Led Zeppelin alert! Robert Plant says band could do more one-offs - Uncut Magazine
Remy Ma convicted of assault - Associated Press
Comcast and BitTorrent come to an agreement. Of sorts - PC Magazine
Video games attract new audiences for "classic rock" - The Globe and Mail
Cowboy Junkies go back to where it all began - The Gazette Online
Merle Haggard talks about Merle Haggard - Record Searchlight
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Grand Funk Railroad stays on track with new dates for May, June and August. New stops include May 17 in Del Mar (California), June 27 & 28 in Niagara Falls (Ontario), and August 10 in Hamburg (New York).
North Mississippi Allstars fill out their May travel plans with new listings for South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Illinois. Dates now include May 1 (Spartanburg, SC), May 13 (Tuscaloosa, AL), May 16 (Asheville, NC) and May 23 (Chicago, IL).
65 Days Of Static hit the clubs in April and May. Cities include Denver, Tempe, DC, Gainesville, Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas, Hoboken and Houston.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Aiden, Bucky Covington, Christian Scott, Dale Watson, Del McCoury Band, John Hiatt, Junior Brown, Kevin Fowler, Kid Dakota, Leo Kottke, Los Amigos Invisibles, Live, Lyle Lovett, Lynn Anderson, Mary Gauthier, REO Speedwagon, The Smithereens and The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
And that's the scoop at the halfway mark! More concert info 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 1967, John Lennon and Paul McCartney received a British music industry award for the most-performed song of the year - "Michelle."
In 1971, Brewer and Shipley's "One Toke Over the Line" was banned by WNBC in New York. Despite similar bans elsewhere, the record reached number 10 on the pop charts.
In 1986, heavy metal act Van Halen played its first show with Sammy Hagar as lead singer in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hagar had replaced David Lee Roth.
In 1987, the Irish rock group U2 performed a free, hour-long concert on a downtown Los Angeles rooftop. Parts of the show were included in the video of "Where the Streets Have No Name."
In 1988, Tina Turner gave what was billed as her final live performance - but turned out not to be - in Osaka, Japan. It included a surprise duet with Mick Jagger on "Honky Tonk Woman."
In 1993, Prince played an unannounced early morning show at a New York City dance hall. That gig was followed by Prince's first concert at the legendary Apollo Theatre.
In 1997, an Ottawa autograph session with the Backstreet Boys turned to chaos. Five-thousand screaming fans packed a downtown shopping mall to see the teenybopper group. The event was moved to the nearby Congress Centre, where police struggled to keep order. About two-thousand fans were finally allowed to shake hands with the five-member group.