Justin Timberlake stars in baseball movie - Associated Press
Songwriters Association Of Canada backs $5 "Internet fee" in return for sharing all the songs your hard drive can hold - CTV
Judge denies lawyer's attempt to have Britney's case moved to federal court - Reuters
"Stand by your ham" - Reuters
Ian Brown on life after the Stone Roses - "I don't actually think there's been a U.K. guitar band since the Roses that's bettered us." - Daily Yomiuri Online
Bluesman Calvin Owens dead at 78 - Houston Chronicle
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Kenny Rogers updates today with new dates for May, June, July, August and December. Catch Mr. Rogers in places like Fort Pierce (Florida) on March 8, Coquitlam (British Columbia) on April 18, Lake Charles (Louisiana) on May 9, Jackpot (Nevada) on June 29, Greeley (Colorado) on July 4, Cohasset (Massachusetts) on August 9 and Verona (New York) on December 8.
Singer / songwriter / rocker Gavin DeGraw brings several new April dates to the update table. New shows include stops in Las Vegas, Cambridge, MA and Loudonville, NY.
Blues guitar picker Susan Tedeschi plays western states like Wyoming and Colorado in July. Cities include Alta (Wyoming), Boulder and Denver. Susan also adds an August 2 date for Hyannis, MA.
And Lotus adds several club dates for March and April. Dates include stops in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.
During the past couple hours of banging on our keyboards like there's no tomorrow we also managed to update the schedules for Mad Professor, Iris DeMent, Evidence, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Duran Duran, Derek Trucks (Solo), Bonerama, British Sea Power, Anthony B, Bon Jovi, Lonestar, Toto, Zach Deputy and This Will Destroy You.
And there's always a "next time" here at the ol' Pollstar Tour Date Research Center and Gin Testing Grounds. Don't miss Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1975, record company executive Clive Davis became the first non-performing host of the television show "Midnight Special." Featured acts were Barry Manilow and Melissa Manchester, both from Davis's Arista label.
In 1982, rock 'n' roll disc jockey Murray "The K" Kaufman, the self-proclaimed "fifth Beatle," died of cancer in Los Angeles. He was one of the most popular and influential deejays in New York City from 1958 to '65 on WINS. In 1964, when the Beatles became famous and hit North America, Murray the K dubbed himself the "fifth Beatle" and tried to do as many interviews with the quartet as possible. He also played a small role in a fictitious film about the Beatles' arrival in New York, and was an adviser on "Beatlemania," a live show featuring Beatle lookalikes. Murray the K's last gig was as the host of a syndicated radio series featuring music of the '60s.
In 1986, Montreal-born folk singer and poet Leonard Cohen appeared in an episode of the TV series "Miami Vice."
In 1995, Bruce Springsteen played with former members of his E-Street band for the first time since 1988. The brief reunion took place at a New York club, and was arranged to record a video for Springsteen's single "Murder, Incorporated." But he and his old bandmates also ran through several favorites, such as "Prove It All Night," "Backstreets" and "Thunder Road."
Also on this date in 1995, Kenny Rogers proved the ultimate substitute at the Imperial Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. He filled in for impersonator Mark Hinds on "The Gambler" and "Ruby," then teamed with Dolly Parton impersonator Sandy Anderson on "Islands in the Stream." The audience wasn't told that the real Rogers was appearing.