News …

Extra 11,000 tickets for Paul McCartney’s Liverpool concert to go on sale to cover costs of the show – Liverpool Daily Post

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker settles lawsuit with Rockstar energy drink company – Associated Press

Neil Diamond talks about new album, tour – “This is the most technically challenging show that I’ve ever done” – Associated Press

Musician Carl Dixon, who has toured with The Guess Who and April Wine, critically injured in Australia car crash – The Toronto Star

Huh? A hip-hop Bill Cosby album? – Associated Press

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club do the ol’ Q&A – The Grand Rapids Press

Views …

Feist in St. Louis – “Saturday night, she was like the indie pop Laura Nyro who lives next door, and invites you over to hear a song she’s just written or hasn’t recorded yet.” – The Riverfront Times

Panic At The Disco in Arizona – ” … the guys in the band genuinely seemed happy with their newfound folkiness.” – The Arizona Republic

Bjork in London – “Beginning with “Earth Intruders,” she took off at a spectacular gallop, her high, ululating voice vaulting the bar lines with its usual idiosyncratic metre and melody.” – The Times Online U.K.

k.d. lang in Australia – “In a smoky voice perfect for soulful country ballads, Lang crooned to 2500 Canberrans at the Royal Theatre last night.” – The Canberra Times

KT Tunstall in London – “A relaxed, smiley Tunstall joked with the audience all evening, and her between-songs banter was delivered with the skill of a seasoned stand-up comedian.” – The Times Online U.K.

Springsteen in Dallas – ” … kept the highlights coming, including a furious guitar duel between the Boss and Steven Van Zandt on ‘Gypsy Biker.'” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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

Roy Clark is 75

Dave Edmunds is 64

Samantha Fox is 42

Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) is 40