, “Naked Ozzy”
and the world’s greatest music collection in News. Van Halen
, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Wanna buy the “world’s greatest music collection?” – The Guardian Unlimited U.K.
Apple announces 2GB Shuffle, drops 1GB price to $49 – Cnet / News.com
Do men and women perceive music differently? – The Times Online U.K.
Thieves target Matt Costa, steal half his gear from venue storage locker – Winnipeg Sun
The old Montreal Spectrum faces the wrecking ball – Montreal Gazette
Brit Awards organizers take steps to prevent a “Naked Ozzy” – The Star U.K.
Van Halen in Florida – ” … guitarist extraordinaire Van Halen and showman’s showman Roth looked genuinely pleased to be sharing the stage again; almost as glad as the crowd was to see them there.” – The Tampa Tribune
Wilco’s Chicago residency – ” … this was a weekend for exceptions, breaking format and breaking out of ruts.” – The Chicago Tribune
Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Fort Worth – “For more that 90 minutes, Shabalala and Ladysmith Black Mambazo were simply dazzling, delivering syncopated harmonies clearly and cleanly enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tesla in Kansas – “Loud guitars, with no shortage of solos, marked Tesla’s performance Sunday night during its sold-out concert at the Cotillion Ballroom.” – The Wichita Eagle
Ornette Coleman in Vancouver – “Pulitzer shmulitzer: this dude can wail.” – The Vancouver Sun
Bjork in South Korea – “Bjork is a ringmaster. On Saturday night at Olympic Hall in southeastern Seoul, her band, her music and her audience were the circus.” – JoongAng Daily
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Smokey Robinson is 68
Bobby Rogers (The Miracles is 68)
Lou Christie is 65
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell) is 60
Jeff Daniels is 53
Dave Wakeling (General Public, The English Beat) is 52
Seal is 45
Haylie Duff is 23