St. Patrick’s Day is judgement day for Paul McCartney / Heather Mills divorce – Reuters
Amy Winehouse’s attorney asks for postponement in Norway marijuana possession case – Associated Press
The Black Crowes are still waiting for Maxim to apologize to the band for faking CD review – Associated Press
“Life as a bad seed” – Exploring the Nick Cave universe – The Sydney Morning Herald
Taking the title “Band Of Brothers” to heart, a group of homeless vets form their own band – The Bedford Minuteman
Technology and the music industry – Why can’t everyone get along? – Business Tennessee Magazine
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
ZZ Top gets down to business by updating with several new show listings for April, May, June and August. The only new April date is for April 18 in College Station (Texas), while May gives us May 23 (Orange Beach, AL) and May 31 (Fort Knox, KY). June lists five new ones, including stops in Atlanta (Georgia), Valdosta (Georgia), Wallingford (Connecticut) and Rutland (Vermont). And August looks pretty busy with new dates for Springfield (Illinois), Sparta (Wisconsin), Aberdeen (Maryland), Essex Junction (Vermont) and Milwaukee (Wisconsin).
Nick Lowe beefs up his April plans with new shows in markets across the country. Cities include San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Albany and Lincoln.
Eli Young Band adds dates for southern and western states for March, April, May, June, August and October. Stops include Odessa (Texas), Denver (Colorado), Bryan (Texas) and Flatonia (Texas).
Engelbert Humperdinck hits the road with new show listings for Nevada, Ohio, Texas, New York, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ontario and British Columbia. Locales include Milwaukee, Biloxi, Cleveland, Dallas, Waukegan and Atlantic City.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Flynnville Train, Angie Stevens, Bob Snider, Dolly Parton, Eisley, Foals, Grand Funk Railroad, Jack Ingram, Junior Brown, Kevin Fowler, Marty Stuart, VHS or Beta and The Lonely H.
And that takes us to the halfway point, the 50 yard line, the seventh inning stretch , the… the… (insert your own metaphor here). More concert data coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1967, Pink Floyd recorded their first single, “Arnold Layne.” The song, about a man who steals garments from clotheslines, was a hit in Britain but not in North America.
In 1977, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was arrested at the Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on heroin possession charges. He was eventually found guilty. In lieu of a jail sentence for Richards, The Rolling Stones played two concerts for the blind at the civic auditorium in Oshawa, east of Toronto, in April 1979.
In 1990, Janet Jackson gave a preview of her first world tour in Pensacola, Florida. The concert was announced only a day ahead of time, and all 76 hundred of the 10-dollar tickets went in three hours. Proceeds went to benefit the homeless.
In 1991, James Brown was paroled in Columbia, South Carolina after serving 15 months of a six-year-term for leading police on a chase through South Carolina and Georgia. In 1993, hundreds of k.d. lang clones showed up at the London Women’s Centre for Britain’s first “k.d. convention.” The women – no men were allowed – watched lang music videos and tapes of her interviews on America TV, had a k.d. karaoke singalong session and a k.d. lookalike contest.
In 1995, Canadian singer Celine Dion made British chart history by becoming the first artist in more than 30 years to have both the number-one album and single for five straight weeks. Dion topped the singles chart with “Think Twice” and the album chart with he Color of My Love. The last time that happened for five consecutive weeks was in 1964 with “I Feel Fine”‘ and Beatles for Sale.