Overnight Sensation …

Our overnight crew will love you ’til the end of time if you read their latest efforts to improve the world of music journalism.

Pour Some Sparkle On Me?Def Leppard readies a new album of new material and a world tour.

Draws The Line – The former Husker Du/Sugar frontman heads out in support of his latest release.

Here & There …

EMI chief expected to move label into areas such as touring when he outlines plans next week – The Times Online

FCC to investigate complaints about Comcast interfering with P2P applications – Associated Press

What’s the latest word from the CD loudness wars? Quiet CDs may make a comeback – The Guardian U.K.

Sundance Film Festival draws music acts big and small – Salt Lake Tribune

Animal rights group PETA awards its Libby Award for best tour to Vans Warped Tour – PETA.org

Who will save the music industry? Will it be … “Guitar Hero?” – Phoenix New Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

And the new Jill Scott dates keep on coming! It seems like only yesterday we posted a multitude of dates for the jazz / rhythm & blues singer, and here we are with more shows, cities and dates. New ones include two February evenings in Baltimore, a couple of DC shows in March and one-nighters in Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

New shows for B.B. King include March in Council Bluffs, IA, Chicago and Reno in June, and Bend, OR, in July; Gladys Knight adds Bermuda, Las Vegas, Nassau, Charleston, Hampton, Atlanta, Westbury, Ocean Grove and the thriving entertainment mecca known as Lemoore, California, to her 2008 plans and The Derailers add dates for Kansas City, Austin and Santa Barbara.

During the past 8 hours we also updated the schedules for Def Leppard, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Redwalls, Don Rickles, The Hives, Matthew Good, Young Dubliners, The Toasters, Kelly Richey, Age Of Reason, Alejandro Escovedo, Hanoi Rocks, Kate Nash, Nina Nastasia, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, The Kooks, The Headcat (Feat. Lemmy From Motorhead), Bob Newhart, Puddle Of Mudd, Silver Jews, The A.K.A.s, Wu-Tang Clan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds plus more bands and artists than those other concert Web sites have even heard about.

And that’s the haps for today. We added dates, we deleted dates, we even took a few dates out for a quick touch-up and oil change. And now it’s time to call it a day. Our corporate overseers are approaching and there’s a good chance they’ll let all of us go home to our families tonight. Gosh, is life great or what? Be seeing you!