Here & There …

Legendary Tower Records building on Sunset in West Hollywood to be demolished – KFWB / Associated Press

Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Feist added to next week’s Grammys – Los Angeles Times / Extended Play (registration may be required)

No love lost in band as Ali Campbell splits with UB40The Times Online

Now here’s something to look at! Rock photog Kevin Mazur has a new show at the R&R Hall of Fame – Cleveland Plain Dealer /

Q&A with My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way – “I just wish people would realize that what happens with My Chemical Romance is completely exclusive from any other kind of genre of music” – Taipei Times

Jill Sobule turns to fans to finance next album – Modern Guitars Magazine / press release

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Has there ever been a band as unique as Three Dog Night? They were a songwriter’s band although they didn’t write their own material. Instead, they cherry-picked the best from the up-and-coming songwriters of the late ’60s and early ’70s, like Randy Newman, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Harry Nillsson. Heck, they even recorded “Your Song” before Elton did. New dates for the band include Harris, MI, on Feb. 23, Shawnee, OK, on April 5 and Lincoln City, OR, on Nov. 21 & 22.

Sugarland’s new dates include stops in Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Cities include Honolulu, Valdosta, Cravin and Waikoloa.

Travis Tritt fills in a few open spots on his touring calendar today. New shows include Grand Prairie, Alberta, on June 27, Glen Allen, Virginia, on July 11 and Rama, Ontario, on August 15.

Look for OneRepublic to play Tempe, AZ, on February 15, Detroit, MI, on February 22 and New York City on February 29. Other February dates include Sauget, IL, Indianapolis, IN and Allentown, PA.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for , Paul Thorn, Nappy Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marty Stuart, Michael Franti & Spearhead, James Cotton Band, Jack’s Mannequin, Chris Tomlin, Citizen Cope, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Stills, Billy Bob Thornton, B-Side Players, Janiva Magness, Johnny Winter, Reckless Kelly, Randy Newman, Sean Costello, Sawyer Brown, Shooter Jennings, The Metros, TobyMac, Travis and Year Long Disaster.

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This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded “Darktown Strutters’ Ball.” Some historians consider this to be the earliest commercially made jazz record.

In 1969, the Beatles gave their last public performance. It was a free lunchtime concert on the roof of the London building that housed their Apple Corps Limited headquarters. One of the results was the song “Get Back,” released as a single. “Get Back” and other tracks from the performance were included in the Let It Be album, released in the spring of 1970.