattro, Yokohama on October 26 at Bay Hall and Tokyo on October 29 & 30 at Duo Music Exchange.
Ne-Yo is also going to Japan. Look for him playing Budokan Hall in Tokyo on January 9 and Zepp Nagoya in Nagoya on January 12.
Finally, we have three new listings for Slightly Stoopid - November 4 in Covington, Kentucky, at Madison Theater, November 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at The Rave Eagles Club and November 8 in Omaha, Nebraska, at Slowdown.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Duhks, Sam Bush, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Tahiti 80, MGMT, Backyard Babies, Crystal Castles, Donna The Buffalo, Patty Loveless and Scotty Don't.
And that concludes the first half of our Thursday adventure in concert data. Find out what's new this afternoon in Your Latest Update, scheduled for a 3 pm (PDT) posting on Pollstar.com!