News …

Coroner rules accidental cocaine overdose cause of death for Quiet Riot’s Kevin Dubrow – Associated Press

Where in the world? World’s weirdest gigs – The Times

Retirements that didn’t stick – The Chicago Tribune

Giving the gift of music memorabilia – New York Post

Is there enough T-Pain to go around? – New York Daily News

McFly frontman says “standard of a lot of bands around now is just pitiful” – The Sun

Views …

Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 Arena …

“The Mothership Of All Reunions” – The Times

“It all goes back to the blues” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

“Easygoing confidence” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

“Younger members of the crowd had heard nothing like it” – The Sun

“Breathtaking power and spine-tingling excitement” – The Evening Standard

“It’s difficult to believe this is a band who have barely played together for the best part of three decades” – The Guardian

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

David Gates (Bread) is 67

Brenda Lee is 63

Jermaine Jackson is 53

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) is 49

David Schools (Widespread Panic) is 43

Mos Def is 34