Yesterday the British Phonographic Industry announced that Britain's six top ISPs would send warning letters to suspected P2P music pirates. The announcement was met with derision, if not downright outrage, by the British press and music rags. But there's another side to this issue - TechRadar
Huh? MTV to remake "Rocky Horror Picture Show?" Is nothing sacred? - Variety
Should parents take their children to music festivals? Telegraph U.K.
Clay Aiken stands up for Kenyan children - People
Pop star cameos - Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and then suddenly blurted out, "Hey! Isn't that … ?" - Newsday
Ry Cooder talks about his California trilogy - Associated Press
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
One of the masters of stand-up comedy, Bill Cosby has a very extensive routing as The Cos slots shows clear into mid-2009. Stops include September 27 in Nashville, October 25 in Branson, November 1 in Seattle, January 9 in Flint (Michigan), March 9 in Houston, April 25 in Wilkes-Barre and June 27 in Minneapolis. Hey, hey, hey!
Kris Kristofferson updates today with a bunch of California dates slotted for October. New on the schedule is October 18 in Poway, October 19 in Glendora, October 22 in Sacramento, October 23 in Palm Desert, October 25 in Temecula and October 26 in Lancaster.
Boyz II Men add new listings for August through March of next year. New ones include August 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Nebraska State Fairgrounds, September 26 in Albuquerque at Isleta Casino, October 29 & 30 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney World, November 6 in Meridian, Mississippi at MSU Riley Center, December 11 in Detroit at MGM Grand Detroit and March 14 in Greenville, South Carolina at Peace Center Concert Hall.
And we have some new Willie Nelson dates for you today. Like September 27 in Atlantic City, October 16 & 17 in Bossier City, Louisiana, October 18 in Robinsonville, Mississippi and November 1 in Houston.
During the last few hours we also updated the schedules for We Are Wolves, Treaty Of Paris, Simply Red, Sonic Youth, Roomful Of Blues, Flogging Molly, Curtis Peoples, Freedy Johnston, G.B.H., Garage A Trois, Beres Hammond and Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet Feat Bela Fleck.
And that's what's happening as we move into the afternoon researching raw concert data and turning into viable, world-shaping information. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!