News …

Is there a Michael Jackson O2 Arena residency in the works? – The Daily Star

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees – Blame it on Madonna? – The Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Prosecutor drops domestic battery charge against Scott StappAssociated Press

The controversial life that was Ike Turner’s – The Washington Post

Here’s something you can read while listening to music. Or you can just look at the pictures – The Sydney Morning Herald

Catching up with the ToadiesCorpus Christi Caller Times

Views …

Kings Of Leon rule at Wembley – The Evening Standard

Bjork at L.A.’s Nokia – Orange County Register

The Pogues have their own Christmas tradition – The Sun

Alexisonfire – “a damn fine Canadian rock band” – Ottawa Citizen

Exploring “hypnotic rhythms” with Iron & WineIdaho Statesman

2007 – Boston Herald

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

Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry is 87

Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando & Dawn) is 61

Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 58

Peter “Spider”‘ Stacy (The Pogues) is 49