The Weinstein Company acquires rights to produce first ever feature film about Bob Marley – PRNewswire / press release
If the music is free, then why do people keep pirating it? – The Register U.K.
Hawaiian rap star charged with bringing 50 pounds of meth into the state – The Honolulu Advertiser
“American Idol” contestant used to work as a male stripper – Associated Press
Question: Does your boss know you like to watch YouTube videos while working? And did he see this article in today’s Wall Street Journal?
“Beatle Bob” could very well be the No. 1 concert fan in the world – Canadian Press
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Clint Black will be in Vegas during the last week of June. Other additions to the country star’s calendar include Red Deer, Alberta, on July 18, Livermore, California, on July 22 and Windsor, Ontario, on August 18.
The new Public Enemy dates are for May shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Towns include Norwich, Cambridge, Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow.
Today’s Lonestar update adds dates for June, July, August and October. Idates include Overland Park, KS (June 22), Ruidoso, NM (July 5), Owensville, MO (August 2) and Louisville, KY (October 24).
Russian-born jazz singer Sophie Milman has a short tour of Japan lined up for mid June. Other new dates include East Lansing, MI (June 21), Los Gatos, CA (July 23), Cambridge, MA (September 9) and a multi-night run at New York’s Blue Note during the second week of September.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Pat Green, O.A.R., Night Ranger, Marc Broussard, My Chemical Romance, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Kelly Richey, Gin Blossoms, Ghost Riders, Gretchen Wilson, Billy Currington, The Waifs, Stealing Jane and Sex Mob.
But don’t turn off your computer just yet. We’ll have another dose of new concert info coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1977, The Rolling Stones made a rare nightclub appearance at the El Mocambo in Toronto. The concert was advertised only as a performance by the opening act, the Canadian group April Wine, and the Stones’ appearance was kept secret until the last minute.
Also on this date in 1977, Santana played the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. What made the concert unique was the fact that it was advertised only in the Spanish-language media.
In 1980, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the film biography of country singer Loretta Lynn, premiered in Nashville. Lynn was played on screen by Sissy Spacek, who also did all the singing in the movie and won the best actress Oscar.
In 1986, Richard Manuel, the pianist for the rock group, The Band, was found hanged in the bathroom of his motel room in Winter Park, Florida. The 42-year-old Stratford, Ontario native had performed with other members of The Band in Winter Park the previous night.
In 1986, a judge in New Jersey appointed a legal guardian for singer Connie Francis, who was in a psychiatric clinic for treatment of manic-depressive psychosis.
In 1987, the world’s first long-distance recording session took place as Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones in Los Angeles teamed with a chorus in New York to overdub an anti-drug song, “Stop, Don’t Pass Go.”
In 1994, Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain went into a coma in Rome after an overdose of powerful sedatives combined with alcohol. At the time, the overdose was reported to be accidental. But after Cobain blew his head off with a shotgun blast at his Seattle home a month later, the Rome incident was revealed to be a suicide attempt, complete with a note.
In 1996, Paul McCartney announced that the three surviving members of the Beatles had turned down a multi million-dollar offer for a world tour.