Overnight Sensation …

Members of our overnight crew have bled all over their keyboards, pouring their hearts into the following items. Won’t you please show you care by reading these stories tonight?

This Tour Is Completely Loco – The producers of Loco Fest take their act on the road with some help from headliners The Dreaming.

What’s Black And White And On The Road?The Hives are coming back to North America in support of their latest.

Says “Hello” – The Cali-based singer/songwriter hits the bricks with G. Love & Special Sauce and on her own.

Here & There …

Writers Guild might ban members from working on this year’s Grammy Awards – Associated Press

Long-time Roomful Of Blues trumpeter dies – Associated Press

The “American Idol” illusion? – “It seems that the days of winning “Idol” and automatically becoming one not only are long gone, but were a mirage in the first place” – The Boston Globe

And while we’re on the subject, it seems that everyone knows how to fix “Idol” – The Chicago Tribune / The Watcher

PETA thinks Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy is a good example why people should spay or neuter their pets – Fox News

Q&A with Dane CookIGN

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We close our Tuesday with new dates for Aaron Lewis Of Staind, including a three-fer at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT, scheduled for February 22, 23 & 24; British Sea Power sail through Europe in February; Shai Hulud tours the U.S. in March, playing towns like Long Beach, Portland, Denver and New York City; Jars Of Clay add Cypress Gardens, FL, for June and the U.K.’s Stoke-On-Trent in July and Johnathan Rice plans a residency of sorts at Silver Lake’s (Los Angeles) Spaceland with dates on April 7, 14 & 21.

During the day we updated the schedules for The Cult, Colbie Caillat, Anais Mitchell, Alpha Blondy, Eileen Ivers, Iron Maiden, Kris Delmhorst, Cowboy Mouth, Eric Sardinas, Richie Havens, Band Of Horses, Emerson Drive, Gogol Bordello, Todd Wolfe, Today Is The Day, The Blakes, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Percy Sledge, Family Force 5, Marc Rizzo, Janiva Magness, David Wilcox plus more bands and artists than that music-geek friend of yours has ever heard about.

And that’s going to do it for today. Good night and good news.