News …

Akon faces criminal charges for “fan tossing” incident – Times Herald-Record

Gary Hoey and Godsmack’s Sully Erna met Boston murder victim – Boston Herald

Sir Paul does the ol’ Q&A – The Chicago Tribune

The Spice Girls A through Z – San Mateo County Times

Billy Bragg goes to jail (he’s just visiting) – Islington Tribune

Gadgets For U – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Kelly Clarkson brings the spunk to Boca Raton – Palm Beach Post

Clay Aiken – “relaxed and polished” in South Bend – South Bend Tribune

James Taylor and Carole King at Troubadour’s 50th anniversary bash – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

John Fogerty brings “swampadelic” to Chicago – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

“Normal” goes out the window when Robyn Hitchcock comes to town – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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

Dick Clark is 78

Rob Grill (Grass Roots) is 64

Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 62

Shuggie Otis is 54

Jeannie Kendall of (The Kendalls) is 53

Billy Idol is 52

John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) is 50

Jalil (Whodini) is 44

Mindy McCready is 32

Clay Aiken is 29