News …

World tour in the works for Paul McCartney? – The Mirror U.K.

Indiana University Police says its officers did not use chemical spray to disperse crowd at DMX frat house performance – The Republic

Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida on “simple battery” charge – Associated Press

Lawsuit filed against Kid Rock apparently headed to court – The Detroit News

Steve Miller is no fan of The Grateful Dead – Reuters

A few minutes with Laurie AndersonThe Chicago Tribune

Views …

Portishead in London – “The future is bright after a decade in the darkness.” – The Independent U.K.

Nick Lowe in NYC – “It’s spooky to see such excellence from a regular guy.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Musiq Soulchild in St. Louis – “Musiq encouraged audience participation throughout the show; most enthusiastically responded, finishing the lyrics for him while he held the mic …” – Riverfront Times

Steve Earle in Albany – “There’s no other way for Earle to be. He’s the real thing.” – Albany Times Union

Joe Jackson in Boston – ” … invites plenty of characters.” – The Boston Globe

Laurie Anderson in Santa Barbara – “She can create a catchy tune. She often speaks in a detached style over atmospheric harmonies. She is particularly effective when she operates somewhere in between …” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

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

Jim Lauderdale is 51

Steve Azar is 44

Lisa Stansfield is 42

Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 38

Joss Stone is 21