Working For The Weekend …

Scheduled to post during the weekend and early Monday morning, the following items are guaranteed to make you a better person or your money back.


Time To Let It Be – Israel lowers its Beatles ban

Enough Spice? – Rumors about The Spice Girls tour cancellations


Roadie For A Day – The tale of a young man, his dreams … and Morrissey


Russia’s Rockin’ New Prez – Russia’s president-elect loves rock & roll.

Black Francis Arrest Scare – Fans thought the cops were arresting their hero when they saw him in a police car.

Here & There …

Having made a ton of money from its “Guitar Hero” video game franchise, Activision has another music-oriented game up its sleeve – Ars Technica

Bono and artist Damien Hirst raise $42.5 million for African HIV/AIDS relief – ABC News

You ever wonder how Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds got that nickname? – Cincinnati Enquirer

Q&A with disco diva legend Donna SummerMiami Herald

Getting up-to-speed on Canada’s StarsThe Age

Reel Big Fish want you to know they’re happy. Very, very happy – Birmingham Mail

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lots of new show listings for As I Lay Dying close out the week. April and May are the months for gigs in places like Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Vancouver, Edmonton, Green Bay, Grand Rapids and Quebec City.

Randy Travis updates with several new dates for the summer months. Like Beckley, West Virginia (July 19), Regina, Saskatchewan (August 1) and Riverside, Iowa (August 31).

Speaking of summer shows, now’s the time to start looking ahead at Sugarland’s summer / fall calendar. New dates include Del Mar, California in July, Chattanooga, Tennessee in August and Parker, Texas in October.

Finally, Taylor Swift makes it in just under the wire with a couple of new shows – May 23 in Montgomery, Alabama and July 13 in Fort Loramie, Ohio.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Freedy Johnston, KT Tunstall, Laurie Lewis, James McMurtry, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise. The Von Bondies, Eddie Vedder, Gregory Isaacs, Saw Doctors, Mike Doughty, Peter Mulvey, Tony Furtado, Iron & Wine, Hamell On Trial, Ellis Paul, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Joe Nichols, Brooks & Dunn, Celtic Woman, Foghat, Jarvis Cocker, The Greyboy Allstars plus more bands and artists too numerous to mention.

Speaking of which …

You may not have heard, but in order to conserve bandwidth several ISPs have started blocking tour date transmissions from sites such as ours. Therefore, if you can’t find the dates for your favorite band or artist, call your ISP and scream obscenities into their voice mail system. It may not help, but you’ll feel much better.

And that’s a wrap. Have a great weekend!