Here & There …

Lessee if we have this straight… Axl Rose is Lucy. Chinese Democracy is the football. And we’re all Charlie Browns – San Francisco Chronicle

Radiohead to play Euro festivals –

Friends try to understand Kevin DuBrow’s death – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Before bands climb the ladder to success, they must build the ladder to success – Toronto Sun

Opera, jazz, show tunes and a Big Mac – A typical Monday night at a Maryland McDonald’s – Baltimore Messenger

Living with, and without, DRM – Macworld

A brief history of Iggy And The StoogesMiami New Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

More ’08 dates are trickling in for Avril Lavigne, like June 1 in Plymouth, U.K.; Little River Band add Nevada, Mexico, Oregon and Wisconsin to their 2008 schedule; Molly Hatchet updates with new shows scheduled for AZ, GA, MO, OK, NY and PA and Rusted Root slots December 30 at Chicago’s House Of Blues.

East Village Opera Company adds shows coast-to-coast for March and April; Boy George has a couple of February gigs in the United Kingdom and Dr. Hook Feat. Ray Sawyer go to South Kolrea in May.

Eddie Money will be shakin’ all over the USA in ’08; As I Lay Dying add Richmond, VA, and Allentown, PA, to their January schedule and The Alternate Routes will be in Chicago during the last week of 2007.

During the past two hours we also updated the schedules for Will Hoge, Tiger Army, Tesla, Percy Sledge, John Waite, Kim Simmonds, Jerry Lee Lewis and Alejandro Escovedo.

And there’s more to come! Don’t forget about Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 PM (PST) from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

On this date in 1964, Willie Nelson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1966, the Beatles began recording sessions for Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album took four months and cost 75-thousand dollars to record. It was released the following June.

In 1974, John Lennon made his last public appearance at a Madison Square Garden concert by Elton John. They performed three songs together – “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” All three were on an LP released after Lennon’s death in December 1980. As well, “I Saw Her Standing There” appeared on the flip side of John’s 1975 chart-topper, “Philadelphia Freedom.”

In 1988, Toronto blues-rock guitarist Jeff Healey created a sensation when he made his British debut at the Borderline Club in London. Healey is known for his distinctive method of playing the guitar on his lap. The critic for the Daily Telegraph raved that reports of Healey’s explosive talent were not exaggerated. Healey was in Britain to promote his first album, See the Light.

In 1991, Guns N’ Roses announced rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin had left the band, the second departure from the group within a year. Drummer Steve Adler was fired earlier over a heroin problem and later sued Guns N’ Roses. Stradlin’s replacement was Gilby Clarke of Kill for Thrills.