Here & There …

The Police to headline The Times

The recording industry’s love-hate radio relationship – The London Free Press

Dylan’s “Mr. Jones” passes – Editor & Publisher

Classical music artist tries selling her CD the Radiohead way – Playbill Arts

Michael Jackson’s Thriller revisited – The Telegraph

Restoring Help!The Guardian

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Sum 41 will tour Japan next spring, stopping in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Sendai and Tokyo; Rufus Wainwright adds dates in NJ, PA and NY and Jack Johnson plays Australia, New Zealand and Japan during the first three months of the new year.

Look for Foo Fighters in Australia in April and May; Celine Dion finds room for two more United Kingdom shows and Dodgy plays the U.K. in March.

Arcade Fire goes to Japan in February; Chuck Mangione gigs in NYC during the last week of ’07 and will play FL, AZ and NC in March and Boyzone keeps adding U.K. shows.

But that’s not all, folks! We’ve also updated the schedules for Chris Brown, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (B.R.M.C.), Element, Josh Blue, Kid Koala, Sean Costello and Wu-Tang Clan, plus many more artists and bands too numerous to mention in the short amount of time given to us to expound on such valuable data. Be sure to catch Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 PM (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1968, Cream played its farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was captured on film as Goodbye Cream. Cream had sold 15-(m) million albums in a little over three years. Guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker went on to form the short-lived group Blind Faith, while bass guitarist Jack Bruce began a solo career.

In 1974, Elton John threw a party at the Parkland Hotel in New York for his new protege, 1960’s pop star Neil Sedaka. John was instrumental in Sedaka’s comeback by issuing three Sedaka albums on his Rocket label.

In 1975, Charles Boykin, a minister in Talahassee, Florida, led his congregation in burning two-thousand dollars worth of rock records. Boykin claimed that 984 out of one-thousand unwed mothers were impregnated with rock music in the background. How he conducted his survey was not recorded.

In 1988, members of Pink Floyd watched the launch of a joint Soviet-French space mission from Soviet Central Asia. One of the cosmonauts had requested an advance copy of Pink Floyd’s live album Delicate Sound of Thunder to play during the flight. The band’s David Gilmour said Pink Floyd was thrilled to be the first rock group to have their music played in space.

In 1990, MTV, the U-S music video channel, said it wouldn’t play Madonna’s video for “Justify My Love.” Canada’s MuchMusic soon followed suit. MTV deemed the video’s fantasy sequence which included bisexuality, mild sadomasochism and exposed female breasts — not Madonna’s — too risque for airplay. Warner Reprise Video promptly announced they would release the clip for sale, moving a quarter-million copies in the initial shipment.

In 1994, the first Beatles record ever to be played on radio fetched more than 23-thousand dollars Canadian at an auction in London. It was a world record price for a commercially produced record. The recording of “Love Me Do” was played by Radio Luxembourg in 1963.