Overnight Sensation …

The weekend doesn’t start until you read the following items scheduled to post between now and tomorrow morning:

Still Alive And Kicking – The Scottish quartet best know for its hit song from “The Breakfast Club” soundtrack celebrates 30 years.

Lineup Takes ShapeRyan Adams, Ani DiFranco, , Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby and many more head for Colorado for the 35th annual event.

Link-O-Rama …

John Butler says illegal downloading reduced his sales by 40 percent – The West Australian

Artists have yet to see any money from those deals record labels made with YouTube – CNET / News.com

Raven-Symone wants to be Disney – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Traffic is already backed up for this weekend’s News-Press.com

Steve Lukather talks about Toto’s upcoming break – The Star Online

Norman “Hurricane” Smith dies at 81 – Enfield Independent

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Smooth-as-silk-degrees Boz Scaggs updates this afternoon with new gigs for April, May, June, July and August. Oh, yeah, and an October stop thrown in just for fun. Cities include North Myrtle Beach (SC) and Tucson (AZ) in April, Laughlin (NV) in May, Cohasset (MA), Vienna (VA), and Rochester (NY) in June, Atlanta (GA) and Hyannis (MA) in July, Saratoga (CA), Richmond (BC) and Portland (OR) in August and Cerritos (CA) in October.

Brad Paisley made it in under the wire this afternoon with a load of new summer dates. Cities include Fresno, Cincinnati, Hartford, Kansas City, Dallas, Providence, Biloxi and Gainesville.

The new postings for UB40 are for August. Stops include Oakville (CA) on August 2, Las Vegas (NV) on August 9 and Albuquerque (NM) on August 13.

Finally, a very hefty update from Pat Benatar closes out the date-city-state-venue action for today. New dates include June 28 in Joliet, IL, July 11 in Norman, OK, and August 3 in San Diego, CA.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Dave Matthews Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Yonder Mountain String Band, Al Green, Average White Band, Antigone Rising, Blue Oyster Cult, Keb’ Mo’, The Derailers, Taj Mahal, Tab The Band, Rare Earth, Jonathan Davis, Judy Collins, Pete Best, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Knight, Bruce Springsteen, Edwin McCain, Seven Mary Three, WAR, plus all the bands and artists those other Web sites refuse to acknowledge unless they appear on “American Idol.”

And that is where it stands on this weekend eve. Thank you for your support, and we hope we may be of service tomorrow. Goodnight, good luck and good hunting.