Working For The Weekend …

Turn a good weekend into a great weekend by reading the following items scheduled to post sometime between now and Monday morning.

Saturday …

Celebrates 40 Years With North American Tour – The iconic prog-rockers hit the road through August.

, Headline Virgin Festival Toronto – The lineup for the third outing of the two-day event takes shape.

Sunday …

Keep The Buzz Going – The Swedish rockers are showing no sign of slowing down on their current tour.

Keeps Fans On Their Toes – The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers head out for a summer filled with hits and some new solo material.

Monday …

Grows Up – The ’90s teen sensation returns with a new sound and her own record label.

Lets Fans Help Do It! – The eclectic U.K. rockers give fans a chance to help determine their set list.

Heads Outdoors Laughing – The singer takes her successful arena tour outside for the summer.

Link-O-Rama …

Rikki Rockett arrested on rape charge – Daily News

30 years after dropping out of college, Nick Cave receives an honorary degree – The Australian

Filmmakers who love to rock – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Jamie Lidell is out to surprise everybody – The Times Online U.K.

Madonna says the media should leave Britney alone – Associated Press

Frenchie Davis to undergo surgery for removal of vocal chord polyp – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Martina McBride just might be coming to your town this summer. That is, of course, if your town hosts a venue large enough to hold all her fans. New dates include Darien Center, NY, on July 12, Salt Lake City, UT, on August 1, Concord, CA, on August 8 and Bethel, NY, on September 21.

Guitarist Fareed Haque updates this afternoon with new listings for Minnesota, California and Idaho. The schedule now includes May 16 (Minneapolis), July 25 & 26 (Chicago) and August 7 (Redding, CA).

And Cowboy Mouth manage to make the final deadline this afternoon with several new listings. Included in the new stops is Biloxi on June 1, Memphis on June 12, Little Rock on June 13 and Chicago on July 20.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Nine Inch Nails, Joe Satriani, Kentucky Headhunters, Robyn, Seth Walker, Sly and The Family Stone, Aaron Tippin, Firehouse, DJ Shadow, The Wailers, Suzy Bogguss, Michael Franti & Spearhead, David Allan Coe, Danger Radio, Phantom Planet, Van Halen, Todd Snider, The Fiery Furnaces, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Felice Brothers, Jake Shimabukuro, Garrison Starr, LeAnn Rimes, Chaka Khan, Foghat, Pat Travers, Sage Francis, Tim McGraw, plus many more artists and bands, without which, we’d never, truly app