News …

Who’s next after Zeppelin? What’s the next big reunion? – Peoria Journal Star

Why do Americans love Christmas Music? Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis has the answer – San Diego Union-Tribune

Rush extend tour into 2008. No actual dates released. At least, not yet – PR Newswire / press release

“When there is good material, people will still buy a CD,” – The Independent

Australian music festival fans urged to think about their own carbon emissions – The West Australian / AAP

Q&A with Tori AmosSanta Barbara Independent

Views …

Arctic Monkeys warm up London – The Times

Neil Young’s “material from the margins” – New York Daily News

Aimee Mann’s Christmas show “for people who don’t like Christmas” – Ann Arbor News – Mlive

Chris Botti’s Big Apple residency – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Portishead at All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Daily Telegraph

Rodrigo Y Gabriela brings “metal mariachi” to London – The Independent

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

Buck White (The Whites) is 77

Ted Nugent is 59

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is 59

Randy Owen (Alabama) is 58

John Anderson is 53

Tom Delonge (Angels and Airwaves, Blink-182) is 32

Amy Lee (Evanescence) is 26