News …

Record labels reconsider subscription services – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Rolling Stones censor themselves for Clinton? – Fox News

Old rock t-shirts never die – The News Journal / Pop Culture / Delaware Online

PC Magazine rates the latest crop of musical mobile phones – PC Magazine

CBC Radio Orchestra to disband after 70 years – CBC News

A few minutes with Laurie AndersonBoston Herald / The Edge

Views …

Velvet Revolver in London – ” Ear-splitting guitar solos, throbbing bass lines and the vocals of frontman Scott Weiland left the crowd begging for more.” – The Sun U.K.

Angelique Kidjo in Virginia – ” … proved that even if most audience members can’t understand the lyrics, the common languages of music and dance will carry any night.” – The Roanoke Times

The Pointer Sisters in Fayetteville – “Their set was highlighted by powerful vocals, energetic choreography and, of course, their hits.” – The Fayetteville Observer

John Fogerty Down Under – ” … Fogerty’s sheer joy in performance lifts the night to a level that those who witness it will never forget.” – Courier Mail

Carrie Underwood in Indiana – “It’s obvious Underwood won “American Idol” for a reason: She knows how to perform.” – Evansville Courier & Press

Why? in New England – “Nothing was skipped or smudged, and every sound – from tings to creaking guitar strums – was in place as Why? soared through tracks from Elephant Eyelash and Alopecia, closing with the song “Crushed Bones.” – The Boston Globe

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

Reba McEntire is 53

Rodney Atkins is 39

Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 37

Dave Keuning (The Killers) is 32