News …

Peter Gabriel at MIDEM – “”It’s time to put the corpse of what we know as the record industry in the ground and let some other beautiful things start to grow out of it” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Lenny Kravitz on Lenny Kravitz – “”I never understood that whole ‘I’m a throwback thing,'” – Boston Herald

Backstage at the British production of “High School Musical”Telegraph U.K.

Amy Winehouse’s pop not to sure daughter should appear at this year’s Grammys – Mirror U.K.

Keith Urban says marriage and impending fatherhood gives his career a “whole new feeling” – The Daily Telegraph

The times are a changin’ for Boston’s club scene – The Boston Globe

Views …

Arcade Fire in Melbourne – “The band felt the love and fed off it” – The Age

Linkin Park at London’s O2 Arena – “eight years after the release of debut Hybrid Theory, their shouty rap-rock is still putting bums on seats – The Evening Standard

Blue Man Group-Rock Tour in Missoula – “We love you, you blue-blooded bastards!” – The Missoulan

in London -“put down her tea and paced relentlessly about the stage as a brace of white carnations flew past” –The Times Online

Ani DiFranco in Albany – “she was powerful, energetic, nuanced and, simply, fun” – Schenectady Daily Gazette

Hugh Masekela “brings good company” to Twin Cities – Pioneer Press (registration may be required)

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

is 71

Marty Balin is 66

William King (The Commodores) is 59

Phil Collins is 57

Jody Watley is 49

Tammy Cochran is 36

Josh Kelley is 28