News …

U2 in hometown dustup – The Guardian

Christian artists writing songs for charity – The Tennessean

All things considered, Evanescence’s Amy Lee is as happy as she can be – New York Post

Radio’s new “heavy rotation” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Scarface’s latest addiction – The Detroit News

Giving the gift of box sets – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Views …

The Spice Girls kick off world tour in Vancouver – Vancouver Sun

Michael McDonald brings his blue-eyed soul to Louisivlle – Courier-Journal

Kanye West in the U.K. – Manchester Evening News

The Oak Ridge Boys pack ’em in at Southern Utah University – SUU Journal

Youssou N’Dour brings the groove to UCLA – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

KRS-One gets real in Santa Cruz – San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

Ween rocks long and hard in NYC – The New York Times (registration may be required)

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

Ferlin Husky is 82

Andy Williams is 80

John Cale is 67

Ozzy Osbourne is 59

Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) is 58

Don Barnes (38 Special) is 55

Steve Forbert is 53

Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) is 53

Montell Jordan is 39