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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Friday 8/1/08 |   |

We wrap up the day with new dates for Neil Diamond, The Kills, Alesana and Roy Chubby Brown, and links to items about Lollapalooza, Queen's Brian May, The Ramones, DRM and the anti-piracy measures buried in an education bill. Hey! It ain't Friday until you check out your last update of the week!

Working For The Weekend …

With great stories like the following items scheduled to post this weekend, it's beyond us why anyone would want to go outside.

Saturday: The Shogun Overcomes - Metal behemoths All That Remains and Trivium have announced a six-week co-headlining trek with 36 Crazyfists and The Human Abstract along for support.

Sunday: Food Glorious Food - Gnarls Barkley, Ozomatli and The New Pornographers are just part of the entertainment scheduled to be on hand for Slow Food Rocks.

Monday: All In The Family - Australia's favorite country power couple, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, are headed to the States in September.

Ray LaMontagne Goes Against The Grain - The singer/songwriter hits the road in anticipation of his third album, which sees him taking a slightly different approach to the music.

Next week's HotStar is Atmosphere

Link-O-Rama …

Lollapalooza may be the biggest event this weekend, but there's also those famous Lollapaloosa after-parties - Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Education bill approved by House of Representatives calls for witholding federal funds from schools that don't initiate anti-piracy measures - PC Magazine

Need another reason for hating digital rights management? How about needing companies to support DRM-protected tracks … forever! - CNET / News.com

Queen guitarist Brian May publishes astrophysics thesis - Space.com

Tonight's the night fans gather at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to honor Johnny Ramone - Los Angeles Times / Soundboard (registration may be required)

Who are the celebs political candidates can do without? Well, Phil Spector is one of them. For more, check out this item at ABC News

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Kills plot their nefarious plans for world domination by scheduling shows in the U.K. and Europe during October and November. New additions include Nice on October 18, Paris on October 28, Glasgow on November 4, Nottingham on November 10 and London on November 20.

Alesana will be shaking things up in South America come September and October. The band's trip through the continent includes stops in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 27, Curitiba, Brazil on September 29, Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 30, Santiago, Chile on October 2 and Bogota, Columbia on October 4.

Roy Chubby Brown is one foul-mouthed Brit comedian. Needless to say, he's pretty popular over there, which is why we have a ton of new dates for the funny guy. Playing the U.K., details include September 3 in Skegness, September 13 in Blackpool, September 26 in Scarborough and October 22 in Belfast.

Today's Neil Diamond date only provided one new listing, but any new date for Neil is worth highlighting. The new one is an additional show for Los Angeles - October 4 at Staples Center.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson, Joe Jackson, Ingram Hill, The Commodores, Sam Bush, Rick Ross, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ray LaMontagne, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Eddy Grant, Blue Oyster Cult, TV On The Radio, Dokken, Umphrey's McGee, Disturbed, The Kills, plus all the bands and artists that have really cool names.

And that wraps up another weekly journey through the land of concert data. Remember! Only you can support live music. So get out there and do your duty! Happy trails!

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