News …

New York City’s Webster Theatre becomes official landmark – New York Daily News

Antigua threatens wholesale music / video piracy if it doesn’t get what it wants – Variety

Student-run label has big-time distribution – Associated Press

Cops search car wash looking for drugs, find pirated CDs and DVDs instead – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Vines have “something to prove” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Catching up with The Black CrowesThe Courier Mail

Views …

Carrie Underwood in Bethlehem, PA – ” … a confident, commanding performer who delivered a 90-minute feast for the eyes as well as the ears.” – The Morning Call

Machine Head in Tel Aviv – “The band tore heatedly through many of their classics, with much of the crowd screaming the words in unison.” – The Jerusalem Post

Les Claypool in Boise – “It’s tough to argue with a guy who wears a pig’s head.” – Idaho Statesman

Bon Jovi in the Twin Cities – “For a solid 145 minutes, Bon Jovi and company rolled out hit after hit after hit, from the current single ‘Whole Lot of Leavin’ all the way back to the band’s 1983 breakthrough ‘Runaway.'” – Pioneer Press

Willie Nelson in Richmond, VA – “For about two hours, Nelson and his six-piece band — including sister Bobbie on piano — enchanted the chatty crowd of about 1,500 from the first brushes of ‘Whiskey River.’” – Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Coral in the U.K. – “It doesn’t take a genius to decipher how close-knit this group is. ” – The Evening Standard

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

Clarence “Frogman” Henry is 71

Ruth Pointer (Pointer Sisters) is 62

Gert Bettens (K’s Choice) is 38

Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) is 32