Here & There …

Will 10 million English pounds (about $20 mil U.S.) be enough to lure The Spice Girls to Australia? – The Sun UK

Dane Cook beats Dave Chappelle’s endurance record for stand-up comedy at L.A.’s Laugh Factory – Associated Press

How Motown got its groove back – The Guardian UK

Hey, ladies! Want a date with Beenie Man? You’ll have to get in line – The Jamaica Star Online

Pittsburgh dads dress like the star to win tickets for WPXI

Questions and answers with Reverend PeytonThe Denver Post

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Bjork is going to Japan and South Korea! Look for the Icelandic lass to play Tokyo and Osaka, plus Seoul during mid / late February.

The Nadas add Los Angeles and Phoenix to their March routing and Davenport, IA, to the April schedule; Swedish band Mando Diao plays Stuttgart, Vienna and Munich in February, Cologne, Stockholm, Goteborg and Lund in March, Japan in April and the sets sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL, on November 2.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Aaron Tippin, Billy Joe Royal, Chase Pagan, Coco Montoya, Cursive, Flogging Molly, Jack Johnson, Howard Jones, Jimmy Eat World, John Butler Trio, Juliette & The Licks, Peter & Gordon, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Sean Kingston, The Derek Trucks Band, The Cowsills, The Hackensaw Boys, Zappa Plays Zappa and Trampled By Turtles.

And there’s more yet to come! Check out the freshest tour date info in Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 PM (PST) from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1953, 20-thousand people attended the funeral of country star Hank Williams in Montgomery, Alabama. Williams had died three days earlier at age 29 in the back seat of his limousine.

In 1976, ex-Beatles road manager Mal Evans was shot dead by police at the home of his girlfriend in Los Angeles. Police said Evans refused to surrender a shotgun he was holding.

In 1984, the last Van Halen album with David Lee Roth as lead singer, 1984, was released.

In 1986, Phil Lynott, former lead singer of the group Thin Lizzy, died in a London hospital of heart failure and pneumonia brought on by drug and alcohol abuse. He was 35. The Irish-born singer was being treated for an infection of the kidneys and liver.

In 1997, Michael Jackson ended his “HIStory” tour with the second of two sold-out shows in Honolulu. The two concerts in Hawaii were the only US dates on the tour.