Judge okays Madonna's adoption of Malawian boy - Associated Press
CD swapper LaLa starts selling individual music streams for ten cents per - Wired News
Where will you find a thriving country music scene in the state of New York? How about Brooklyn. Yes, that Brooklyn - The Village Voice
Citing lack of intestest, GameStop pulls Zune from shelves - GameShout
Quincy Jones helps with relief efforts for China earthquake and Myanmar cyclone survivors - American Red Cross / PRNewswire / press release
Huh? Solar powered iPhones? What's up with that? - AHN
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Australian singer / songwriter and master of the slide guitar, Jeff Lang, has a very busy schedule, not only playing numerous dates in his native Australia, but also a series of gigs in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Down Under shows include Hobart (June 21), Brisbane (June 27), Byron Bay (June 28) and Eumundi (June 29). Ireland stops include Cork (July 9), Kilkenny (July 11) and Dublin (July 17). United Kingdom shows include Nottingham (July 24), Poole (July 31) and London (August 6).
Mick Fleetwood Band adds a few dates in California and one show in Colorado. Today's update includes June 11 in Los Angeles at The Avalon; June 12 in San Diego at Spreckels Theatre, June 14 in Snowmass, CO, at Fanny Hill and June 15 in San Francisco at Herbst Theatre.
Alejandro Fernandez slots summer shows for South America and Central America. New on the schedule is June 19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 24 in Rosario, Argentina; June 27 in Neuquen, Argentina; July 18 in San Salvador, El Salvador; and July 19 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
And we just posted some fall dates for My Bloody Valentine, including two nights in New York (September 22 & 23), and one nighters in Toronto (September 25), Chicago (September 27) and Chicago (September 30).
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Morris Day, Michelle Wright, Merauder, Taylor Hicks, The Juan Maclean, Stanley Clarke, Daniel Lanois, Chris Brown, Brian Melo, Black Oak Arkansas Feat. Jim Dandy, Bernard Allison, Dolly Parton, dEUS, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Luka Bloom, Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine, Shooter Jennings and The Commander Cody Band.
But the day is only half over, and we still have miles and miles of touring data yet to post. Don't miss Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1976, The Allman Brothers Band broke up after Greg Allman testified against Scooter Herring, his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. Herring was subsequently sentenced to 75 years in prison. Although the other band members vowed to never to work with Greg Allman again, the Allman Brothers band regrouped in 1978.
In 1982, a benefit concert for Vietnam veterans in San Francisco raised $175,000. The performers included Starship, the Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs and Country Joe McDonald.
In 1983, The US Festival opened in San Bernardino, California. Bankrolled by Apple Computer founder Steve Wozniak, it lost millions, largely because of astronomical fees - over one million dollars each - paid to such performers as David Bowie and Van Halen. There were two deaths at the festival site, one of them a murder.
In 1986, viewers participating in Dick Clark's "America Picks the Number-One Songs" chose Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie as the rock era's greatest hits.