Link-O-Rama …

Boy band promoter Lou Pearlman to plead guilty to “unspecified charges” – Orlando Sentinel

Kid Rock pleads not guilty to Waffle House fracas – Associated Press

Reliving “The Golden Age Of Doo-Wop” – The Times Online U.K.

Erykah Badu’s “one-woman multitude” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The girls take charge at Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in new documentary “Girls Rock” – San Francisco Chronicle

At the grand old age of 82 Ray Price isn’t quite ready to call it a day – Houston Chronicle

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Apocalyptica provides us with a major update for the band’s April / May tour plans with 25 new show listings. Look for the band in markets like Portland, San Francisco, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Detroit / Pontiac in April, Boston, Philly, NYC, DC, Charlotte, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Albuquerque and Phoenix in May.

The new dates for Gin Blossoms are for March, April, May, June, July and August. Stops include Columbia (SC), Solana Beach (CA, north of San Diego), Fort Worth (Texas), Fayetteville (AR), Evans (GA), Gulfport (MS), Calgary (AB), Santa Cruz (CA) and Palmer (AK).

The Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige tour updates today with new April and May gigs. Cities include Chicago, Phoenix, Irvine (CA) and New York.

And a pretty extensive fall Euro tour for Killing Joke was dropped off on our loading dock today. Dates are for September and October and include stops in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels and London. The band also has two U.S. dates on the new schedule: Los Angeles on October 9 and New York on October 11 with venues listed as the ever-popular “TBA.”

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Keith Kane, Galactic, Flogging Molly, Exile, Elvin Bishop, Eric Lindell, Eve 6, Craig Karges, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros., Merle Haggard, The Kingston Trio, Y & T and Hookers And Blow.

But that’s just the first half of this marvelous Monday. More new concert data coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

On this date in 1931, the “Star-Spangled Banner” officially became the U.S. national anthem.

In 1966, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. The group laid the groundwork for country rock, and several members later found success in Poco and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. When Buffalo Springfield started, it was the house band for L.A.’s famed Whiskey-a-Go-Go nightclub. Stephen Stills’ composition, “For What It’s Worth,” gave the band its biggest hit in 1967. Before Buffalo Springfield’s third album was released in 1968, the group had broken up, partly because of disagreements between Stills and Neil Young.

In 1966, John Lennon was reported in a London newspaper as saying the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ.” When the quote was widely reported in North America several months later, some protesters burned their Beatles’ records. Lennon later apologized for the remark.

In 1977, Bruce Springsteen dropped in to a Kiss recording session, where he contributed some guitar licks to the song “Love Gun.”

In 1983, a Cleveland member of the Hell’s Angels told a U.S. Senate panel that the California branch of the biker gang had had a contract out on Mick Jagger ever since The Rolling Stones’ disastrous appearance at Altamont in 1969.

In 1995, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage two days after falling ill during a concert in Lausanne, Switzerland.