Here & There …

Morrissey sues NME for defamation – Reuters

British company MAMA group buys into Nettwerk Music Group, label home of Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and Barenaked LadiesCBC / The Canadian Press

Third time is the charm. After two nominations, John Mellencamp finally makes it to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. But don’t tell anyone. It’s supposed to be a secretErie Times News

Auctioning Luther Vandross – Newsday

Crammin’ for rock history class – The Wildcat Online / Arizona Daily Wildcat

Q&A with Clash-man Mick JonesNew York Magazine

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Von Bondies have an extensive tour lined up for early 2008 with stops in Indianapolis, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris and Dublin; Trout Fishing In America will cast for applause in places like Austin, TX, Fayetteville, AR, and Fort Worth, TX in ’08 and The Devil Wears Prada add shows in IL, MO, WY and WA.

The new U.K. listings for Morrissey include stops in Doncaster, Sunderland and Edinburgh; Pam Tillis adds shows in Oregon and New Mexico and Fuel go north to Alaska in mid-December.

Gogol Bordello play NYC’s Terminal 5 on New Year’s Eve; G. Love & Special Sauce play Atlantic City on the eve of New Year’s Eve and Vampire Weekend play New York City on the eve of the eve of New Year’s Eve.

Look for Tower Of Power in Europe in February, Rufus Wainwright plays the continent in April and Aaron Lewis Of Staind adds NY, CA and NJ to his ’08 routing.

During the past two hours we also updated the schedules for Bleu Edmondson, Classic Rock All Stars, Confederate Railroad, Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders, “My Little Pony Live,” Pinback, Sammy Kershaw, RZA, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (now we’re up to two new dates per day) and Reel Big Fish.

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