Overnight Sensation …

The following items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning represent your first step on the journey to a better future.

Lineup ReleasedStone Temple Pilots and The Tragically Hip lead the lineup for the debut of the two-day festival.

Dusts Off His Songbook – The former Eurythmics’ guitarist and producer shows off his impressive catalog with some help from a 30-piece rock orchestra.

Link-O-Rama …

Hilary Duff is hardly sweet and innocent in upcoming John Cusack flick – The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Q&A with Stone Temple PilotsChicago Sun-Times / Associated Press (registration may be required)

Are you ready for a different side of Norah Jones? – The Guardian U.K.

Fiddle hero Charlie Daniels is not a fan of “Guitar Hero” – CharlieDaniels.com

Dave Brubeck wins US diplomacy award – AFP

A top ten list inspired by jail sentencing – The Mirror U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Duran Duran lines up a series of U.K. dates for July. The band so nice they named ’em twice plays London on July 2, Liverpool on July 5, Nottingham on July 6 and Birmingham on July 7. Duran Duran also plays Brussels on June 18 and Amsterdam on June 19.

Seems as if the Toadies don’t get out all that much anymore, so a road trip is definitely something to shout about. New listings include Atlanta on June 24, Washington, DC, on June 25, NYC on June 26 and Philadelphia on June 28.

Stevie Nicks adds to her June calendar with new listings for Florida, Missouri, New Jersey and Ohio. New dates include Hollywood, FL, on June 7, Tampa on June 8, St. Louis on June 13, Atlantic City on June 20 & 21 and Toledo on June 25.

Finally, touring legends Phil Lesh & Friends play Chicago on June 13, Philadelphia on June 20 and Boston on June 21. Other cities include Chicago, Columbus (Ohio), Jim Thorpe (Pennsylvania), St. Louis, Sioux City (Iowa), Charlottesville (Virginia), North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), Rochester (New York) and Wantagh (New York).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Bob Dylan, Clutch, Eilen Jewell, King Crimson, Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, WAR, Donna The Buffalo, Erykah Badu, Delbert McClinton, Judas Priest, The Click Five, Percy Sledge, Harper, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anthony Gomes, needtobreathe, Chris Rock, Sebastian Bach, Jason Aldean, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Jimmy Buffett, The Cult, The Tragically Hip, plus more bands and artists we can mention, if only because happy hour down at the Rowdy Roadie Roadhouse starts promptly at 5 pm. And we’re late.

And that’s the story for Tuesday, April 8, 2008. G’night, good luck, and may the concert gods favor you with great seats, low service charges and clean restrooms. Adios!