Overnight Sensation …
Great things will happen to you if you take the time to read the following two articles scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning. We can't tell you what great things will happen, but trust us, they're great. And they're things.
Joan Jett's Summer Vocation - The godmother of punk hits the road in anticipation of a new career retrospective.
Outside Lands Daily Lineup Released - Beck, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Wilco, Manu Chao, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many more will join headliners Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson for the August 22-24 festival in San Francisco.
Will Metallica follow Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and Saul Williams into the world of free music? - CNET / News.com
Is the Miley Cyrus / Vanity Fair dustup really a scandal? - Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)
Amy Winehouse's jailed hubby supposedly wants £3 million ($5.97 million U.S.)to go away - The Sun U.K.
Record labels launch "Project Lawsuit" against Project Playlist - Reuters
Mortar fire and sandstorm hinder Toby Keith's USO Persian Gulf tour - The Oklahoman (registration may be required)
Hanging out in bed with John and Yoko - The Times Online U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
"Hippiefest" is fast becoming a summer tradition. Playing mostly amphitheatres, "Hippiefest" has Jack Bruce and Badfinger Feat. Joey Molland on all dates. Other acts appearing on selected dates include Eric Burdon & The Animals (all dates except July 19 and August 5), The Turtles Feat. Flo & Eddie (all dates except August 2), Janis Ian (appearing July 11 - 13), Jonathan Edwards (all dates except July 25 & August 1 - 5), Melanie (July 16 - 22, 26 - 31, August 2 - 3 and August 8 - 10) and Terry Sylvester Of The Hollies (appearing July 25, August 2 & 3).
Icelandic band Sigur Ros adds Mexico for June and Europe for July and August. New additions include Guadalajara (June 5), Vienna (July 8), Rome (July 12) and Moscow (Auugst 27).
Alter Bridge hits the clubs during May and June on both sides of the Atlantic. Today's update includes stops in Flint, MI (May 20), Maplewood, MN (May 22), Madrid, Spain (June 2) and Piacenza, Italy (June 17).
Finally, Loretta Lynn sneaks a couple of new dates in just under the final deadline wire - September 12 in Bluefield, West Virginia, and December 5 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
During the past 8 hours we also updated the schedules for "Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival," Steely Dan, The Smithereens, Coldplay, Sponge, Vampire Weekend, The Allman Brothers Band, Kasey Chambers with Shane Nicholson, WAR, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands, with more being created every single second of every day. Sounds overwhelming, doesn't it?
And that's the story for today. Thanks for letting us hang out with you and we'll have more fresh touring data for you to eyeball tomorrow. Happy trails!