Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame to pay tribute to Les Paul in November - Associated Press
Apple readies interactive album art applications for iPhone, iPod Touch - Wired / Listening Post
Egyptian lawmaker arrested and charged with ordering the death of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim - Associated Press
Here's something you would never have heard the late, great Bob Marley say - an anti-drug activist says she was appalled by the number of marijuana smokers at a Ziggy Marley show - UPI
New Jersey man arrested for assault at MoeDown - Newswatch 50 WWTI
Steve Goodman, the Chicago Cubs, and the backstory to "Go, Cubs, Go" - The Huffington Post
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The Crue does Japan in October as Motley Crue updates today with new listings for the island nation. Stops include October 21 in Fukuoka at Zepp Fukuoka, October 22 in Hiroshima at Koseinenkin Hall, October 23 in Nagoya at Zepp Nagoya and October 26 in Saitama-shi at Saitama Super Arena.
Canadian country band Corb Lund adds October shows for the western states. Newly posted dates include October 17 in Bozeman, Montana at Filling Station / VFW, October 18 in Ketchum, Idaho at Whiskey Jacques, October 21 in Seattle at Sunset Tavern and October 24 in Medford, Oregon at Johnny B's. Other new dates include october 27 in Felton, California, October 31 in Vegas and January 28, 2009 in Elko, Nevada.
Black Diamond Heavies slot new October dates for the United Kingdom and November shows for the U.S. and a few December stops in Australia. U.K. gigs include October 15 in Leytonstone at What's Cookin', October 17in Birmingham at The Sanctuary and October 21 in Sheffield at Shakespeare Pub. New U.S. shows include November 11 in Cincinnati at Northside Tavern and November 15 in Atlanta at The Star Bar. Shows Down Under include December 11 in Brisbane at The Zoo and December 12 in Sydney at Manning Bar.
It wouldn't be fair to call the The Australian Pink Floyd Show a simple Floyd Tribute act. The band has been playing major arenas and theatres almost since its inception and has even played for David Gilmour's birthday. New dates for TAPFS include October 7 in Pittsburgh at Benedum Center, October 15 in Boston at Orpheum Theatre, October 21 in Charlotte at Ovens Auditorium and November 6 & 7 in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Bowmans, Tempest, The View, Tom Brosseau, Zucchero, The Gaslight Anthem, The Band Of Heathens, Shelley Short, Sam Bush, Roger Hodgson, Neon Neon, Michael Bolton and Lykke Li.
And that's what's up at the halfway mark. Of course, we have more data coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled to post sometime around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!