Here & There …

Shelby Lynne and Suzy Bogguss on remaining true to country music’s roots – The Times Online

Who in the world would want to hack the RIAA’s Web site? – The Register U.K.

Artists divided when it comes to writers strike – San Jose Mercury News / Associated Press

NAMM 2008 – “They came. They saw. They played. They Partied” – Guitar Jam Daily

Jazz Institute Of Chicago prepares for 40th anniversary – The Chicago Tribune

Q&A with Lenny KravitzNew York Post

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Let’s start with Tegan and Sara. Fifteen new dates for April and May, cities include Salem, OR, Santa Cruz, CA, Tempe, AZ, St. Louis, MO, Madison, WI, and Cincinnati, OH.

Funny lady Margaret Cho has several new dates, including stops in Minnesota in April and Florida in June; Victor Wooten adds February shows for MO, SC, NC, GA, FL, April shows for MA, NY, MI, IL and NC; Eve 6 plays Maryland in March, Iowa and Washington in April; Kelly Richey adds new gigs for March in Florida, May in Georgia and July in Kentucky and Say Anything goes to Towson, MD, for a March 30 engagement.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ronnie McDowell, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Ringo Starr, Spam Allstars, The Marshall Tucker Band, Within Temptation, Martin Taylor and Blue Cheer.

But there’s more! Check it out in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1965, The Rolling Stones arrived in Sydney, Australia for a tour with Roy Orbison. Thousands of fans rioted at the airport.

In 1966, George Harrison of the Beatles married Patricia Ann Boyd. They met during the filming of “A Hard Day’s Night.” Patti Boyd later left Harrison to marry his close friend, Eric Clapton.

In 1967, the avant-garde rock group Velvet Underground and singer Nico began a week of performances at Expo 67 in Montreal.

In 1974, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter invited Bob Dylan to a barbecue at his mansion.

In 1977, British singer-songwriter Al Stewart was menaced on stage in Bellingham, Washington by a fan who claimed he was a character from one of Stewart’s songs.

In 1987, the second group of rock ‘n’ roll pioneers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York. Among the 15 performers honored were Aretha Franklin, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins and Smokey Robinson.

In 1990, the British band Squeeze was in the spotlight as “MTV Unplugged” debuted on the U-S cable channel. The group’s frontmen, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, seemed a little confused about the show’s intent – they showed up with electric guitars.

In 1997, “Colonel” Tom Parker, the manager who helped guide Elvis Presley to stardom, died in Las Vegas at 87.

In 1999, Montreal-based Seagram Company began the largest corporate restructuring in music industry history, cutting about 500 jobs at Universal Music Group in Los Angeles and New York.