Overnight Sensation …

The following items scheduled to post between now and tomorrow morning are for the really cool people in the world. Cool people like you, for instance, but not that turkey on your left.

Cello, I Love You – Finland’s Apocalyptica brings its cello metal madness to the States.

Return With Sophomore Set, Tour – The smart, sassy U.K. quintet heads out in support of Couples.

Link-O-Rama …

50 Cent and Universal Music Group sued for promoting “gangster lifestyle” – Reuters

Four more Toni Braxton Vegas shows canceled. Singer is now expected to return to the stage next Tuesday – USA Today / Associated Press

begins his 14-week jail sentence – The Times Online U.K.

Simon Cowell defends his TV talent shows – “People say ‘Leona [Lewis] can’t be serious because she entered X Factor.’ They sneer.” – The Sun U.K.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy likes Lenny Kravitz so much he sent him a fan letter – The West Australian

A few minutes with Colbie CaillatStar-News Online

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Today’s update for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts lists a couple of new Wisconsin gigs as well as three new New York State shows. New gigs include July 19 in Fond du Lac, WI, July 26 in North Tonawanda, NY, August 22 in Niagara Falls, NY, August 23 in Syracuse, NY, and August 28 puts Joan and the band back in Wisconsin for a performance in Milwaukee.

Live plays live in Baltimore on May 9. Other listings include Norfolk, VA, on May 13, and Glen Allen, VA, on May 14.

A pretty busy club tour is on the books for Subnoize Souljaz. Taking place in May and June, dates include May 11 in Denver, May 15 in Omaha, May 22 in Cleveland, May 29 in Salt Lake City and June 1 in Portland, Oregon.

Finally, The Rocket Summer updates today with a couple of new U.K. gigs – July 15 in Glasgow and July 16 in Birmingham.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Chris Botti, Lorrie Morgan, Locash Cowboys, Ani DiFranco, Dan Bern, Coco Montoya, Cheryl Wheeler, KISS, Sisqo, Psychostick, Eagles, Cher, Rachael Sage, Nas, Jackson Taylor, , Sebadoh, Blondie, Kathy Griffin, James Blunt, The Spill Canvas, Prince, Papa Roach, Radiohead, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Buffett, Jill Scott, Fareed Haque, Donna Hughes, Alicia Keys, plus all the artists and bands that really matter. And two or three that don’t.

And that’s the story for Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Goodnight and good hunting.