News …

Jimmy Page says we’ll have to wait until September to get the Led out – Associated Press

Crowd surge and two casualties mar Melbourne Herald Sun

Labels consider ad-supported P2P – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Sweden expected to press copyright infringement charges against Pirate Bay torrent site – The Washington Post / Reuters

Not everyone gets a bug named after them. But then, not everyone was like Roy Orbison – Science Centric

Israel apologizes for 40-year-old “Beatles ban” – ABC 13 / Associated Press

Views …

Kid Rock in Indiana – “his energy while he was rapping and singing was infectious” – Evansville Courier & Press

Bon Jovi in Perth – “This ain’t television. Get up out of your seats. I came a long way to be here tonight. I ain’t taking no prisoners” – Perth Sunday Times / PerthNew

Michael Buble in Ottawa, Ontario – “big, brassy and unbelievably good” – The Ottawa Citizen

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson in Winston-Salem – “The genuine respect and affection shared between Clarkson and McEntire, neither of whom ever left the stage, made all differences disappear” – Winston-Salem Journal

John Mellencamp at intimate setting for AIDS benefit – “still has the three-chord twang and gritty vocals he learned from The Rolling Stones, country and Motown” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

My Chemical Romance in the Philippines “And what a raucous party it was” – Philippine Daily Inquirer

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

Dave Sharp (The Alarm) is 49

Sam Phillips is 46

Dan Spitz (Anthrax) is 45

Sarah McLachlan is 40

DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) is 40

Rakim is 40

Anthony Hamilton is 37

Brandon Bush of (Train) is 35

Joey Fatone (*NSYNC) is 31

Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) is 28