Here & There …

French teens need to turn down the volume – AFP

Shins keyboardist arrested, charged with domestic violence – The Oregonian

Motorola buys online music retailer – The Chicago Tribune / Dow Jones Newswires

Trying to keep up with Vickie WinansThe Detroit News

R.E.M. to play . Details, like date, place and time, to be announced –

They love her in Britain. Now it’s the colonies’ turn to meet Kate NashThe New York Times (registration may be required)

For those who always wanted to carry their personal music player with their taser – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

It’s shaping up to be the best Monday of 2008 … Ever! New dates for Jill Scott include two-fers in Oakland and Memphis, plus one-nighters in Anaheim, San Diego, St. Louis, Houston, DC, Los Angeles and Seattle; Dark Star Orchestra recreate that Grateful Dead vibe with three shows in Boulder and San Francisco and two gigs per city in Aspen, Denver and Los Angeles; look for Josh Groban in South Africa in March and new dates for Loverboy include cities like Halifax, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Yuma.

Kathy Griffin takes her act to St. Louis in February, Reno in May; Karla Bonoff adds a May 15 stop in Huntsville, AL, and plays the next night in South Boston, VA; The Guess Who adds shows in California, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon and Nevada and The Roches slot Cambridge, MA, for February 9 and Albany, NY, for February 29.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for , Talib Kweli, Sophie Milman, Sevenglory, Rodney Carrington, Roomful Of Blues, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Agent Orange, California Guitar Trio, Shawn Mullins, Tim O’Brien and The Lord Is My Shotgun.

But we’re only halfway through this busy, busy Monday and we have more dates yet to post! Check it out in Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 PM (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1954, Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man” in Chicago.

In 1962, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker hit number one on the pop charts for a second time. It had previously hit number one in 1960 for seven weeks.

In 1963, singer Gary “US” Bonds sued Chubby Checker for $100,000, claiming Checker’s recording of “Dancin’ Party” was plagiarized from Bonds’ “Quarter to Three.” The suit was settled out of court.

In 1964, British blues singer and harmonica player Cyril Davies died of leukemia at 32. In 1961, Davies and Alexis Korner founded Blues Incorporated, a band that employed such future stars as Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker of Cream. Davies left the band in late 1962 to form the Cyril Davies All-Stars, whose members included guitarist Jeff Beck, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and singer John Baldry.

In 1970, neighbours of Max Yasgur, on whose New York farm the Woodstock festival was held the previous year, sued him for 35-thousand dollars property damage.

In 1988, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s longtime manager, was invited to a ceremony at Graceland Mansion in Memphis marking what would have been the late singer’s 53rd birthday. The invitation ended years of bitter relations between Parker and the Presley estate.

In 1994, singer Rick James was sentenced in Los Angeles to five years and four months in prison for sexual assault on two women. But two weeks later, a plea deal was reached under which James avoided prison by entering a drug rehabilitation center. The deal came after allegations that a prosecution investigator had provided heroin to a key witness at James’s trial. The singer, best known for his 1981 hit “Super Freak,” was convicted of holding one woman against her will and forcing another to have sex with his girlfriend during a six-day cocaine binge.

In 1999, Rod Stewart and his second wife, model Rachel Hunter, announced they had separated after eight years of marriage.