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Cher $90.04      Phish $56.64      Backstreet Boys $49.34      Trans-Siberian Orchestra $54.20      Dr. Dog $23.93      Eli Young Band $28.77      Hank3 $20.91      Gavin DeGraw $37.60      Tobymac $31.92      Chris Tomlin $28.31      Greensky Bluegrass $18.88      Michael Bublé $85.47      Theresa Caputo $67.15      Goo Goo Dolls $44.65      Steep Canyon Rangers $56.68      A Day To Remember $36.59      Old Crow Medicine Show $36.34      Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles $48.51      Neko Case $34.58      Willie Nelson $59.21      Shakey Graves $14.48      Yonder Mountain String Band $27.53      Steve Earle $45.78      Tesseract $14.71      Panic! At The Disco $34.19      Rod Stewart $99.80      Kirko Bangz $22.78      Kari Jobe $26.19      Phillip Phillips $39.24      Sarah Brightman $78.04      Memphis May Fire $17.36      Florida Georgia Line $36.86      Gov't Mule $35.56      Drake $78.10      Il Divo $67.71      Streetlight Manifesto $18.80      Ladysmith Black Mambazo $29.82      Tech N9ne $28.47      Keith Urban $52.36      Alejandro Fernández $86.76      The Steel Wheels $19.32      The Robert Cray Band $41.62      Lorde $43.50      Bill Maher $61.21      Santana $86.76      Indigo Girls $45.86      Disclosure $27.15      Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons $70.37      Steve Miller Band $59.07      Gramatik $24.07      
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Midday Update

12:06 PM Friday 8/1/08 |   |

We have new listings for Billy Ray Cyrus, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, M.O.D. and Ray LaMontagne, and links to items about FCC slapping Comcast, Mariah Carey belting it out on Hollywood Boulevard, Velvet Revolver's lead singer search, Woman accuses a rock-themed camp of handing out sexually suggestive music to children and a music downloading primer. That's what's up in your Midday Update!

Link-O-Rama …

FCC formally declares Comcast's P2P interruptions unlawful, issues cease & desist order to the ISP - CNET / News.com

Related: Electronic Frontier Foundation releases software testing tool enabling users to check their own ISPs for P2P interference - EFF.org

Mariah Carey entertains the multitudes in a five-song mini-concert on Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Woman claims rock music-themed camp gave her eight-year-old daughter sexually explicit music that promoted violence - KATU News

Is Velvet Revolver closer to getting a new lead singer? And is it former Spacehog Royston Langdon? - The Delaware County Times

New to downloading music? Here's a primer to get you up to speed - The New Zealand Herald

Catching up with Spiritualized - Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Miley Cyrus' father, Billy Ray, who is somewhat known as a country music artist, has new November dates for California and Tennessee. California stops include November 2 in Cabazon at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, November 15 in San Diego at House Of Blues and Anaheim on November 16 at House Of Blues. The new Tennessee stop is for Nashville on November 28 at Wildhorse Saloon.

Ray LaMontagne updates today with a full-fledged tour of North America, playing theatres from coast to coast. Dates include September 30 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre, October 1 in Chicago at Chicago Theatre, October 7 in Toronto at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, October 24 in Dallas at Majestic Theatre and November 9 in Seattle at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

M.O.D. thrashes its way through clubs during August and September. Stops include August 14 in Cleveland at Manhattan Room, August 22 in St. Louis at Fubar, August 31 in Fresno at Audie's Olympic / Club Fred, September 4 in Los Angeles at Knitting Factory Hollywood - Main Stage and September 13 in Austin at Room 710.

Finally, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express adds listings for Europe and the U.S. On this side of the Atlantic, the new dates show Mr. Auger & Company playing Studio City, California on September 26 & 27 at Baked Potato. Europe dates are for Germany and include October 2 in Muenster at Hot Jazz Club, October 3 in Frankfurt at Sinkkasten, October 4 in Freiburg at Jazzhaus and October 9 in Duisburg at Steinbruch.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Brother Von Doom, Blue Oyster Cult, Garaj Mahal, Eddy Grant, Capitol Steps, Bow Wow, Back Door Slam, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Jeffrey Osborne, Jamie Kennedy, WILX and The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band feat. Bnois King.

And that takes care of the first half of the day as we move into a Friday afternoon that's bursting with new concert data. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!

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