News …

‘Wave of violence” targets Mexican musicians – ABC News

U.K. community bans “hate music” – The Argus

Members of Alter Bridge work overtime to escape you-know-who baggage – The Chicago Tribune

Rockin’ in Vietnam – Thanh Nien Daily

An affectionate look back at The Johnny Cash ShowThe Music Box

Melissa Manchester’s sultry new style – New York Daily News

Views …

Andrea Bocelli turns Shark Tank into Opera House – San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

Expecting the unexpected from Keith UrbanArkansas Democrat-Gazette

Klaxons always impress – Western Mail

The different sides of Neil YoungThe Boston Globe

Crowded House still like to wander – The Times

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

Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) is 65

Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) is 63

Southside Johnny Lyon (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) is 59

Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band) is 56

Brian Prout (Diamond Rio is 52)

Cassandra Wilson is 52

Bob Griffin (BoDeans) is 48

Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge) is 45

Jay-Z is 38

Lila McCann is 26