Overnight Sensation …
We won't say reading the following items that we're posting sometime early tomorrow morning will make you healthy, wealthy and wise. But we will say two out of three ain't bad.
Pollstar's Concert Industry Awards - It's the Grammy's, Oscars and the Razzies rolled into one glorious evening. And it's ours!
Father Of Young Frankenstein - Part 2 - It's the second half of our interview with Mel Brooks. Need we say more?
Here & There …
EMI chairman expected to bid for Chrysalis - The Times Online
Britney doesn't want her pop for conservator position. Plus, she's apparently facing an IRS audit - Associated Press
Jay-Z to headline Glastonbury? - The Sun U.K.
Is there a new New Kids On The Block album in the works? - Mebourne Herald Sun
We always suspected people in the northern United Kingdom listened to more beats per minute than their southern countrymen. Now there's proof - BBC News
Author of fiction book about The Rolling Stones says his book is just like Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, except Capote's was "much more nonfiction than mine" - Newsday
Cliff Richard slams The Beatles, says he doesn't understand why they didn't go back and re-record George Harrison's guitar solos - Mirror U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Streetlight Manifesto take their ska on the road at the end of March and tour through early May (so far). Dates include March 30 in Orangevale, CA, April 2 in Seattle, April 8 in Denver, April 23 in Detroit and May 2 in Philadelphia.
We have new dates for Okkervil River! The band plays Australia at the end of this month and the first week of March, then it's Memphis, TN, and Bloomington, IN, in April.
The new dates for Particle are for shows in the band's southern California home turf. Make that March 13 in Anaheim, March 14 in Los Angeles and March 15 in San Diego.
And we have a whole bunch of March dates for Gogol Bordello. Dates like March 9 in Boise, March 14 in Reno and March 19 in Dallas.
During the day we also updated the schedules for New Model Army, Roger McGuinn, Gaelic Storm, Go Radio, Bo Bice, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Kool Keith, Korn, Lez Zeppelin. The Subdudes, The Lee Boys, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Toubab Krewe, Ozzy Osbourne, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Panic At The Disco, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bodeans, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Los Lobos, Lee Ritenour, Joe Ely, Y & T plus more artists and bands than Bill O'Reilly has loofahs.
And that's our story for today. We updated existing schedules, we created new schedules, we added dates, we removed dates, we laughed, we cried and when it was all over our corporate masters tossed us our car keys and said we should come back tomorrow if we want to live. In other words, same old, same old. See ya!