Emilio Navaira regaining consciousness - New York Daily News / Associated Press
Gormer Geffen tech guru Jim Griffin joins Warner Music Group, favors additional monthly ISP charge for unlimited music - Portfolio.com
Axl Rose responds to Dr. Pepper's offer to give every man, woman and child in America (except Slash and Buckethead) a free can of Dr. Pepper if the long-delayed album Chinese Democracy drops in 2008 - Guns N Roses.com
Percussionists use brainwaves to play instruments - The Scientist
BMI predicts ringtone sales will decrease in 2008, but ringback tones will double - Associated Press
Diamanda Galas is a scream - The Sydney Morning Herald
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Lots of new summer dates for country lady Suzy Bogguss. Today Ms. Bogguss updates with shows for places like Washburn (Wisconsin), Indianapolis, Bismarck (North Dakota), Santa Barbara, Morrison (Colorado), Gilford (New Hampshire) and St. Paul (Minnesota).
Michael Franti & Spearhead add a few gigs to the April calendar. New listings include April 26 in Fayetteville, AR, and April 28 in Santa Clara, CA. Michael and the band will also drive that long and winding mountain road to Boonville, CA, for a June 20 gig.
Country bad boy David Allan Coe adds several dates to his listings today with new shows for South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Wyoming, Michigan, Louisiana, California and Ohio. Stops include May 16 (Dothan, AL), June 25 (Alton, WY), August 10 (Shreveport, LA) and November 7 (Baton Rouge, LA).
And Danger Radio adds a few April dates for the Midday Update - April 28 (Claremore, OK), April 29 (Louisville, KY) and April 30 (Pittsburgh, PA).
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Don Carlos, Mad Happy, Martha Scanlan, Phantom Planet, Pnuma, RAQ, The Fiery Furnaces, Todd Snider and Van Halen.
But that ain't the last of it! More fresh concert data coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
On this date in 1964, Madame Tussaud's in London announced the Beatles would be the first pop stars to be cast in wax.
In 1976, Genesis opened its first North American tour with Phil Collins as lead vocalist, in Buffalo.
In 1985, hundreds of radio stations in the U-S and Canada simultaneously played "We Are the World," the fundraising song for African famine relief recorded by 45 superstar performers.
Also in 1985, Michael Jackson's wax effigy was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's museum in London.
In 1986, a San Francisco judge ruled Creedence Clearwater Revival's former accountant must pay the group $5.6 million dollars to help make up for the $10 million he lost in a Bahamian bank in the 70's.
Also on this date in 1987, Frank Sinatra sang at a benefit to raise funds for a Palm Springs high school. It was Sinatra's first performance since abdominal surgery several months earlier.
In 1990, drummer Steven Adler, a founding member of Guns N' Roses, was booted out of the group. Adler later sued his former mates and others. He claimed he was fraudulently dumped and that the other band members introduced him to heroin and encouraged him to keep using it.
In 1992, Ozzy Osbourne and several fans suffered cuts and bruises after about 600 people rushed the stage during a concert in Irvine, California. A jury later awarded a 43-year-old man $60,000 for the shoulder injury he suffered when trampled by the mob.
In 1994, more than two-thousand people without tickets tried to force their way into an outdoor Miami concert by Pearl Jam. Four people were arrested, and five were hurt.
In 1996, Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis after 25 years. Collins joined the band as drummer after the 1970 departure of John Mayhew. He took over the lead vocals after Peter Gabriel left in '75.
In 1998, Paul Simon's Broadway musical "The Capeman" closed after just 68 performances. It lost its entire $11 million-dollar investment.