Overnight Sensation …
Read the following stories when they post within the next 16 hours and you won't have to wait for the movie versions to find out what's going on.
Teddy Thompson Knows What You Need - The singer/songwriter is headed out for a brief U.S. trek in support of his latest, A Piece Of What You Need. Free Download!
Hatebreed Lives For "Live" - The hardcore metal pioneers have announced a late summer headlining tour in support of their first DVD release, "Live Dominance."
New York City nightclub worker confesses to beating a woman to death at Lil' Kim's birthday party - Reuters
Looks as if Paul McCartney and the new girlfriend are getting their kicks on Route 66 - Telegraph U.K.
Does the current royalty system hamper online distribution? - PC Magazine
New book from Nirvana's former manager details Kurt Cobain's drug use and marriage to Courtney Love - Seattle Post Intelligencer / The Big Blog
Even though he hung out with Ted Nugent, Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, David Allan Coe and Rodney Carrington, Toby Keith claims life on the set of his new movie, "Beer For My Horses," was all business - Associated Press
Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde will appear as avatars in Activision's "Guitar Hero: World Tour" - Wired
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Portugal. The Man updates today with new November gigs on both sides of the country as well as the fly-over states. Shows include November 4 in Rochester, New York, November 5 in Detroit, November 7 in Chicago, November 9 in Minneapolis, November 14 in Denver and November 19 in West Hollywood.
Cobra Starship makes the final deadline with a short update - October 15 in Chicago at House Of Blues, October 16 in Minneapolis at The Cabooze, October 17 in Milwaukee at The Rave Eagles Club and November 22 in Cincinnati at Bogart's.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers also provide a quickie update today. But hey, it's not the size of the update but the skill of the musicians that counts. New dates for Roger and the band include September 7 in Nashville, September 19 in Teaneck, New Jersey, September 23 in Ferndale, Michigan, September 24 in Cudahy, Wisconsin and September 25 in Minneapolis.
And we have a few new listings for Monte Montgomery - September 10 in Nashville, September 16 in Roanoke, Virginia and November 28 in Marble Falls, Texas.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Tower Of Power, The Pigeon Detectives, Glasvegas, Arturo Sandoval, Neil Sedaka, The Futureheads, Black Stone Cherry, HorrorPops, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis, Duffy, The Humpers, Judas Priest, The Feeling, Terry Fator, Rachael Yamagata, The Derailers, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Kurt Elling, Amy Grant and all the artists and bands you need to listen to each day to fulfill your daily minimum requirements.
And that wraps up Thursday at the Pollstar.com campus. Thank you for your support and we hope you'll visit us tomorrow. G'night!