Behind the scenes – presenting concerts in Little Rock – Arkansas Times

The Romantics are so mad at the makers of Guitar Hero III they could sue. And have – Detroit Free Press

RIAA and MPAA seek anti-piracy guarantees from presidential candidates – Cnet /

Q&A with Donald FagenReuters – selling entertainment the Amway way – Video Business

Wyclef Jean: “I am like a modern-day Quincy Jones, for real” – Telegraph UK

The Hold Steady A through Z – Washington Post / Post Rock

Dates, Dates &More Dates …

New dates for Marah include postings for Buffalo, Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and DC; Linkin Park play Detroit, MI, and Manchester, NH, in February and Keller Williams slots Nashville and St. Louis for January.

Jason Isbell adds Tucson, Boise, Knoxville and Nashville to the ’08 routing; James McMurtry stops in Chicago during the last week of ’07 and Jack’s Mannequin adds CT and NY for Feb. ’08.

The charity event,is set for February in Toronto. This concert benefiting The Women & Babies Program and featuring Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban and Jann Arden plays the Air Canada Centre on February 28.

A short but sweet day in tour date land, where some of our comrades had to leave the HQ in order to finish their required community service time so they can spend Thanksgiving with their families and friends. Even so, we posted a lot of dates you should be aware of.

For starters, we kicked off our morning data operations with new dates for The Moody Blues, The Nadas, McCoy Tyner and Cheryl Wheeler.

Then by midday we were slamming new listings into our databanks for Charlie Parr, Buju Banton, Cirque du Soleil – “Delirium,” Dark Star Orchestra, Gore Gore Girls and Jay Brannan.

Then we really got rolling this afternoon with new shows for As I Lay Dying, Lucky Boys Confusion, Kris Delmhorst, The Samples, The Roches, Tracy Grammer plus more bands and artists than even Stephen Hawking can comprehend.

And that’s going to do it for this short week leading into the Thanksgiving Weekend. While we may sneak in and post a few new dates just to keep the tour-date machinery from freezing up, chances are we may not meet again until Monday. Here’s to a Happy Turkey Day, and may you always get the bigger part of the wishbone. Later!