News …

Radiohead goes to the top of the pops – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Robbie Williams goes on strike against EMI, threatens to withhold next album – The Times Online

Anywhere but here – New Jersey resident group opposes location – The Vineland Daily Journal

Producer / DJ BT searches for daughter – ABC News

Is EMI quitting the IFPI? – Variety

Fortunes singer Rod Allen dies – The Press Association

Views …

James Blunt – “honest and plainspoken” in London – The Times Online

The “superbly charming” Michael BubleTimes Colonist

Big & Rich – “top of the class” – Prince George Citizen

Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat, Editors – “A brilliant triple bill’ – St. Petersburg Times

Ozzy Osbourne – “still very much the clown prince” – Worcester Telegram

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

Clarence Clemons (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) is 66

Naomi Judd is 62

Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 50

Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 40

Mary J. Blige is 37

Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 37