Is a little lady from Iceland a threat to one of the biggest countries in the world? China continues to put its worst face forward for the upcoming Olympics by banning foreign entertainers that "threaten national sovereignty." Like Bjork. - Reuters
Death Row Records' new owner sued for $25 mil by venture capitalist - KBS Radio
Serbian hamlet of Banatski Sokolac to erect first statue in Europe honoring Bob Marley - AFP
A rock and roll legend goes on an 11-day drinking binge with a teenage Russian cocktail waitress 42-years his junior, while the star's wife publicly pleads for him to come home. A heartbreaking tale, for sure. But what does Britain's Mirror call it? "A joyous, life-affirming story." Go figure - The Mirror U.K.
Don Felder goes on Stern, talks about you-know-who - Los Angeles Times / The Envelope (registration may be required)
A few minutes with Devo - The Australian
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Looks like Leonard Cohen will spend most of the fall in Europe and the United Kingdom as the Canadian legend adds more dates to his concert calendar. New listings include September 21 in Bucharest, Romania; October 1 in Warsaw, Poland, October 20 in Brussels, Belgium, November 2 and Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 2. New U.K. stops include Glasgow on November 5, London on November 13 and Birmingham on November 22. Mr. Cohen also plans on a three-night stand in Paris, November 24 - 26.
Alejandro Escovedo, who just received a publicity boost via Springsteen's Magic Tour Highlights EP, updates today with several new listings for September. Clubs and theatres are the venues as Mr. Escovedo slots September 9 in Phoenix, September 14 in Seattle, September 17 in Boise and September 23 in St. Louis. Other towns include San Francisco, Vancouver, Denver, Austin, Lake City, CO and Oxford, MS.
Nick Lowe keeps on adding dates. Today's update includes October 6 in Solana Beach, CA at the Belly Up; October 7 in Phoenix at The Rhythm Room, October 12 in Madison, WI at Barrymore Theatre and October 17 in New York City at Zankel Hall At Carnegie Hall.
And we have an Australian run of 2009 dates for The Stray Cats. Details include February 15 in Fremantle, February 17 in Adelaide, February 19 in Melbourne and February 26 in Brisbane.
During the last couple of hours we also updated and spit-shined the schedules for Seal, The Duke Robillard Band, The Kooks, REO Speedwagon, Rachel Z, North Mississippi Allstars, Nelo, Los Amigos Invisibles, Lucky Boys Confusion, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Joan Baez, Janet Jackson, Jason Ricci & New Blood, Future Of The Left, Carrie Rodriguez and Madonna.
And that's the story so far as we head into Thursday afternoon here at the lovely, 5000-plus acres known as the Pollstar.com campus. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!