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News & View

08:01 AM Tuesday 12/9/08 |   |

Apple DRM rumors, CBGB, Will.i.am and Jim Morrison's father passes in News. Sting, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Barry Manilow, Mountain Stage's 25th B-Day and Bill Gaither & Friends "Homecoming" in Views.

News …

Is Apple dumping its DRM? And is it doing it today? - ZDNet

Huh? Will.i.am producing the next U2 album? That's what Kanye West says - KanyeUniversecity.com

  • Black Eyed Peas

    Will.i.am and Taboo hype the crowd as Black Eyed Peas bring their quirky brand of hip-hop to the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
    March 25, 2004

    (Debbie VanStory)

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Can CBGB rise to rock again? - Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required)

George S. Morrison, retired navy admiral and father of Doors singer Jim, dies at 89 - The New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Sting in Kuala Lumpur " …regaled scores of fans with a flawless show at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre on Sunday night." - Malaysia Star

Bill Gaither & Friends "Homecoming" in Hampton, Virginia - "A four-hour show, but the time went by too quickly." - The Virginian Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

Coldplay in Liverpool - "IF ever there was a man who sums up the phrase 'dance like there's nobody watching' it's Chris Martin." - Liverpool Daily Post U.K.

Mountain Stage's 25 anniversary celebration in Charleston, West Virginia - "It was a grand time for a lot of old friends to get together, but still manage to fit in one more show to close at 2008." - The Charleston Gazette

Barry Manilow in London - "Manilow's magic remains alive and thriving." - The Times Online U.K.

Carrie Underwood in Nashville - "… pranced about her somewhat modest stage for about an hour and a half at the Nashville stop on her headlining tour, belting out 19 songs between two costume changes, hitting and sustaining notes many singers in country music wouldn't dare try." - The Tennessean

They Say It's Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Dan Hicks is 67
Joan Armatrading is 58

  • Joan Armatrading

    Music Mill, Indianapolis.
    June 14, 2007

    (Stephen Cohen / Simohen-Art.com)

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Sylvia is 52
Donny Osmond is 51
Nick Seymour (Crowded House) is 50
Jerry Hughes (Yankee Grey) is 43
Thomas Flowers (Oleander) is 41
Brian Bell (Weezer) is 40
Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) is 39
Brian Hayes (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 39
Kara DioGuardi is 38
David Kersh is 38
Tre Cool (Green Day) is 36
Canibus is 34
Eric Zamora (Save Ferris) is 32
Imogen Heap is 31

  • Imogen Heap

    Imogen Heap channels Marlene Dietrich at The Rave in Milwaukee.
    December 16, 2006

    (Matt Schwenke / ConcertLivewire.com)

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Jesse Metcalfe is 30
 


Comments

  1. Shakes_Pierre wrote:

    10:09 AM, Dec 09, 2008

    Apple first floated a DRM-free iTunes idea almost two years ago and was dismissed by almost every major label member of the RIAA.  

    Then, when Amazon MP3 launched with no DRM, the labels saw that as an opportunity to support competition against iTunes.

    The only reason iTunes keeps DRM is because the labels (except) EMI, won't allow DRM-free songs to be sold on iTunes.

  2. DJimiO wrote:

    09:01 AM, Dec 09, 2008

    If they're not careful about it, they run the same risk the labels did about going digital and they'll get left behind.

  3. Heavy Metal Infant wrote:

    08:44 AM, Dec 09, 2008

    It's kind of hilarious how everyone makes such a big deal about iTunes and DRM when every 13-year-old knows how to get the real thing for free.

    I know it's complicated, but I think the reluctance to take off DRM is another indicator of how concerned Apple is with selling iPods rather than the music that goes with it.