News …

When rock stars write books – Boston Herald

What does the future hold for Parrotheads? – St. Petersburg Times

Don Henley and those crazy, mixed-up ’70s – Telegraph UK

Radiohead go with XL – The Guardian UK

No arena tour, no major label backing yet artist “feels like a rock star” in today’s ever-changing music biz –San Francisco Chronicle

Climbing on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Views …

Eagles fly in London – Telegraph UK

Justin Timberlake wows Sydney – Daily Telegraph

Shelby Lynne works hard for the money – Los Angeles Times / Daily Calendar (registration may be required)

Annie Lennox in Miami – Miami Herald

Mary Gauthier’s dark places – The Boston Globe

They say it’s your birthday …

Bill Anderson is 70.

Keith Stegall is 53.

Lyle Lovett is 50.

Bassist Eddie MacDonald of The Alarm is 48.

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 45.

Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 44.

Big Kenny of Big & Rich is 44.

Willie D of the Geto Boys is 41.

Sophie B. Hawkins is 40.

Bo Bice is 32.