News …

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers play it “cool” for Super Bowl halftime show – Associated Press

Do fan-2-fan ticket services create better value? Not according to this item – The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Britney’s confinement extended to two weeks – Associated Press

Yahoo switching to Rhapsody – Associated Press

Lily Allen’s cartoon life –

Rock stars and marriage often make for a turbulent mix –

Views …

Erykah Badu in Jerusalem – “it was Badu’s distant yet powerful presence presiding over intense grooves that dominated the evening” – The Jerusalem Post

Lupe Fiasco at VCU – Students who see Fiasco as a role model most certainly welcomed his presence” – The Commonwealth Times

The Spice Girls in Toronto – ” … last night’s garish, technically mesmerizing Vegas sprawl was easily the tightest and most entertaining spectacle of its kind to pass through these parts since the last Madonna tour came to town” – Toronto Star

Joe Cocker Down Under – ” … got down to the serious business of winding back the clock and delivering faithful versions of songs we know by heart” – Sunday Times, Australia

Atomic Kitten reunites on London stage – ” … the girls seemed thrilled to be singing together again” – Daily Mail

Dionne Warwick in the U.K. – ” … age has taken nothing away from the sweet clarity of her voice” – Evening Post / This Is Nottingham

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

John Steel (The Animals) is 67

Florence LaRue (Fifth Dimension) is 64

Alice Cooper is 60

Clint Black is 46

Dave Buchanan (Yankee Grey) is 42

Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 33

Natalie Imbruglia is 33

Cam’ron is 32

Gavin DeGraw is 31