News …

EMI moves closer to acquiring Chrysalis – The Times Online U.K.

Sheryl Crow to sing with Fleetwood Mac? – Associated Press

Snoop Dogg remixes soap opera theme, will guest on sudser – Associated Press

The world’s most expensive iPod goes on the auction block – The Metro U.K.

Artist paints while Neil Young plays – The Times Online U.K.

Looking to cash in on NY governor scandal, Sirius Satellite Radio creates “Client 9” channel – PRNewswire / press release

Views …

The Bad Plus in Albany – “At first they looked like three guys who could work in the sub shop across the street. At the end, they looked like young jazz musicians heading toward the top of their game.” – Schenectady Gazette

Smokey Robinson in Sunrise, Florida – “If ever there was a show worthy of a night out on the town with a significant other, Smokey’s two-hour set of classic love songs fit the bill perfectly.” – South Florida Times

Justice in DC – “It was proof that Justice’s music, however raucous, is a friendly noise.” – The Washington Post

Arlo Guthrie in Fort Worth – “The show consisted of two parts music and one part stand-up, with both often rolled into one:” – The Dallas Morning News

HorrorPops in Allston, MA – “The band brought its infectious psychobilly sound to a packed crowd ready to dance the night away, and also brought two corpse bride go-go dancers for added fun.” – The Northeastern News

Kid Rock in Virginia – “Mr. Rock himself, meanwhile, displayed an ample dose of the scummy charm that makes him both an interesting cat and a guy who looks as if he needs a thorough scrubbing.” – The Daily Progress / Media General News Service

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Phil Phillips is 77

Quincy Jones is 75

Michael Martin Murphey is 63

Walt Parazaider (Chicago) is 63

Michael Bland ( Soul Asylum) is 39

Kristian Bush (Sugarland) is 38

Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 25