News …

Led Zeppelin is not playing Bonnaroo. But we wouldn’t blame you if you thought otherwise – Idolator

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to The Beatles, dies – The Times Online

Warner Music Group posts first quarter loss – Associated Press

Amy Winehouse questioned about video allegedly showing her smoking crack – Associated Press

Maryland lawmaker concerned about alcohol consumption at music venue – Business Gazette

How did NASA astronaut Alvin Drew end up in a Willie Nelson video? –

Views …

Kid Rock in Saginaw, MI – “Nothing was quite as it seemed from the moment the lights went down” – The Saginaw News

Taylor Swift in Chi-Town – “the 18-year-old country music sensation carried on like the Grammy nominee she is” – The Chicago Tribune

Rickie Lee Jones in Los Angeles – “an intimate setting, some rarely aired material, a lot of improvisation and experimenting by Jones and her band …” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Xavier Rudd in Ottawa – ” …he faced his three didgeridoos and growing red-faced with exertion Tuesday night, played with gusto holding the Ottawa crowd in complete enchantment” – Ottawa Citizen

Kirk Whalum in Dallas – “It’s easy to see why Mr. Whalum is enjoying his second decade in the industry and his eighth Grammy nomination” – The Dallas Morning News

Fareed Haque in New Jersey – “Haque created an extremely versatile sound with only a guitar and a few distortion pedals” – The Signal

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

Fabian is 65

Natalie Cole is 58

Simon Phillips (Toto) is 51

Richie McDonald (Lonestar) is 46

Axl Rose is 46

Rick Astley is 42

Tim Brown (The Boo Radleys) is 39