News …

Brit ISP chief rejects “three strikes” plan for copyright pirates. “We do not control the Internet, nor do we control what our users do on the Internet.” – The Daily Mail U.K.

Ex-girlfriend sues 50 Cent. Claims he tried to evict her from house – BBC News

Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker wins appeal for rights to “Whiter Shade Of Pale” – Associated Press

Want a guitar just like the one Jimmy Page played during his Zeppelin days? It’s gonna cost you – Ottawa Citizen

Happily married Kathleen Edwards wouldn’t mind a night out with Tom PettyChicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Lil’ Jon expands into the wine biz – Associated Press

Views …

Eddie Vedder in Los Angeles – “Immersed in his songs, Vedder half-closed his eyes and let the music take its course.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Gordon Lightfoot in Columbus, OH – ” … the 69-year-old delivered a poignant, reserved and satisfying two hours of music in the Palace Theatre.” – The Columbus Dispatch

Vampire Weekend in Boise – “Koenig danced and stabbed the air with his guitar, his perky riffs mingling playfully with Rostam Batmanglij’s sunny keyboards.” – Idaho Statesman

Blue Man Group in Oklahoma City – “‘There is no way to describe what we just saw,’ said a teenage boy sitting directly behind me at the Blue Man Group concert Thursday night at the Ford Center. How right he was. ” – The Oklahoman

Juanes in Chicago – “When you factor in his spiritual bent with his pan-Latin sound, it all adds up to the gospel according to Juanes.” – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Eels in New England – ” … this low-key, multimedia show catapults the artist’s self-reflection to a literate and sometimes humorous new level.” – The Boston Globe

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

Hugh Masekela is 69

Steve Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers) is 57

Craig Adams (The Cult) is 46

Clay Davidson is 37

Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 37

Jill Scott is 36

Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 36

Kelly Price is 35

Jamie Lynn Spears is 17