Here & There …

Judge wants to know more about Foxy Brown’s ear problems before deciding whether rapper can get out of jail ahead of schedule – Associated Press

Sometimes music and politics make really strange bedfellows – The Washington Post

What the hell is going on with Billy Bragg and the Queen Of England? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Amy Winehouse shows up for hubby’s court appearance – Associated Press

Wanna walk a mile in Jimi Hendrix’s boots? Now you can – / press release

Kool & The Gang do the ol’ Q&A in Dubai – Emirates Business 24/7

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Seeing Michelle Shocked on stage is like taking a crash course in roots music. New dates for the artist include February Euro gigs and March performances in Australia.

Speaking of Australia, Jason Mraz plays the continent in March and will stop in towns like St. Kilda, Brisbane and Sydney; Tokyo Police Club adds several new U.S. dates for March and April; The Cult updates with shows for British Columbia and Alberta; Dax Riggs will be all over the U.S. in February and Galactic add Australia gigs in Sydney and Melbourne.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Eels, Drug Rug, Down To Here, Don Edwards, Debbie Davies Band, Dead To Me, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Jimmy Burns, Jay Farrar, Sons And Brothers, The Cheeseballs, Trash Fashion, Waddie Mitchell and Zero Down.

You want some more? Sure you do! Don’t miss the latest concert information in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1991, three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City. Two 14-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman died after they were pinned at the bottom of a pile of fans who rushed the stage during the opening minutes of the show.

Witnesses say the band played three more songs before stopping, despite signals from security guards and chants from the crowd of “stop the concert.” The group denied it continued to play after being asked to stop. After a 15-minute pause, AC/DC continued the show for another hour because officials feared a riot if the concert were stopped.

Investigators found there was no criminal negligence in the deaths, although the band, the promoter, the arena owner and manager and the firm responsible for security later agreed to pay an undisclosed settlement to the families of the victims.

In 1973, Pink Floyd began recording Dark Side of the Moon.

In 1974, Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke of Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell from King Crimson got together to form Bad Company. Their debut album, recorded in just 10 days, contained the number-one hit single “Can’t Get Enough.”

In 1978, Roy Orbison underwent open heart surgery in Nashville. He would die of a heart attack in December, 1988.

In 1994, country star Reba McEntire announced that anyone who turned in a gun in each city where she performed that year would get a free ticket to her show. That prompted a Tulsa, Oklahoma, pawnshop owner to offer a 10-per-cent discount on a gun for anyone who brought in one of McEntire’s albums or concert tickets.

In 1996, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson, citing irreconcilable differences. The two had married in a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic in May 1994. The marriage was widely viewed as a bid by Jackson to boost his image following allegations of child molestation. No charges were filed and Jackson reached an out-of-court, multimillion-dollar settlement with the 13-year-old boy’s parents.