News …

Is the audiophile an endangered species? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

How do I steal from thee? Let me count the ways – The London Free Press

Living iPod-free – Chicago Tribune / Tech Buzz

France is getting serious about copyright piracy – The Times / AFP, South Africa

Paying tribute to tribute bands – The Express-Times

Keeping up with ZZ TopHouston Chronicle

Views …

Van Halen – pent-up energy in the ol’ hometown – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Jonathan Davis – a formidable presence – Orlando Sentinel

R. Kelly – Vegas glitz in Uniondale, NY – Newsday

Michael Buble defines perfection – Manchester Evening News

John Fogerty’s L.A. revival – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Good times with the Kaiser ChiefsSouth Wales Echo

Thin Lizzy – still rockin’ after all these years – Evening Star

Trans-Siberian Orchestra lights up Buffalo – The Buffalo News

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

Tina Turner is 68

(replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 63

John McVie is 62

Linda Davis is 45

Joe Nichols is 31

Lil Fizz (B2K) is 22

Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 20