News …

A fitting farewell to Opry legend Porter Wagoner – The Tennessean

While you’re there, be sure to check out the slideshow – The Tennessean

Patty Griffin wins big at the Americana Awards – Washington Post / Associated Press

New summer festival proposed for Denver – Denver Post

John Legend goes home for Christmas – Springfield News-Sun

Michael Jackson’s father says media hates Michael Jackson’s father – New York Amsterdam News

John Fogerty’s “revival” – Philadelphia Daily News

Views …

Fall Out Boy “Fiery” in Orlando – Orlando Sentinel

Sam Bush / Edgar Meyer / Jerry Douglas “fuse” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Morrissey charms Big Apple – New York Daily News

Tori Amos’s Devil’s Night in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What could be better than Ozzy on Halloween?- Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune (registration may be required)

Dizzee Rascal in Glasgow – The Times Online

Associated Press Says It’s Their birthdays …

In 1926, country singer Charlie Walker.

In 1937, Earl Carroll, leader of the 1950’s rhythm-and-blues group the Cadillacs.

In 1938, Jay Black.

In 1941, Bruce Welch, rhythm guitarist with the British instrumental group the Shadows.

In 1944, Keith Emerson.

In 1947, Dave Pegg, bass guitarist and singer with the English folk-rock group Fairport Convention.

In 1961, k.d. lang.