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Midday Update

12:17 PM Monday 8/18/08 |   |

For your lunchtime / snack time pleasure we present new dates for Cracker, Drive-By Truckers, Madonna and Nine Inch Nails, plus links to items about where you can buy the new AC/DC album, the music industry's homicidal vibe regarding Internet radio, the slow, sad death of album art, Phil Collins pays more in divorce than some countries gross in a year and a quick sell-out for Australia's Homebake festival.

Link-O-Rama …

It's Wal-Mart and Sam's Club for the new AC/DC album - BusinessWeek / Associated Press

Is the music industry trying to kill Internet radio? The Washington Post / Fast Forward

Related: Will high royalty rates put popular Pandora radio service back into the box? - The Washington Post

No matter which way you look at it, £25 million English pounds ($46.6 million U.S.) is a lot to pay for a divorce. Just ask Phil Collins - The Times Online U.K.

Everything old is new again as music lovers choose vinyl over CDs - Los Angeles Times

Related: Are we witnessing the death of album art? - The Independent

It only took 10 minutes online to sell every ticket for Australia's Homebake music festival - The Sydney Morning Herald

Recent study indicates that listening to music develops musical ability within the brain - Wired / Listening Post

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Nine Inch Nails announce late fall dates! Yeah, we know most people will probably call this November / December outing a winter tour, but it's technically a fall run by calendar standards. Cities San Antonio, Orlando, Jacksonville, Manchester, Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne, Columbus, and many more towns originally popularized by Rand McNally. We'll have a special item on this tour posting within the next 60 minutes. Meanwhile, now is a good time to look at the schedule

Today's Cracker update includes new listings for U.S. and Europe. On the USA side the band adds Suffolk, Virginia for October 10 at that community's peanut festival. In Europe, look for the band playing Germany in mid-October. New German dates include October 17 in Halle at Objekt 5, October 21 in Karlsruhe at Jubez, October 22 at Nuremberg at K4 and October 23 in Bonn at Harmonie.

Drive-By Truckers load up show listings for November. New stops include November 2in Tallahassee at The Moon, November 6 & 7 in NYC at Terminal 5, November 9 in Boston at Orpheum Theatre, November 13 in Bloomington, Indiana at Bluebird Nightclub and November 20 in Seattle at Showbox At The Market.

And we have two new Brazil dates for Madonna - December 14 in Rio and December 18 in Sao Paulo.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Nick Moss & The Fliptops, Kill Me Tomorrow, Keller Williams, John Nemeth, Micah P. Hinson, Emmitt Nershi Band, Guttermouth, Don Caballero, Dave Alvin, Anti-Flag, Our Broken Garden, Peppino D'Agostino, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Robert Walter Trio, Sodom, The Avett Brothers, The Hold Steady and Young Dubliners.

That's our story at the halfway mark as we cut, slash, burn and thrash our way through the tour date jungle on this fine Monday in August. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!

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