Link-O-Rama …

Mariah Carey to sub for ailing Janet Jackson on “Saturday Night Live” – Associated Press

U.K. CD pirates ordered to pay £400,000 (about $800,000 U.S.) – BBC News

Radio DJ is sought-after profession in India. Could payola and tacky sports coats be next? – Daily News & Analysis

Florida teacher jailed after allegedly punching and kicking a woman over an iPod – The Tampa Tribune

Britney Spears uses animated doppelganger in music video – Daily Mail U.K.

Digital rights group slams record labels for taking legal action against ISP – Belfast Telegraph

Did you know airports have theme songs? USA Today

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted several May and June dates for Queensryche. May stops include South American cities Porto Alegre, Santiago and Buenos Aires, while June takes the band to Europe for gigs in Bilbao, Lisbon, Granada, Barcelona and Huttwil (Switzerland).

Junior Brown, he of the custom guitar, baritone voice and keen wit, updates today with additions for April, May, June and August. Among the new listings you’ll find shows for New York City (March 29), Somerville, MA (April 3), Lincoln, NE (April 18), Dallas, TX (April 20), Nashville, TN (May 15), Cleveland, OH (June 21) and Bloomington, IN (August 15).

Lenny Kravitz plays Mexico in April with stops in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Lenny also plays Santiago Chile on April 3. New Europe additions include Milan (July 14), Athens (August 1) and Skanderborg (August 9).

And the Eli Young Band updates its plans for April, May and August with new listings for Ruston, LA, and Texas towns Mexia, Abilene, Giddings, and Wichita Falls.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the itineraries for Eels, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Charlie Robison, Brantley Gilbert, Blue Cheer, Ace Frehley, Billy Bragg, Joe Nichols, Juliette & The Licks, Kevin Fowler, KISS, Neal McCoy, Pillar, Old Crow Medicine Show, Reba McEntire, Rogue Traders, Ryan Shaw, The Robert Cray Band, Voltaire and Unkle.

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