Booker T. & The MG's, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Al Kooper among those to be inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame - Associated Press
Los Lonely Boys realize their dream - owning their own chop shop - The North Bay Nugget
It was Rolf Harris' night at Australian music industry's Hall of Fame ceremonies - The Age
2,052 guitarists gather in Concord, California, for world record attempt - CBS 5
Former Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley succumbs to cancer at 60 - Express & Star U.K.
The cops won't be bustin' Madame Marie anymore as the fortune teller immortalized in Springsteen's "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" passes away in her mid-90s. - The New York Times (registration may be required)
Simply Red's Mick Hucknall at Liverpool Summer Pops - "Hucknall still has contagious enthusiasm and an effortless power to entertain, and the band were clearly having a groovin' time together on stage." - Liverpool Echo U.K.
Gladys Knight at Ottawa's Jazz Fest - "Starting with her Motown years, moving on to her long association with The Pips and continuing with her strong solo career, Knight was simply captivating." - The Ottawa Citizen
Merle Haggard in Minnesota - " … was totally in the moment Tuesday night at the sold-out Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake" - Minneapolis - St. Paul Star Tribune
Ladytron in Boston - "At the sold-out Paradise, wrapping up the US leg of its tour, Ladytron proved it has grown as a live unit as well." - The Boston Globe
The Hold Steady in NYC - " … Mr. Finn performed each song as if he were being jacked with electrical current." - The New York Times (registration may be required)
David Clayton-Thomas in Lewiston, NY - " … his voice is still strong, powerful and true to the sound his fans have loved for so many decades." - The Buffalo News
They Say It's Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Roy Bittan (E Street Band) is 59
Dave Parsons (Bush) is 43
Michelle Branch is 25