News …

Warner Music Group’s 4th quarter report isn’t pretty, but it’s better than expected – Bloomberg

Slash tips his hat, talks about Velvet Revolver – The Sydney Morning Herald

What’s that? Someone is buying concert tickets and then reselling them for a profit on eBay? Who would do such a terrible thing? We’re shocked! Shocked, we tell you – Highland News

Clay Aiken ain’t cool. And he’s totally cool with that – Baltimore Sun

Ozzy keeps on ridin’ that crazy train – Rapid City Journal

The unmistakable voice belonging to Levon Helm is back – OC Register / Associated Press

Views …

Jeff Beck in London – The Evening Standard

Trans-Siberian Orchestra shines its holiday light on Toledo – Toledo Blade

Iron & Wine delights Tucson – The Arizona Daily Star

Ramsey Lewis likes to start early, get home early – Northwest Herald

Deborah Harry remains true to her Blondie roots – The Dallas Morning News

Jonathan Davis goes solo in San Antonio – The San Antonio Express-News

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

John Mayall is 74

Chuck Mangione is 67

is 66

Felix Cavaliere is 63

Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block) is 39

Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys) is 39

The Game is 28

Ringo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 26