Link-O-Rama …

EMI to remain member of IFPI – Reuters

Rapper The Game released from jail after serving 8 days of a 60-day sentence – Associated Press

Kathy Griffin: comedienne, actress … minister? – Associated Press

Here’s a switch! 10 pop / rock stars making the news because they don’t have substance abuse problems! – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Evaluating the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’s newest members – Bloomberg News

Lisa Marie Presley sues Brit newspaper over weight gain story – BBC News

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted a handful of Karla Bonoff dates for May, June and August. New stops include Chattanooga in May, Norman (Oklahoma) in June and Seattle in August.

Oneside updates today with new listings for April, May, June and July. April gigs now include stops in New Hampshire towns Franconia and Nashua, Rehoboth Beach (Delaware) and Northampton (Massachusetts). May and June include return visits to Rehoboth Beach and July has the band appearing at the FloydFest in Floyd (Virginia).

Singer/songwriter Catie Curtis adds shows for Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and Massachuestts. New dates include May 29 (Vienna, VA), June 21 (Traverse City, MI), July 11 (Londonderry, NH), July 12 (Burlington, VT) and December 5 (Northampton, Massachusetts).

And blues guitarist Sean Costello fattens his travel plans with new listings for August and October. Towns include Cincinnati (Ohio), Omama (Nebraska) and Kure Beach (No. Carolina).

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Seth Walker, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rachael Sage, Shelby Lynne, The Frequency, The Hackensaw Boys, The Nadas, Trampled By Turtles, Vampire Weekend, White Lion, Simon Shaheen, Murder By Death, Molly Hatchet, Minus, Matt Costa, Marcia Ball, Loch Lomond, Lupe Fiasco, Jake Owen, B.E. Mann and Buddy Guy.

Don’t forget! That’s only half the picture and we’ll highlight more new concert information in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” reached Number One on the charts, making Elvis Presley a bonafide star.

In 1960, the British trade magazine Record Retailer, now known as Music Week, published the first LP chart in the U.K. At number one was “The Explosive Freddy Cannon.”

In 1963, 25-thousand people attended the funeral for country singer Patsy Cline, killed five days earlier in a plane crash.

In 1977, British A&M signed the Sex Pistols for 150-thousand pounds in a ceremony outside Buckingham Palace. The label fired them nine days later.

Also on this date in 1977, Pink Floyd’s album Animals was certified platinum – one million copies sold – in the U.S.

In 1986, British pop star Gary Glitter was banned from driving for 10 years after admitting to a British court that he had committed his third drunk driving offence in nine years.

In 1988, pop singer Andy Gibb, younger brother of the three Bee Gees, died of a heart condition in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England. He was 30.

In 1995, Garth Brooks hosted a “thank you” luncheon for one-thousand employees at an EMI compact disc and cassette manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. The event celebrated two record-setting achievements by Brooks. Figures from the Recording Industry Association of America showed he was the best-selling country artist of all-time and the fastest-selling artist in music history. In six years, his seven Liberty Records albums had sold more than 50 million copies in the U.S.