News …

Les Paul to receive 2007 National Medal Of Arts – Modern Guitars Magazine

Ozzy wants to be taken seriously – San Diego Union-Tribune

– Five things to know if you have tickets – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Michigan judge isn’t a Kid Rock fan – Associated Press

LeAnn Rimes does the ol’ Q&A – Asbury Park Press / Associated Press

Views …

Garth Brooks wraps up 9-show run in Kansas City – The Kansas City Star

Meshell Ndegeocello’s only constant is change – The Chicago Tribune

Jay-Z’s NYC agenda – The New York Times (registration may be required)

50 Cent knows how to play the game – Manchester Evening News

Broken Social Scene plays its guts out for New England – Boston Herald / The Edge

The Hold Steady, Art Brut and 1990s in Dallas – Dallas Observer

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

Petula Clark is 75

Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Abba) is 62

Kevin Eubanks is 50

E-40 is 40

Jack Ingram is 37

Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) is 33

Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 33