News …

It’s all about the singles in today’s music market – The Kansas City Star

Prison concert marking 40th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s performance at Folsom Prison canceled. Ticket holders advised to, well, sit in their cells and behave – San Francisco Examiner

Chuck Leavell on working with The Rolling StonesThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Lupe Fiasco has a lot on his mind – New York Daily News

Lily Allen asks fans to name her TV show – The Guardian U.K.

Kanye West to headline ? – The Sun

Views …

The “amazingly passionate” Roy HargroveSan Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

Chris Rock cracks the wit in London – Telegraph U.K.

R. Kelly puts his dukes up in St. Louis – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Will Hoge, Jason Isbell – A New Year’s Eve marathon – Charleston City Paper

Jose Gonzalez brings his haunting voice and guitar work to New Zealand –

Mixing it up at Boston’s Hot Stove Cool Music benefit – The Boston Globe

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

Joan Baez is 67

Jimmy Page is 64

David Johansen is 58

Crystal Gayle is 57

Eric Erlandson (Hole) is 45

Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 41

Dave Matthews is 41

A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 30

Paolo Nutini is 21