News …

Shiver me timbers! Swedish prosecutor files charges against Pirate Bay. Arghhh!AFP

Living the life of Iron Maiden – “Twenty years ago the only exercise we did was to jog down the pub, have a few beers and jog home again” – The Sydney Morning Herald

Malicious banner ads infect Rhapsody, Expedia sites – Personal Computer World U.K.

Vinyl’s comeback odyssey – Peoria Journal Star

Q&A with Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’sDallas Observer

Beatles tribute band recreates Fab Four’s legendary rooftop concert – Evening Gazette

Views …

Spice Girls in Beantown – “It was a state-of-the-art production laden with precious few bells and whistles …” – The Boston Globe

Velvet Revolver in The Big D – “With Mr. Weiland at center stage, it’s still one of rock’s most enthralling live bands” – The Dallas Morning News

Chris Brown and Bow Wow in Columbus – “It was Bow Wow’s homecoming, but it was Chris Brown’s stage last night in Nationwide Arena” – The Columbus Dispatch

Lenny Kravitz in Philly – ” … a hard sound, tighter than his new pre-worn leather jacket” – Philadelphia Inquirer

North Mississippi Allstars in NYC – “Resourcefulness, semantic and otherwise, suits the Allstars” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Athlete in the U.K. – ” … rocked their way back in to favour while not disappointing the hardcore fans who’ve clearly been following their idols every step of the way” – Evening Star

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

Carol Channing is 87

Harry Wayne Casey of (KC & The Sunshine Band) is 57

Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) is 52

Lloyd Cole is 47

Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) is 44

Al Jaworski (Jesus Jones) is 42

Justin Timberlake is 27