Record labels look to the Internet to make up for income lost to … the Internet - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
What does "death by misadventure" mean? For Corinne Bailey Rae's late husband it means an accidental overdose of methadone and alcohol - Yorkshire Post U.K.
Two violinists for Russia's famed Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra assaulted and robbed of their valuable instruments. Moscow police are not ruling out that crimes were a result of rivalry with other ensembles - Sky News
DJ Erick Morillo arrested at Glasgow Airport on cocaine smuggling charges - Glasgow Daily Record
Matisyahu in NYC - "Along with basic roots reggae he now uses faster, tongue-twisting dancehall toasting and the electronic beats and brooding chords of hip-hop." - The New York Times (registration may be required)
Status Quo in Birmingham U.K. - "These days the crowds may be a little more polite - and inclined to sit rather than stand - but the band themselves show little sign of slowing down or lowering their volume." - The Shropshire Star U.K.
Lil' Wayne in Los Angeles - "This is arena rap and a toned-down Wayne, who even apologized for cursing because he knew that children were in the audience." - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
Jason Donovan in London - "This final show of Donovan's current tour found the singer a remarkably well-preserved replica of his younger self." - The Times Online U.K.
The Oak Ridge Boys in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - " … really know how to do a Christmas show." - Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
They Say It's Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press
Jorma Kaukonen is 68
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly) is 67
Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls - Spinal Tap) is 65
Adrian Belew is 59
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) is 52
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) is 44