The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
Members of our overnight crew suffered many superficial injuries while prepping the following items for your nighttime enjoyment, and are currently seeking massive transfusions of distilled liquids for their trouble:
Good Times To Be Had By All – The Presidents Of The United States Of America return with a new album and world tour.
Here & There …
Relationships between record label EMI and its artists continue to deteriorate – The Times
Animal activists and pet shop owners call for ban on iPod-enabled fish tanks – AFP
The RIAA sends out another wave of settle-up-or-be-sued letters, this time targeting college students in Mississippi – WDAM / Associated Press
Companies in Britain in a tizzy about Performing Rights Society wanting small businesses to pay for radios in the workplace – The Sun
Australian police raid Sydney cybercafe looking for illegal downloads – Daily Telegraph
For You isn’t so much a book about Bruce Springsteen than it is a book about Bruce Springsteen fans – The Montreal Gazette
Dates, Dates & More Dates
Looks like Testament plans to pillage European festivals in June; Tab Benoit adds Colorado and California dates for February; new dates for Horrorpops include stops in Atlanta, New Orleans, San Antonio, Dallas and W. Hollywood and Marcia Ball books Vegas for February 29 and Santa Cruz for March 6.
Nelson goes to Aruba in February and Disney World in April; Skid Row adds January performances in Santa Clara, Salt Lake City and Yucaipa, CA; Tim Reynolds slots Columbia, SC, Birmingham and Mobile in AL, and Grand Rapids in MI, and W.A.S.P. add Puerto Rico and New Jersey to the ’08 schedule.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Todd Snider, Little Feat, Tiger Army, Armor For Sleep, Throwdown, The Unseen, Silverstein, State Radio, Adrian Legg, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Sia, Pink Martini, Brian Wilson, Porter – Batiste – Stoltz, Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine, New Riders Of The Purple Sage plus more bands and artists than even Santa Claus knows about.
And that’s all there is for today. Drive carefully, buckle up for safety and always make sure you’re wearing clean skivvies before you go out. Happy Trails!