News …

Eminem’s mom says her son “reinvented himself as white trailer trash with a crazy welfare mom” – Metro

Seems as if everybody wants to be a “Guitar Hero” or join a “Rock Band” – USA Today

The BBC censors The PoguesThe Telegraph

John Legend paves the way for others – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Associated Press

First it was junk food. Now experts say we need to worry about “junk sleep” from having too many electronic gadgets under our pillows – The Chicago Tribune

Dewey Cox – red hot and getting hotter – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Rihanna in London – “powerhouse vocals and numerous black bondage outfit changes” – The Sun

Barry keeps his Michigan Fanilows warm – The Flint Journal

Dillinger Escape Plan – “a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Tori Amos is still a “life saver” – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

It’s 1984 all over again! – Van Halen in San Jose – San Francisco Chronicle

Aimee may be ailin’ but she can still lift the spirit – The Boston Globe

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

Lonnie Brooks is 74

Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) is 64

Elliot Easton (The Cars / The New Cars) is 54

Tracy Byrd is 41

Cowboy Troy is 37

DMX is 37

Singer Christina Aguilera is 27